There are several small joints along the arch of the foot called the medial tarsometatarsal (TMT) joints. The purpose of the TMT joints is to adjust to uneven surfaces when walking, absorb energy during each step and transfer the forward motion of the hindfoot and ankle when walking to the forefoot for push-off from the toes.
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Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredCalluses, corns, ingrown toenails and hammertoes all result from cramming feet into steeply arched, unpadded shoes that force the foot forward. This can also irritate nerves on the ball of the foot, triggering neuromas. Despite the discomfort—or downright agony—many women continue to wear high heels and other painful shoes, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. Unfortunately, once the feet go, so does physical activity. Can you guess what's right behind (or about to be on your behind)? That's right: weight gain.
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Christopher Chiodo, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answeredSymptoms of Achilles tendinitis and tendinosis include:
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- Pain at the back of your heel
- Pain that intensifies if you exercise
- Possible tenderness and swelling at or above the back of the heel