Heel pain affects almost everyone—young or old, athletes or channel surfers— and is caused by plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, stress fractures, heel spurs, and Sever’s disease, most commonly. It is often catalyzed by overuse, bad shoes, poor foot alignment, or improper foot strike when walking or running.
Someone who has flat feet has little or no arch at all, which is most likely due to heredity. Cases that happen later in life are usually sustained from arthritis or an injury to a tendon, muscle, or ligament. People with flat feet tend to overpronate, causing other foot and ankle problems. Custom-made orthotics from our office might be your best bet to help combat issues that could crop up.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Shooting pain, burning, and numbness in the foot are some symptoms of tarsal tunnel, a condition that compresses the tibial nerve behind the inside of your ankle. Possible causes? Flat feet, ankle sprains, arthritis, and diabetes. We specialize in nerve pain, so you can certainly call McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group to have this treated.
Your toes undergo a lot of stress and pressure to help you balance, push off, and grip the ground as you walk, run, and go about your day. When problems like capsulitis, hallux rigidus, and claw toes kick in, we can help solve the most complex of issues.