Signs and Symtoms 
(just a few)
Plantar Fasciitis 
Here are some common foot problems that the Nu-thotic custom orthotic can help alleviate.  If you are suffering from one or more of these issues you are not enjoying life to its fullest.  We will do everything possible to help you eliminate the pain. Some other common causes not described here are: Hammertoes, Metatarsalgia, Turf Toe, Corns and Calluses, Arthritis and more. 
Definition: 

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopedic complaints. Plantar fascia ligaments experience much wear and tear in daily life. Normally, these ligaments support the foot arch, connecting the heel to the front of the foot. Too much pressure on feet can damage or tear the ligaments. The plantar fascia becomes inflamed, and the inflammation causes heel pain and stiffness.

Symptom:

The most common complaint is pain in the bottom of the heal. Plantar Fasciitis is usually at its worst first thing in the morning and may improve thought the day.  You may feel increased heal pain after walking long distances.
Note to Web developer:  this is linked to the foot orthotic page in some way.. I ran out of space so started new page..  would like it the same style as questions and answers. 
Heel Spurs
Definition: 
​Heel Spurs are calcium deposits around the heal area of the foot that are typically caused by tension, abrasion and or inflammation of the plantar fascia attachment to the heal. 


Symptom:

The most common complaint is a dull ache and intermittent sharp pain on the inside area of the heel.  Pain is typically the worst first in the morning, after rest or prolonged standing wearing thin soled footwear and improper support. 
Flat Feet
Definition: 
​Occurs when the arch of the foot has fallen and comes in contact with the ground. 


Symptom:

Collapsed Instep. The posterior tibial tendon is the main support structure of the arch. This tendon can be overloaded and can become inflamed or even tearing of the tendon.  Years of wear and tear can weaken this tendon causing it to collapse. 
Morton's Neuroma
Definition: 
An irritation that commonly affects the nerve that travels between the third and fourth toes causing pain and burning in the forefoot area. 


Symptom:

The most common complaint is a feeling of walking on a marble.  You can also feel sharp pain and burning in the ball of the foot.  You may also feel numbness over the ball of the foot. 
Bunions
Definition: 
Are commonly defined as the enlargement of the inner portion of the joint at the base of the big toe. Many studies show that bunions occur in women to a factor of 10 times more frequently. It is shown that high heals and tight fitting shoes can increase the risk of bunions.   .
 
Symptom:

Big toe soreness and swelling near the base.