Other common treatments include:
Sesamoiditis: The sesamoid is a small bone under the ball of the foot. It can become strained in repetitive activities that place pressure on the ball of the foot or involve repeated upward flexion of the big toe.
Foot Ulcers: Patients with diabetes are prone to the development of foot ulcers. After years of elevated blood sugar, both nerves and small blood vessels in the feet are damaged.
Charcot Foot: Charcot foot is a chronic foot condition that is found in conditions that cause loss of sensation in the foot, most commonly diabetes. As a result of the loss of sensation, the foot is unable to maintain its normal structure, and the bones of the foot and ankle collapse.
Gout: Gout is painful inflammation of a joint as a result of built up of crystals within the joint.
Plantar Fasciitis: The thick tissue on the bottom of the foot (the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed and irritated, making it difficult to walk.
Heel Spur: A heel spur is an extension of the heel bone that extends into the tissue directly in front of the heel. It is most often a result of chronic plantar fasciitis.
Sprains and Fractures: Tendons are the connective tissue that connects bones to each other and holds them together. When these become strained or torn, often as a result of being hit or twisted, the result is a sprain.
Shin Splints: Shin splints refers to pain along the shins, or the front of the leg between the knee and ankle.