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What is a Stress Fracture?

Have you recently gone on vacation, and walked more than you usually do at home on a day to day basis? Do you now have pain in your ankle or foot? Stress fractures don’t only occur in people who run and exercise daily, because anyone is at risk.

Oct 22nd, 2019
Why Do I Have Heel Pain?

Heel pain is a common ailment among many people. It may be a foot condition that is more prevalent among specific groups of people. These may include individuals who are obese, people who participate in sporting activities, or women who are pregnant.

Oct 14th, 2019
The Definition of a Heel Spur

A small and hard protrusion that forms in the heel of the foot is referred to as a heel spur. They can have different shapes that can include being flat, hooked, or pointy.

Oct 7th, 2019
What Is a Skin Lesion KOH Exam Used For?

A skin lesion KOH exam is a diagnostic test used to determine whether an infection of the skin is caused by a fungus. Athlete’s foot is one of the most common fungal infections of the feet, and the KOH exam can be used to test for it.

Oct 12th, 2020
What Is This Hard Lump in My Foot?

A hard lump in your foot could have a wide variety of underlying causes. Damage or injury to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves of the foot can cause a hard lump to develop.

Oct 5th, 2020
How Is Plantar Fasciitis Diagnosed?

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot pain. It is caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel to the toes. Getting a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis begins with a trip to...

Sep 28th, 2020
The Purpose of the Sesamoid Bones

The sesamoid bones are located inside specific tendons in the foot. They can be found under the joint in the big toe and can help to absorb the weight of the body. If these bones become fractured or irritated, the medical condition that is known...

Sep 21st, 2020
Reminder: When Was the Last Time...?

Custom orthotics, or shoe inserts, should be periodically replaced. Orthotics must fit properly to give you the best results. Protect your feet and ankles!

Sep 21st, 2020
Signs of Peripheral Neuropathy

Did you know that approximately half of all people with diabetes have some type of nerve damage? One of the most common types is peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy typically starts in the nerves of the feet, and can affect both feet at once.

Sep 14th, 2020
How Are Stress Fractures Diagnosed?

A common reason for stress fractures of the feet to occur is from repetitive overuse. Many runners can experience this type of injury, and the bones in the center of the foot can be at risk. These types of fractures gradually occur as small breaks in...

Sep 8th, 2020
Why Live with Pain and Numbness in Your Feet?

Suffering from this type of pain? You may have the foot condition known as Morton's neuroma. Morton's neuroma may develop as a result of ill-fitting footwear and existing foot deformities. We can help.

Sep 7th, 2020
What Are the Risk Factors for Fungal Nail Development?

A fungal nail infection, also known as onychomycosis, is a common condition that affects up to 10% of all Americans. There are several risk factors for developing this condition. Wearing tight footwear can crowd the toes and cause them to...

Aug 31st, 2020
How Can You Get Athlete’s Foot?

If you have a rash between your toes or find your feet to be itchy, scaly, stinging or burning, you may have contracted athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis, is a contagious fungal infection of the skin on the feet.

Aug 24th, 2020
Diabetes Can Have Consequences for the Feet

Looking after and staying on top of the health of your feet is an important part of living with diabetes. Even seemingly small problems can have serious consequences.

Aug 17th, 2020
Sever’s Disease: An Overuse Injury

Sever’s disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is not a disease at all, but rather an overuse injury. This condition affects the growth plate of the heel bone and is therefore most common in children and teenagers who are still rapidly growing.

Aug 10th, 2020
Plantar Fasciitis: A Common Injury in Runners

Plantar fasciitis refers to a painful inflammation of the plantar fascia, a tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the ball of the foot. The most common cause of this condition is overuse, making it a frequent injury...

Aug 3rd, 2020
Possible Causes and Types of Foot Pain

The feet are considered to be the foundation of the body, and can endure numerous aches and pains as a result of bearing the weight of the body. A common type of foot pain comes from developing a condition known as plantar fasciitis.

Jul 27th, 2020
Treatments for Sweaty Feet

We all tend to sweat more in the summer months. However, if you find that your feet are often so sweaty that your shoes slip right off, you may have plantar hyperhidrosis. Plantar hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating of the feet, is a medical condition...

Jul 20th, 2020
Do I Have Athlete’s Foot?

Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis in the medical community, is a fungal infection of the feet that is also highly contagious. Athlete’s foot typically may spread in warm and moist environments including public swimming pools, locker rooms...

