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Where's Your Foot Pain?

Match the corresponding numbers on the diagram below for a list of conditions that may be causing your foot and ankle pain. Foot and ankle problems can develop for many different reasons: genetics, injury, lifestyle, diabetes and even age. Often, it is a combination of these factors that causes foot pain.

If you're suffering from a foot or ankle problem, we can help. Schedule your appointment today by calling 562-433-0478.

Medial View of the Foot & Ankle

 

 

Number 1:

Plantar Fasciitis - One of the most common causes of heel pain. Micro-tears along the plantar fascia cause pain and swelling in the arch and heel. Symptoms include pain when first stepping out of bed in the morning.

Calcaneal Fracture -  A break in the heel bone often due to severe trauma such as a fall or auto accident. Severe pain, swelling, bruising and inability to put weight on affected foot.

Heel Spur - Abnormal bone growth on the calcaneus bone (heel bone) caused from the build up of calcium deposits.

Number 2:

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome - Symptoms include a sharp pain on the inside of the ankle that radiates down to the foot.

Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease) - Irritation, pain and swelling to heel bone and growth plate. Children who develop Sever’s disease will usually complain of heel pain located at the very back and/or bottom of the heel. The pain usually increases with activity, especially running and jumping, and decreases with rest

Number 3:

Haglund Deformity / Pump Bump - A hard bony prominence on the back of your heel bone, commonly called,  a pump bump.

Achilles Tendonitis - Inflammation of the Achilles tendon due to overuse, injury or abnormal mechanical functioning of the foot and ankle.

Retrocalcaneal Bursitis - Inflammation of the bursa located near the back of the heel bone and achilles tendon.

Achilles Tendon Rupture - The Achilles tendon, located at the back of the heel, can tear or become ruptured with sudden force and trauma to the foot or ankle.

Calcaneal Fracture - Break in the heel bone often due to severe trauma such as a fall or auto accident. Severe pain, swelling, bruising and inability to put weight on affected foot.

Number 4:

Achilles Tendonitis - Inflammation of the Achilles tendon due to overuse, injury or abnormal mechanical functioning of the foot and ankle.

Achilles Tendon Rupture - A complete tear of the the Achilles tendon located at the back of the heel. Achilles tendons can rupture with sudden force or trauma to the foot or ankle. It also can become weak overtime increasing the possibility of rupture.

Number 5:

Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity - The progressive flattening of the arch of the foot.

Accessory Acicular - An extra bone in the foot located on the inner side of foot, just above the arch.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome - A condition where there is an abnormal connection of two or more bones in the back of the foot. Abnormality most frequently occurs during fetal development but may not be symptomatic until bone maturity.

Number 6:

Ankle Impingement - Ankle pain and stiffness caused by spurs or pinching of soft tissues.

Ankle Arthritis - Pain, stiffness and limited movement caused by inflammation in the ankle joint. The most common types of arthritis that affect the foot are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Ankle Sprain - An injury to one or more ligaments of the ankle. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, and discoloration associated with bruising.

Ankle Fracture - A break or crack in one or more of the bones that makes up the ankle joint, also known as a broken ankle.

Number 7:

Midfoot Arthritis - Pain, swelling and inflammation in and around the midfoot that causes pain when standing and walking.

Tarsal Boss - A painful bony prominence on the top of the midfoot. This can be associated with midfoot arthritis or even the formation of a bone spur.

Lisfranc Injury/Fracture - A serious injury to the Lisfranc joint (where the metatarsal bones meet the tarsal bones) caused from trauma such as an automobile accident or crush injury.

Number 8:

Bunion - A bony, painful bump that forms at the base of the big toe causing pain and swelling.

Hallux Rigidus - A disorder of big toe joint that causes pain, stiffness and swelling. Shoe that are too tight or too flexible can aggravate the area causing more pain and swelling.

Gout - Is the accumulation of uric acid in the joints and tissues of the body. Gout can be very painful and most commonly affects the big toe joint. Symptoms of gout include swelling, redness, and severe pain that makes walking difficult.

Turf Toe - Sprain of the great toe joint due to overuse or trauma.

 

This foot diagram is meant only for educational purposes. For diagnoses and treatment for your foot a ankle problem schedule a consultation with an experienced foot specialist by calling 562-433-0478.

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