Point tenderness on foot

Haglund’s Syndrome

When retrocalcaneal bursitis exists at the same time as Achilles tendonitis in the same leg, this is known as Haglund’s Syndrome. Both these conditions need to be treated in order to recover from Haglund’s syndrome. Heel pain, tenderness, and swelling are the main symptoms. We explain the symptoms and possible treatment options available. Haglund’s syndrome …

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Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

The sinus tarsi is a small bony canal which runs into the ankle under the talus ankle bone. Damage to the sinus tarsi can be caused by overuse or an ankle sprain. It normally causes pain and tenderness near the bone on the outside of the ankle, which is often exacerbated by running around a …

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Jones Fracture

Jones fracture is a fracture of the 5th metatarsal bone on the outside of the foot, at the end of the bone nearest the ankle. Overuse or turning the ankle can cause the fracture. The main symptom is a pain on the outside of the foot and difficulty in putting weight on it. Medical help …

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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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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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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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