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PROPER TREATMENT OF ANKLE SPRAINS IS ESSENTIAL Jul 29th, 2019

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. Always rest an ankle after twisting it to allow the symptoms to dissipate. That...

HOW ORTHOTIC INSERTS HELP YOUR FEET, ANKLES, KNEES, AND BACK Jul 24th, 2019

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.   Basic inserts like generic arch and heel supports can be purchased at shoe...

DIABETES CAUSES MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH YOUR FEET Jul 10th, 2019

A recent estimate by the World Health Organization indicates that over 375 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes worldwide. In another ten or fifteen years, that number is expected to explode, with diabetes becoming the sixth leading cause of severe disability and even death.   Since one of the major symptoms...

4 TREATMENTS FOR INGROWN TOENAILS Jul 1st, 2019

Ingrown toenails are a common and painful condition that often affects the big toe, but any of your toes can be affected. The condition is characterized by the side of the toenail growing into the tender skin on the edge of your toes rather than over the top. Just wearing shoes...

WHY ARE MY HEELS CRACKING? Jun 19th, 2019

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. However, when calluses get too thick and start cracking and bleeding, they can...

HIGH-HEELED SHOES CAUSE MAJOR FOOT PROBLEMS Jun 11th, 2019

High-heeled shoes are becoming increasingly vilified for all the pain and discomfort they cause. In fact, they are even now being shunned by fashion houses in favor of strutting in luxury sneakers on the catwalk! Women have suffered from the ill effects of high heels for a long time, but...

3 EASY TREATMENTS FOR BUNIONS Jun 5th, 2019

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. As the bunion matures, the big toe is bent into the other toes with a lot of force causing rubbing, blisters, and even underlapping and...

ORTHOTICS TREAT MANY FOOT AND ANKLE PROBLEMS May 29th, 2019

Orthotics are specially-made shoe inserts used to treat many foot and ankle problems and also to help increase athletic performance. Since achieving optimum weight distribution is essential to the proper functioning of your feet and ankles, you should have a computerized gait analysis performed by your foot doctor to see if...

WHAT CAUSES THE SENSATION OF BURNING FEET? May 22nd, 2019

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. Symptoms include a sense of tingling and numbness and a burning sensation that can range from mild to severe. Excessive alcohol consumption can also...

DON'T LET PLANTAR WARTS PERSIST May 15th, 2019

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. These warts form in response to pressure and often occur in the heel or ball area where stress is the highest. They also tend...

5 DIFFERENT TYPES OF FOOT FRACTURES May 1st, 2019

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.   While professional athletes are certainly more susceptible to a bone fracture due to the grueling...

HOW GETTING OLDER AFFECTS YOUR FEET Apr 24th, 2019

All the wonderful years of walking, running, working and dancing throughout your life really take a toll on your poor old feet. From toe deformities like bunionsand hammertoes to arthritis and gout, your feet and ankles are more likely to experience problems as you get older. However, you can minimize or even prevent...

HOW TO TREAT A BROKEN TOE Apr 17th, 2019

Many people have the wrong ideas when it comes to what should be done about a broken toe. A major myth regarding broken toes is that if you can walk on it, then it must not be broken. But a minor break may not be extremely painful and walking on the foot...

TREATING MORTON’S NEUROMA Apr 9th, 2019

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. It is usually a result of injury and pressure pushing on the nerves that connect to your toes between the third and...

KEEPING YOUR FEET HEALTHY Apr 1st, 2019

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. When you do notice signs of any problems, see your foot...

HOW TO TREAT AND PREVENT BLISTERS ON YOUR FEET Mar 27th, 2019

Blisters are a painful and annoying occurrence that is frequently caused by pressure from rubbing on the inside of your footwear. This can be caused by poorly-fitting shoes. Be sure to have your feet measured so your footwear is supportive and comfortable without being too loose or too tight.   Treatment...

FOOT ULCERS CAN LEAD TO AMPUTATION Mar 20th, 2019

Because of the peripheral nerve damage caused by diabetes, there can be a pronounced numbness and lack of feeling in the feet. This can cause even a relatively minor injury to go undetected. It doesn’t take long for an infection to start and quickly turn into a diabetic foot ulcer.   This...

