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PROPER TREATMENT OF ANKLE SPRAINS IS ESSENTIAL

Twisting and spraining your ankle is a very common injury. Even a minor sprain can cause swelling and may be very painful due to all the nerves and other sensitive components that make up the feet and ankles.

Jul 29th, 2019
HOW ORTHOTIC INSERTS HELP YOUR FEET, ANKLES, KNEES, AND BACK

The use of custom orthotic shoe inserts and devices can provide more support and treat abnormalities in foot structure that cause many foot and ankle problems. The improved spinal alignment also helps treat knee, back and hip issues.

Jul 24th, 2019
WHY ARE MY HEELS CRACKING?

Having calluses and cracked heels is a common foot problem that is usually just a minor annoyance for the majority of people and some thick skin is essential and beneficial to the proper cushioning and protection of your feet.

Jun 19th, 2019
3 EASY TREATMENTS FOR BUNIONS

The bunion is a common big toe deformity that is easily identifiable from the bony bump that forms on the top or side of the big toe joint.

Jun 5th, 2019
WHAT CAUSES THE SENSATION OF BURNING FEET?

Having a sensation of burning feet can be caused by many conditions. The most common cause is peripheral neuropathy from diabetic nerve damage that is caused by poorly controlled blood sugar levels.

May 22nd, 2019
DON'T LET PLANTAR WARTS PERSIST

Plantar warts are so named because they grow in the plantar fascia, which is the wide band of fibrous tissue that spans the bottom of your foot.

May 15th, 2019
5 DIFFERENT TYPES OF FOOT FRACTURES

A severe break to your foot or ankle can happen in a wide variety of situations. It’s no wonder that fractures of the foot and ankle are among the most frequent problems seen in podiatrist’s offices.

May 1st, 2019
TREATING MORTON’S NEUROMA

Morton’s neuroma is a nerve growth that is a common foot condition, often described as feeling like you have a pebble in your shoe underneath the ball of your foot.

Apr 9th, 2019
KEEPING YOUR FEET HEALTHY

Keeping your feet healthy after all the walking, running, climbing, and standing they do on a daily basis can be more easily accomplished when you take the time and effort to properly care for them before problems pop up.

Apr 1st, 2019
WHY DOES THE TOP OF MY FOOT HURT?

Since there are many possible problems that can cause pain on the top of your foot, you should always see your foot doctor for any pain and discomfort that lasts for more than a few days.

Mar 12th, 2019
5 CAUSES OF SWOLLEN FEET

Your feet can become severely swollen to the point where you can’t even get your shoes on.

Mar 5th, 2019
3 TIPS TO PREVENT INGROWN TOENAILS

Having your toenail grow into the tender skin on the edge of your toe is an extremely painful occurrence that can also lead to a bacterial or fungal toenail infection.

Feb 18th, 2019
ACHILLES TENDONITIS CAUSES HEEL PAIN

Your Achilles tendon, which is the largest tendon in your body, is essential for doing everyday activities like walking and climbing stairs.

Feb 13th, 2019
GYMNASTICS CAUSES MANY INJURIES

Gymnastics is certainly one of the most demanding of sports that requires discipline, dedication and meticulous preparation to be ready for intense competition. 

Feb 6th, 2019
WHY DO MY ARCHES HURT?

Your arch is quite durable since it effectively supports your entire body weight. However, the arch is also quite fragile and susceptible to a variety of painful problems due to all the stress and pressure that it absorbs.

Jan 30th, 2019
6 WAYS TO AVOID FALLS AND FRACTURES

Reducing your chances of falling as you get older is an excellent way to avoid becoming one of the many elderly people who have suffered a serious injury after a bad fall.

Jan 23rd, 2019
CANCER CAN AFFECT YOUR FEET

Your feet are actually susceptible to cancer just like other parts of your body. However, since your feet don’t usually get a lot of ultraviolet light exposure, it can be surprising to find out that skin cancer on the feet and ankle occurs quite often.

