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How to Treat Foot Neuromas

The sensation of having a phantom stone in your shoe often occurs between the third and fourth toes. It is caused by a thickening of the tissue around a nerve that connects to the toes. This inflammation can compress the nerve and cause severe pain. Morton’s neuroma is the most common type. Wearing high heeled […]

3 Common Exercise Injuries That Affect Your Feet

Exercise is essential to your overall health, but unfortunately, it also comes with the risk of serious injury. These risks can be mitigated by wearing the correct shoes and by seeing your podiatrist on a regular basis, but injuries are bound to happen nonetheless.  Some of the most common injuries that happen while exercising include […]

A Stubbed Toe Might Be Broken

Your feet and toes contain a large number of nerves and a limited amount of cushioning so stubbing your toe can feel like a huge injury because a multitude of signals are being sent to your brain but the reality is that very little damage has been done. So stubbing your toe sends a lot […]

Check Skin Lesions to Avoid Melanoma

Although your feet may not get a lot of sun exposure, they are still susceptible to lesions just like the skin on other parts of your body. And since lesions can be cancerous and often look like other skin conditions like warts, moles, and blisters, it’s very important to have them evaluated by your foot […]

How Getting Older Affects Your Feet

The abuse that your feet take over the years really adds up, so it’s important to be aware of this and to remember that you have a major role to play in the health of your feet by engaging in proper exercise, sticking to a healthy diet, and by seeing your podiatrist every year to […]

3 Exercises for Happy & Healthy Feet

Regularly exercising and stretching your feet and ankles with appropriate physical therapy exercises is an excellent and fun way to keep them healthy. Taking proactive steps for your feet will decrease the chances of sustaining an injury and will help to treat and prevent deformities like bunions and hammertoes. Some excellent foot and ankle exercises […]

3 Ways to Prevent Ingrown Toenails

Pain and discomfort from an ingrown toenail can sneak up on you so you may not even be sure what the problem is until you see swelling, redness, and oozing on your toe. This condition can be extremely debilitating as the nail grows into your tender toes. Sometimes it can progress to an open sore, […]

Did I Just Break My Foot?

Many broken bones occur in the feet and ankles due to all the stress that we put on them every day. Some examples of these breaks include a broken heel that can be the result of landing hard after a high jump and toes that form stress fractures from participating in high impact sports like […]

How to Deal With Achilles Heel

The Achilles tendon is the very thick, rope-like tendon that connects the calf muscles to the top of your heel bone. Stretching your Achilles tendon too far, which frequently occurs while one is participating in sports, can cause this tendon to rupture or tear causing Achilles tendonitis. In the case of a severe injury, a […]

Treat Sprained Ankles Promptly

A sprained or strained ankle can occur without much warning as the ankle rolls outwards while your foot is still firmly planted on the ground. This causes an immense amount of pressure on the ligaments and tendons that hold the ankle joint together, and when these components stretch or break, the result is often extreme […]

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