WHY DOES THE TOP OF MY FOOT HURT? Mar 12th, 2019

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.   Some common reasons for top of the foot pain include the following:Poorly fitting...

5 CAUSES OF SWOLLEN FEET Mar 5th, 2019

Your feet can become severely swollen to the point where you can’t even get your shoes on. The cause can simply be fluid retention that can occur from your everyday activities. But swelling in the feet and ankles can also occur while sitting for long periods such as during a...

4 CAUSES OF PAIN IN THE BALL OF YOUR FOOT Feb 26th, 2019

The condition called metatarsalgia is a major source of pain in the ball of the foot. Since your foot ball is right behind your big toe on the bottom of your foot, it absorbs much of the stress and pressure from walking, standing, and exercising and is frequently the source of intense...

3 TIPS TO PREVENT INGROWN TOENAILS Feb 18th, 2019

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. An ingrown toenail can be especially troublesome for patients who have diabetes since a bacterial infection can quickly spread and may lead to...

ACHILLES TENDONITIS CAUSES HEEL PAIN Feb 13th, 2019

Your Achilles tendon, which is the largest tendon in your body, is essential for doing everyday activities like walking and climbing stairs. So when you have an injury to this tendon (which connects your heel bone to your calf muscle), the resulting pain and discomfort can be extremely debilitating, causing...

GYMNASTICS CAUSES MANY INJURIES Feb 6th, 2019

Gymnastics is certainly one of the most demanding of sports that requires discipline, dedication and meticulous preparation to be ready for intense competition. Ankle sprains and other foot injuries strike young gymnasts often. While many of these injuries are due to accidents and stress that come with the territory, many injuries can...

WHY DO MY ARCHES HURT? Jan 30th, 2019

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. Having untreated flat feet can be a major contributor to arch pain.   Your...

6 WAYS TO AVOID FALLS AND FRACTURES Jan 23rd, 2019

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. Older individuals are also more likely to be experiencing osteoporosis (bone loss), which increases the severity of breaks because bone...

DANCERS EXPERIENCE MANY FOOT AND ANKLE PROBLEMS Jan 16th, 2019

Participating in ballet or modern dance puts an enormous amount of pressure and stress on the feet and ankles to produce all that graceful, fluid motion. So it is not very surprising that dancers are frequently seen in the podiatrist’s office for treatment of skin conditions and a variety of...

CANCER CAN AFFECT YOUR FEET Jan 7th, 2019

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. Cancerous growths can resemble other conditions, so...

GOUT CAUSES EXTREME FOOT PAIN Jan 2nd, 2019

Gout is often thought of as a condition affecting older people and it is most common between the ages of 40 and 60. But gout can occur in men and women who are much younger and older. The big toe and ankle joints are frequently affected by symptoms of extreme pain...

7 FOOT CARE TIPS FOR PATIENTS WITH DIABETES Dec 26th, 2018

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. The reduced circulation often experienced by patients with diabetes also causes wounds and blisters to heal more slowly or not at...

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHOES Dec 18th, 2018

Choosing the right shoes is one of the best decisions you can make to keep your feet happy and healthy. The many benefits of properly-supported feet radiate to your knees, hips, and back, so make choosing the correct footwear for work, sporting, and leisure pursuits a high priority.   Some tips...

HAMMERTOES RESPOND WELL TO EARLY TREATMENT Dec 11th, 2018

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. These imbalances are actually hereditary, but they can become exacerbated by stress and pressure. Shoes like high heels that push your toes together...

PREVENTING PLANTAR FASCIITIS Dec 5th, 2018

Heel pain that is often most noticeable first thing in the morning is one of the telltale signs of plantar fasciitis. The symptoms may occur only occasionally in the beginning. But by continuing to perform the activity that causes the stress to the plantar fascia, the condition can become worse as the...

ORTHOTIC INSERTS, DIET, AND EXERCISE CAN HELP PREVENT FALLS Nov 27th, 2018

A major cause of severe injury in people over 65 is from falling. Reduce your chances of falling to stay healthy and active as you get older through proper diet and exercise and by using the right orthotic inserts. Since many older people also have osteoporosis which causes a weakening of...

