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Ailments

Complete or incomplete breaks in the bone resulting from the application of a force. Stress fractures occur in the bone due to repetitive stress.
Wrenching or twisting of the ankle, usually resulting in a partial rupture of its ligaments. May also cause damage to blood vessels, muscles, tendons, and nerves.
Recurring pain on the outer portion of the ankle. It often develops after an injury, such as a sprained ankle.
Inflammation of the band of connective tissue located on the sole of the foot. It can be characterized by pain in the heel while walking.
A tumor or growth made up of nerve cells and fibers.
Flat foot/Fallen arch and other arch conditions are fairly common. These occur when the tendons in the foot do not pull together properly, weakening the arch.
Pain that results from overload on the tissues that connect muscles to the shin bone (tibia). Common among runners and athletes.
A nerve disorder caused by diabetes, most commonly initially affecting the bodies extremities
Condition characterized by pain and swelling along the achilles tendon, resulting in stiffness with ankle movement and tenderness.

Diseases

Chronic inflammation of the joints. Often describes any disease involving stiffness and pain in the musculoskeletal system.
Uncontrolled growth of cells in the human body. These cells migrate from the original site and spread to distant sites.
A degenerative disease that leads to a breakdown of tissues in the nervous system. Also known as Charcot foot and ankle, is a syndrome in patients who have neuropathy / loss of sensation. This phenomena can lead to fractures and dislocations of multiple bones and joints, most commonly throughout the midfoot, that occur with minimal or no known trauma.  this phenomena is best treated early and aggressively.
Diabetes is a life-long disease, that can have multiple different variations, that affects the way your body handles glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood.
A form of acute arthritis that causes severe pain and swelling in the joints. It commonly affects the big toe, the heels, ankles, wrists and hands.
Also known as osteochondritis. This occurs when there is a defect in blood supply to the bone from compression of the foot arch, leading to central bone death. This abnormality is seen in the Navicular bone.

Deformities

A small osteophyte (outgrowth) arising from a bone.
A condition in which the foot has a low arch, usually due to a lack of tendon support.
A deformed foot that is twisted so the sole cannot be placed flat on the ground. This deformity is best noticed and treated early in life preferably very shortly after birth.
Deformity involving the big toe joint where the big toe deviates towards the lesser toes and a prominence presents in the area of the big toe joint.  Can lead to pain and skin breakdown.

A toe that is contracted Inc. lead to abnormal pressures on areas along the top of the toe or at the tip of toe resulting in pain or skin breakdown.