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What Is A Stress Fracture?

Patients who have endured a stress fracture in the foot may run or walk through the pain and discomfort that is often associated with this type of injury. It develops gradually from overuse, and is considered to be a hairline fracture.

Jun 8th, 2020
Blisters (April 2020)

Blisters are small pockets of fluid that occur on the top layers of the skin for several reasons. Friction, burns, and diseases are all known causes of blisters. Smaller blisters are known as vesicles, while larger blisters are referred to as bulla.

Apr 6th, 2020
Possible Treatment Methods for Broken Ankles

There are several bones that are located around the ankle joint. Patients may experience a broken ankle if they fall and twist the ankle, which may affect one or more of these bones.

Mar 9th, 2020
What Are Bunions?

Bunions are large bony bumps at the base of the big toe. Medically known as hallux valgus, a bunion is a misalignment of the metatarsophalangeal joint, or big toe joint. The misalignment will generally worsen with time if left untreated.

Mar 2nd, 2020
Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Each foot, on average, has about 250,000 eccrine sweat glands that produce half a pint of sweat each day. Sweating is a natural and important bodily function.

Feb 24th, 2020
Excessively Sweaty Feet

An uncomfortable ailment that causes the feet to sweat excessively is referred to as plantar hyperhidrosis.

Feb 23rd, 2020
The Function of the Plantar Fascia

The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that connects the heel to the toes. Strained ligaments in this part of the foot may cause a condition to occur that is referred to as plantar fasciitis.

Feb 16th, 2020
Wound Care (Feb 2020)

Diabetics must be wary of all wounds, regardless of depth or size. Diabetes, a chronic disease in which the body cannot properly use glucose the way it normally would, causes various complications that make wounds difficult to heal.

Feb 10th, 2020
Two Categories of Flat Feet

Patients who are missing an arch in their foot have the condition that is known as flat feet. Flat feet fall into two categories. Flexible flat feet have an arch that disappears when the foot bears weight and reappears while sitting or standing on tiptoes.

Feb 15th, 2021
What is Flexible Flat Foot?

Flatfoot is classified as having the entire sole of the foot in contact or near contact to the ground while standing. The disorder is also known as fallen arches, because those affected have no arch in their feet. Flexible flatfoot and rigid flatfoot...

Feb 15th, 2021
Do Your Child's Feet Hurt? (Feb 2021)

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.

Feb 12th, 2021
What Can Cause Poor Circulation?

Circulation refers to the process by which blood is moved around different parts of the body. Poor circulation is when this process is slowed down. Poor blood flow often affects the lower limbs and can lead to symptoms such as tingling, numbness...

Feb 7th, 2021
Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis is a condition in which the sesamoid bones in the forefoot become inflamed from physical activity. Sesamoid bones are bones that are not connected to other bones but are located in tendons or muscle. Two of these sesamoid bones are...

Jan 31st, 2021
An Overview of Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis is the painful inflammation of the sesamoids, two tiny pea-shaped bones located just beneath the big toe. The sesamoids support the tendons in the feet that are responsible for moving the big toe downward.

Jan 31st, 2021
Sever's Disease

Sever's disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a medical condition that causes heel pain in children’s feet while they’re growing. Sever's disease occurs most commonly in boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 14.

Jan 24th, 2021
What Causes Sever's Disease?

Sever’s disease is a condition, often common in childhood and early adolescence, that causes pain and swelling around the growth plate of the heel. During childhood and puberty, children often experience growth spurts around the ends of their bones.

Jan 24th, 2021
Neuropathy

Neuropathy is the weakness, numbness, and pain in the hands and feet due to damage to the peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves are responsible for sending information from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body.

Jan 17th, 2021
Conditions Associated With Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition in which the nerves that send information from your brain and spinal cord to the rest of your body become damaged. Peripheral neuropathy has a variety of different causes.

Jan 17th, 2021
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.

Jan 12th, 2021
What Are Bunions?

Bunions are large bony bumps at the base of the big toe. Medically known as hallux valgus, a bunion is a misalignment of the metatarsophalangeal joint, or big toe joint. The misalignment will generally worsen with time if left untreated.

