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The Orthopedic Institute - Foot Conditions/Information

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Accessory Navicular Problems Extra small accessory bones in the feet.  Download a printable PDF
Achilles Tendon Problems  Problems that affect the Achilles tendon include tendonitis, tendinopathy, tendocalcaneal bursitis, and tendonosis.  Download a printable PDF
Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity  A painful condition resulting from the collapse of the longitudinal (lengthwise) arch of the foot.  Download a printable PDF 
Bunionette (Tailor's Bunion)  A pressure area and callus on the outside of the foot at the bottom of the fifth toe. Download a printable PDF
Bunions A bump that grows on the side of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, often because of ill-fitting shoes.  Download a printable PDF 
Claw Toes and Hammer Toes  Toe deformities caused by ill-fitting shoes.  Download a printable PDF
Foot Anatomy  Learn more about the structures of the foot.  Download a printable PDF
Haglund's Deformity of the Foot  A condition caused by a prominent bump on the back of the heel.  Download a printable PDF
Hallux Rigidus A degenerative type of arthritis that affects the large joint at the base of the big toe.  Download a printable PDF
Ingrown Toenail  Caused when pressure from improper shoe wear and improper care of the toenails leads to pain and overgrowth of the tissue at the side of the nail.
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Interdigital Neuroma  Medical term for a painful growth in the forefoot.  Download a printable PDF
Osteochondritis Dessecans of the Talus A problem that causes pain and stiffness of the ankle joint after a twisting injury.  Download a printable PDF
Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain) Inflammation of the origin of the plantar fascia and fascial structures around the bottom of the heel.  Download a printable PDF
Posterior Tibial Tendon Problems  A common tendon in which tendonitis develops because of overuse.  Download a printable PDF
Sesamoid Problems  Two pea-sized bones, called sesamoids, are embedded within the soft tissues under the main joint of the big toe and, when injured, can cause severe pain and disability.  Download a printable PDF
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome  A condition that occurs from abnormal pressure on a nerve in the foot.  Download a printable PDF

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