Jul 13th, 2020
What is Turf Toe?

Turf toe, as the name suggests, is a sprain of the big toe joint that is especially common among athletes who play on artificial turf. This type of sprain often occurs during sporting activities such as football, soccer, gymnastics, and basketball.

Jul 6th, 2020
Diagnosing and Treating Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma occurs when a nerve in the foot that provides feeling in the toes becomes irritated or damaged. As the nerve thickens, the pressure from the neighboring bones increases and causes more irritation.

Jun 22nd, 2020
Shoes And Genetics May Cause Bunions

A common reason patients may develop bunions can be from the shoes that are frequently worn. Many shoes have inadequate room for the toes to move freely in, which may cause the bone on the side of the big toe to protrude.

Jun 15th, 2020
Who May Be Prone to Getting Cuboid Syndrome?

There are twenty-six bones in each foot, and the cuboid bone is located on the outside edge below the ankle. The condition that is known as cuboid syndrome can occur as a result of overstretched or torn tendons which connect to the cuboid bone.

Jun 8th, 2020
Excessively Sweaty Feet

Although sweating while working out is common, if you find yourself excessively sweating, especially in the foot region, you may have developed a condition that is known as hyperhidrosis. This can cause excessive sweating even with minimal...

Jun 1st, 2020
Levels of Sprained Ankles

Ligaments that are injured on the outside of the ankle are generally the cause of an ankle sprain. This type of injury can cause limited range of motion, and it can become difficult to accomplish daily activities. There are several levels of ankle sprains.

May 26th, 2020
Do You Have Flat Feet?

Flat feet occur when the arches in your foot have not fully developed, and the entire sole of your foot touches the floor when standing up.  Flat feet can be caused by a variety of different things that include obesity, aging, or the simple lack of...

May 18th, 2020
What Causes a Hammertoe?

When the joints of the toes are affected, it's likely that one may develop a hammertoe. Hammertoes are often recognized by their hammer-like appearance, as this condition causes the affected toe to bend downward.

May 11th, 2020
Seniors May Need Extra Time for Foot Care

It is important for people of all ages to maintain proper foot care, and this may become especially urgent as the aging process occurs. Many elderly people may have difficulty in properly trimming their toenails, in addition to checking their feet for...

May 4th, 2020
Do I Want to Pursue Podiatry as a Career?

People who choose to explore the field of podiatry are interested in learning about conditions that impact the feet. Research has indicated there is a growing need for podiatrists, and this may be a result of the elderly population that are living...

Apr 27th, 2020
How Does Morton’s Neuroma Develop?

Patients who are afflicted with Morton’s neuroma often feel pain and discomfort in the ball of the foot. This condition can occur as a result of thickened tissues between the toes, and the pain may be more severe while walking...

Apr 20th, 2020
What is a Common Source of Heel Pain?

One common cause of heel pain is a foot condition known as a heel spur. With this condition, it’s common to notice redness and swelling around the affected heel.

Apr 13th, 2020
Should Children Walk Barefoot?

Research has shown it is vital to maintain children’s foot care properly, as this may be helpful in possibly avoiding foot deformities and structural concerns.

Apr 6th, 2020
Possible Causes of Bunions

A common sign that you may have developed a bunion is by a bump that gradually forms on the side of the big toe. Additionally, it may appear red, swollen, and can cause severe pain and discomfort.

Mar 30th, 2020
Do I Have Gout?

Elevated levels of uric acid in the bloodstream may lead to a condition that is referred to as gout. It is considered to be a form of arthritis, and can cause debilitating pain and discomfort. Noticeable symptoms often appear in the big toe and...

Mar 23rd, 2020
Do Your Child's Feet Hurt?

Have your child's feet been examined lately? Healthy feet are happy feet. If your child is complaining of foot pain, it may be a sign of underlying problems.

Mar 17th, 2020
The Importance of Proper Senior Foot Care

As the aging process occurs, the skin on the feet may become thin and lose cushioning. The feet may also be more susceptible to the development of uncomfortable foot conditions, which may include blisters and corns.

Mar 16th, 2020
How Are Orthotics Made?

Orthotics are known as insoles that fit inside shoes, which may help to provide the necessary support needed for specific foot conditions. They are custom designed for each patient, and the process begins with taking a plaster mold of the affected foot.

