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How Your Own Blood Plasma Can Help Heal Your Pain
Oct 01, 2022
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is the kind of medicine you might imagine being used in the distant future, or you might think it’s the stuff of science fiction. Instead, it’s available now, harnessing your body’s natural powers to heal.
What Is a Podiatrist and When Should I See One?
Sep 01, 2022
You probably know a podiatrist is a foot doctor, but do you know what they actually do and when you should see one? Read on to find out!
When Do Bunions Require Surgery?
Aug 01, 2022
Bunions can be a real pain. If this common foot deformity prevents you from living your life to the fullest, it may be time to find a solution to relieve your pain. Learn if surgery might be the best option for you.
Shin Splints vs. Stress Fractures in Runners
Jul 01, 2022
If you’re highly active, it's important to know what’s causing your pain and what to do about it. If you’re feeling discomfort in your legs, it could be a sign of shin splints or stress fractures — serious conditions that can sideline you for weeks.
How to Keep a Sprained Ankle from Becoming a Chronic Instability
Jun 01, 2022
It doesn’t matter if you’re a serious competitor or a weekend walker; you’re not immune from ankle sprains. They’re common for people of all ages and activity levels. Without proper attention, a sprain can turn into chronic ankle instability.
The Most Common Ankle and Foot Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them
May 19, 2022
Your favorite sports may be putting too much stress on your feet and ankles. If you’re not careful, sports injuries can take you out of the game for good. Learn more about common foot and ankle sports injuries and how to prevent them.
Orthotics: Store-Bought vs. Custom
Apr 01, 2022
Foot pain can keep you from living an active life. When pain stops you in your tracks, it’s time to learn more about orthotic shoe inserts. Keep reading to learn the difference between store-bought and custom, and what custom orthotics could do for health.
Recognizing the Signs of Tendonitis
Mar 18, 2022
How do you know if the pain you feel is tendonitis or a muscle strain? The symptoms are similar, but you can distinguish the two conditions by where the pain is felt.
When Does an Ingrown Toenail Require Medical Assistance?
Feb 28, 2022
People of all ages get ingrown toenails. Most ingrown toenails aren’t serious and can be treated at home. Here’s how to know when to see a doctor for an ingrown toenail.
How Ankle Sprains Occur
Jan 25, 2022
Ankle sprains result when the ligaments, which connect the bones to each other, get overstretched or torn. Common signs of an ankle sprain include a “snap” or “crack” sound at the moment of injury. Sprains can also lead to bruising, swelling, and...
Your Baby’s Foot Development
Jan 18, 2022
If you’ve ever stopped to look at your baby’s feet, you’ve likely noticed that they are different from a typical adult’s feet. Rather than being born with fully-formed, mini adult feet, children’s feet go through several stages of development.
What Is Juvenile Arthritis?
Jan 11, 2022
Many people associate arthritis with aging and the elderly. While it is true that certain types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, are most often seen in older adults, arthritis is not exclusively a disease of aging.
Reminder: When Was the Last Time...?
Jan 08, 2022
Custom orthotics, or shoe inserts, should be periodically replaced. Orthotics must fit properly to give you the best results. Protect your feet and ankles!
How Do I Know if My Sneakers Fit Properly?
Jan 05, 2022
When it comes to finding the right shoes, it can sometimes be difficult to tell if the shoes fit you properly. Many people believe that shoes need to be “broken in” the first few times that they are worn to be comfortable, but this is not the case.
What Can I Do About Ingrown Toenails?
Dec 28, 2021
Ingrown toenails can cause a great deal of pain and far more serious problems, especially if left untreated. Ingrown toenails can develop when the edge of the nail grows into the surrounding skin of the toe.
Benefits of Wearing Custom Orthotics
Dec 21, 2021
Many people wear generic shoe inserts and insoles to alleviate minor discomfort in the feet while walking or exercising. But if you have frequent or chronic heel and foot pain, you may be a candidate for custom orthotics.
