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Do You Know About Mallet Toe?

The foot and ankle can be affected by many different ailments. Some such ailments can be as simple as a blister, while others can be more severe such as gangrene. All feet and ankles are made differently and thus develop different afflictions. Sometimes our feet are even born looking different than the “typical” foot, such […]

Ah! My Ankle!

People suffer from foot and ankle injuries every day. Some are due to normal wear and tear, others are due to trauma to the foot. No matter the reason, Dr. Ryan L. D’Amico at Syracuse Podiatry located in Fayetteville, New York, has treated all types of ankle and foot injuries. One of the most common […]

Clubfoot in Infants

When your baby was born you learned immediately that he/she suffered from a foot deformity. At first you were scared, but the doctors assured you that the deformity wasn’t severe and could be treated. You sighed with relief and immediately followed up with more questions. What was the deformity? What did it look like? How […]

Preventing Sesamoiditis

If you are an avid hiker, walker, dancer, athlete, or are on your feet all day long, you have likely had an encounter with sesamoiditis. This is a rather common foot condition that causes pain and inflammation of the sesamoid bones in the foot. These bones are located just under the big toe joint and […]

What is Trench Foot?

You love the outdoors. They call to you regularly and so you find yourself hiking in the mountains and crossing some shallow streams or even some raging rivers. Your clothes and shoes are soaked through but you are a survivor. A natural outdoorsman. You are getting to the end of your hike for the day […]

Is there a Fungus Among Us?

Last weekend you had a manicure and pedicure done with the girls at the salon. You relaxed, chatted, and had gorgeous looking hands and feet right afterwards. Fast forward and it is a week later, your nail polish is chipping, and what do you see underneath? Your nail is turning green, which is far from […]

Bunions are a Bummer

Heels are great shoes to accessorize with different outfits. They can also give off a professional air at the office. Although they look cute, they typically aren’t good for you. Loafers tend to be the same way. Both of these types of shoes can be restrictive, narrow, and cause a lot of pressure on the […]

Preventing Trench Foot

If you have been in cold, wet, harsh conditions for long periods of time your feet may be feeling a little bit funny. They could be red, swollen, cold, discolored, or any other number of things. It is important to keep in mind the possibility of trench foot and how to prevent it. Know the […]

Flip-Flops: Tread with Caution

Flip-flops and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly. They are perfect matches, and it is almost impossible to find one without the other. Flip-flops are a natural alternative to socks and sneakers that get heavy, sweaty, and downright uncomfortable under the Syracuse sun. In addition, flip-flops are rather inexpensive and come in a […]

8 Arthritis Treatment Options

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and it is the result of years and years of wear and tear on all types of joints, causing them to break down. It is a disease that becomes more common with age, affecting over 50 million Americans, most of which are over the age of 50. […]

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