Activities such as walking, running, jumping, along with footwear such as high heels or ballet flats place a huge amount of pressure on the ball of your feet. This area is know as the metatarsals. There are many injuries that can occur at this site and and we can assess, diagnose and treat these for you.
The plantar plates are thick soft tissue ligaments that attach to the base of the toes and the metatarsals. They work to inhibit your toes from spreading too wide or excessive up and down movements.
This condition commonly causes sharp pain between the 3rd and 4th toes but can occur in between other toes.
It’s caused by the thickening of the nerve in the foot. This occurs as a result of compression or irritation from other structures within the foot, including ligaments, bone or swelling.
The sesamoids are two small bones embedded in tendons, under each big toe joint. They act as a pulley that allow the tendons to function and assist in “pushing off” while walking.
Treatment usually involves padding to reduce pressure on the sesamoids. Orthotics and changes to footwear can also address any causative factors.
If parts of your body (ie: feet) suffer excessive pressure or trauma, it can create little fluid like sacs, called bursal sacs.
Treatment usually involves padding to reduce pressure. We may also recommend orthotics and changes to footwear to help address any causative factors and to support the foot.