Jan 7th, 2019
GOUT CAUSES EXTREME FOOT PAIN

Gout is often thought of as a condition affecting older people and it is most common between the ages of 40 and 60.

Jan 2nd, 2019
7 FOOT CARE TIPS FOR PATIENTS WITH DIABETES

Proper care of your feet is extremely important when you have diabetes. This disease causes nerve damage in your feet that can make it hard to know when you have an injury.

Dec 26th, 2018
HAMMERTOES RESPOND WELL TO EARLY TREATMENT

The deformity called hammertoe gets its name because of the propensity of the middle toes to bend into the shape of a hammer due to muscle and tendon imbalances.

Dec 11th, 2018
PREVENTING PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Heel pain that is often most noticeable first thing in the morning is one of the telltale signs of plantar fasciitis.

Dec 5th, 2018
6 TIPS FOR AVOIDING FUNGAL TOENAILS

A fungal toenail infection is caused by microscopic fungi that love the warm and moist environment that is found inside your sneakers and shoes.

Nov 14th, 2018
3 CAUSES OF INGROWN TOENAILS

With an ingrown toenail, you will notice swelling and redness where the edge of the nail is cutting into your skin.

Oct 30th, 2018
PAINFUL AVULSION FRACTURES

If you experience a break where a ligament separates from the bone and a small section of bone pulls away with it, then you have suffered an avulsion fracture.

Oct 24th, 2018
TREATING TARSAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

The condition of tarsal tunnel syndrome that affects the foot has many similarities to the wrist condition called carpal tunnel syndrome.

Oct 16th, 2018
2 ESSENTIAL SHOE TIPS FOR HAPPY FEET

Keeping your feet healthy and in optimal shape can be difficult, but wearing the right shoes that are properly sized and fitted is the most important factor in avoiding injury, pain, and discomfort.

Oct 10th, 2018
FOOT PAIN FROM ARTHRITIS

While the joint stiffening and damage caused by arthritis often affect the hands, back, knees, and hips, it can become a problem for your feet and ankles too, adversely affecting your ability to walk and exercise.

Sep 26th, 2018
WHAT ARE BUNIONS?

A bunion is a bony growth that grows on the joint of the big toe, causing the toe to bend inwards and push into the other toes.

Sep 5th, 2018
PLANTAR FASCIITIS CAUSES HEEL PAIN

The wide, thick, fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot can become stressed and inflamed causing considerable pain and discomfort.

Aug 30th, 2018
WHY ARE MY FEET BURNING?

Having the feeling that your feet are burning can range from just a little discomfort to something so severe that the pain wakes you up at night.

Aug 22nd, 2018
WHAT IS A HEEL SPUR?

A heel spur is a small, bony protrusion that extends from the back of the heel bone. It is formed over many months from calcium deposits and is often found in conjunction with another condition called plantar fasciitis.

Aug 15th, 2018
CHECK YOUR FEET FOR SKIN CANCER

Many people don’t realize that they can get skin cancer on their feet, even on the heels. Skin cancer is often associated with excess sun exposure, and some people are more susceptible to sun damage than others.

Aug 1st, 2018
5 FASCINATING FOOT FACTS

Your feet really are a marvel of engineering and they do an incredible job every day to get you through your day.

Jul 19th, 2018
3 TYPES OF FOOT CANCER

We don’t normally think of our feet as being susceptible to skin cancer since they don’t tend to get a lot of sun exposure, but cancer can affect your feet.

Jul 17th, 2018
HOW TO TREAT ACHILLES TENDONITIS

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon that you have in your body. It connects from the heel bone to the calf muscle and makes it possible to stand, walk, and exercise.

Jun 26th, 2018
HOW TO PREVENT A FUNGAL TOENAIL INFECTION

Fungal nail infections can also be referred to as “onychomycosis” or even “tinea unguium”! The microscopic fungi that cause these infections thrive in the warm, wet conditions found in most shoes.

