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Did you know that the Anterior Talofibular ligament is the most commonly sprained ligament in the body? Just because it is common doesn't mean you shouldn't get it checked out! Ankle sprains can lead to other problems!
Flat foot- Pediatric
Most children have flat feet until around the age of 5. Toddlers should be barefoot or stocking-foot indoors, and wear flexible shoes outdoors. This helps to develop the muscles of their arch as they grow. So how do you know when flat feet are a problem?
Gout isn't just something your grandfather used to have, this can happen to younger adults as well! Interested facts: Gout can be caused by foods you eat and it is extremely rare in young females!
Intermetatarsal neuroma or "Morton's neuroma" are one cause of pain in or near the ball of the foot. Wearing high heels or bad shoes can cause them, as well as frequent kneeling on the ball of the foot.
Peripheral arterial disease
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can cause many symptoms, but sometimes it is a silent disease. This can be a very serious and limb-threatening problem if severe.
Ulcers are wounds that develop due to pressure or rubbing. These are more common in people with diabetes or arterial disease. These can become infected and can cause more serious problems, such as bone infection. It is very important to have these treated by a medical professional as soon as you notice it.
Stress fractures are typically caused from doing too much, too soon as opposed to an acute injury. Bone is very dynamic and responds to daily stresses and activity by becoming stronger. When you do more than your body is used to, or if you have osteoporosis/osteopenia, you are more likely to develop a stress fracture.
To see a full list of foot and ankle conditions, click below.