Ankle pain includes any discomfort in the area connecting the lower leg and heel. It can result from ankle sprain, ankle instability, overuse, lack of use, or underlying disease or conditions. Swelling, bruising, tenderness, burning, numbness, and tingling are just some of the symptoms that can accompany ankle pain.
Bunions are common foot deformities involving a painful, bony bump on the inside of the foot at the base of the big toe. “Hallux valgus” is another name for bunions. They form when your big toe is consistently pushed against your other toe, causing enlargement of the big toe joint. Wearing tight, narrow shoes can cause bunions or worsen them over time.
Hammer Toe is the curling or bending of the toe, commonly due to wearing shoes that are too short or narrow. It can affect any toe on the foot but most often affects the second or third toe. Wearing roomier shoes, using shoe inserts or splinting the toe are at-home treatments that can help treat mild cases. To fully correct Hammer Toe, a patient may need to consult a podiatrist.