Many people with diabetes experience discomfort in their legs and feet, with symptoms such as cramping, numbness, tingling, and pain. The culprits may be poor circulation, nerve damage, or both, and the underlying causes are referred to as peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and peripheral neuropathy.
The most common source of Ball of Foot pain is metatarsalgia. The term is derived from the medical term metatarsals (long bones of the foot) and algos (the Greek word meaning pain).
When your big toe is angled towards the second toe, the deformity is called a bunion (hallux valgus). This causes a bump on the side at the base of the big toe. In addition there is often thickening of the skin and tissues next to the affected joint. The thickened skin and tissues may become inflamed, swollen and painful.
There are plenty of myths and misconceptions surrounding orthotics, shoes, and foot care. Sometimes, with all of the myths milling around out there, orthotics can get a bad reputation. While some of these myths simply have eroded due to improvements and research over time, others were never based in fact from the start. At Assured Health Group, our practitioners frequently debunk these myths for the benefit of our patients…