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What is that painful bump on the side of my Foot?

What is that painful bump on the side of my Foot?

It Could Be A Tailor's Bunion A Tailor's Bunion, or bunionette, is a bump or prominence on your fifth metatarsal bone, at the head of the 5th metatarsal and base of the little toe.  You have 5 long, thin bones in your mid-foot called metatarsals  which attach to your toes.  Shoe pressure and ground reactive forces can cause pain when the Tailor’s Bunion is present. The origin of the name Tailor's Bunion is interesting.  It is said to derive from the Tailors of textiles who would need to work a pedal to operate the old style sewing machines.  The side…
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Ouch! My Achilles Tendon Won’t Stop Hurting.

Ouch! My Achilles Tendon Won’t Stop Hurting.

Achilles tendon pathology can be separated into several catogies. Paratenosis, or inflamation to the soft tissue surrounding and bringing blood supply to the tendon, Tendonitis, or inflamation of the tendon itself, and finally Tendonosis, or a severe case of loss of blood supply to the paratenon and tendon; a stage with which cell death and rupture can occur. Most achilles tendon problems arise from a tightening or contraction of the tendon over time combined with over-pronation or fall of the arch of the foot. The achilles tendon twists on itself about 30 degrees in a medial direction from the knee…
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Even Professional Athletes Can Suffer From Plantar Fasciitis…A Game Ending Ailment

Even Professional Athletes Can Suffer From Plantar Fasciitis…A Game Ending Ailment

Professional athletes such as San Antonio Spurs player Tim Duncan have dealt with foot pain from a partially torn plantar fascia. Many can end up on the injured list putting a screeching halt to what would have been a successful season for the whole team. Plantar fascia tears are a common result of plantar fasciitis. Your plantar fascia extends from your toes to your heel bone. When the band of tissue has been constantly stretched it can end up having microtears throughout the body of tissue and these tears can cause a lot of pain and inflammation. A partially torn…
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Hate the Bunion?

Hate the Bunion?

Why do I have a bunion? Blame your genetics first, but your footwear next! Bunions tend to run in families, specifically among those who have the foot type prone to developing a bunion. If you have flat feet, low arches, arthritis, or inflammatory joint disease, you can develop a bunion. Footwear choices play a role too! Wearing shoes that are too tight or cause the toes to be squeezed together, like many stylish peep-or pointed-toe shoes, aggravates a bunion-prone foot. I hate my bunion...how do I get rid of it? There are several treatment options available from the most conservative to surgical correction to eliminate the…
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