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Brachymetatarsia

When a patient experiences brachymetatarsia, what this means is that they have an unusually short metatarsal bone. These are the bones in the toes. The result is a toe that is farther back than the others or overlaps the others. Drs. Frank J. Killian and Sameep Chandrani offer treatment for brachymetatarsia at Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC.

The biggest symptom and indicator of brachymetatarsia is problems with balance. Your toes are crucial to your equilibrium. When you have one toe that is shorter, your body dynamics are thrown off. You may have difficulty properly balancing or transferring weight across the toes when walking or running.

The most common treatment for this is extra padding in the shoe. This will protect the feet from friction and pressure resulting from the brachymetatarsia. Drs. Killian and Chandrani also provide shoe orthotics to patients. These are often used for treatment as well. In more severe cases, a surgical graft of the shortened metatarsal bone is done.

If left un…

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis is a sprain in the Achilles tendon, located on the heel bone and running up your lower leg. It is needed for walking and movement. This tendon is what allows your foot to rise up on the toes. If you experience pain above your heel, you may be experiencing Achilles tendonitis. Dr. Frank J. Killian and Dr. Sameep Chandrani of Mercer-Ocean Podiatry, PC offer treatment for this condition.

It’s important that as soon as you start to experience symptoms that you come in for a consultation. Treatment is more effective the earlier it starts. Schedule an appointment as soon as swelling in the back of your feet begins. There are a few causes of Achilles tendonitis. The Achilles tendon naturally begins to weaken as you grow older. This results in most patients experiencing this condition to be older. Bone spurs and tight calf muscles can also be the cause. It is important to slowly acclimate yourself to higher intensity levels when working out. Increase your activity level a l…