Jan 10th, 2021
Understanding Bunions

One of the most common forefoot issues is a bunion. This occurs when there is a bump on the inside of the foot near the big toe joint and the big toe begins moving towards, and potentially overlapping with, the smaller toes. Another type of bunion...

Jan 10th, 2021
Ankle Sprains

Although ankle sprains may not be as serious as a broken ankle, they should be given immediate attention and care. An ankle sprain can lead to a significant amount of pain, as well as limited mobility. They are often characterized by the swelling and...

Jan 3rd, 2021
Reasons to Visit a Podiatrist for an Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are one of the most common ankle injuries, and they occur when the ligaments that hold the ankle in place are torn. Ankle sprains most often occur when stepping on uneven surfaces causes the ankle to twist beyond the ligament’s capabilities.

Jan 3rd, 2021
Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a connective tissue in the heel that stretches across the bottom length of your foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the connective tissue becomes inflamed, causing heel pain and discomfort during physical activity.

Dec 27th, 2020
Are You Suffering From Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot, called the plantar fascia, becomes inflamed. Plantar fasciitis causes pain in the heel, which is usually worse in the morning, after prolonged standing, or after...

Dec 27th, 2020
Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes can cause two problems that can potentially affect the feet: Diabetic neuropathy and Peripheral Vascular Disease. Diabetic neuropathy occurs when nerves in your legs and feet become damaged, which prevents you from feeling heat, cold, or pain.

Dec 20th, 2020
Signs of Serious Foot Problems in Diabetics

Serious foot problems can be more likely among people who have diabetes, and they can result in serious complications if left untreated. If you have diabetes, certain foot symptoms can be a cause for concern and should be examined by a professional.

Dec 20th, 2020
Wound Care

Diabetics must be wary of all wounds, regardless of depth or size. Diabetes, a chronic disease in which the body cannot properly use glucose the way it normally would, causes various complications that make wounds difficult to heal.

Dec 13th, 2020
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.

Dec 13th, 2020
Treatments for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers are open wounds that typically form on the bottom of the feet in people with diabetes. These wounds generally heal slowly and are prone to infection.

Dec 13th, 2020
Effect of High Heels on the Feet

For hundreds of years, women have been wearing various kinds of high heels for aesthetic reasons. Women who wear high heels appear to be taller and have longer and thinner legs, and the wearer’s gait and posture changes.

Dec 6th, 2020
High Heels Can Be Highly Damaging

High heels may look stylish, but they can cause a lot of damage to the feet. This is because high heels tend to crowd the toes, often into a too-tight space, shift the body’s weight to the ball of the foot, and disrupt the body’s alignment.

Dec 6th, 2020
Stretching Your Feet

Debilitating foot pain is a problem for many people. But just as stretching the torso can help alleviate back pain, stretching the feet can also help mend existing foot problems and prevent future ones.

Nov 29th, 2020
Foot Exercises for Bunion Prevention

Bunions are bony protrusions that can appear at the base of the big toe joint. A frequent cause of bunions is wearing shoes that are too narrow or pointed, which can cause the big toe to push against the other toes.

Nov 29th, 2020
Sesamoiditis (Nov 2020)

Sesamoiditis is a condition that affects the joint that is just behind the big toe in the area known as the ball of the foot. It is most common in younger people and people who have just begun an exercise program.

Nov 22nd, 2020
What Are the Symptoms of Sesamoiditis?

Sesamoiditis is a condition in which the tendons attached to the sesamoid bones, located on the underside of the foot, become inflamed. Sesamoiditis causes foot pain in the ball of the foot, under the big toe.

Nov 22nd, 2020
Understanding Corns and Calluses

Corns and Calluses are both hardened layers of thickened skin that develop because of friction. Both ailments are typically found on the feet and may be unsightly. Although they have similarities, corns and calluses are different from each other.

Nov 15th, 2020
A Common Cause of Corns

Corns on the feet can be a result of wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. A corn is defined as a small, hardened patch of skin, and can develop on the outside of the pinky toe. Additionally, corns may form between the toes, or on the bottom...