Finding the Right Shoes for Flat Feet
Dec 14, 2021
Many people who have flat feet don’t even know it, because when you are not bearing weight, the arch is visible. Symptoms of flat feet include painful or achy feet; swelling on the inner side of the feet; leg and back pain; and feet that get tired easily.
Heel Pain Can Be Treated!
Dec 09, 2021
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.
How Can I Get Rid of Warts on My Feet?
Dec 07, 2021
If you spend a lot of time in gym locker rooms or at swimming pools, you may end up noticing growths on the bottom of your feet. These are known as plantar warts. They are caused by a virus (human papillomavirus or HPV) that infects the soles of your feet.
Why Is My Ankle Aching?
Nov 30, 2021
Ankle pain can have many possible causes. Ankle sprains, which occur when a ligament in the ankle is overstretched or torn, are one of the most common ankle injuries. An ankle sprain can happen while playing sports, exercising, or even just twisting...
Why You Should Never Ignore Any Fracture in Your Toe
Nov 23, 2021
Fractures in the toes and metatarsals (long bones in the midfoot that connect to the toe bones) can be quite painful and should not be taken lightly. Breaks can either be traumatic (acute) that occur instantly due to an injury, or...
How to Treat Heel Spurs
Nov 16, 2021
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. Typically, heel spurs don’t cause any symptoms.
Why Heel Spurs Form
Nov 16, 2021
Heel Spurs are calcium deposits that form on the bottom of the heel near the arch. This area of the foot is referred to as the plantar fascia. Heel spurs can occur when the heel bone and plantar fascia are exposed to repeated stress.
Geriatrics and Podiatry
Nov 09, 2021
Bone density loss, dry skin, poor circulation, and rough and brittle nails are some of the common problems that can occur as people age. The effect that these problems has on foot health should be of particular concern in comprehensive geriatric care.
It's Time for Beautiful Feet
Nov 09, 2021
You don't need an excuse to have beautiful nails. Step outside without worrying about the appearance of your feet.
How Older Adults Can Promote Foot and Ankle Health
Nov 09, 2021
With age comes drier skin, brittle nails, decreased cushioning on bones, and even poor circulation. All of these factors can make foot and ankle health challenging. That is why it is important for older adults to be proactive about their foot and...
Understanding and Diagnosing Vascular Disease
Nov 02, 2021
Vascular diseases affect the circulatory system and can involve blood disorders or abnormalities in the arteries, veins, or lymph vessels. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a type of vascular disease which causes a narrowing or blockage...
Ways to Avoid Falling at Home
Oct 26, 2021
Falling is one of the leading causes of injury among those older than 65. In fact, one out of every 4 seniors will fall each year. Thankfully, there are plenty of simple things that can be done in order to prevent falls in the home.
Orthoses and Night Splints May Help Your Plantar Fasciitis
Oct 19, 2021
Plantar fasciitis is a very common source of heel pain. It occurs when the long, fibrous tissue running along the bottom of the foot (plantar fascia) becomes stressed, torn, or otherwise damaged and inflamed.
Skin Care For Cracked Heels
Oct 12, 2021
While cracked heels can be unsightly, they are not merely a cosmetic concern. In some cases, the cracks in the skin can become so deep that they cause pain, bleed, and become infected. To avoid this, it is important to moisturize your feet on...
Wounds That Don't Heal Need to Be Checked
Oct 10, 2021
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.
Lessening the Impact Flip Flops Have On Your Feet
Oct 05, 2021
Flip-flops are not the best type of footwear because they typically do not offer the support, structure, or cushioning your feet need. However, wearing them in places like public pools, locker rooms, and showers is a good way to protect your feet from...
Common Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them
Sep 29, 2021
Sports related injuries are generally broken down into direct impact injuries, overuse injuries, and injuries that apply more force to an area of the body than it can structurally support. Some of the most common sports injuries involve joint damage,...
