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Excessively Sweaty Feet May 4th, 2020

There are patients who suffer from a condition that is referred to as plantar hyperhidrosis. This foot condition is defined as excessive sweating of the soles of the feet. This occurs when the sweat glands become overactive, which can happen for a variety of reasons. These can include nervousness, previous...

Are Bunions Affecting Your Everyday Life? Apr 29th, 2020

Don't let bunions interfere with your daily activities.

Painful Plantar Fasciitis Apr 27th, 2020

Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition that impacts the heel and the arch of the foot. It occurs as a result of an inflamed plantar fascia, which is the portion of tissue that is located on the sole of the foot. It extends the length of the foot, and its function...

What Contributes to the Development of Cuboid Syndrome? Apr 20th, 2020

Cuboid syndrome is a foot condition that generally causes pain towards the outer midfoot region of the foot. When the surrounding tissue of the cuboid bone becomes inflamed, overused, or injured, cuboid syndrome is likely to develop. There are many different factors that can cause the development of this condition...

Are You Suffering from Ingrown Toenails? Apr 15th, 2020

If left untreated, an ingrown toenail can lead to greater issues. Give us a call, and get treated!

Can My Child Have Foot Conditions as a Result of Being Overweight? Apr 13th, 2020

Research has indicated the chances may increase for children who are obese to have difficulty in walking. The feet may be affected by the additional weight, and this may cause the gait to change. Additionally, it may be more difficult for overweight children to balance, possibly as a result of...

Common Symptoms of Corns Apr 6th, 2020

If you have noticed a thickened layer of skin, often appearing in a small, ball-like shape, you may have developed a foot condition known as a corn. Corns generally form due to excess pressure put on the soles of the feet, and are known to be recurring if not properly...

Reminder: When was the last time...? Apr 1st, 2020

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

Who Is Most Susceptible To Getting Gout? Mar 30th, 2020

Severe pain and discomfort in the big toe and surrounding areas may be indicative of a condition that is known as gout. This is an ailment that may appear suddenly, also known as a gout attack. The pain may be so debilitating that it can be difficult to walk. It...

Where Is The Tarsal Tunnel? Mar 23rd, 2020

There is a portion of the foot that contains a narrow space which is located on the inside of the ankle. This is referred to as the tarsal tunnel. If this area becomes inflamed as a result of an injury, tarsal tunnel syndrome may develop. The symptoms that are often...

Why Live with Pain and Numbness in Your Feet? Mar 18th, 2020

Living with foot pain is hard on your body.  Give us a call and let us find out what's wrong.

Which Foot Conditions May Increase the Risk of Falling? Mar 16th, 2020

The feet are often considered to be the foundation of the body. However, as we age, we become more vulnerable to developing painful foot conditions. Some of the most common foot complications elderly patients can experience include the formation of corns or calluses, toenail disorders, bunions, hammertoes, poor circulation, and...

What Can Cause Morton’s Neuroma? Mar 9th, 2020

The medical condition that is known as Morton’s neuroma typically affects the area between the third and fourth toe. It can occur as a result of a compressed nerve, and may cause severe pain and discomfort. Some of the symptoms that are generally associated with this condition can include a...

Do your Child's Feet Hurt? Mar 4th, 2020

Have your child's feet been examined lately?

Treating Your Child’s Ingrown Toenail Mar 2nd, 2020

When it comes to caring for your child’s feet, it’s important you look for symptoms of any existing or developing foot conditions. One common condition that can develop among babies and young children is an ingrown toenail. Ingrown toenails are characterized by a toenail that grows into the skin on...

How Different Types of Arthritis Can Affect the Feet Feb 27th, 2020

There are more than thirty joints in each foot. If you feel pain in your feet, it may be indicative of arthritis. There are different types of this condition that may gradually develop. The most common form of arthritis is referred to as osteoarthritis, and typically affects one joint.  Rheumatoid arthritis...

What Causes Corns? Feb 24th, 2020

  Patients who have experienced corns on their toes are often aware of the pain and discomfort they may cause. A corn is defined as a portion of skin that has thickened as a result of excess friction. This can happen when shoes that are worn do not fit correctly....

Before you start dancing... Feb 19th, 2020

Get your foot and ankle check-up!

Possible Causes of Blisters Feb 17th, 2020

Anyone who has had a blister develop on their foot is familiar with the discomfort and inconvenience that it may cause. It generally happens as a result of excessive friction that may be caused by wearing shoes and socks that do not fit correctly. The appearance is that of a small...

How to Diagnose Flat Feet Feb 10th, 2020

The term fallen arches is also referred to as flat feet. It is typically simple to identify, which can be done while standing. If there is little or no arch, the entire foot will lie flat on the floor. Patients who have arches will notice there is a small gap...

Wounds that Don't Heal Need to be Checked Feb 5th, 2020

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

Possible Causes of Toenail Fungus Feb 3rd, 2020

A common ailment that can affect the toenails is known as toenail fungus. It generally develops gradually, and can occur as a result of being exposed to a certain type of fungus. The environments where this type of fungus lives and thrives may include public swimming pools, locker rooms, and...

