Use of a new total ankle prosthesis improved the experience of patients with end-stage arthritis, according to results from a study presented at the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting.
A thick, strong band of tissue called the plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot. This tissue can become damaged or inflamed, causing pain and difficulty moving the foot.
Pain on the top of your foot or through your arch might be nerve-related. While many forms of foot pain come from joints and tendons, occasionally the source of foot pain is a nerve that is irritated directly or affected by health conditions that lead to nerve damage.
If you’ve had to abandon your favorite pair of pointed ballet flats because your hammertoe has gotten too painful, you might be asking yourself whether surgery is in your future.
Whether it’s sandal season or boot season, you may be thinking it’s time to do something about that bunion jutting out at the base of your big toe.