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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Dec 9, 2020 12:59:47 PM

Are you experiencing pain in your heel? You may have plantar fasciitis, and you're definitely not the only one. Roughly two million patients are treated for plantar fasciitis each year. 

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Topics: Foot Pain

What is a Bunion? Can I Get Rid of it?

Posted by Mountainstate Orthopedic Associates

Nov 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Do you suffer from foot pain in the form of a bony bump?

A bunion is a painful, bony bump that forms on the inside of the foot at the big toe joint.

The big toe has these bones:

  • Phalanx bones
  • Metatarsal
  • The metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP) is where the phalanx bones and metatarsal meet. Bunions form at the MTP joint.

When the metatarsal bone shifts toward the inside of the foot and the phalanx bones angle toward the second toe, this causes the MTP to grow, which then gets pushed out of alignment, leaving you with a protrusion from the inside of the forefoot; a bunion.    

Keep reading to learn about the problems bunions can cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Topics: Bunion, Foot Pain