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...   Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Pain Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Pain Infections Ingrown Toenails Injuries Metatarsalgia Neuromas Plantar Fasciitis Poor Circulation Warts Wounds Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn...

Flat Feet
...with flat feet, also known as fallen arches, the arches of their feet are either partially or completely collapsed...

Morton's Neuroma: What is it and How to Stop the Pain
...People with foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes and flat feet are at higher risk for developing a neuroma...

Heel Pain
...For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis...

Pregnancy and Foot Pain: How Mothers-to-Be Can Relieve Aching Feet
... Another troubling foot problem that can occur during pregnancy is over-pronation (flat feet) which is caused when a person's arch flattens out upon weight bearing causing the feet to turn in abnormally...

Healthy Footwear Promote Healthy Feet
...if you have flat feet, select shoes with good arch support) Still not ready to part with your favorite pair of sneakers or trendy heels...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment
... Foot deformities, such as flat feet, which increase strain on the nerve...

Looking After Little Feet: Proper Foot Care for Your Baby
...A young child can be affected by foot conditions such as: Intoeing Out-toeing Flat feet Warts Heel pain Tips for Parents Parents can help promote normal, healthy foot development for their baby...

Prevention and Treatment for Achilles Tendinitis
...People with flat feet, arthritis and other foot problems are also more susceptible to develop Achilles tendinitis due to increased demands placed on the tendon when walking...

Are You Dealing With Bunions?
...Certain factors can also contribute to the development of bunions, such as if you have flat feet or low arches or if your feet pronate (when the ankles roll in towards each other during movement and cause excessive and prolonged pressure on the joints in the feet)...

Don't Ignore Your Heel Pain
... Treatment for heel pain often includes: Stretching exercises (particularly in the morning) A change in shoes Shoe inserts, or orthotics, custom-made to correct gait problems or to support flat feet or high arches Injections of corticosteroids Physical therapy Shoe padding Night splints to stretch the plantar fascia Get some relief Heel pain tends to progress; so if you're in pain, come see the friendly team at Big Sky Foot and Ankle Institute in Butte and Bozeman, MT...

Don't Let Ankle Pain Slow You Down
... You can blame everything from injuries to disorders for ankle problems; however, the most common causes of ankle pain include: Strains or sprains Osteoarthritis Arthritis Tendinitis Bursitis Gout Flat feet Fracture (requires immediate medical care) Dislocation (requires immediate medical care) If your ankle pain occurred during a sports injury or a car accident it’s important that you see your Butte and Bozeman foot doctor right away as you could potentially be dealing with a fractured ankle...

Types of Custom Orthotics
... Podiatrists typically recommend custom orthotics for people with flat feet, or very high arches...

What is a Neuroma?
... Neuroma Causes While the causes of a neuroma are still not clear, there are factors that can increase the likelihood of developing one, such as: Extremely high arches Flat feet Trauma that leads to nerve damage in the feet Improper footwear (high heels over two-inches tall; pointed toes) Repeated stress placed on the foot Treating a Neuroma A neuroma will not go away on its own, so it’s important to see a podiatrist if you are experiencing any of the condition's symptoms...

Taking Care of Flat Feet
While there are many people with flat feet, often times they won’t even know it; however, there are others with flat feet that regularly experience pain, soreness, and other problems...

When to Seek Help for Your Ankle Pain
...flat feet) Tarsal tunnel syndrome (a compression of the nerve running down the inside of the leg to the ankle) Achilles tendinitis (an inflammation of the large tendon which connects the calf muscle and the heel) At our offices in Bozeman and Butte, MT, Dr...

Taking Care of Little Feet
...A young child can be affected by foot conditions such as: Intoeing Out-toeing Flat feet Warts Heel pain Tips for Parents Parents can help promote normal, healthy foot development for their baby...

Arch Disorders
...For example, those with very high arches as well as those with flat feet may experience arch problems due to these common structural issues...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...This can result from any of the following: Trauma, as in a foot or ankle sprain Chronic irritation from shoes or other footwear rubbing against the extra bone Excessive activity or overuse Many people with accessory navicular syndrome also have flat feet (fallen arches)...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
... Sometimes osteoarthritis develops as a result of abnormal foot mechanics such as flat feet or high arches...

Plantar Fasciitis
...For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis...

Shin Splints
...Contributing causes are flat feet, calf tightness, improper training techniques, worn out or improper shoes/sneakers, as well as running or walking on uneven surfaces...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Causes Tarsal tunnel syndrome is caused by anything that produces compression on the posterior tibial nerve, such as: A person with flat feet is at risk for developing tarsal tunnel syndrome, because the outward tilting of the heel that occurs with “fallen” arches can produce strain and compression on the nerve...