It's Time for Beautiful Feet. Jan 22nd, 2020

Want to wear open toe shoes again? ...Special occasion? Vacation? ...You don't need an excuse to have beautiful nails.

Stretches That Will Help Strengthen Your Feet Jan 20th, 2020

The feet are the foundation of the body, and because of that, they often face a great deal of pressure and demand throughout the day. In order to keep your feet both strong and flexible, as well as prevent injuries, it’s recommended that you include light stretches for your feet...

What You Need to Know About Your Bunion Jan 14th, 2020

When the base of your big toe begins to jut outwards, that is normally a sign that you may have a bunion. This can occur due to a deformity with the toe joint, causing the big toe to begin to bend towards your other toes. Unfortunately, bunions are often accompanied...

Heel Pain Can Be Treated! Jan 8th, 2020

Do you suffer from heel pain when you get up in the morning?

Tips on How to Choose the Right Shoe for You Jan 6th, 2020

When it comes to purchasing shoes, you want to ensure that you are getting both comfort and quality out of your footwear. To make sure your shoes are the perfect fit for you, it is recommended that you measure your feet beforehand, that way you have an idea of what...

Plantar Warts Can Be Treated! Dec 25th, 2019

You don't have to live with plantar warts. Call us today!

All You Need to Know About Poor Circulation Dec 16th, 2019

  Common symptoms that are linked to poor circulation can include cold feet, tingling or burning sensations, and swollen feet. There are several reasons why this condition may develop. These can include plaque buildup in the arteries, diabetes, or if there is an existing blood clot. Additionally, patients who smoke,...

Arthritis Can Cause Pain in the Feet and Ankles Dec 11th, 2019

If you are suffering from tenderness, pain, or stiffness in the joints of your feet or ankles, call us to schedule an appointment. 

What Type of Running Am I Interested In? Dec 9th, 2019

Research has indicated that it may be beneficial to purchase running shoes that are based on the shape of your foot. Additionally, it helps to know what type of running you are planning on doing, as this can aid you in choosing the right style of shoe. Many runners understand the...

The Location of the Sesamoid Bones Dec 1st, 2019

The bones that are found under the big toe are known as the sesamoid bones. They are located within the tendons of the big toe, and can become inflamed. When this occurs it is called sesamoiditis. This can happen as a result of a stress fracture, or from a medical condition...

Gout Pain Can Be Managed Nov 27th, 2019

Gout is a form of arthritis that can affect anyone. Schedule a visit to learn about how gout can be managed and treated.

Possible Causes of an Ingrown Toenail Nov 25th, 2019

The condition that is known as an ingrown toenail typically affects the big toe. It occurs as a result of the outer edges of the toenail growing into the skin. Patients who are afflicted with this ailment are often familiar with the pain and discomfort an ingrown toenail may cause....

How Do Heel Spurs Develop? Nov 18th, 2019

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. It can develop from...

How Do Cracked Heels Develop? Nov 11th, 2019

Many patients find the skin on the heels may gradually become dry and cracked. Another name for deep cracks in the skin are known as heel fissures. This can occur as a result of wearing shoes that have an open back. These types of shoes can offer minimal support, and...

Stretching and Wearing the Correct Running Shoes Nov 4th, 2019

Many people have a strong desire to run in a marathon. Research has indicated the importance of warming up properly as the training regime begins, and this may be helpful in preventing running injuries. An injury to the plantar fascia typically starts by noticing pain in the heel. It is...

What is a Corn? Oct 28th, 2019

A corn can form on different parts of the foot as a result of excess friction. It is defined as a hard, thickened area, and will typically cause severe pain and discomfort. If the shoes that are worn do not fit properly, a corn may form on the inside of...

Water Retention During Pregnancy May Affect The Feet Oct 22nd, 2019

Many pregnant women are aware of water retention in the body as the pregnancy progresses. This typically affects the feet, and causes swelling in the lower extremities. This is a result of an increase in hormones, sodium, and potassium levels that occur during pregnancy. It is helpful to elevate the...

Painful Ankle Sprains Oct 14th, 2019

There are ligaments and tendons that surround the ankle which connect the bones to the feet. If an injury should occur that stretches or tears the tendons, the result may be an ankle sprain. A common reason ankle sprains occur may come from twisting the ankle by suddenly stepping off...

Can Foot Pain Be Related to Obesity? Oct 9th, 2019

Research has indicated that foot pain may increase in obese patients. This can be a result of added pressure that the plantar fascia must endure. It may lead to a painful foot condition that is known as plantar fasciitis. Additionally, patients who are overweight may suffer from heel pain, and...

How To Reduce Foot Pain Oct 1st, 2019

Research has indicated that foot pain may be diminished from standing for the majority of the day if the muscles are strong. When the body is properly aligned, it may help to keep foot pain to a minimum. It is beneficial to wear shoes that provide adequate support and fit...

