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How are Heart Disease and Foot Pain Related? Oct 29th, 2022

Our feet are something we often take for granted. We often forget how much we rely on our feet until we start experiencing pain. Foot pain can range from an uncomfortable inconvenience to being unable to walk, but it is how the body lets us know there is something wrong....

Warning Signs and Causes of Poor Circulation Oct 1st, 2022

Even though poor circulation isn’t a condition, if you are experiencing poor circulation in your feet this is often a symptom of a much larger issue. This is why it’s important to understand the warning signs of poor circulation and when to see a podiatrist, as many of these conditions...

Tendonitis- Painful Causes and Treatments Sep 8th, 2022

Being active is an important part of staying healthy. As we are active, we need to take care of our body. Tendons play a key role in this process. Tendons are the fibrous cord like structures that connects our muscles to our bones, allowing us to move. Repetitive activities or...

Shoe Size Does Matter, So Choose the Perfect Fit Aug 10th, 2022

Foot pain, deformities, and other complications can be avoided by carefully choosing the proper style, size, and shoe material. In addition to shoe gear, daily foot inspection and simple precautions can help keep our feet pain-free and in good health. Shoes are too big when they bend past where your...

How to Take Care of and Avoid Ingrown Toenails Jul 11th, 2022

It's summer and you want to be active, but an ingrown nail on your foot is stopping you. It can get red and swollen causing tremendous pain. How did this happen and how can it be fixed? Depending on the season, your feet may be overly exposed to the elements...

How Do Flat Feet Affect Your Overall Health? Jun 1st, 2022

Though you’ve probably heard the term “flat feet,” you may not know what this means, or how it can affect you. Human feet typically contain an arch. Without the arch, the foot has less structural support. Still, it’s possible not only to survive, but to thrive with flat feet.  Advanced Foot...

The Importance of Diabetic Wound and Foot Care May 10th, 2022

Blood sugar gives your body energy, but too much sugar leads to problems, which is precisely the issue when you have diabetes. If you have high amounts of sugar in your blood for extended periods, it can damage delicate nerves and blood vessels, leading to complications like peripheral artery disease...

Why Do I Have Bunions? Apr 25th, 2022

If you avoid wearing sandals because of a painful, bony bump that sticks out from the base of your big toe or pinky toe, you may have a bunion.  Bunions occur when some of the bones of your foot move out of place and the big toe or pinky toe...

Preventing Sports Injuries in Children Apr 4th, 2022

Kids are getting more seriously involved in sports at a younger age. Injuries become more common when certain steps aren’t taken and injuries at a young age can cause lifelong damage. Whether your athlete is still in the little leagues or playing high school sports, here are 7 great tips...

How Runners Can Prevent and Deal with Bunions Nov 25th, 2019

Running has many health benefits, but one thing that is not a benefit is bunions. This is a very common foot condition. It is well known for the stereotypical, large protuberance on the base of the big toe. It is important to know how to spot and treat a bunion...

5 Common Foot Problems and How to Treat Them Nov 11th, 2019

Feet are something most people take for granted until they have a problem. Whether it is pain from an injury, condition, or illness, taking proper care of the feet is essential to being active. Since everyone is slightly different, the best way to treat foot problems is to visit a podiatrist. Here...

Caring For Your Feet During Pregnancy Oct 14th, 2019

Pregnancy is an exciting phase of life for most women. With all the fun fluttery kicks and anticipation of baby’s arrival comes tired, swollen muscles. One area most pregnant women experience aches and pains are in the feet. If you are looking for some relief, here are some simple tricks...

How To Know It’s Time To Replace Your Running Shoes Sep 30th, 2019

Whether you are an avid runner, walker, or just enjoy an occasional jog, having a good pair of running shoes is the most important tool. Shoes don’t last forever and once the soles wear down, the risk of injury increases. Since no one wears their shoes the same amount of...

The History of Podiatry Feb 27th, 2019

Podiatry is the branch of medicine and study dedicated to the feet, ankles, and lower extremities. This form of doctoring is considered a specialty with extra training involved for the designation. The curriculum covered in podiatric medical school programs learning the lower extremity anatomy more thoroughly and genetic conditions, surgeries,...

Morton’s Neuroma: A Common but Not Well-Known Foot Disorder Feb 15th, 2019

There are many problems that can happen with the feet from sports, accidents, and bad genetics. Among the top three disorders that occur in feet is a condition called Morton’s neuroma. It receives less attention than bunions and plantar fasciitis, but up to 1/3 of the population have the beginnings of neuromas, but don’t...

How Foot Pain and Your Back are Related Jan 29th, 2019

Feet are great for helping us get around and maintain stability, but they are often the last thing anyone thinks about until they are in pain. Foot pain is caused by many different possible problems, including the structure of the foot, bad arches, improper footwear, and old injuries. While many...

Show Your Feet Some Love with DIY Soaks and Scrubs Jan 15th, 2019

During the Christmas season, everyone is exchanging gifts with those they love. Why not show some of that love to your feet? After all the shopping, traveling, and running around to all the events that go on during this time of year, most feet have taken a beating. Try some...

Ways to Prevent Plantar Fasciitis Nov 30th, 2018

As the weather warms up, people are heading out to enjoy the great outdoors. If you love hiking, biking, running and seeking out adventures, don’t let plantar fasciitis get in the way. Plantar fasciitis is when the tissue connecting your heel to your toes (the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed. It...

Fractured and Fragmented Bones: How They are Treated Oct 23rd, 2018

The human foot has 26 bones that are all connected with joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Since the foot is used in so many different activities, foot fractures can happen in these bones if hit at a bad angle. Treatment is going to vary depending on the location and severity of the...

