Aching foot

Lisfrancs Injury

Lisfranc’s injury is a dislocation or fracture in the midfoot area. It occurs in the joint where the short metatarsal bones meet the long bones in the foot. Swelling on the top of the foot and pain when weight is placed on the foot are the main symptoms. This foot injury is very rare but …

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Gout

Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis caused by a build-up of uric acid within the body, which is a waste product of metabolism. It is more common in men aged 40-60 and symptoms normally appear suddenly. Pain, swelling, and itchiness in the big toe joint can indicate the presence of this condition. Gout Symptoms Symptoms …

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Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia can be a bit of an umbrella term used to cover any forefoot pain, particularly metatarsal pain. Usually, the term refers to inflammation which occurs in the joints between the metatarsal bones in the foot and phalanges bones of the toes. The pain is normally gradual and makes the bottom of the ball of …

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Metatarsal Stress Fracture

A metatarsal stress fracture is a fine, hairline fracture in one of the long metatarsal bones in the foot and can occur through overuse or poor foot biomechanics. The second metatarsal is the bone most commonly fractured causing gradual onset pain in the middle front of the foot. Rest is key to recovering from this …

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Midtarsal Joint Sprain

A midtarsal joint sprain is an injury to the ligaments holding the midtarsal joint together, causing pain in the outside middle of the foot. Different ligaments can be sprained, which affects exactly where the pain is located and how it affects foot movement. This injury is rare but can occur in gymnasts, footballers, and jumpers. …

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Navicular stress fracture

Navicular Stress Fracture

A navicular stress fracture is one of the most common stress fractures affecting athletes, especially those in explosive events such as sprinting and jumping. The navicular bone is in the ankle and can be fractured by overuse and repetitive stress. With this injury, there may be a pain in the arch of the foot which …

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