Foot Care Tips for Diabetic Patients
Sep 21, 2021
Because of the potential loss of feeling in the feet, diabetic patients must be mindful of their everyday foot health in order to avoid more serious issues. First, diabetic patients should check their feet daily for any cuts, blisters, nail problems,...
Who Should I See To Treat Toenail Fungus?
Sep 14, 2021
Your podiatrist can help you take care of not only your feet and ankles, but also your toenails. One very common condition that podiatrists treat are fungal toenail infections. These infections often start as athlete’s foot, a skin infection,...
Do Your Child's Feet Hurt?
Sep 10, 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.
Where Do Heel Spurs Form?
Sep 07, 2021
Heel spurs are bony growths that can develop on the heels, usually due to small, repetitive traumas to the area. Heel spurs may develop from exercising, wearing poorly-fitted shoes, carrying excess body weight, or having an abnormal gait or arthritis.
Treatments for Athlete’s Foot Blisters
Sep 01, 2021
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the skin of the feet. It is characterized by a red, itchy, peeling rash on the soles of the feet or in between the toes. Athlete’s foot can also cause blisters to form on the feet.
Two Common Types of Ankle Injuries
Aug 25, 2021
The ankle is a complex joint composed of bones and ligaments. It is critical for movement and balance. Because the ankle works so hard during walking, running, and jumping, it can become sprained, or fractured—especially during sports and...
How to Lessen the Impact of High Heels on Your Feet
Aug 17, 2021
If you love high heels, you should be aware that wearing them regularly can take a toll on your feet and may lead to conditions like hammertoes, corns, bunions, Morton’s neuroma, plantar fasciitis, Haglund's deformity (pump bump), and more.
Why Live with Pain and Numbness in Your Feet?
Aug 11, 2021
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.
Stress Fractures in the Front of the Foot
Aug 10, 2021
There are five long metatarsal bones in the front of the foot which connect the toes with the tarsal bones of the mid-and-hind-foot. These metatarsals bear a great deal of weight during walking, running and jumping, which makes them more susceptible...
The Facts on Foot Corns
Aug 03, 2021
A corn is a raised, thickened, circular area of skin surrounded by a yellowish ring which typically forms on the top or in between the toes, as well as on the ball of the foot. Corns are caused by pressure or friction—usually from tight shoes...
Parts of a Running Shoe
Jul 27, 2021
If you are a runner looking for the ideal pair of shoes that best fit your specific needs, it may help to have an understanding of the different parts of a running shoe and what they do. The “upper” is any part of the shoe above the sole.
Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type
Jul 27, 2021
Running may seem like a simple to do. However, running is actually a complex movement that puts stress on the ligaments, bones, and joints of the body. Selecting the correct running shoe is important for increasing performance and avoiding risk of injury.
Signs of Cuboid Syndrome
Jul 20, 2021
The cuboid is a cube-shaped bone located in the middle of your foot. This bone can become injured or dislocated following an injury to the foot. People who play sports that put a lot of stress on the feet and people with notable overpronation of...
The Most Common Cause Of Heel Pain
Jul 13, 2021
Heel pain is a common ailment which may be caused by an irritation of the nerves, arthritis, tendonitis, stress fractures in the heel, a cyst, or—most commonly—plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia...
Are You Suffering From Ingrown Toenails?
Jul 12, 2021
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!
Should I Treat My Bunions?
Jul 06, 2021
Bunions are bony growths that appear on the outer side of the foot at the base of the big toe joint. This is a deformity that may cause pain, swelling, redness, and difficulty wearing shoes and while walking.
How Do I Get Rid Of a Foot Blister?
Jun 29, 2021
Blisters often occur on the feet due to friction from shoes or socks rubbing against a part of the foot while you walk. Fortunately, blisters usually don’t require any special care and typically go away on their own.
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