What is a Subungual Hematoma?

Summer is upon us, which means more people heading outdoors for recreational activities. A common problem new runners or joggers may encounter includes a subungal hematoma. Subungal hematoma, or ‘runner’s toe’ refers to a painful condition caused by an accumulation of blood (hematoma) underneath the toenail. Hematomas may develop after acute or repetitive trauma to […]

Pain and Stiffness in Your Ankle Joint

Ankle arthritis is a painful gradual process that can make daily physical activities difficult since the ankle joint provides much of the support and motion stability needed for standing, walking, and running. Arthritis commonly occurs in the ankle joint after a post-traumatic injury, but can it also occur from the gradual wear and tear of […]

Dancer’s Fracture

A dancer’s fracture, also known as an avulsion fracture, is a break off the base of the 5thmetatarsal bone, which is the long bone of the midfoot that attaches to the 5th (little) toe. This type of fracture occurs due to an inverting and twisting injury of the ankle and foot causing a small break […]

Treating Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are small rough skin growth caused by a viral HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, which is the most common viral infection of the skin. Walking barefoot is a risk factor since the virus enters the skin often on the heels or soles of the feet through thin breaks or cuts on the feet. They […]

Second Toe Crossing Over the Big Toe?

Capsulitis involves chronic inflammation of the ligaments around the base of the toe joint which composes of the metatarsal phalangeal joint capsule. Capsulitis can occur in any toe joints but most commonly affects the second toe. When the chronic inflammation is not treated, the ligaments over time can weaken causing dislocation of the toe. This […]