What is a Plantar Fibroma?

A plantar fibroma may present as a small mass on the sole of the foot. Plantar fibromas are benign tumors that are found in the plantar fascial ligament of the foot. The plantar fascia is a ligament that supports the arch of your foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. Plantar fibromas may […]

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Similar to carpal tunnel there is a lower extremity analog known as tarsal tunnel syndrome. The posterior tibial nerve courses behind the calf, through a fibrous canal known as the tarsal tunnel, near the heel, behind the medial malleolus. If inflammation occurs in the tissues adjacent to the tarsal tunnel, swelling can cause compression of […]

What is Verrucae?

Verrucae, also known as plantar warts, are common, benign, skin lesions that are caused by Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. They may commonly appear on the bottom of feet or around the toes. Plantar warts vary in size and shape but most commonly appear like a cauliflower growth with minute black dots. Warts may appear in a […]

Onychomycosis: Fungal Toenails

Fungal toenails, also known as onychomycosis, is the most common infection of the nail. When infected, nails become thickened, have a yellowed or whitened discoloration and may be difficult to cut. Nails may become so thickened that they are unable to be cut with traditional nail clippers. Fungal nails may be so dystrophic that they can […]

What is Tinea Pedis?

If you are experiencing skin changes such as scaling or peeling on the bottom of your feet or in between your toes along with burning or itching sensations, you may have a form of tinea pedis. Tinea pedis, also more commonly known as “athlete’s foot,” is a fungal infection of the foot. There are 4 […]

What is a Ganglion Cyst?

As temperatures rise, the shoes come off, and with that people may be more invested in the state of their feet. You may notice a bump on the top of your foot that you don’t remember being there before. Or, you may be noticing that a bump is increasing in size. If the lump is […]

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 […]