Category: Foot Conditions

What is a Ganglion?

A ganglion is a cyst that forms on top of a joint, ligament or tendon. The cyst is typically filled with fluid. If the cyst is not cancerous, it may disappear on its own over time. If it is cancerous or causes a lot of pain in the foot or ankle, then it may be […]

Don’t Be a Worry Wart

When you find a wart on your foot, it can be hard to tell whether the wart is harmful or harmless. Not to mention they are usually looked at as a cosmetic issue. Although they can be a pain, they are treatable by a podiatrist. Here is all you need to know about warts and […]

What is Paronychia

If you have painful red and swollen skin around your toenail or fingernail, it can be easy to ignore and pass off as a hangnail. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that this type of pain can actually be from a fungal infection within your skin. This type of infection is not uncommon but does […]

Preventing Obnoxious Odors

If you are a sports player or are on your feet on a constant basis, then you are probably well aware of sweaty feet. Not only do sweaty feet make you uncomfortable in your shoes, they can also cause blisters and foot odor. Smelly feet can be embarrassing and make it so you do not […]

Iontophoresis

Having excessively sweaty feet can put a damper on anyone’s day – literally. Hyperhidrosis or excessively sweaty feet is a condition that affects about 3% of the population. This condition causes a person to sweat uncontrollably, excessively, and at random. People with hyperhidrosis can sweat whilst sleeping or even in very cold conditions. They have […]

Flatter than a Flapjack

When we are born we are given our own unique set of feet. They grow with us and mold into the feet that we will use for our entire lives. They get a lot of use yet are sometimes left unnoticed. Not all feet are created equally, but they do all have a similar structure. […]

3 Main Causes of Foot and Ankle Problems

Podiatrists like Dr. Ryan L. D’Amico of Syracuse Podiatry, located in Fayetteville, New York, have seen all types of foot and ankle problems enter their offices. Foot and ankle problems are not limited to the older generation; children, adolescents, middle aged men and women of all backgrounds come in to see the podiatrist because of […]

Fallen Arches

When you look a picture of a foot, you typically see a clear defined arch. That arch is the little arc right in the middle of your foot when looking at the inside. This curved structure is made out of tendons that help form the shape of your foot and connect the heel and the […]

Health Tips for Aging Feet

As we get older it’s important to take care of our bodies more and more. A lifetime of use, history, and knowledge is built up and we use every piece of it to move on and forward. The same notion applies to our feet. We use our feet every day and often forget to care […]

Ah! My Ankle!

People suffer from foot and ankle injuries every day. Some are due to normal wear and tear, others are due to trauma to the foot. No matter the reason, Dr. Ryan L. D’Amico at Syracuse Podiatry located in Fayetteville, New York, has treated all types of ankle and foot injuries. One of the most common […]

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