Nov 15th, 2020
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 13th, 2020
Heel Spurs

Heel spurs are the result of calcium deposits that cause bony protrusions on the underside of the heel. Heel spurs are usually painless, but they have the potential to cause heel pain. Heel spurs tend to be associated with plantar fasciitis, which is...

Nov 8th, 2020
Heel Spurs 101

The plantar fascia is the band of tissue that connects the heel and the toes. Heel spurs are bony growths that form close to where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel. The growth generally forms as a protective measure to keep an overstressed...

Nov 8th, 2020
How to Care for Your Child's Feet

It is never normal for a child to experience pain in his or her feet. Foot pain that lasts more than a few days and limits a child’s ability to walk should be examined by a podiatrist. Many adult foot ailments originate in childhood and may be present...

Nov 1st, 2020
Foot Conditions That May Occur in Children

Pain in children's feet may be indicative of growing pains, or underlying medical conditions, and it is important to take notice if your child complains of general aches in their feet. Many young children are active and enjoy participating...

Nov 1st, 2020
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is a compression of the posterior tibial nerve. The posterior tibial nerve runs along the inside of the ankle into the foot. Tarsal tunnel syndrome is named for the tarsal tunnel, which is a thin...

Oct 26th, 2020
What Are the Treatments for Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes pain on the inside of the ankle or heel. This pain often radiates into the sole of the foot. The pain can have a sharp, shooting, electrical, dull, or burning sensation, and is frequently...

Oct 25th, 2020
What to Know About a Broken Toe

Trauma to the foot, especially the toes, can occur in many ways. Banging them, stubbing them, or dropping something on them are a few different ways this trauma can occur. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet...

Oct 19th, 2020
How Can I Tell if My Toe Is Broken?

Broken toes can be very painful and require professional attention. Common symptoms that indicate your toe may be broken include pain, bruising of the affected area or toenail, swelling, and redness. The toe may also appear bent out of shape...

Oct 18th, 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!

Oct 14th, 2020
Arthritic Foot Care

During your lifetime, you will probably walk about 75,000 miles, which is quite a lot of stress to put on your feet. As you get older, the 26 bones and 30 joints in each of your feet will lose flexibility and elasticity. Your foot’s natural shock...

Oct 12th, 2020
Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis in the Feet

Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that is sometimes found in people diagnosed with the skin disorder known as psoriasis. Often, the skin and joints of the feet and ankles are affected. The symptoms of psoriatic arthritis can include...

Oct 11th, 2020
Hammertoe

Hammertoe is a foot deformity that occurs due to an imbalance in the tendons, muscles, or ligaments that are responsible for holding the toes in their normal position. This condition may be caused by poor footwear, foot structure, trauma, and disease.

Oct 5th, 2020
Possible Causes of Hammertoe

It can be difficult to wear shoes comfortably when suffering from a hammertoe. There are several reasons that the middle toes can bend downward at the joints and resemble a hammer. These consist of genetic factors, arthritic conditions...

Oct 4th, 2020
Proper Shoe Fitting

When it comes to maintaining foot health, wearing properly-fitting shoes is important. While wearing the appropriate pair of shoes may seem like a trivial concern, the reality is that improperly fitted shoes cause an astounding amount...

Sep 28th, 2020
Different Shoes For Various Sporting Activities

The type of shoes that are worn is important to consider while working out. An exercise routine may be hindered if shoes do not fit correctly, and potential foot problems may develop. There are different types of shoes that can be purchased for...

Sep 27th, 2020
Solutions for Cracked Heels (Sep 2020)

Cracked heels can make life very frustrating and embarrassing when displaying the bare feet. Aside from being unpleasing to the eye, they can also tear stockings and socks and wear out shoes at a faster rate. When severe, cracked heels may cause pain or in

Sep 21st, 2020
Causes of Cracked Heels

Deep cracks in the skin on the heel are known as fissures. They can be caused by standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time during the day, or from wearing shoes that have an open back. The skin can become dry, and the consistent pressure...

Sep 20th, 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!

Sep 15th, 2020
Plantar Fasciitis (Sep 2020)

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. When this band of connective tissue becomes inflamed, plantar fasciitis occurs.

