Archive for December, 2007

Holiday Heel Pain

There is something about the holidays which compels people to ignore foot pain. It could be the holiday spirit …. but it is more likely the stress of shopping and organizing multiple social events, the endless hours walking up and down shopping malls with bags of gifts strapped around both arms and the running in [...]

Forefoot Problems in Tele Skiers

There are many foot problems which can plague tele skiers and like alpine skiers, most are from improper boot fit. Boots which are too tight can constrict circulation causing cold and numb feet and boots which are too short will cause jamming at the toes, black toenails and ingrown toenails. Boot liners which don’t fit [...]

Night Leg Cramps

Nocturnal leg cramps are painful, involuntary muscle contractions that occur at night. Leg cramps commonly occur in older adults, but all age groups can be affected. Although neuromuscular disorders can cause cramping as well as certain asthma and heart medications, many people without these conditions or taking these types of medications experience cramping regularly. A [...]

Ball of Foot Pain

Pain under the ball of the foot could represent a number of different problems. Metatarsalgia, neuromas, 2nd metatarsal overload syndrome and sesamoiditis are some of the more common ball of foot problems. Metatarsalgia: Metatarsalgia is the common catch all term for pain in the ball of the foot. Pain is generally deep and dull with [...]