HOW TO TREAT PAINFUL PLANTAR WARTS Nov 19th, 2018

Plantar warts are large warts that grow in the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot. They usually occur in the heel or ball area and are often hidden by a thick layer of callused skin that hides them from view. Usually the only indication that you have a plantar...

6 TIPS FOR AVOIDING FUNGAL TOENAILS Nov 14th, 2018

A fungal toenail infection is caused by microscopic fungi that love the warm and moist environment that is found inside your sneakers and shoes. When the fungi get under your toenails, it can cause them to become discolored, thick, and brittle, and a bad odor may be noticeable. Fungal toenails are caused by the...

CHARCOT FOOT CAUSES MAJOR FOOT PROBLEMS Nov 7th, 2018

Patients with diabetes who have numbness from nerve damage often experience a complete lack of feeling in their feet as the disease progresses. This can lead to the development of a problem called Charcot Foot. With this condition, you’ll find a severe and disabling deformity that occurs to the foot often without...

3 CAUSES OF INGROWN TOENAILS Oct 30th, 2018

With an ingrown toenail, you will notice swelling and redness where the edge of the nail is cutting into your skin. A bacterial or fungal toenail infection may also be evident causing yellowing and a discharge of fluid that may have a bad smell. For advanced cases, it’s always best to seek treatment...

PAINFUL AVULSION FRACTURES Oct 24th, 2018

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. Younger athletes whose bones are not yet fully developed are more susceptible to these types of fractures, and they often occur at...

TREATING TARSAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Oct 16th, 2018

The condition of tarsal tunnel syndrome that affects the foot has many similarities to the wrist condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. In both cases, nerve stress and damage from repetitive use can cause numbness, pain, tingling, and a burning sensation.   In the case of your feet, inflammation and constriction of the...

2 ESSENTIAL SHOE TIPS FOR HAPPY FEET Oct 10th, 2018

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. Always choose a shoe that is made for the activity in which you will be engaged, and be sure...

TREATING A GANGLION CYST ON YOUR FOOT Oct 3rd, 2018

Ganglion cysts are non-cancerous growths that will often show up as bumps on the top of your foot. They tend to grow on a tendon, ligament, or muscle and they are characterized by the fact that the soft sack is filled with fluid, but it doesn’t move around at all. The fluid...

FOOT PAIN FROM ARTHRITIS Sep 26th, 2018

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.   Early detection and treatment are essential to slowing the progression of this disease. Custom-made orthotic inserts used...

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CORNS AND CALLUSES Sep 18th, 2018

Corns and calluses are a natural reaction that your body has to excess friction and pressure on the skin. These conditions are exacerbated by improperly fitted footwear, and increased pressure from sports and exercise can contribute to their formation.    Some differences between corns and calluses include:Corns—These often occur where your toes rub...

PERONEAL TENDONITIS CAUSES PAIN ON THE SIDE OF YOUR FOOT Sep 12th, 2018

Peroneal tendonitis is one of the less common causes of potentially debilitating pain in the arch and on the outside of the foot.  The peroneus longus and the peroneus brevis are the two tendons that support the side of the foot. These tendons then go on to make their connection to...

WHAT ARE BUNIONS? Sep 5th, 2018

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. This type of bump can also occur in a smaller version on the pinky toe which is probably why it is called a bunionette. Bunions...

PLANTAR FASCIITIS CAUSES HEEL PAIN Aug 30th, 2018

The wide, thick, fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot can become stressed and inflamed causing considerable pain and discomfort. This heel pain condition is known as plantar fasciitis. The most common early indication of plantar fasciitis is pain in back of the heel that is most noticeable...

WHY ARE MY FEET BURNING? Aug 22nd, 2018

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. There are a wide variety of conditions that can cause the feeling of burning feet, with some of them also causing numbness or a pins-and-needles...

WHAT IS A HEEL SPUR? Aug 15th, 2018

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.   These types of conditions are caused by excess stress and strain to the tendons...

