David M. Grace, DPM
Location and Office HoursFoot & Ankle Care of Frederick
Frederick, MD 21703
- Anthem Healthkeepers (BC/BS)
- Bravo by Elder Health
- CIGNA HealthCare
- CareFirst BlueChoice
- Coventry Health Care
- Kaiser Permanente Health Plans
- MDIPA/MAMSI (UnitedHealthcare)
- Optimum Choice/MAMSI (UnitedHealthcare)
- United Healthcare
- Frederick Memorial Hospital
What causes os trigonum syndrome?
Os trigonum syndrome can be triggered by overuse and repetitive motion as well as by an injury, such as an ankle sprain. As the os trigonum is crunched between the ankle and heel bones, it pulls loose and the tissue connecting it to the talus is stretched or torn and becomes inflamed. The result is deep, aching pain in the back of the ankle that occurs mostly when pushing off on the big toe or when pointing the toes downward.
What is clubfoot in babies?
Babies are sometimes born with clubfoot. A clubfoot is a deformity that causes the foot to be turned so that:
- The foot points downward and the toes turn inward.
- The bottom of the foot is twisted inward.
Sometimes the clubfoot can be seen before the baby is born using ultrasound. The cause of clubfoot is not known.
How is midfoot arthritis treated?
Treatment of midfoot arthritis usually entails resting the foot, taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, wearing supportive shoes and using a cane or crutches. Weight loss may be recommended to reduce the burden on the foot. If these steps are unsuccessful, surgery may be needed to reduce pain.
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