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Neuhaus Foot & Ankle’s library of information includes articles describing common foot and ankle ailments that can be helped with home remedies or might need medical attention. Read important information on your specific foot injury.

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Os Trigonum Syndrome

What is Os Trigonum? What is the Os Trigonum? The os trigonum is an extra (accessory) bone that sometimes develops behind the ankle bone (talus). It is connected to the talus by a fibrous band. The presence of an os trigonum in one or both feet is congenital (present at…

Haglunds Deformity

What is Haglunds Deformity?   What is the Haglund’s Deformity? Haglund’s Deformity is an enlargement of the bone on the back of the heel also known as “retrocalcaneal bursitis” that most often leads to painful bursitis because it becomes irritated by shoes. In Haglund’s Deformity, the soft tissue near the…

Talar Dome Lesion

What is a Talar Dome Lesion? What is a Talar Dome Lesion? The ankle joint is composed of the bottom of the tibia (shin) bone and the top of the talus (ankle) bone. The top of the talus is dome-shaped and is completely covered with cartilage — a tough, rubbery…

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

Goals, Benefits, and Risks of Tarsal Tunnel Release Surgery This surgery involves cutting the ligament and other tissues that bind down the posterior tibial nerve and its branches.  The nerve and its branches are explored for areas of entrapment.  Structures that bind down or compress the nerve or its branches…

Joint Immobility

Joint Immobility Tarsal coalition is a bone condition that causes decreased motion or absence of motion in one or more of the joints in the foot. The bones found at the top of the arch, the heel, and the ankle are referred to as the tarsal bones. A tarsal coalition is an…

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? About the Tarsal Tunnel The tarsal tunnel is located on the inside of the ankle beside the ankle bones. It’s surrounded by the flexor retinaculum, a ligament, and the posterior tibial nerve is inside the tunnel. The posterior tibial nerve is the nerve affected in…

Osteochondritis

Osteochondritis are lesions that usually cause pain and stiffness of the ankle joint. Osteochondritis can affect all age groups. Osteochondritis is caused by a twisting-type injury to the ankle. Symptoms of Osteochondritis usually include swelling and ankle pain. Immobilization of the foot and ankle for a period of time usually resolves…

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

Chronic Ankle Pain Symptoms, Causes and Treatments Chronic lateral ankle pain is recurring or chronic pain on the outside part of the ankle. The pain often develops after an injury such as a sprained ankle. Signs and symptoms include: Ankle instability. Difficulty walking on uneven ground or in high heels. Pain,…

Chronic Ankle Instability

What is Chronic Ankle Instability? What Is Chronic Ankle Instability? Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring “giving way” of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains. Usually the “giving way” occurs while walking or doing other activities, but…