What is Hammertoe and Mallot Toe

March 8, 2018

Hammertoe Mallet toe and hammertoe are foot malformations that transpire due to an irregularity in the muscles, ligaments or tendons that usually hold the toe straight. The type of footwear you wear, foot structure, injury and particular disease processes can contribute to the growth of these deformities. A hammertoe has an unusual bend in the middle joint of a toe. Mallet toe affects the joint nearest the toenail. Hammertoe and…


Understanding Ankle Sprains

n distorsione alla caviglia traspare quando uno dei legamenti viene strappato alla caviglia. La distorsione della caviglia più comune si verifica sulla porzione laterale o esterna della caviglia
June 23, 2017

An ankle sprain transpires when one of the ligaments is torn in the ankle. The most common ankle sprain occurs on the lateral or outside portion of the ankle. This is a prevalent injury for people and specifically affects individuals during a variety of types of activities. It can occur in the setting of an ankle fracture – cases in which the bone breaks. More commonly it will occur in…


What Foot & Ankle (Over or Under)Pronation

La pronazione è il movimento verso l'interno del piede mentre ruota per diffondere la forza di contatto del terreno quando stai correndo
March 31, 2017

Pronation is the inward movement of the foot as it rolls to diffuse the force of contact of the ground when you are running. The foot “rolls’ inward about 15%, comes in complete contact with the ground and can support your body weight without any issues. Pronation is essential to proper shock absorption, and it helps your push off evenly from the front of the foot. Although pronation is a…


What is Plantar Fasciitis or Runner’s Sole

March 4, 2017

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most causes of sole and heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue ligament that connects your heel to your toes. It supports the arch of the foot. So if you strain your plantar fascia, it gets swollen, weak, inflamed and irritated. Then your heel or bottom of your foot hurts when your stand or walk, Plantar fasciitis is prevalent in…


Foot Health: Fallen Arches (Flat Feet)

May 5, 2016

Looking at an adult foot from the inside you will notice that there is normally an upward curve in the middle. The upward curve of the foot is called an arch. Tendons – which are the tight tissue bands connected at the heel and foot bones – forming the arch. The tendons in the foot and lower leg function together to form the arches of the foot. When the tendons…


Foot Health: Understanding Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

Bunions o alluce valgo è una comune deformità del piede. Ci sono idee sbagliate su queste deformità. Molte persone possono soffrire inutilmente del dolore delle borsate per anni prima di cercare un trattamento adeguato.
May 5, 2016

Anatomy of the foot Bunions or Hallux Valgus is a common foot deformity. There are misconceptions about these deformities. Many people may suffer unnecessarily from the pain of bunions for years before they seek proper treatment. What is a Bunion? A bunion also known as hallux valgus is described by a large bump on the side of the big toe. However, a bunion is more than a bump. The visual…


Anatomy of the Foot

May 4, 2016

The foot is under a persistent amount of stress and pressure every day. This is the reason that 80% of individuals will have some sort foot problem at some time in their lives. Lower leg to the condition of your feet, including activity lev, occupation, health conditions, and shoes or foot protection. However, a vast majority of foot problems arise directly due to shoes. It is combined with shoes that…