Gavin W.G. Chalmers DPM


Plantar Fasciitis: Should I Have Surgery for Heel Pain?

Guides through the decision to have surgery for plantar fasciitis to relieve foot and heel pain. Covers alternative treatments, including stretching exercises and orthotics. Discusses risks. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Juanetillo o juanete de sastre

El juanetillo o juanete de sastre aparece en la base del dedo pequeño del pie. Cuando el hueso largo que se conecta con el dedo (metatarso) se dobla alejándose del pie, el dedo pequeño se dobla hacia adentro y la articulación se hincha o se agranda. Esto resulta en un bulto en el borde exterior de la base del dedo pequeño.

Fifth Metatarsal Jones Fracture

What is a fifth metatarsal Jones fracture? A fifth metatarsal Jones fracture is a break or a thin, hairline crack in the long bone on the outside of the foot. A Jones fracture occurs near the end of this bone that is closest to the ankle. What causes a Jones fracture? A Jones fracture can happen when a person jumps or…

Toe joint deformities

Hammer toe A hammer toe bends down at the middle toe joint (proximal interphalangeal joint, or PIP joint). The toe may bend up at the joint where the foot and toe meet (metatarsophalangeal joint, or MTP joint) causing the middle toe joint to be raised slightly. There may also be a deformity at the joint near the tip of…