Mar 8th, 2020
Avoid Developing an Ingrown Toenail

As many patients know, having an ingrown toenail can be extremely painful, and can often make completing everyday activities more difficult. To help prevent developing this uncomfortable condition, it’s important that certain precautions are taken ...

Mar 2nd, 2020
How to Protect Your Feet While Working

Teaching is a profession that typically requires the instructor to stand for the majority of the day. For those in a profession that requires standing for long periods of time, such as a teacher, it’s important to be aware that this may cause general...

Mar 2nd, 2020
Who Does Sever’s Disease Affect?

The medical condition that is known as Sever’s disease can generally affect adolescents who participate in running and jumping activities. This ailment impacts the growth plate, and may occur as a result of the heel bone and ...

Feb 24th, 2020
Wounds That Don't Heal Need to Be Checked

Your feet are covered most of the day. If you're diabetic, periodic screening is important for good health. Numbness is often a sign of diabetic foot and can mask a sore or wound.

Feb 18th, 2020
Possible Causes and Symptoms of Heel Spurs

Pain in the heel and surrounding area may be indicative of a heel spur. It is considered to be a bony growth that develops on the heel of the foot. It can grow in length, and extend to the middle of the foot, which may cause severe pain and discomfort.

Feb 17th, 2020
What Benefits Are Gained From Stretching The Feet?

People who enjoy running or jogging as their chosen sport or hobby are generally aware of the necessity to stretch the feet and ankles. Performing correct stretching techniques may help to keep the feet healthy and strong.

Feb 10th, 2020
Plantar Warts Can Be Treated!

Plantar warts are small growths that develop on parts of the feet that bear weight. They're typically found on the bottom of the foot. Don't live with plantar warts, and call us today!

Feb 4th, 2020
What Can You Do to Improve Poor Circulation?

Poor circulation may occur when there is an insufficient amount of blood flow to a particular region of the body, commonly affecting the feet. Patients with poor circulation have noticed symptoms including numbness, muscle cramps ...

Jan 27th, 2020
What Can Cause Hammertoe?

The medical condition that is known as a hammertoe is considered to be a deformity of the second and third toes. It is considered to be one of the more painful foot conditions, and it may be more common among women.

Jan 20th, 2020
Ankle Injury Happens To Maverick Guard Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic is a guard for the Dallas Mavericks and had to miss the game that was played against the Bucks after he sprained his ankle. The injury happened during the game against Miami, and the Mavericks lost during overtime with a score of 122-118.

Jan 13th, 2020
Gout Pain Can Be Managed

Gout is a painful, inflammatory form of arthritis. Those affected will typically feel an intense stiffness in the joints of their feet, particularly in the big toe. Schedule a visit to learn about how gout can be managed and treated.

Jan 7th, 2020
How High Heels May Lead to Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a foot condition that involves the feet developing the sensation of numbness, or a lack of feeling. Those who frequently wear high heels run the risk of pushing the toe bones against the nerve, increasing their chances of ...

Jan 6th, 2020
Protecting the Feet During the Work Day

There are many people who have jobs that include standing for the majority of the day. This can cause pain and discomfort in the feet, and it is not uncommon to feel muscle weakness at the end of the day.

Dec 30th, 2019
Are Bunions Affecting Your Everyday Life?

Have you noticed a bony protrusion on the side of your big toe? If so, you may have developed the foot condition known as a bunion. Don't let bunions interfere with your daily activities.

Dec 24th, 2019
Why Does Plantar Fasciitis Occur?

A common foot condition that affects numerous patients is referred to as plantar fasciitis. This occurs when the tissue that is located on the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed.

Dec 23rd, 2019
Are You Suffering From Ingrown Toenails?

If left untreated, an ingrown toenail can lead to more serious concerns, such as an infection. Knowing proper nail care can help in the prevention of an ingrown toenail. Give us a call, and get treated!

Dec 10th, 2019
Three Types of Orthotics

Orthotics are devices that are worn in the shoes which may help to correct foot structure. These are generally designed by a podiatrist who can determine the reason why wearing orthotics can be beneficial.

Dec 9th, 2019
Types of Arthritis That Can Affect The Feet

The medical term that is known as osteoarthritis may cause bone spurs at the bottom of the big toe, which may lead to the development of a bunion. If you have this type of arthritis, relief may be found when larger size shoes are worn.

Dec 1st, 2019
It's Time for Beautiful Feet

You don't need an excuse to have beautiful nails. Step outside without worrying about the appearance of your feet.

