4 Ways to Keep Your Feet Happy & Healthy

Taking proper care of your feet is a fabulous way to improve your overall health and to avoid foot and ankle injuries. In fact, taking good care of your feet will have the added benefits of keeping your knees, hips, and back in tiptop shape as well. 4 tips to keep your feet happy and […]

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Causes Nerve Pain

Near the top of your foot by the ankle joint, there is a section of your foot that forms a tunnel that carries the nerves, blood vessels, and other components that make it possible for your foot to move and have feeling. One of the primary nerves that run through this defacto tunnel is called […]

6 Causes of Numbness & Tingling in Your Feet

Losing the sense of feeling in your feet and toes is a very disturbing and possibly life-threatening experience that is often caused by diabetes complications. This sense of numbness and tingling can create problems doing everyday activities like walking and just plain standing. Since a tingling sensation and numbness in your feet and ankles can […]

Sesamoiditis Can Mimic Other Conditions

Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of the tissues surrounding the two tiny sesamoid bones that are located in the ball of the foot. Sesamoid bones are free-floating bones that have no solid connection to any other bones. Your kneecap is the largest sesamoid bone. The two sesamoid bones in each foot are about the size of […]

Treating a Sprained Ankle

Ankle sprains and strains are the most common injuries treated by podiatrists, and they often happen without any warning. A severe sprain can happen from just awkwardly stepping on the curb while going to get the mail. An ankle sprain occurs when the ankle rolls outwards while the foot is firmly planted on the floor […]

How to Prevent Fungal Toenails

Smelly and unsightly fungal toenail infections are caused by microscopic fungi that thrive in the warm, wet conditions that frequently exist in your footwear. Since the same fungi that cause athlete’s foot problems also cause fungal toenail infections the two conditions often complement each other not a good way! Symptoms of a fungal toenail infection […]

Why Does My Heel Hurt?

The bone that creates your heel is the largest bone in your foot, and it helps to form the structure that contributes to the shape and function of the arch. The muscles and ligaments that extend on each side of your heel provide the necessary connections for movement for your big toe and pinky toe. […]

Physical Therapy Can Treat Your Feet and Avoid Future Problems

Physical therapy is frequently thought of as an adjunct to recovery after an accident or surgical procedure, but there are many ways that the strengthening and flexibility improvements garnered by physical therapy exercises can decrease the severity of and even avoid problems like flat feet, hammertoes, heel pain, and tendonitis. Your foot care professional has […]

Severely Bent Hammertoes May Need Surgery

When a toe affected with hammertoe becomes significantly bent to the point that corns are developing on the top from rubbing on your shoes, the pain can become unbearable. If your hammertoes have progressed to this point, you should consult with your podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and discuss the possibility of having surgery to […]

What is an Avulsion Fracture?

There are a variety of fractures that can affect the feet and ankles. One such break is a condition that more frequently affects younger athletes is known as an avulsion fracture. This particular type of fracture is characterized by a small piece of bone that tears away as a ligament or tendon detaches during an […]

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