Treatments for Common Foot and Hand Conditions
At B.C. Prosthetic & Orthotic Services, our goal is to treat conditions that cause our patients pain and to increase their mobility. In addition to manufacturing custom orthotics, footwear, and prosthetics, we treat common conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and bunions. We treat adults and children at our offices in Kelowna, Penticton, and Vernon.
Shin splints pain can be caused by various conditions, including muscle overuse, stress fractures, or compartment syndrome. Patients typically experience pain along their tibia (shin bone) between the knee and ankle. Common symptoms of shin splints include pain felt in the inner side of the shin when beginning physical activity. As physical activity continues, pain recedes, only to return when physical activity has stopped. Patients experience tenderness and swelling in inflamed area.
Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to your heel bone. Patients typically experience pain above their heel at the back of their leg after running, stair climbing, or sprinting. A swelling or bump on the back of your tendon may also appear.
Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot. It can make it feel like you are standing on a pebble, especially between your third and fourth toes. Pain typically increases when walking or when the ball of your foot is compressed.
If the bottom of your foot hurts when you are standing or walking, you may have plantar fasciitis. This condition is caused by an inflammation of the flat band of ligament tissue that connects your toes to your heel bone. Patients typically experience their worst pain first thing in the morning or after resting.
Children who experience pain in the sides of their kneecap may be experiencing patellofemoral syndrome. This condition is caused when the kneecap is not properly centered within the groove of the thighbone. Patients suffering from patellofemoral syndrome typically experience pain or a grinding feeling in the knee joint when running, squatting, or climbing stairs.
A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. Bunions can result from genetics or wearing tight, narrow shoes. Symptoms include a bulging bump at the outside of your big toe, thickening of the skin, redness, or swelling.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis found in the knee. It is a degenerative wear-and-tear type of arthritis that occurs.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand. Illness, pregnancy, and repetitive motions can reduce the size of your carpal tunnel, resulting in swelling.
Metatarsalgia results in pain and inflammation that occurs in the ball of the foot, just before your toes. Known as a stone bruise, metatarsalgia is not an injury, it is a symptom or group of symptoms.