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Are Your Shoes a Breeding Ground for Bunions?
...Besides changing how a foot looks and feels, a bunion will cause or contribute to: restricted range of motion in the affected toe or toes hard calluses and corns from the shoe rubbing on the bunion bursitis, or inflammation of the fluid-filled cushions in the foot arthritis metatarsalgia, inflammation of the forefoot or base of the toes bunionettes, very small deformities at the base of the little toe hammer toe, a significant bend in the middle joint of the second toe Diagnosis and Treatment of Bunions   If you are experiencing foot pain and swelling, consult your Fairfax, Virginia podiatrist without delay...

What is Metatarsalgia?
Metatarsalgia denotes a common foot condition characterized by pain and inflammation of the joints and bones of the ball of the foot - the area just before the toes, also called the metatarsal region...

Finding Relief From Metatarsalgia
While there are many reasons for foot pain, if the pain is concentrated in the ball of the foot (between the arches and your toes) then you could be dealing with an overuse injury known as metatarsalgia...

High Arches in Children
...This condition can also lead to metatarsalgia, Achilles tendonitis, and chronic ankle sprains...

... Foot Problems Related to Equinus Depending on how a patient compensates for the inability to bend properly at the ankle, a variety of foot conditions can develop, including: Plantar fasciitis (arch/heel pain) Calf cramping Tendonitis (inflammation in the Achilles tendon) Metatarsalgia (pain and/or callusing on the ball of the foot) Flatfoot Arthritis of the midfoot (middle area of the foot) Pressure sores on the ball of the foot or the arch Bunions and hammertoes Ankle pain Shin splints Diagnosis Most patients with equinus are unaware they have this condition when they first visit the doctor...

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Fairfax, VA Podiatrist
Oakton Foot and Ankle Center
10721 Main St., Suite #3500
Fairfax, VA 22030
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