Orthotic Shoe Inserts Treat Many Foot & Ankle Problems

You can help to prevent many foot and ankle problems by wearing the proper footwear, stretching before exercising, and having your foot care professional perform a complete foot and ankle exam twice a year. One of the best ways to avoid injuries is by wearing the right orthotic shoe inserts. These support structures will provide […]

Common Childhood Foot Problems

It’s always a challenge to be completely in tune with your child’s problems, especially when it comes to their feet! To start, always keep an eye on children to notice any telltale behaviors such as tiptoeing or limping. A foot or ankle problem may be the cause and your child may not be able to […]

Why Are My Feet So Swollen?

As many people can attest, standing on your feet all day can cause swelling to occur in your feet and ankles. Sitting during a long car, plane, or bus trip can cause fluid to pool in your feet and ankles too, especially if you have chronic diseases like peripheral artery disease and diabetes. Some of […]

Corns & Calluses Causes & Treatments

The relentless rubbing and pressure on the feet created by your footwear can create a thickened layer of skin called a callus or corn. This is a totally normal and natural response to the pressure and irritation. In the beginning, they are not always painful. But when calluses form on the heel or ball of […]

Toenail Fungus Treatment Tips

While it is usually painless and generally harmless, a toenail fungal infection becomes a more likely occurrence as you get older and as your immune defenses weaken. The terrible odor and brittle nails that often accompany this condition as it progresses are often the major reasons that people seek treatment. You can contract a microbial […]

Causes & Signs of Skin Cancer on Your Feet

Skin cancer is often associated with excessive sun or other ultraviolet light exposure such as from tanning beds. But many people don’t realize that even though your feet don’t always get a lot of sun, skin cancer can show up on your feet and ankles from other causes so you need to be on the […]

How to Prevent Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail can quickly become a very painful and debilitating experience that is best avoided since it may lead to possible infection and even amputation in those patients who have diabetes. Ingrown toenails usually start when a toenail is cut too short or when an injury occurs to the foot after dropping a heavy […]

3 Causes of Foot Cramps

The rapid contraction of a muscle in your foot or leg can be very painful, but it is usually nothing to be too concerned about. Working very hard or doing vigorous exercise — especially when it’s warmer outside — can cause cramping, so it is very important to maintain your hydration by drinking plenty of […]

The Painful Symptoms of Flat Feet

Your feet are determined to be flat if almost the entire bottom of your foot, including the arch, touches the ground when you walk or stand. You can tell the extent of your flat footedness with a simple test: wet your feet and then stand on a dry flat surface. If the entire bottom of […]

What Causes Metatarsal Syndrome?

This condition is also called metatarsalgia, and it causes swelling and pain around the bones, tendons, ligaments, and other tissues in the ball of your foot, typically between the toes. It can feel like you have something in your shoe causing the feeling, but when you check there’s nothing there! Metatarsal syndrome can have more […]

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