What Is Morton’s Neuroma? Sep 23rd, 2019

Patients who have discomfort between the third and fourth toes may be experiencing a condition that is referred to as Morton’s neuroma. It occurs as a result of swollen nerve tissue that grows in this area, and is known to be non-cancerous and painful. Additionally, pain may be felt on...

Where Does The Fungus That Causes Athlete’s Foot Live? Sep 23rd, 2019

The most common type of skin infection caused by a fungus is referred to as athlete’s foot. This fungus lives and thrives in warm and moist environments that often consist of public pools, shower room floors, locker rooms and surrounding areas. Noticeable symptoms that often accompany this condition can include...

Why Does Gout Develop? Sep 17th, 2019

The pain and discomfort that often accompanies the medical condition that is known as gout can be described as severe and intense. It is considered to be a form of arthritis, and typically affects the joints surrounding the big toe. It is generally caused by elevated uric acid levels in...

Possible Causes of Athlete’s Foot Sep 10th, 2019

The medical term for athlete’s foot is known as tinea pedis. It is a condition that affects the feet, and is caused by a fungus. Many patients notice symptoms of this condition between the toes and on the bottom of the feet, which often include severe itchiness and a burning...

What Are the Symptoms of Toenail Fungus? Sep 2nd, 2019

Patients who have experienced toenail fungus typically find it may take a long time to treat. Common symptoms of this type of fungus often include a yellowing and thickening of the toenails, and they can crack as a result of becoming brittle. Toenail fungus may develop if the toes are...

Achilles Tendon and Overuse Aug 29th, 2019

The Achilles tendon is known to be the largest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscles to the heel, and it enables us to walk and perform running and jumping activities. Tendonitis may develop as a result of gradual damage that can stem from overuse. Patients who experience this...

Toddlers and Walking Barefoot Aug 19th, 2019

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. Babies are typically born with flat feet, and the arch generally develops as the feet become stronger. Research has indicated...

Can Wearing Flip-Flops Cause Ankle Sprains? Aug 5th, 2019

As the warm weather begins and the cold weather fades, many people begin their “spring cleaning.” Boots are stowed away and flip-flops become the trend. It may seem like a good idea to wear sandals, but there are risks associated with wearing flip-flops every day. Since there are typically no arches in flip flops, the feet may turn...

Possible Causes of Cracked Heels Jul 29th, 2019

There are many patients who experience the uncomfortable condition that is known as cracked heels. It develops as a result of dry skin that forms around the heel, and can cause pain and discomfort. There are a variety of reasons why cracked heels may form. These often include standing for...

Children and Their Fist Pair of Shoes Jul 29th, 2019

The bones in babies feet are flexible as a result of being underdeveloped. This is how most babies are born, and they appear to be flat footed. As walking begins, the bones, muscles, and tendons will gradually become stronger, and the arch will typically develop. While toddlers are indoors, it...

Where is the Pain From Morton’s Neuroma Located? Jul 22nd, 2019

If you are experiencing pain between the third and fourth toes, it may be indicative of a condition that is referred to as Morton’s neuroma. It is a common ailment that consists of a swollen nerve on the bottom of the foot, and causes severe pain and discomfort. Contributing factors...

Methods That May Help to Prevent Falling Jul 15th, 2019

Research has indicated that falling is a common occurrence among seniors in the United States. Many elderly people may avoid participating in certain activities as a result of a fear of falling. There are measures that can be implemented which may reduce the risk of falling. These can include removing...

How to Treat Wounds on the Feet Jul 2nd, 2019

The feet are susceptible to cuts that may penetrate the skin. Minor wounds can be treated with bandages or skin glue, and the healing process will accelerate if the cuts are kept covered and dry. If you have stepped on glass or rocks, an X-ray may be necessary to ensure there...

Symptoms of Poor Circulation in the Feet Jun 25th, 2019

Poor circulation may prevent runners and athletes from successfully reaching their fitness goals. There are several symptoms that are associated with this condition. These often include cold feet, a change in skin color, and swelling from sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Runners may also feel their legs...

Possible Methods to Find Relief from Foot Pain Jun 19th, 2019

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. There are several reasons why pain in the feet may occur. These include fractures,...

How Do Walking and Running Shoes Differ? Jun 3rd, 2019

The majority of people who enjoy the sport of running often choose shoes that are flexible. The flexibility is generally unnecessary in walking shoes, and these shoes are designed with materials that are stiff. There are different types of running shoes to choose from, and this will often depend on...

Toe Curls and Yoga for the Toe Apr 24th, 2019

Research has indicated it is easier to run when the feet are healthy. Stretching the feet frequently will help the feet to become strong and may positively affect the overall health of the body. When proper foot stretches are performed, the feet become stable, and running extended distances may be...

Tips for Senior Foot Care Mar 18th, 2019

Many elderly people may find it difficult to practice daily foot care. It’s important for seniors to wear shoes that fit comfortably, and this may prevent uncomfortable conditions from developing. These may include corns, calluses, bunions, or ingrown toenails. Research has shown the feet may change size or become wider,...