Archive: Foot & Ankle - Conditions

Bunion

What is a bunion? A bunion is a deformity affecting the main joint of the big toe. A bony lump appears and the big toe tilts towards the second toe....

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Big Toe Arthritis

What is big toe arthritis? Big toe arthritis develops when the main joint of the big toe (first metatarsophalangeal joint) has damaged or worn out cartilage. It is characterised by...

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Ankle Sprain

What are the ankle ligaments? The ankle Ligaments are tough fibrous bands that hold the bones in the ankle together, making the joint strong and stable, whilst allowing ankle movement...

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Ankle Arthritis

What is ankle arthritis? Ankle arthritis develops when the ankle joint has damaged or worn out cartilage. The symptoms of ankle arthritis are pain, swelling and stiffness. Usually symptoms develop...

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Adult Acquired Flatfoot

What is the medial arch of the foot? The medial arch of the foot is the most prominent foot arch. It runs along the inside of the foot. The arch...

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Achilles Tendinopathy

What is the Achilles tendon? The Achilles tendon or heel cord, is a large strong tendon in the back of the leg that joins the heel bone (calcaneum) to the...

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Small Toe Deformity

What is a small toe deformity? All the toes, except the big toe, are known as the small toes. The common small toe deformity patterns are hammer toe, claw toe...

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Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition caused by chronic inflammation to the plantar fascia, caused by repetitive small tears that do not completely heal after...

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Morton’s neuroma

What is a Morton’s neuroma? A Morton’s neuroma is an enlargement and inflammation of a nerve in the “ball of the foot”. What causes a Morton’s neuroma? A Morton’s neuroma...

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Midfoot Arthritis

What is midfoot arthritis? The midfoot is an anatomical area in the middle of the foot. Midfoot arthritis develops when the midfoot joints have damaged or worn out cartilage. It...

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