Foot, Toe, and Heel Pain
Your foot is an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Strong enough to bear your body weight, your foot can be prone to injury and pain.
Whether you are a competitive amateur, college, or professional athlete or just actively exercising to stay in shape, South Shore Foot & Ankle can help you with your foot and ankle pain and injuries.
Achilles Tendon Pain
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It is formed by the merging together of the upper calf muscles and inserts into the back of the heel bone.
Ankle instability is a condition that can happen when the outside ligaments of the ankle become stretched. Ankle instability creates sense of weakness and frequent rolling of the ankle.
An ankle sprain refers to tearing of the ligaments of the ankle. The most common ankle sprain occurs on the lateral or outside part of the ankle. This is an extremely common injury that affects many people during a wide variety of activities.
A bunion is a bony bump that forms when the big toe pushes against the next toe, forcing the joint of the big toe to stick out.
Diabetic Foot Care
If a doctor has ever said you had an elevated blood sugar level - even just once when you were pregnant - you are at risk for diabetes.
Flat Feet and High Arches
Although painless in young children, flat feet in older children and adolescents can cause an aching pain. Sometimes the pain only occurs during or after sports or other physical activity.
Foot fungus is a highly spreadable skin infection in the webs of the toes and soles of the feet that causes extreme itching, burning, scaling, and pain.
"Gait" is the way in which we move our whole body from one point to another, whether by walking, running, skipping, or hopping. Gait analysis is the study of human motion and is used to assess, plan, and treat individuals with conditions affecting their ability to walk.
Hammertoe is when the middle joint in a toe bends and becomes stuck in that position. A common cause of hammertoe is a muscle/tendon imbalance resulting from structural changes in the foot over time.
Hyperhidrosis is the term used for excessive sweating in the feet, hands, armpits, and groin.
Limb Length Discrepancy
Limb length discrepancy (or LLD) is a condition in which one's arms or legs are of unequal lengths. Though LLD is typically found in children, whether congenital or developmental, it can also be the result of an injury that leads to shortening of bone ends.
The peroneal tendons run on the outside of the ankle just behind the bone called the fibula. Tendons connect muscle to bone and allow them to exert their force across the joints that separate bones. Ligaments, on the other hand, connect bone to bone. Tendinitis implies that there is inflammation in the tendon.
Plantar Fasciitis is an overuse injury that affects the sole of the foot. If your first few steps out of bed in the morning cause severe pain in the heel of your foot, you may have plantar fasciitis.
The two most common toenail disorders are ingrown toenails and toenail fungus. The professionals at South Shore Foot & Ankle can properly and efficiently treat these disorders and get your nails looking and feeling healthy again.
Warts and Lesions
Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. Like any other infectious lesion, plantar warts are spread by touching, scratching, or contacting skin shed from another wart.