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Glossary of Terms


Custom made insoles to better correct the mechanics of the foot that can be a cause of foot, ankle and lower limb complications


Skin infection at the side of the nail caused by an ingrown toenail

Peripheral neuropathy

Damage to the nerves of the extremities often associated with diabetes

Pes cavus

High-arched foot type

Pes Planus

Flat foot type

Plantar Fasciitis

The degeneration or inflammation of the fibrous band that runs along the bottom of the foot. It is characterised by pain at the bottom of the heel and sometimes along the arch of the foot.


The downwards bending of the foot.

Severe’s disease

Inflammation of the growth plate at the back of the heel bone, typically in children and adolescents ranging from nine to fourteen years of age

Shin splints

An over-use injury resulting in pain in front of the leg associated with running and exercise.

Stress Fracture

A bone fracture caused by repeated microtrauma and repetitive mechanical stress on a bone

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Pain, tingling and numbness at the inner side of the ankle or bottom of the feet due to a compressed nerve


Inflammation of a tendon.




A viral infection that enters the skin through small cracks or breaks and causes a roughened growth over the area.