Swollen Feet May Be a Sign of Heart Disease

In honor of February as American Heart Month, in this week’s blog, we are raising awareness that foot problems can often be harbingers of systemic health issues like heart disease. Swelling in the feet and ankles can be caused by many things, including circulation abnormalities or from just sitting in one place for too long […]

Why Am I Getting Painful Ingrown Toenails?

Ingrown toenails are a significant point of concern for many people.  Ingrown toenails can cause swelling, redness, oozing, and, unfortunately, intense pain. They can also be the avenue for fungal, viral, and bacterial infections to get a foothold. If you are getting painful ingrown toenail problems, see your foot doctor for the proper treatment. Here […]

Fix Your Feet & Ankles with Orthotics

Your doctor will make orthotic shoe inserts to precisely fit your foot shape to correct a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions. Correcting foot and ankle mechanics with properly fitted shoes and orthotics also improves spinal alignment, thereby fixing issues with your knees, hips, and back as well. For patients who have diabetes, wearing orthotic […]

Why is the Top of My Foot So Painful?

Having pain on the top of your foot may not be as common as other foot problems, but it can make it challenging to wear shoes and move comfortably. The cause of pain on the top of the foot may be tight-fitting footwear, foot or ankle sprain injuries, and certain diseases like gout and arthritis. Since the pain can […]

Treat Hammertoes Before They Worsen

Toe deformities like hammertoes and mallet toes have an abnormal downward bend that is often subtle and symptomless in the beginning stages.  This is why it does not even occur to many folks to treat hammertoes properly until severe bending, pain, and other complications start to occur. If caught before this severe stage, you can […]

3 Tips to Help Prevent Painful Blisters on Your Feet

You can avoid painful blisters, an annoying phenomenon, with some straightforward advice. Poorly fitting shoes are one of the major causes of blisters and several other foot and ankle problems. Correcting the source of the blisters with properly fitted shoes and orthotics will solve knee, hip, and back problems as well. Talk to your foot doctor for additional assistance. 3 […]

4 Causes of Metatarsalgia

The metatarsal bones are the ones that form the structure of your toes. When there is excessive pressure on these bones, a nerve in the area can become compressed, causing numbness, tingling, and pain with a condition called metatarsalgia. The condition is more common in people who participate in vigorous sports and exercise activities. Wearing […]

Why Do My Feet Feel Numb?

Experiencing numbness in your feet can be caused by many factors ranging from something as simple as sitting too long in one position to something as potentially dangerous as diabetic nerve damage. Foot numbness can result in poor balance and debilitating falls, especially in the elderly, so be sure to see your foot doctor if […]

Two Major Causes of Ankle Pain

Ankle pain and injuries are quite possibly the most common reason for a visit to your podiatrist. Some ankle pain sources can be from systemic diseases like diabetes, while an injury from an accident or from playing high impact sports can also be the culprit. Since ankle pain can have a variety of possible causes, […]

A Plantar Fibroma Can Cause Arch Pain

A recurring, localized pain in the arch of your foot that makes it harder to stand, walk, and exercise could be caused by a hidden plantar fibroma growth in the plantar fascia (the tissue that forms your arch). A fibroma is a benign growth that progresses slowly, and it may not cause any pain or […]

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