Nov 26th, 2019
How Do Heel Spurs Develop?

One of the most noticeable symptoms of a heel spur is pain in the heel and surrounding areas. It can occur as a result of walking and standing on hard surfaces, wearing new shoes that do not fit correctly, or after training for a specific sport.

Nov 18th, 2019
Where Is Pain from Cuboid Syndrome Located?

There are several bones that are located in the middle of the foot. They are referred to as the cuboid bones, and cuboid syndrome may develop as a result of inflammation.

Nov 18th, 2019
Heel Pain Can Be Treated!

Do you suffer from heel pain when you get up in the morning? If so, you should seek the professional help of your podiatrist and have a proper diagnosis performed. Heel pain can be caused by several different foot-related conditions.

Nov 12th, 2019
How Is A Broken Toe Treated?

A broken toe is generally caused by a heavy object falling on it, or if you stub your toe against a heavy piece of furniture. One of the symptoms that may be experienced is immediate pain and discomfort, followed by possible bruising and swelling.

Nov 11th, 2019
Why Choose Foot Surgery?

Many patients choose to have foot surgery performed as an option to relieve severe pain and discomfort. Relief may be found when toenail removal is chosen to correct chronically infected ingrown toenails.

Nov 4th, 2019
Why Choose Foot Surgery?

Many patients choose to have foot surgery performed as an option to relieve severe pain and discomfort. Relief may be found when toenail removal is chosen to correct chronically infected ingrown toenails.

Nov 4th, 2019
Can Gout Be Linked To Foods That Are Eaten?

A form of arthritis that is referred to as gout is generally accompanied by severe pain and discomfort. Patients who experience this uncomfortable foot ailment often notice swelling and tenderness in and around the joints of the big toe.

Oct 1st, 2019
U.S. Forward Suffers Ankle Sprain

Jayson Tatum, forward for the Boston Celtics and currently playing for the U.S. men's national basketball team at the World Cup, suffered a sprained ankle during the American win over Turkey on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Sep 23rd, 2019
Possible Causes of Cracked Heels

Patients who have severely dry skin on the heels of the feet are prone to a condition that is referred to as cracked heels. It can happen for a variety of reasons, including standing for extended periods of time throughout the day, and wearing shoes ...

Sep 23rd, 2019
Possible Ways To Prevent Falling

Research has indicated that approximately one third of seniors in America will fall during the night. This can cause many injuries to occur, that may include painful foot ailments.

Sep 17th, 2019
When to Purchase Shoes

The feet are considered to be the foundation of the body, and it is important to maintain proper foot care. This includes washing and drying your feet completely, which may be beneficial in preventing athlete’s foot from developing.

Sep 9th, 2019
How to Help Cracked Heels

The skin on the heels may become dry for a variety of reasons, and this can precede a condition that is known as cracked heels. Standing for extended periods of time throughout the day, and frequently wearing shoes that have an open back are ...

Sep 2nd, 2019
Foot Aches During Pregnancy

General foot pain is a common ailment many pregnant women experience. The arches of the foot may disappear as the weight of the body increases, and this can produce a considerable amount of discomfort.

Aug 27th, 2019
Sports and Achilles Tendon Injuries

People who participate in sporting activities may experience Achilles tendon injuries. If it is torn, surgery may be necessary to repair the tendon, and a lengthy recovery period is often needed.

Aug 19th, 2019
Toddlers And Walking Barefoot

There are several bones, joints, and ligaments that the human foot is comprised of. When babies are born, their feet are flexible, and will gradually become stronger as walking begins.

Aug 13th, 2019
Types of Foot Pain

The feet are comprised of numerous bones, tendons, and ligaments, and are considered to be the foundation of the body. It is important to maintain proper foot care, as this can help to prevent different types of foot pain from occurring.

Aug 6th, 2019
Tips for Healthy Feet

Feet are the workhorses of the body, taking  about 5,000 steps per day. On top of that, we cram them into shoes and stand on them for most of the day. Luckily, there are some ways to take care of your feet and protect them from the wear and ...

Jul 29th, 2019
Friction Causes Corns

Corns can form on the tops or sides of the toes. They develop as a result of friction that can be caused by wearing shoes or socks that do not fit correctly.