Jun 21st, 2018
A STUBBED TOE COULD BE FRACTURED

Stubbing your toe happens suddenly and unexpectedly, causing a painful experience even if the actual injury is relatively minor.

May 30th, 2018
HAMMERTOES CAN HURT

If one or more of your toes appears with a bent shape at the joint (like the shape of a hammer), then you probably have a condition known as hammertoe, but it could also be mallet toe, which is pretty much the same thing.

May 23rd, 2018
HAGLUND’S DEFORMITY AND HEEL PAIN

If you notice a painful bump on the back of your heel at the location where your Achilles tendon attaches to the bone, then you may have a Haglund’s deformity.

May 21st, 2018
HOW TO PREVENT DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS

Primary causes of hospitalization and lower extremity amputation in patients with diabetes are wounds and cuts that occur on the feet and toes that can become quickly infected and gangrenous.

May 9th, 2018
DO I HAVE PLANTAR FASCIITIS?

Having pain in your heel when you first put weight on your foot at the beginning of your day or after a long time sitting in one place is an indication that you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis.

May 2nd, 2018
PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP AVOID SURGERY

While physical therapy is often used to improve the rate of recovery from an injury or surgery, it can also be used to alleviate the discomfort and pain of a wide variety of conditions and even helps to prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.

Apr 28th, 2018
HOW TO HELP YOUR HAMMERTOES

A hammertoe deformity is characterized by one or more of your middle toes abnormally bending at the joints, causing the toe to take on the shape of a hammer, hence the name.

Apr 18th, 2018
AGE-RELATED FOOT PROBLEMS

It’s important to be aware of what to expect as your feet age along with the rest of your body and to remember that it’s essential to take care of your feet to maintain your overall health.

Apr 12th, 2018
TREATMENTS FOR BUNION PAIN

Bunions are often thought of as a problem for the elderly, but they can affect people of all ages.

Apr 5th, 2018
3 CAUSES OF PAIN ON THE TOP OF YOUR FOOT

The best course of action if you are experiencing pain on the top of your foot, especially if you can’t tell the exact cause, is to have your foot doctor do a complete exam to get right to the core of the problem and begin the proper treatment.

Mar 29th, 2018
ARTHRITIS AFFECTS YOUR FEET TOO

Joint diseases that cause stiffness, pain, and swelling are often very debilitating, especially when any of the thirty or more joints in each of your neglected feet are affected.

Mar 21st, 2018
TREATING FALLEN ARCHES

Your feet create the foundation for the rest of your body to stand on, so when you neglect problems with your feet and ankles it can have far-reaching consequences.

Mar 8th, 2018
3 UNLIKELY CAUSES OF HEEL PAIN

Pain in the heel is often associated with plantar fasciitis, but it’s not the only possible cause of heel and arch pain.

Feb 15th, 2018
PREVENTING INGROWN TOENAILS

Ingrown toenails can not only be unsightly and a possible avenue for a fungal nail infection, but also can be extremely painful. So preventing them from happening in the first place is the best strategy.

Feb 8th, 2018
IS THAT A PEBBLE IN MY SHOE?

Having a feeling that there is a small object such as a pebble in your shoe is the main symptom of a condition called Morton’s neuroma.

Jan 31st, 2018
THE BURNING PAIN OF CHILBLAINS

Chilblains occur when the tiny veins called capillaries in your skin become irritated and inflamed after repeat exposure to cold, winter air.

Jan 25th, 2018
WHAT IS TARSAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?

The tarsal tunnel is a channel that exists in between part of your ankle bone and a bevy of ligaments that span across your foot.

Jan 17th, 2018
WHY DOES MY FOOT HURT?

If you are experiencing pain in your foot without an obvious cause, you may have suffered a stress fracture.

Jan 3rd, 2018