Kevin Thomas, DPM
Location and Office HoursDrs Hopson & Rano
Salisbury, MD 21801
What is arthritis of the midfoot?
Arthritis of the midfoot is the breakdown of cartilage and arthritis in the medial tarsometatarsal (TMT) joints and can result in significant pain in the midfoot. The pain is usually localized to the top of the foot over the arch.
What procedures help treat Achilles tendon problems?
The first line of treatment for Achilles tendinitis/tendinosis does not involve surgery. Anti-inflammatory medicines can help with pain or swelling. If the pain is not resolved for many months, surgery may be needed to remove inflamed or degenerative tissue and abnormal areas of the tendon. In some cases, transferring another tendon to support the Achilles can be helpful by providing improved support and blood supply.
What is sesamoiditis?
Christopher Chiodo, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answeredBeneath the base of your big toe, in the ball of your foot, are two small bones called the sesamoids. They function much like pulleys, facilitating movement of the big toe. But with too much stress they can become painful -- a condition known as sesamoiditis -- and may even fracture. The best way to avoid the problem is to wear shoes with proper support and cushioning, especially for high-impact sports such as tennis or running.
Symptoms of sesamoid pain or sesamoiditis include:
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- Pain in the ball of the foot, beneath the big toe
- Swelling in the ball of the foot