Common Causes of Foot Pains

What Causes Foot Pain?

Foot pain can be caused by genetics, or it can be the result of an injury or disease. The location and severity of the pain, as well as the accompanying symptoms, are important to consider when seeking a pain-relieving solution.

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Cuboid Syndrome

What does “Cuboid” Mean?

The cuboid is a small bone in the foot. It is located on the middle-outer edge closest to the small toe and attached to the calcaneus, AKA the heel bone. It is the only bone linking the straight, front half of the foot with the arched part of the foot and is therefore fundamental to maintaining stability. It also assists with supination and pronation (outward and inward rolling of the foot, respectively.)

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Foot and Ankle Tendonitis

What Exactly is Tendonitis, and What Causes This Condition?

Tendonitis is the inflammation of a tendon; tendons are thick cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones. Tendonitis can be the result of overuse of a tendon, from a foot or ankle injury such as a ligament sprain, or repetitive friction on the tendon including a shoe rubbing on a tendon.

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