Flat Feet in Kids: To Treat or Not to Treat Sep 26th, 2018

A common podiatry problem in kids is a condition referred to as flatfoot. It is when the foot lies flat on the ground, with no visible arch on the inner foot. Doctors look for signs or symptoms of flatfoot during well-visits because it can prevent children from a normal physical...

Physical Therapy Tips for Returning to Activity Sep 20th, 2018

After an injury, the most common question people have is when they can return to their normal, physical activities. The most common injuries in athletes are to the foot and ankle areas. While all time frames depend on the severity of your injury, there are three simple physical therapy steps...

Catch the Wave to a Faster Recovery After Foot Surgery Aug 24th, 2018

Feet are a vital tool to getting around that require little thought until you are injured. The foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, plus plenty of soft tissue, which means there are many opportunities for injury. Foot surgery is sometimes necessary and can take a...

Why You Have Bunion Pain Jul 2nd, 2018

Bunions are prominent bumps that jut out of the base of your big toe. To understand why you have bunion pain, we need to talk about how they happen and ways you can deal with the pain. Once a bunion is forming, jumping to surgery isn’t always the best option....

Treating Clubfoot in Babies May 12th, 2018

From getting a new tooth to rashes and infections, parents are always looking for ways to make their kids feel all better. Not all problems have a fast cure, like clubfoot, which requires a little more time and attention. Knowing that parents want to help their child get better is...

How Heel Spurs Form Apr 12th, 2018

As the weather warms up and races start approaching, people are starting to run outside again. Unfortunately, some people are finding that they can’t run as far as they used to because of pain. Two of the most common conditions, plantar fasciitis, and heel spurs are usually at the root...

Orthotics and Cleats Apr 6th, 2018

You’re an athlete participating in a sport where you’re on your feet a lot and you must wear tight, uncomfortable cleats. Your feet, ankles, knees, and legs are all vital in your performance of your sport. Without them in proper, healthy, working order, you may be sidelined from any action...

Everything You Need to Know about Treating Clubfoot Mar 30th, 2018

When a parent sees their child for the first time after birth, it’s natural for them to check for any visible problems. The doctor does this as well, making sure the baby is healthy and strong. Unfortunately, not every child is born without problems, and some problems, like clubfoot, are...

Recover Faster From Sports Injuries Mar 6th, 2018

Getting hurt, even when doing a sport you love, isn’t fun. As painful as the foot or ankle injury is, the potentially long time spent on the sidelines recovering can be almost just as painful. You want to be out there on the field, helping your team get the victory....

How to Clear Up Fungal Toenails Fast Feb 28th, 2018

Nobody likes toenail fungus. The yellow, brittle toenails, however, are very common. Toenail fungus is not only embarrassing, but it can lead to further, more serious foot conditions if not treated. If you have an event or maybe a beach vacation coming up, and you want to show off your cute...

10 Training Tips to Avoid Heel Pain Feb 23rd, 2018

It’s a few months into the new year and 2018 is the year you’ve decided to take your fitness seriously. You may have signed up for a 5K or even a marathon to make sure you don’t back out of your fitness commitment. Maybe you’re new to running or maybe...

Why Does my Foot Hurt? Jan 19th, 2018

Our feet are important, but often we take them for granted. That is, until they begin to hurt and not function properly. Foot pain isn’t fun and can drastically affect your everyday life. Here are common foot pain issues and their possible causes: Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective...

How to Take Care of Your Feet From a Young Age Jan 19th, 2018

A lifetime of moving around takes a toll on your feet. Often, we don’t take as good of care for our feet as we should. By taking our feet for granted, and not giving them regular, constant TLC, we’re bound to face possible, potentially painful and debilitating consequences. The regular...

FAQs About Orthotics Dec 19th, 2017

Many people that complain of foot pain say they need an orthotic. Indeed, they should talk to their podiatrist about customized orthotics, but most will settle for cheap, ineffective shoe inserts instead. If you’re one of those patients who suffer from foot pain and think you need an orthotic, here are some...

Everything you Need to Know about Diabetic Foot Care Nov 28th, 2017

Diabetes can have an impact on the nerves and blood vessels in the feet, which can lead to numbness or make it hard to heal injuries and resist infections. On top of that, it can make it hard to sense pain in your feet, so you could have a cut...

What is Plantar Fascia and How Does It Affects Your Heel? Oct 30th, 2017

Plantar Fasciitis is the Most Common Cause Heel Pain It is the inflammation of a band of tissue similar to a ligament on the bottom of the foot which starts on the heel and extends out to the ball of the foot.The fascia becomes irritated, inflamed and thickened. Symptoms &...

How To Take Care Of Your Feet As A Diabetic Aug 20th, 2017

Almost 30 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States, from a recent report from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). They also found an additional 80 million individuals who are considered pre-diabetic. One of the major areas of concern in our diabetic population is foot health. Diabetic foot complications are the leading cause of hospital admission among the diabetic population. We have...

Why You Should Be Looking At Your Feet Daily Jul 15th, 2017

Let’s be honest – when was the last time you looked at your feet? Visual inspection can alert you to upcoming complications. It is recommended you make a visual inspection of your feet once a daily. Put a small mirror on the floor if it is difficult to see the soles...

List Of The Top 5 Common Foot Problems Jun 10th, 2017

It is estimated that by the age of 70 the average person has walked approximately 26,000 miles! Our feet take quite a beating which causes many changes in our foot structure and gait over time. Some of the most common foot problems which may lead you to seek treatment from...

How to Prevent Falling May 5th, 2017

2.5 million individuals over the age of 65 are treated in emergency rooms each year for fall-related injuries, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. As we age there is a steady and consistent increase in accidental deaths as a result of falling. Some of the more common...