Plantar Fibromas

Plantar Fibromas

A plantar fibroma is a fibrous knot (nodule) in the arch of the foot. It is embedded within the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot. A plantar fibroma can develop in one or both feet, is benign...
Pain Upon Rising

Pain Upon Rising

A very common description of foot pain from my patients at Sowell Podiatry is the complaint that “my feet hurt when I get out of bed in the morning”.  Now this can be caused by many things, but I would like to explain the phenomenon of post-static dyskinesia that my...
Heel Spurs

Heel Spurs

A few quick misconceptions about heel spurs: That they have to be cut out for the pain to go away. That they are digging into your flesh. That they are due to a “stone bruise”. In fact, if we took one hundred people off the street and took x-rays ten would have heels...
Hallux Limitus

Hallux Limitus

The term Hallux Rigidus describes a limited motion of the big toe joint. The hallux, or big toe, becomes rigid and will no longer move up and down freely.  Also known as a dorsal bunion or Hallux Limitius, the condition is most commonly caused by every day wear and...
Flat Feet

Flat Feet

“Flat feet” or pes planus is a term we hear thrown around quite a bit. Many patients plop down in my podiatry chair each day and proclaim “I have flat feet”.  What they are describing is a foot that has no arch and sometimes the whole bottom of the foot touches the...