Sep 14th, 2020
Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

Do you have heel pain? Plantar fasciitis, the inflammation of the ligament that extends from the heel to the toes, may be the cause. A podiatrist can typically diagnose this condition by taking a medical history and examining your foot.

Sep 13th, 2020
Sesamoiditis (Sep 2020)

Sesamoiditis is a condition in which the sesamoid bones in the forefoot become inflamed from physical activity. Sesamoid bones are bones that are not connected to other bones but are located in tendons or muscle. Two of these sesamoid bones are...

Sep 8th, 2020
Who Is Prone to Getting Sesamoiditis?

A common symptom of the medical condition that is known as sesamoiditis is pain under the big toe. It can affect women who frequently wear high heels, and people who enjoy running and dancing. The sesamoid bones are small, and are located under...

Sep 7th, 2020
Exercise for Your Feet

Whether your feet are over-worked or under-worked, chances are they could benefit from some special attention. Even those who exercise regularly probably do not spend any time strengthening their feet. This can be just as rewarding as...

Aug 31st, 2020
Why Are Foot Exercises Important?

Exercising the feet may seem trivial, but in reality, it is very important. The feet are the foundation upon which the entire body stands, and they support your weight all day, allowing you to be mobile and complete your daily activities.

Aug 30th, 2020
How to Care for Your Arthritic Foot

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints and it can occur at any joint in the body, especially in the foot. It generally effects those who are older, however, it can occur at any age. Although there are many different forms of arthritis...

Aug 24th, 2020
Can You Get Arthritis in Your Feet?

There are multiple types of arthritis that can affect the joints of the feet, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and gout. Osteoarthritis is the most common type, affecting millions of people by breaking down...

Aug 23rd, 2020
Ingrown Toenail Care

An ingrown toenail is a nail that has curved downward and grows into the skin. This typically occurs at the nail borders, or the sides of the nail. As a result, pain, redness, swelling, and warmth may occur in the toe. If a break in the skin forms...

Aug 17th, 2020
Causes of an Ingrown Toenail

An ingrown toenail occurs when a curved nail grows into the skin, usually on the sides of the nail. The toenail digs into the skin and causes pain, redness, and swelling, and if left untreated, it can cause a bacterial infection to occur.

Aug 16th, 2020
Sports Related Foot And Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are common among people who participate in sports. Several factors contribute to this. They include failing to stretch or warm up properly, not wearing the proper type of shoe and not taping or providing other types of support...

Aug 10th, 2020
The Severity Levels of Sprained Ankles

Sprained ankles are an extremely common injury among athletes and are a result of ligaments in the ankle being overstretched or torn during activity. Sprains can be mild, moderate, or severe. A mild sprain, sometimes referred to as a Grade 1 sprain...

Aug 9th, 2020
Treating Poor Circulation

Poor circulation in the feet is a common condition with potentially serious consequences. Symptoms of poor circulation can include tingling, numbness, pain, a pins and needles sensation, and muscle cramps in the feet and ankles. If you experience...

Aug 2nd, 2020
What Are Hammertoes?

Hammertoes are painful deformities that frequently form on the second, third, or fourth toe. The condition is often caused by an issue in foot mechanics. This can be caused by the person’s specific gait or the manner in which they walk, or by shoes...

Jul 27th, 2020
Is Surgery an Option to Cure Hammertoe?

The foot condition that is known as hammertoe can cause severe pain and it may even make it difficult to wear shoes. It causes the middle toe to bend downward at the joint, which can push against the adjoining toes. A common occurrence of...

Jul 27th, 2020
How Obesity Affects Your Feet

Gaining weight can happen suddenly and at any time. Usually you won’t notice the extra weight until your feet start hurting at the end of the day. This happens as your feet begin adjusting to carrying more weight. Foot swelling and pain are two of the...

Jul 20th, 2020
How Obesity Can Hurt Your Feet

Obesity can cause a variety of health problems throughout the entire body. One often overlooked area that is affected by obesity are the feet. Studies have found that general foot pain and plantar heel pain are strongly associated with an increase...

Jul 20th, 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.

Jul 17th, 2020
Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is a frustrating problem that affects many people. It can be persistent and hard to get rid of. As many different types of fungi are present throughout the environment, it is very easy to contract toenail fungus.

