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Did you know that the Achilles tendon is not only the largest tendon in our body, it is also the strongest, having the ability to withstand up to 450 kgs of force!
Achilles Tendinitis is a common condition found in anyone from runners to women wearing heels. The Achilles tendon is the longest and most powerful tendon in the body but can become inflamed and painful resulting in a condition caused Achilles Tendinitis. Prolonged Achilles tendinitis without treatment and diagnosis by podiatrists can result in tearing and weakening of the tendon. Typically, we treat Achilles tendinitis through conservative measures such as stretching, custom orthotics and physical therapy which can be implemented during an office visit. In some instances, further imaging such as an MRI may be necessary to rule out tearing or fibrosis of the Achilles Tendon. If torn, the Achilles tendon may require surgical repair to ensure the best quality of life for the patient. Schedule an appointment with our podiatrist in Castlebar, County Mayo today and begin your path to a full recovery!
All symptoms should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by your podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to exclude any underlying serious condition.
Bunions or the medically termed Hallux Valgus is a progressive deformity of the big toe resulting in widening of the forefoot and gradual dislocation of the big toe towards the second. The overlying skin maybe swollen, red and tender. Bunions are often painful and can limit what shoes you can wear.We can help with this. At Mayo Podiatry Foot and Ankle Clinic we stock wider fit footwear. Your foot can be measured in clinic and footwear advised accordingly.
Metatarsalgia is a term used to describe a group of painful conditions in the forefoot, typically under the ball of the foot. Metatarsalgia is commonly characterized by pain and inflammation. The metatarsals are five long bones that link the base of each toe to the rest of the foot. These bones can absorb a lot of force, and certain factors can make the front of the foot subject to injury and pain. Metatarsalgia itself is frequently considered a symptom of another problem and not a condition itself. A thorough examination of the foot and questions asked about your lifestyle will usually identify the problem.
Arthritis of the big toe
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, and it can affect joints anywhere in the body. Arthritis causes inflammation, so you’ll probably notice some swelling around the joint of your toe. The base of the big toe, known as the first metatarsophalangeal joint, is a common site of OA. When cartilage in the joints wears down, bones become exposed and rub against each other. This causes swelling and pain in the joint and can limit your range of motion. OA generally starts slowly but worsens over time.
Heel pain is usually felt either under the heel or just behind it. Heel pain can range from mild to disabling depending on the cause. At Mayo Podiatry we can identify the correct diagnosis and underlying cause. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. However, there are many other causes of heel pain, such as:
- Flat feet
- High Arched (Pes Cavus) Feet
- Tight Calves
- Plantar Fascia Tear
- Heel bone fracture
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Nerve Entrapments
- Back Pain
Adult acquired flatfoot
Adult acquired flatfoot or posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a painful condition that can affect men and women over time. The posterior tibial tendon helps provide stability to the arch and inverts the foot. Tendonitis occurs from repetitive actions such as walking or when carrying the majority of your body weight on one specific side. If ignored or left untreated, adult acquired flatfoot can worsen over time, causing a series of painful symptoms, as well as potential deformities. Unlike the condition known as flexible flatfeet, which often affects young children, this particular version is very painful and progresses with time.
Morton’s Neuroma is a benign but painful condition that affects the ball of the foot. It is a common foot problem associated with pain, swelling and/or an inflammation of a nerve. Symptoms of this condition include sharp pain and burning. Morton’s Neuroma may also cause numbness, tingling, or cramping in the forefoot
Leg Length Discrepancy
Leg Length Discrepancy is when a paired lower extremity limbs are noticeably unequal in length. The leg length difference can be structural or functional. It can be found in 70% of the population, however, it is only treated if symptomatic or causing gait abnormality.The causes of leg length discrepancy (LLD) have been identified by various factors, which may be congenital, developmental, or posttraumatic.
Medical treatment of:
- Ankle Injuries
- Athletes Foot – Fungus
- Athletic Injuries
- Arch Disorders
- Calluses & Corns
- Diabetic Ulcers & Neuropathy
- Flat Feet
- Fungus Nails
- Fractures & Dislocations
- Heel Pain – Spurs & Fasciitis
- Ingrown Toenails
- Skin Conditions
- Sports Medicine Problems
- Ulcers – Chronic Wounds
- Walking Problems