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Symptoms

Many times symptoms can be an indication of a bigger problem. It is important to pay attention to your symptoms, especially when they are out of the ordinary or in many cases causing pain. The best course of action to take in these cases is to see a doctor. On your visit, we will examine your symptoms and go beyond them to ensure that there is nothing to be concerned about. In the case that there are indications of a more serious condition, we will offer the best treatment for your unique situation.

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Acute Pain

Acute pain usually comes on suddenly in response to an injury and may come and go. The sensation may be similar to coming into contact with a sharp object.

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Arthritis On The Midfoot

Midfoot arthritis is a challenging problem impeding daily activity. It is characterized by chronic pain and swelling in the midfoot, aggravated by standing and walking.

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Blisters

A blister is a small pocket of body fluid (lymph, serum, plasma, blood, or pus) within the upper layers of your skin, typically caused by forceful rubbing (friction), burning, freezing, chemical exposure or infection.

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Bone Protrusions

This is an open wound or break in the skin near the site of the broken bone. The broken end of the tibia (shinbone) has torn through the soft tissues and is protruding through the skin.

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Bruises

A bruise, or contusion, appears on your skin due to trauma. It happens when the tiny blood vessels in the skin are damaged. It is commonly tender, and sometimes even painful for the first few days

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Bunions

A bunion is a visible bump at the side of the big toe or at the base of the little toe. This reflects changes in the bony framework of the front part of the foot

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Burning Sensation

A burning sensation is a type of pain that’s distinct from dull, stabbing, or aching pain and is often related to nerve problems. However, there are many other possible causes.

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Calluses

A callus is an area of thickened skin that forms as a response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation. Since repeated contact is required

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Changes In Skin Appearance

Changes in the texture and color of your skin are a result of poor circulation in the arteries and veins. When your circulation is compromised blood flow is decreased resulting in increased pressure in the vessels

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Claw Toes

A claw toe is a toe that is contracted at the PIP and DIP joints (middle and end joints in the toe), and can lead to severe pressure and pain.

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Cramps

Cramps occur when the muscles of your calf or foot suddenly become hard, tight, and painful. It is caused by muscle spasms which are involuntary contractions of one or more muscles.

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Deformities In The Affected Area

Foot deformities are a group of congenital and acquired conditions involving structural abnormalities that may affect the bones, tendons, and muscles of your foot.

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Fluid Retention

Water retention occurs when excess fluids build up inside your body. It is also known as fluid retention or edema. Water retention occurs in the circulatory system or within tissues and cavities.

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Foot Ulcer (Foot Sores)

A foot ulcer is an open sore on the foot. It can be a shallow red crater that involves only the surface skin but can also be very deep.

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Gap In The Back Of The Ankle

You may notice a gap or depression in the tendon about 2 inches above your heel bone. Tendons are long, tough cords of tissue that connect your muscles to bone.

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Hammertoes

A hammertoe is a toe that is bent all the time because of a weakened muscle. The weakened muscle makes the tendons (tissues that connect muscles to bone) shorter

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Infection

Infection is an invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are not normally present within your body.

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Inflammation

Inflammation can be acute or chronic. When it is acute, it occurs as an immediate response to trauma (an injury or surgery). Chronic may be an indication of an ongoing condition.

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Instability Of The Affected Area

Strong ligaments hold the bones of your joints in place while the joints are in motion and at rest. Muscles and tendons hold the bones of the joints in place most often when moving.

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Intense burning

A burning sensation in your feet may be caused by nerve damage in the legs, also called neuropathy. Many medical conditions can cause burning feet, diabetes is the most common.

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Lateral foot pain

Lateral foot pain is pain that runs along the outer side of the foot and ankle. Lateral foot pain can make it difficult for people to move around or even stand.

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Loss Of Balance

This is most commonly caused by damaged nerves in your feet. Your nerves can no longer send signals to your brain about the position of your legs and feet, which can cause unsteadiness.

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Loss Of Muscle Tone In The Feet And Lower Legs

Muscle atrophy is when your muscles waste away. It’s usually caused by a lack of physical activity. When a disease or injury makes it difficult or impossible for you to move your feet and lower legs

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Metatarsalgia (Pain In The Ball Of The Foot)

Metatarsalgia is a common overuse injury. The term describes pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot.

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Pain In Ball Of Foot When Walking

Metatarsalgia refers to pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot. This is the area between the arches and toes on the bottom of the foot.

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Non-Healing Wounds

A non-healing or chronic wound is defined as a wound that does not improve after four weeks or does not heal in eight weeks.

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Numbness

A person may feel numbness in their legs and feet due to sitting in a position that puts too much pressure on the nerves or reduces blood flow.

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Tingling

Tingling in the feet is a common concern. Many people experience a “pins and needles” sensation in their feet at some point. Often the feet may also feel numb and painful.

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Painful Hardware

Pain emanating from an orthopedic implant can be a difficult problem to identify. Hardware removal may be advised.

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Pain In The Bottom Rear Of The Foot

A pain in the bottom rear of your foot is a common foot problem. Pain usually occurs under the heel or just behind it, where the Achilles tendon connects the heel bone.

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Pain In The Calf Or Leg

Calf pain can be a mild nuisance or be severe enough to prevent you from walking. There are a variety of conditions that can affect your calf muscles

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Pain on the side of foot

Pain on the side of the foot is a common problem. The pain may be on the inner side of the foot (medial foot pain) or on the outer side (lateral foot pain).

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Pain On Top Of The Foot

Pain on top of the foot is a common problem. Pain on the top of the foot can be caused by different conditions, the most common of which are due to overuse in activities like running, jumping, or kicking.

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Pain When Moving The Foot

Your feet are made up of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. These parts carry your entire body weight all day long so the foot pain becomes relatively common.

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Popping Or Snapping Sensation

Popping of the ankle or feet without any associated ankle or foot pain is usually normal. However, if a tendon is snapping over one of your ankle bones when making quick motions or descending stairs

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Rolled Ankle

This is characterized by the outer or inner side of the ankle giving way. Usually, the ankle gives way while walking or during other activities, but it can also happen while just standing.

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