Foot disorders starting with T

Tailor's Bunion - Bunionette

A tailor's bunion is a common condition of the foot that often leads to discomfort and pain when wearing shoes. This condition is frequently progressive and becomes worse with time. Anatomically, the toes are connected to long bones in the mid-foot called metatarsals. The tailor's bunion is a prominence or enlargement of the head of the fifth metatarsal. The cause of the tailor's bunion is...

Tarsal Coalition

What is a tarsal coalition A tarsal coalition is a condition between two of the bones at the top of the foot or the arch that inhibits motion due to the abnormal growth of bone, cartilage, or fibrous tissue across the joint. Depending on the severity of the condition, the motion of the joint may be limited or completely absent.This condition typically causes pain in the surrounding joints...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is due to compression of a nerve called the Posterior Tibial Nerve.The nerve passes into the foot from around the inside of the ankle just below the ankle bone. Just beyond this point, the nerve enters the foot by passing between a muscle and a bone in the foot. This area is called the Tarsal Tunnel. The Posterior Tibial Nerve is the largest nerve that enters the foot....

Tendinitis

What is Tendinitis?Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon. Tendons are thick cords of tissue that connect muscles to bone.Achilles tendinitis, or an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, is one of the most common causes of foot or ankle pain. Other types of foot/ankle tendinitis include posterior tibial tendinitis and peroneal tendinitis.CausesTendinitis can result from an...

Turf Toe Injuries

Activities such as football, basketball, soccer, field hockey and lacrosse show the high incidence of injury to the great toe joint on artificial surfaces. Other non-sporting causes include change in shoe gear, limited range of motion of the great toe joint, and sometimes flat foot conditions.Mechanism of InjuryThere are two mechanisms of injury for turf toe. The most common cause is...