Foot Problems

Common Foot Problems

Challenges we help with every day

There are many different foot problems that can cause discomfort, pain and even disability. Foot pain should not be considered normal even though it may be common. The majority of foot conditions that affect people can be easily diagnosed and treated effectively. At Alberta Family Podiatry we will examine, diagnose and implement therapies and treatment plans that can alleviate the majority of foot conditions.  Please click on the topics below to learn more about common foot conditions, symptoms and treatment.

The Plantar Fascia is a dense tissue in the bottom of the foot that attaches from the bottom of the heel bone to the toes. The Plantar Fascia serves to help hold up the arch when walking.
Bunions are common foot deformities that affect approximately 20% of the general population. A bunion is a deformity of the great toe joint that can cause significant pain and disability.
Hammertoes are commonly caused from muscle imbalances typically from improper foot alignment. If one of the muscles of the toe overpowers its opposing muscle, then the joint of the toe will be stuck in a bent position.
Foot problems are very common with people with diabetes and could lead to serious complications. Alberta Family Podiatry offers preventative diabetic foot care including regular check ups and diabetic wound care.
Corns or Calluses are areas of thickened and sometimes hardened tissue that your body creates to help protect sensitive skin. Corns and calluses are often confused for one another.
Tendons are the cord-like bands of connective tissue that connect your muscles to bone. If the tendon is over worked or worked in the wrong way tiny tears can occur, damaging the tendon and causing inflammation.
Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis are the two most common forms of arthritis. Both can attack joints in your feet and ankles causing damage, inflammation and pain.
Flat feet, or the pediatric flatfoot, is one of the most common foot conditions found in toddlers and children. In infants and toddlers the arch is not developed before they learn to walk.

This disorder can cause your nervous system to send signals of pain in your feet when there is nothing causing the pain. Alternatively, it might not send a pain signal even if you have experienced an injury like a cut, burn or blister.