Foot Ailments

Pain in your feet, ankles, or lower legs is not normal, especially when it lasts for more than a day or is accompanied by swelling. The pain you feel may be a symptom of a serious problem or it may just be related to a minor podiatric problem. Regardless, you should be examined by a doctor to determine the severity of the injury or condition.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in a specific area of your foot or leg, review the information in the corresponding section below. Self education about your foot or leg problem will give you a better idea of what to expect when you visit your podiatrist.

Ankle and Heel Problems

  • Ankle Fractures (Broken Ankle)
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
  • Gout
  • Haglund's Deformity
  • Heel Callus
  • Heel Fissures
  • Heel Spur
  • Osteochondritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Ball Arch and Top of Foot

  • Arch Pain
  • Capsulitis
  • Flat Feet (Pes Planus)
  • Foot Fracture (Broken Foot)
  • High Foot Arch (Pes Cavus)
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Plantar Fibromas
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Stress Fracture of the Foot

Lower Leg

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendinosis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Bursitis of the Achilles Tendon
  • Lower Leg Fracture (Broken Leg)
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fracture of the Lower Leg
  • Tennis Leg
  • Xanthomas of the Achilles Tendon

Vascular and Nerve Issues

  • Acrocyanosis
  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Chilblains
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Erythromelalgia
  • Ischemic Foot
  • Neuroma
  • Spasms
  • Venous stasis