Author: Syracuse Podiatry

3 Common Children’s Foot Problems

Since young children are not entirely capable of relaying the message that they are having foot or ankle problems, you need to pay attention to their movements and behaviors. If your child is limping, tiptoeing, or foot dragging, you should make an appointment to see your foot doctor to make sure it isn’t anything serious. […]

Why Am I Getting Foot Cramps?

A foot cramp is caused by the contraction of muscles causing pain and locking of the muscle. The deleterious effects can range from minor to extremely debilitating. Oftentimes a foot cramp can be counteracted by pulling hard on the big toe to help release the contraction of the muscle. Some of the many possible causes […]

Why Can’t I Feel My Feet?

Problems in the proper functioning of the blood vessels, arteries, and nerves that supply your feet and ankles are responsible for the majority of cases of foot numbness, and often the sensation is temporary. You notice this happening when you get up after sitting in one place for a long time and you think that […]

4 Causes of Ingrown Toenails

While some people have a genetic tendency to develop ingrown toenails, the main causes can often be easily treated or avoided altogether. Painful swelling, bleeding, and infections are common symptoms, and for the poor folks who have several toes affected at once, the condition can be quite debilitating and frustrating to treat properly without the […]

How to Treat Stress Fractures

Stress fractures (or hairline fractures), are created by the repetitive pounding that occurs during activities like recreational and competitive sports, especially those that involve a high degree of running, jumping, and quick stops and starts. Ballet dancers are also more likely to experience stress fractures. Stress fractures usually develop slowly and may show intermittent symptoms […]

3 Treatments for Toenail Fungus

Entrenched and advanced fungal toenail infections can be very difficult or impossible to treat without debriding or surgically removing the infected toenail. For less severe infections of toenail fungus, oral or topical medications may get the problem under control. Complete elimination of the fungus is required or the infection will come back. 3 treatments for […]

Five Fascinating Foot Facts

Your feet are incredibly durable, yet fragile parts of your body, and we tend to take them for granted until a painful or debilitating foot or ankle problem sends us to the podiatrist. Your feet weather everything from ankle sprains to warts with often amazing resilience, so take good care of your feet and make […]

A Plantar Fibroma Causes Arch Pain

A plantar fibroma is a soft tissue anomaly that forms on the plantar fascia, which is the wide band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and forms your arch. Nodules and cords can form in the deeper tissue of the plantar fascia and can cause your toes to become bent and […]

5 Foot Care Tips for Patients Who Have Diabetes

Taking proper care of your feet is especially important for patients with diabetes since the nerve damage that accompanies the disease can make your feet lose any sense of feeling. This can result in the development of ulcers that can lead to amputation. If you have diabetes, you should make regular visits to your foot […]

The Many Benefits of Orthotic Shoe Inserts

Preventing foot and ankle problems from happening in the first place can be achieved with the use of custom orthotic shoe inserts. They can also be used to lessen the severity of many foot and ankle problems, and can also be used to prevent or postpone the need for surgery. Wearing properly fitted shoes with […]

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