Aging Causes Foot & Ankle Problems

Our feet and ankles really take a beating over the years, so it’s extremely important to be aware of this and to remember that you have to take charge in the health of your feet and ankles by doing exercise and physical therapy, eating a healthy diet, and by visiting your podiatrist at least once […]

Why Does the Top of My Foot Hurt?

While experiencing pain on the top of the foot is not a very common problem, it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause because top of the foot pain can be a symptom of a variety of conditions from fractures to neuropathy.  This is why you should always have your podiatrist perform a physical exam […]

4 Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

The arch of your foot is comprised of three wide bands of fibrous tissue and when this tissue becomes irritated and inflamed from excessive stress and pressure, plantar fasciitis is often the result. The arch problems can also radiate to the heel where the plantar fascia inserts to the heel bone often contributing the formation […]

The 2 Types of Achilles Tendonitis

The stress on the feet and ankles caused by work, exercise, and sporting activities can cause Achilles tendonitis, which is a stretching and possible tearing to the Achilles tendon—the largest tendon in the body that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Continuing to use the foot affected by an Achilles tendon problem can […]

What the Condition of Your Toenails Says About Your Health

The color and texture of your toenails can be a warning sign of systemic problems such as nutritional deficiencies, systemic diseases like diabetes or peripheral artery disease, and bacterial and fungal toenail infections. Since the indications of a variety of health problems often show up in your hands, feet, and ankles first, monitoring the condition […]

5 Treatments for Hammertoes

The condition called hammertoe is primarily an inherited condition but it is exacerbated by tight fitting shoes or from footwear that doesn’t have proper arch support. These abnormalities are called hammertoes because the severe bend caused in the middle toes can resemble a hammer or even a claw when multiple toes are affected. Hammertoes tend […]

How to Treat Calluses on Your Feet

Having hardened skin on your feet can be extremely painful and unsightly and can make it difficult to wear shoes without discomfort. Small calluses can usually be treated with a file or pumice stone, but larger calluses on your feet and especially on your heels (heel fissures) can be difficult to properly trim without causing […]

How to Treat a Broken Toe

A toe can become severely injured in a variety of ways, with the most common among them being stubbing your toe on the curb while crossing the street, or dropping something heavy on the front of your foot causing a toe to break. Also, the metatarsal bones that make up your toes are quite fragile […]

How Orthotic Inserts Stop Foot Pain

Custom orthotic shoe inserts and braces are created with your actual foot shape in mind. They are molded precisely and when used in combination with the right shoes, custom orthotics will alleviate and treat an amazing variety of foot and ankle problems. They can also prevent or postpone the need for surgery in many instances. […]

Why Do My Arches Hurt?

A truly amazing part of the structure of your foot is the arch, which is actually composed of three components including two longitudinal and one transverse. Additionally, your arch relies on a multitude of tendons, muscles, and other tissues for proper functioning, so there are many ways that injury, deformity, or disease can cause arch […]

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