Swollen feet

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 …

Extensor Tendonitis/Tendinopathy Read More »

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 …

Haglund’s Syndrome Read More »

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 …

Jones Fracture Read More »

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. …

Sesamoiditis Read More »

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 …

Lisfrancs Injury Read More »

Peroneus brevis tendon injury

Peroneus Brevis Tendon Injury

The Peroneus Brevis tendon inserts into the 5th metatarsal bone on the outside of the foot. A strain or rupture of the tendon can occur at the point of insertion. This foot injury normally occurs after a sudden force or movement of the ankle, causing pain on the outside of the foot. Read more for …

Peroneus Brevis Tendon Injury Read More »

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 …

Gout Read More »

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. …

Midtarsal Joint Sprain Read More »