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Foot Injuries
Morton's Neuroma
This condition refers to the mass of tissue that surrounds the nerve sheath of the nerves that innervate the toes. It commonly occurs between the third and fourth toes and can cause burning, numbness, and tingling to the toes. Proper shoe wear is a must to avoid compressing the toes.
Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis is a term used to describe pain along the inside arch and heel. Increased pain occurs after the first few steps in the morning or after prolonged sitting. Plantar fasciitis can occur in individuals with poor foot biomechanics (excessive foot pronation), decreased flexibility and strength in the surrounding musculature. Individuals suffering with the condition may want to consult with a podiatrist for advice on treating the condition.
Stress Fractures
A stress fracture can occur in any bone; however, one area common for injury is at the 5th metatarsal or the lateral bone of the foot. Usually the area of the fracture is point tender and feels worse with running and sometimes with walking. A stress fracture is typically diagnosed with the use of a bone scan or an MRI.
Turf Toe
This condition is caused by repetitive overuse or trauma to the big toe, resulting in the big toe hyperextending. This condition can be very painful, especially with walking or recreational activities involving stop and go movements.
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