Jul 22nd, 2019
Woes for Your Toes from Flip-Flops

Flip-flops are fun to wear wh en lounging out by the pool or when going to the beach. At the same time, they could be causing major stress and injury to the feet. Without any protective outer covering on your flip-flops, it can be easy for the feet to ...

Jul 16th, 2019
Stretching the Calf Muscles May Help the Feet

Tight calf muscles can lead to uncomfortable foot conditions that include plantar fasciitis, bunions, and tendinitis. There are reasons why calf muscles may be shortened, including genetic factors, wearing high heels for the majority of the day ...

Jul 9th, 2019
How Do Cracked Heels Develop?

Many patients experience dry skin on the heels, and this is often the result of a lack of moisture in the skin on the feet. There are several reasons why this condition may develop.

Jul 2nd, 2019
Who is at Risk for Heel Spurs?

A heel spur is caused by a calcium deposit that forms on the bottom of the heel. While many people experience no symptoms, heel spurs can be painful. Pain levels for heel spurs often vary throughout the day.

Jun 25th, 2019
Possible Methods to Find Relief from Foot Pain

Patients who have chronic foot pain are familiar with the discomfort it can cause. Completing daily activities may be challenging as a result of the dull aches or shooting pains that are present in the feet.

Jun 18th, 2019
How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

A common ankle injury that is experienced by many people is an ankle sprain. It occurs when the ankle is twisted, and this can happen by suddenly stepping off of a curb, or from a sports injury.

Jun 11th, 2019
What Is a Gout Attack?

A painful form of arthritis that affects the feet is referred to as gout. It typically affects the joints in the big toe, and occurs as a result of excess uric acid in the bloodstream. The medical term for this is known as hyperuricemia.

Jun 3rd, 2019
Edema and Pregnancy

Many pregnant women notice their feet have become swollen. This is caused by the pressure that is put on the lower limbs, which is often the result of a growing fetus.

May 28th, 2019
Effective Methods That May Improve Circulation

One of the first symptoms that is noticed in poor circulation is a numbing or tingling sensation that is felt in the feet. When the blood circulates properly, toxins are carried through the bloodstream for elimination.

May 20th, 2019
Lack of Moisture in the Heel Pads May Cause Cracked Heels

The condition that is known as cracked heels is also referred to as thickened heels. There are several reasons why this ailment may develop. These include standing for the majority of the day, wearing shoes that have an open back, or they may form as ...

May 13th, 2019
Painful Plantar Warts

The location of a plantar wart is on the sole of the foot. It often develops in the heel area of the foot and grows into the skin. This is a result of consistent weight that is put on the heel while walking or standing.

May 6th, 2019
What Is Sesamoiditis?

The bones that are located at the bottom of the big toe are referred to as sesamoid bones. They lie between the tendons of this toe, and pain and discomfort may be caused if inflammation occurs.

Apr 29th, 2019
Soccer Players And Blisters

Many soccer players will develop blisters at some point while participating in their chosen sport.  They typically form on the bottom of the foot or on the back of the heel.

Apr 23rd, 2019
Practicing Yoga May Benefit the Feet

As the weather gets warmer, many people enjoy spending time outdoors. When the feet are properly stretched, aches and pains in the feet may diminish, and this can help to make daily activities more enjoyable.

Apr 15th, 2019
Overall Health May Improve When the Feet Are Properly Cared For

It is known that the feet are the foundation of the body. Many people tend to ignore their feet until some type of pain is felt. Research has indicated that when frequent foot care is practiced, the feet and overall health of the body may be ...

Apr 8th, 2019
Are Cracked Heels Painful?

Many people enjoy wearing sandals during the summer months. This may be the time of year when cracked heels may be noticed. This condition may develop as a result of dry skin on the heels, and may become worse if not promptly treated.

Apr 1st, 2019
Understanding Your Foot Pain

Foot pain is a broad term that covers many different types of pain. The foot is a complex part of the body that is comprised of many bones, ligaments and muscles; therefore, pain can be felt in various parts of the feet.

Mar 25th, 2019
Symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury

The Achilles tendon is considered to be the largest tendon in the body. Its function is to connect the heel to the calf muscles, and it is important for this tendon to maintain its flexibility and strength.

Mar 18th, 2019
Daily Foot Care Is Essential for Diabetic Patients

Research has shown the importance of taking care of your feet, and this is especially true if you are a diabetic patient. Many diabetic people have neuropathy, and this may cause a lack of feeling in the feet.

Mar 11th, 2019