Lateral foot pain is pain that runs along the outer side of the foot and ankle. Lateral foot pain can make it difficult for people to move around or even stand.
A burning sensation in your feet may be caused by nerve damage in the legs, also called neuropathy. Many medical conditions can cause burning feet, diabetes is the most common.
Strong ligaments hold the bones of your joints in place while the joints are in motion and at rest. Muscles and tendons hold the bones of the joints in place most often when moving.
Inflammation can be acute or chronic. When it is acute, it occurs as an immediate response to trauma (an injury or surgery). Chronic may be an indication of an ongoing condition.
Infection is an invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are not normally present within your body.
You may notice a gap or depression in the tendon about 2 inches above your heel bone. Tendons are long, tough cords of tissue that connect your muscles to bone.
A foot ulcer is an open sore on the foot. It can be a shallow red crater that involves only the surface skin but can also be very deep.
A claw toe is a toe that is contracted at the PIP and DIP joints (middle and end joints in the toe), and can lead to severe pressure and pain.
A callus is an area of thickened skin that forms as a response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation. Since repeated contact is required.
A burning sensation is a type of pain that’s distinct from dull, stabbing, or aching pain and is often related to nerve problems. However, there are many other possible causes.
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