Gradual onset foot pain

Tibialis posterior tendinopathy

Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy

Tibialis posterior tendinopathy is an overuse injury causing pain on the inside of the ankle. Pain is felt on the inside of the ankle which may radiate under the arch of the foot. It is more common in older female athletes and younger ballet dancers. On this page: Symptoms Causes & anatomy Treatment Exercises Returning …

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Extensor tendonitis

Extensor Tendonitis/Tendinopathy

Extensor tendonitis, also referred to as extensor tendinopathy. It is inflammation or more likely, degeneration of the extensor tendons which run along the top of the foot. On this page: Symptoms Causes Treatment Exercises Go direct to: Learn the lower leg muscles (quiz) Types of muscle contraction (quiz) Extensor tendonitis symptoms The main symptom of …

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Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis is an inflammatory condition affecting the sesamoid bones of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint causing pain in the forefoot. It is caused by overuse and repetitive impacts, particularly if there is an increase in weight on the forefoot, like in dancing. Pain will normally come on gradually and there will often be swelling and inflammation. …

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Tarsal Coalition

Tarsal coalition is a fusion or sticking together of the tarsal bones in the foot. The tarsals are 7 bones located at the back of the foot. It is a congenital disease meaning you are born with it. Midfoot pain may appear in adolescents with this condition, but symptoms may not show until later in …

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Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid syndrome occurs when the peroneus longus muscle in the lower leg applies excess traction onto the cuboid bone, causing it to partially dislocate. The injury often occurs in conjunction with peroneal tendonitis and overpronation. Pain increases as weight is placed on the foot and medical help is needed to correct the foot injury. Cuboid …

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Bunion

A bunion (also known as hallux valgus) is a painful swelling on the inside of the big toe which develops gradually over time. Often the big toe will look as if it is bent in towards the other toes or even can lie across them. On this page: Symptoms Causes & anatomy Treatment Bunion taping …

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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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Mortons Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma or Morton’s syndrome is a compressed nerve causing pain between the third and fourth toes. Ill-fitting shoes and certain movements can cause this foot injury. Putting weight on the foot will make the pain worse, as will squeezing the forefoot. Symptoms Symptoms typically include pain, often with pins and needles on one side …

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