Archive: Foot and Ankle

Morton’s Neuroma Surgery

What is a Morton’s neuroma? A Morton’s neuroma is when a nerve in the ball of your foot becomes irritated and enlarged. The symptoms of a Morton’s neuroma include a...

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Midfoot Fusion

What is a midfoot fusion? Most midfoot arthritis can be treated without surgery. A midfoot fusion is an operation considered for severe midfoot arthritis, once non-operative treatments have been exhausted...

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Lateral Ligament Reconstruction

What is a lateral ligament reconstruction? An ankle sprain is when the ligaments on the outside of the ankle are injured when you ‘go over’ on your ankle. The vast...

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Hindfoot Fusion

What is a hindfoot fusion? Most hindfoot arthritis can be treated without surgery. A hindfoot fusion is an operation considered for severe hindfoot arthritis, once non-operative treatments have been exhausted...

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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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