Calcaneal Stress Fractures

Calcaneal Stress Fractures are the second most common stress fracture in the foot and a typically an overuse injury. They can be diagnosed clinically with the calcaneal squeeze test and be confirmed with an MRI. The recovery can take months.

Useful Resources:
C is for the Calcaneal Squeeze Test (Podiatry ABC)
What is a calcaneal stress fracture? (Curation)
How to treat a calcaneal stress fracture? (Podiatry FAQ)
Causes of higher risk of stress fractures in female runners (Medical Dispatch)
Calcaneal Stress Fracture (PodiaPaedia)
Calcaneal stress fracture – forefoot or rearfoot strikers? (Run Research)
Do you have a stress fracture of the calcaneus? (Abilgic)
Calcaneal stress fractures in minimalist/barefoot runners (Podiatry Arena)
Calcaneal stress fractures in minimalist/barefoot runners (Foot Health Forum)


Metatarsalgia is a ‘waste bucket’ term that means pain in the forefoot or metatarsal region. It could be any number of things such as sesamoiditis, plantar plate dysfunction or a mortons neuroma

Most Useful Resources:
Metatarsalgia (Podiatry Arena)
Metatarsalgia (PodiaPaedia)
Metatarsalgia (Foot Health Forum)
M is for Metatarsalgia (Podiatry ABC)
Metatarsalgia (Best Running Shoes)

Magnetic Insoles

Magnetic Insoles are pseudoscience nonsense. They are insole with magnets that have made up claims about the health benefits of walking around on magnets.

Most Useful Resources:
Magnetic insoles ineffective for nonspecific foot pain in the workplace (Podiatry Arena)
Magnetic Insoles (PodiaPaedia)
Magnetic Insoles = Snake Oil (Foot Health Friday)
Magnetic Insoles (Foot Health Forum)
Do magnetic insoles work? (Dr The Foot Without the Doctor)
Magnetic Insoles are a Scam (The Best Running Shoe)
M is for Magnetic Insoles (Podiatry ABC)

LisFranc Injury

The LisFranc injury or fracture occurs when there is a displacement of the metatarsals on the tarsal bone. Many different joint and bones are involved.

Most Useful Resources:
Outcome of surgically treated Lisfranc injury (Podiatry Arena)
LisFranc Fracture (PodiaPaedia)
LisFranc Fracture (Podiatry TV)
A fracture of the LisFranc Joint (Foot Health Friday)
LisFranc (Foot Health Forum)

Haglunds Deformity

Haglunds deformity is an anatomic variation in which the back of the heel bone is larger than normal. Generally there is nothing wrong with that except that pressure from the shoes can be painful.

Most Useful Resources:
Haglunds Deformity (Foot Health Forum)
The Haglunds deformity or ‘Pump Bump’ (Foot Health Friday)
Haglunds in an elite marathon runner (Podiatry Arena)
The Pump Bump (Podiatry Ninja)
Haglunds Deformity (Best Running Shoe)

Foot Pain

Foot pain is what Podiatrists do. There are plenty of good and bad resources on the web on foot pain.

Most Useful Resources:
Foot Health Forum (Foot Health Forum)
Foot Pain Info (Foot Pain Info)
Foot Pain (ePodiatry)
Foot Health Friday (Foot Health Friday)
Dr the Foot Without the Dr (Dr the Foot Without the Dr)

Foot Manipulation

Foot manipulation and mobilization is commonly used to treat a wide range of foot problems ranging from the chronic problems that develop after and ankle sprain to heel pain to cuboid syndrome to bunions.

Most Useful Resources:
Foot Manipulation (PodiaPaedia)
Manipulation (Podiatry Arena)
Foot Manipulation (Foot Health Forum)
Manipulation (Podiatry TV)
Does foot manipulation work?

Anterior Compartment Syndrome

Anterior Compartment Syndrome occurs during sport when the muscle size expands from the activity and the tightness of the fascial sheath around the muscles prevents the muscle expanding resulting in pain.

Most Useful Resources:
Anterior Compartment Syndrome (PodiaPaedia)
Effects of forefoot running on chronic exertional compartment syndrome (Podiatry Arena)
Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (Podiatry Arena)
Should we transition all anterior compartment syndromes to forefoot striking? (Running Research Junkie)
Compartment Syndrome of the Anterior Leg in Runners (Runners Space)
Compartment Syndrome (Foot Health Forum)

APOS Therapy

APOS therapy is a type of footwear that is adjustable to change joint moments that are claimed to be helpful for problems like knee osteoarthritis. The extent of teh claims are not back up by the evidence.

Most Useful Resources:
Apos Therapy (PodiaPaedia)
The APOS System (Foot Health Forum)
The APOS System (Podiatry Arena)
AposTherapy Biomechanical Devices (Podiatry Arena)
A is for APOS Therapy (Podiaty ABC)
Apos therapy (Podiatry Arena)

Achilles tendon rupture

An Achilles tendon rupture is dramatic when it happens, but is surprisingly not often as painful as you might think. The diagnosis is obvious. The tretament can either be in a cast or surgical.

Most Useful Resources:
Achilles tendon rupture (PodiaPaedia)
Achilles tendon rupture (Podiatry Arena)
Achilles tendon rupture (Podiatry TV)
Achilles tendon rupture advice (Podiatry Experts)
Achilles tendon rupture (Foot Health Forum)
Achilles tendon rupture (Dr the Foot)