HOW TO TREAT BLISTERS ON YOUR FEET Aug 9th, 2018

Blisters are a very common foot problem that is usually caused by excess rubbing on your footwear. Your skin responds to this friction by producing a pus-filled area on your skin. The fluid in a blister is most often clear, but it can also be slightly red or pink if bleeding...

CHECK YOUR FEET FOR SKIN CANCER Aug 1st, 2018

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. Individuals with lighter skin, hair and eyes will burn more easily and may be more...

WHY DOES MY BIG TOE HURT? Jul 25th, 2018

Pain in the big toe is a very common complaint that is treated by podiatrists. There are quite a variety of causes of pain in the big toe and, since the symptoms can mimic each other, you should see your foot specialist for the correct diagnosis and treatment.   The...

5 FASCINATING FOOT FACTS Jul 19th, 2018

Your feet really are a marvel of engineering and they do an incredible job every day to get you through your day. While you may tend to take your feet for granted (75% of us do!) while they do all the work of walking, standing, and exercising, here a few...

3 TYPES OF FOOT CANCER Jul 17th, 2018

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. Because it often goes unnoticed, the consequences can be deadly. Check your feet for lesions regularly and bring them to the attention of your...

HOW TO TREAT AND PREVENT ANKLE SPRAINS Jul 12th, 2018

Spraining an ankle is one of the most common ways to find your way into a podiatrist’s office. While many people may be fortunate enough to walk away with only minor pain and a temporary limp that subsides after a few days of rest and recuperation, other folks suffer sprains that...

4 TIPS TO TREAT ACHILLES TENDONITIS Jul 2nd, 2018

Your Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body that connects from your heel to your calf muscle. A lot of people do not realize how important this tendon is for walking, running, or merely just standing until they suffer an injury to the tendon that can cause considerable...

ORTHOTIC SHOE INSERTS HAVE MANY BENEFITS Jun 28th, 2018

One of the most obvious but often overlooked aspects of foot care is the prevention of foot and ankle problems from happening in the first place. Of course, the importance of regular foot inspections, wearing properly fitted shoes, and doing strengthening and flexibility exercises can’t be overemphasized.   Yet another...

HOW TO TREAT ACHILLES TENDONITIS Jun 26th, 2018

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. While runners and athletes are more susceptible to experiencing the inflammation and pain of Achilles tendonitis, it can also...

HOW TO PREVENT A FUNGAL TOENAIL INFECTION Jun 21st, 2018

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. The same fungi that cause athlete’s foot problems also cause fungal toenail infections, so it can be quite easy for...

6 REASONS TO CONTACT YOUR FOOT DOCTOR Jun 14th, 2018

Foot and ankle problems can become more difficult to treat as they progress. Since a foot or ankle problem may often be a sign of a systemic health problem, it is all the more important to get a proper diagnosis from your podiatrist and to pursue the recommended treatment, thus...

PREVENTING AND TREATING INGROWN TOENAILS Jun 7th, 2018

The condition of an ingrown toenail is also called onychocryptosis. An ingrown toenail can be a severely debilitating problem, especially when it occurs in multiple toes simultaneously on both feet which can cause a never-ending battle with painful swelling and infections. It isn’t always obvious that an inward growing toenail is the...

A STUBBED TOE COULD BE FRACTURED May 30th, 2018

Stubbing your toe happens suddenly and unexpectedly, causing a painful experience even if the actual injury is relatively minor. Because your toes have only a small amount of fatty tissue to insulate them from any shock, a stubbed toe injury can often be very painful without being very severe. This...

HAMMERTOES CAN HURT May 23rd, 2018

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. This condition is not always painful in...

HAGLUND’S DEFORMITY AND HEEL PAIN May 21st, 2018

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. While this abnormality frequently affects women who wear high heels and is known as the “pump bump,” it can similarly affect...

HOW TO PREVENT DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS May 9th, 2018

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. Often a patient with diabetes is unaware that he or she has a cut because peripheral neuropathy inhibits the sensation of pain....

DO I HAVE PLANTAR FASCIITIS? May 2nd, 2018

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.   This foot condition is characterized by an inflammation of the connective tissue...

PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP AVOID SURGERY Apr 28th, 2018

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, thus avoiding surgery. Physical...

HOW TO HELP YOUR HAMMERTOES Apr 18th, 2018

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. Because of the rubbing of the bent toe on your footwear, you may also notice corns, calluses, and other problems...

AGE-RELATED FOOT PROBLEMS Apr 12th, 2018

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. Problems with your feet are often a harbinger of other health problems, so...

TREATMENTS FOR BUNION PAIN Apr 5th, 2018

Bunions are often thought of as a problem for the elderly, but they can affect people of all ages. The most obvious sign of this condition is that the big toe pushes against the second toe causing a bump to develop on the top or side of the big toe. This...

3 CAUSES OF PAIN ON THE TOP OF YOUR FOOT Mar 29th, 2018

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.   3...

ARTHRITIS AFFECTS YOUR FEET TOO Mar 21st, 2018

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. Several of the common bodily arthritic conditions can concurrently have painful consequences for your feet.   Common Arthritic Foot Conditions Osteoarthritis—Wear and tear...

TREAT ANKLE SPRAINS PROMPTLY TO AVOID COMPLICATIONS Mar 15th, 2018

An ankle sprain can occur when you least expect it, such as from that missed step at the curb while looking at your phone. Or perhaps you landed wrong after making an awesome football grab. Whatever the cause, the pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking experienced immediately afterward are sure signs that...

TREATING FALLEN ARCHES Mar 8th, 2018

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. Fallen arches (also called flat feet) is one of those conditions that if left untreated can lead to a variety of other...

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT PLANTAR WARTS Feb 28th, 2018

 Warts that often appear on the heels or balls of the feet and are caused by the human papillomavirus. Since plantar warts grow in areas that are under the most pressure, the wart will often tend to grow inward, with a hard layer of callused skin obscuring it from view. Plantar...

TREATING HARDENED SKIN ON YOUR FEET Feb 22nd, 2018

Having hard, rough, abrasive skin on your feet looks ugly, and can often feel uncomfortable.  Hard skin on the foot can be easily removed using a file or pumice stone. A pumice stone is naturally abrasive and is made of volcanic rock and crystals, which is an earthy addition to...

3 UNLIKELY CAUSES OF HEEL PAIN Feb 15th, 2018

Pain in the heel is often associated with plantar fasciitis, but it’s not the only possible cause of heel and arch pain. There are a variety of other conditions that can create a similar sensation in the foot but is caused by a totally different mechanism. Three other possible sources of heel and...

PREVENTING INGROWN TOENAILS Feb 8th, 2018

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.   Some methods to help prevent ingrown toenails from occurring include: ‚óŹ     Proper nail cutting technique—Use the...

IS THAT A PEBBLE IN MY SHOE? Jan 31st, 2018

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. It occurs when a metatarsal ligament traps a nerve causing inflammation and discomfort that usually presents between the second and third, or third and fourth...

THE BURNING PAIN OF CHILBLAINS Jan 25th, 2018

Chilblains occur when the tiny veins called capillaries in your skin become irritated and inflamed after repeat exposure to cold, winter air. Often referred to as pernio, this condition causes red spots and blotches, severe itching, a burning sensation, and swelling and blistering on the hands and feet. Once you develop the condition...

WHAT IS TARSAL TUNNEL SYNDROME? Jan 17th, 2018

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. This tunnel carries the nerves, tendons, and arteries that allow you to use your foot. One of the main nerves inside the tarsal tunnel is...

TREATMENTS FOR CORNS AND CALLUSES Jan 11th, 2018

Corns and calluses are thick layers of skin that most commonly form on your hands, feet, fingers and toes. When they appear on your feet, it is usually the result of excess friction and pressure created by badly fitting footwear. Calluses, which tend to be bigger than corns, are commonly located on...

WHY DOES MY FOOT HURT? Jan 3rd, 2018

If you are experiencing pain in your foot without an obvious cause, you may have suffered a stress fracture. The pain can tend to come and go, and often is increased during specific foot movements. Stress fractures are very small cracks in the bone that are caused by the repeated stress...