What is Heel Spur
A heel spur is a deposit of calcium that is located on the underside of the heel bone. A heel spur can extend half an inch on an X-ray. Even though they are painless, they can cause heel pain. Heel spurs are normally associated with painful inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a fibrous band of tissue that starts from the heel bone to the ball of the foot.
What is Sever’s disease?
Sever’s Disease is best described as pain in the heel affecting children from the age of 8-15 years old. Often children will complain of pain in one or both heels with running or walking, usually at the back of the heel or under.
What is Cuboid Syndrome?
The cuboid is a small bone that is located outside of the mid-foot. It is located right next to the heel bone where it is attached using strong ligaments. An injury to the soft tissues that support the bone can cause the cuboid bone to move out of position, which limits the movement of the joints surrounding the cuboid..
What is Syndesmosis Injury?
Syndesmosis injury is also called as a high ankle sprain that occurs in the ligaments in the higher ankle located above the point of the ankle that is close to the knee. These ligaments on the high ankle connect the shinbone called the tibia, to the outside leg bone which is called the fibula. The syndesmosis is the joint where the two leg bones connect using ligaments or connective tissues. High ankle sprains are not common, but they are more disabling than a traditional ankle sprain. They are generally diagnosed at an early stage, and appropriate treatment is initiated, which differs from lower ankle sprains.
What is it
This is a condition that affects the foot and ankle. It occurs when the posterior tibial tendon is torn or becomes irritated and inflamed. Tendons are what attach bones to muscle, and this specific muscle attaches to bones on the lower side of the foot. This condition affects mainly women and in people older than 40 years of age.
People who play in high energy sports can also fall victim to this condition as their tendons are more likely to tear or be injured.