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Why Do Have Pain in the Ball of My Foot?

Pain in the ball of your foot can be caused by a variety of conditions, but one of the most prevalent is Morton’s neuroma. A neuroma is a nerve condition caused by tissue thickening that causes numbness, tingling, and pain. When it happens in the ball of the foot it usually occurs between the third […]

2 Easy Treatments for High Arches

Having improperly treated high arches can contribute to many feet and ankle injuries including ankle sprains, tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis. People who have high arches may also experience instability and falls which can be particularly problematic in elderly patients. An easy test you can perform to see if you have very high arches is to […]

4 Ways to Treat Achilles Tendonitis

When you are hobbled with an Achilles tendon injury, you can really appreciate the formidable task that this largest tendon in your body performs. It connects your calf muscle to your foot at the heel and provides the strength and agility for walking, running, and even just standing. But sometimes this incredibly strong, rope-like tendon […]

Skin Cancer ABC’s

While we often think of skin cancer as something that strikes due to sun exposure in the summer, the fact is that it can occur at any time of year and when that occurrence happens to be on your feet, it often goes unnoticed until the cancer has spread. The skin cancer called melanoma is […]

3 Treatments for Charcot Foot

November is diabetes awareness month, so keep in mind that a sometimes crippling injury that can happen to diabetes patients is called Charcot Foot disorder. In this potentially terrible situation, the sufferer is unaware that their foot may have completely collapsed and they can even walk around on this disfigured foot because the person doesn’t […]

Orthotics Treat Many Problems

Orthotic shoe inserts can be created by your foot doctor to fit your exact foot shape. They can add support where needed and redirect pressure away from problem areas. Not only do custom orthotic shoe inserts treat foot and ankle problems, but also they can treat the gait abnormalities that so often contribute to pain […]

How to Treat Arthritis in Your Feet

Your feet are made up of numerous components, including thirty joints, which makes them one of the primary locations for arthritic conditions to develop. Three common types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and trauma induced arthritis. The symptoms of the different types of arthritis tend to get worse as you age, and they consist […]

Heel Pain Has Many Causes

There are quite a few of the more well-known and obvious sources of heel pain including a heel fracture (ouch!), bone spur, and Achilles tendon rupture (that’s a really bad one). But the source of heel pain can also be more innocuous and difficult to pinpoint often requiring further investigation and testing involving imaging studies […]

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