Jul 13th, 2020
What Are Common Symptoms of Toenail Fungus?

Toenail fungus can cause a great deal of discomfort and foot pain. Some common symptoms of this condition may include discoloration, brittleness, and thickening of the affected toenail. In severe cases, the nail may lift from the toenail bed.

Jul 13th, 2020
Solutions for Cracked Heels

Cracked heels may make you want to think twice about showing off your feet in warmer weather. However, cracked heels may be harmful to more than just the appearance of your feet.

Jul 6th, 2020
Causes of Cracked Heels

Cracked heels or heel fissures are a common foot condition that can cause discomfort and sometimes pain. The first sign of cracked heels is having areas of dry, thickened skin, known as calluses, around the rim of your heel.

Jul 5th, 2020
How to Treat Heel Spurs

Heel spurs are calcium deposits that cause bone protrusions on the heel bone. Heel spurs are usually associated with plantar fasciitis, which occurs when the plantar fasciitis in the foot becomes inflamed.

Jun 29th, 2020
Do I Have a Heel Spur?

A common foot condition often associated with heel pain is referred to as a heel spur. A heel spur is a bony growth located as the name suggests, at the heel of the foot. They may form at the back of the heel, under the heel, or at the sole of the foot.

Jun 29th, 2020
Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a condition in which the nerves in the body become damaged from a number of different illnesses. Nerves from any part of the body, including the foot, can be damaged.

Jun 22nd, 2020
Treating Neuropathy

Neuropathy can cause the hands and feet to tingle and become numb. The nerves that recognize the position of your hands and feet and sense hot and cold, are particularly impacted by neuropathy.

Jun 22nd, 2020
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.

Jun 17th, 2020
What is a Corn?

Corns are formed by a buildup of hard and dead skin that usually forms around the toe joints. The most common cause of corns is poorly fitting shoes, but activities like running and climbing can lead to corns as well.

Jun 15th, 2020
Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Our bones are important aspects of our body and they are constantly changing. The heavier the workload for a bone, the more likely it is that calcium will be placed in it. When a bone isn’t used often, there won’t be much calcium within it.

Jun 8th, 2020
Sesamoiditis (June 2020)

Sesamoiditis is a condition that affects the joint that is just behind the big toe in the area known as the ball of the foot. It is most common in younger people and people who have just begun an exercise program.

Jun 1st, 2020
Sesamoiditis May Affect the Joints in the Big Toe

The pain that is felt when sesamoiditis is present generally encompasses the area under the big toe. Discomfort can be felt on the sole of the foot, and it may spread throughout the entire area of the big toe.

May 31st, 2020
Falls Prevention (May 2020)

Elderly Americans are very susceptible to falls as they get older. Everyone experiences decreases in flexibility, balance, strength, and the senses as they age.

May 26th, 2020
Routine Medical Exams May Help to Prevent Falling

It is an unnatural feeling to fall, and it is considered to be a common occurrence among the elderly population. It can produce fear in accomplishing daily activities, and many people can experience serious injuries.

May 25th, 2020
Bunions

A bunion is an enlargement of the base joint of the toe that connects to the foot, often formed from a bony growth or a patch of swollen tissues. It is caused by the inward shifting of the bones in the big toe, toward the other toes of the foot.

May 18th, 2020
What Causes a Bunion to Form?

When pressure is put on the joint of the big toe over a period of time, the foot condition referred to as a bunion may develop. This condition, or foot deformity, appears as a bump on the side of the big toe.

May 17th, 2020
Flatfoot

Flatfoot is a foot disorder that is not as straightforward as many people believe. Various types of flatfoot exist, each with their own varying deformities and symptoms.

May 10th, 2020
Exercises for Flat Feet

Flat feet is a foot condition that is often recognized as fallen arches. Those affected with this condition will have feet in which their soles lay completely flat on the ground.

May 10th, 2020
Foot Pain

The feet, being the foundation of the body, carry all of the body’s weight and are therefore prone to experiencing pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing foot pain, it is important to determine where in the foot you are experiencing this pain to help

May 4th, 2020