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Haglund’s Deformity

What Is Haglund’s Deformity? 

Also known as Haglund’s Deformity (or “pump bumps”), heel bumps are a bone enlargement on the back of the heel bone. These usually occur for athletes when the shoes they wear rub up against the heel, and they can be aggravated by the height or stitching of a heel counter of a particular shoe. The result is a painful bump or bumps on the heel that make exercising very difficult. Another term used for this condition is pump bump because it can frequently occur with wearing high heels as well.   

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Turf Toe

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Extensor Tenonitis

The extensor tendons are a group of tendons on the top of the foot.  They start up in the front of the leg (in the anterior anatomic compartment) and pass down the leg along the shin, in front of the ankle, and across the top of the foot at they head out into the toes.  They lie just under the skin on the top (dorsal surface) of the foot. There job in life is to pull the toes up away from the ground (a motion called dorsiflexion by doctors). 

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Midfoot Sprain

Often times I will see a patient who has midfoot pain that just won’t go away.  They typically have had some sort of mnidfoot injury. Maybe a car wreck, mountain bike crash, or even stepped in a pot hole while running. Or maybey they just dropped something heavy right on top of the foot.

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Traumatic Fracture of the Metatarsal

Traumatic fractures (also known as acute fractures) are caused by the sudden application of force or trauma. This can be an impact such as a direct blow—like forcefully stubbing your toe. A metatarsal fracture is a crack or break in one of the five metatarsal bones across the top of the foot and ball of the foot.  When evaluating traumatic fractures it is important for your doctor to determine whether the broken bone is displaced or nondisplaced. In displaced fractures, the bone is not only broken, but it is also moved out of alignment. In this case, it is said to be dislocated. Treatment of these types of fractures depends on the extent of injury, the amount of displacement, and whether or not the joint surface is involved.  Surgery is sometimes required to put the bone back into proper position and stabilize it so it can heal.  

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Neuropathy

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Neuritis

Neuritis is pain resulting from irritation of a nerve. On the top of the foot, neuritis is usually caused by mechanical irritation. Sometimes this can be from shoe laces tied too tight. This happens frequently to marathon runners.  Cycling shoes with the straps pulled too snug can also cause pain in the midfoot. It is […]

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