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5 Causes of Top of the Foot Pain

While pain on the top of the foot may not be as common as other foot problems, there are a variety of factors that can contribute to debilitating pain and injury to the top of the foot and toes. Dropping your phone on your foot is one common occurrence that can even break a toe, […]

4 Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Risk Factors

  Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a nerve condition in the foot very similar to the more commonly known carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a nerve condition that affects the wrist. In both syndromes, pressure on a major nerve causes the problems of burning, numbness, pain, and tingling. In the case of the tarsal tunnel, this […]

3 Ways to Treat Hammertoes

  A hammertoe is a toe deformity that gets its name because it causes one or more of your middle toes to become severely bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. When a toe bends at the tip joint, it is referred to as a claw toe. When several claw toes form on one […]

How to Treat a Ganglion Cyst

  A ganglion cyst is a benign growth that can grow on the top of the foot. A cyst is an immovable fluid-filled membrane that grows just beneath the skin on a tendon, muscle, or other soft tissue. They frequently occur in groups and may come and go and change size, which can make the […]

3 Causes of Big Toe Pain

  Big toe pain is one of the most common complaints treated by foot doctors. Many factors can contribute to big toe problems, including injury, systemic diseases like arthritis, and structural abnormalities. 3 common causes of big toe pain include the following: Gout—This inflammation of the joints is caused by excessive amounts of uric acid […]

5 Amazing Facts About Your Feet

Your feet are an astonishing feat of natural engineering as they perform the daily miracles of getting us up, walking, working, running, and dancing. But most people say they neglect their feet until foot or ankle sprain or a fracture has them heading to the foot doctor. Seeing your foot doctor before you have a […]

How Custom Orthotics May Help Your Feet, Knees, and Back

  Custom orthotic shoe inserts and ankle support devices treat and prevent foot and ankle issues by helping to isolate and cushion problem areas, and by optimally redirecting pressure. The improved alignment improves knee, hip, and back function as well. How custom orthotics can help your feet, knees, and back too: Proper arch support—Having the […]

Can You Get Skin Cancer on Your Feet?

  Warmer weather is upon us and the quarantines are lifting, people are heading out to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine again, while social distancing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Remember to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays and to check your feet for any signs of skin cancer where […]

How to Stay Safe During Reopening

  States are starting to reopen their economies during the pandemic, ready or not. People have gotten tired of quarantine, and with a vaccine most likely months or years away, now the emphasis has shifted to reopening as safely as possible. Some essential tips to keep you and your loved ones safe as you venture […]

Make Working From Home Easier and More Productive

  Many people have to continue to work from home as businesses slowly adapt to new safety protocols, if you haven’t already done so, you may want to consider some of the coping strategies that have worked well for others. Some great ways to make working from home easier and more productive include the following: […]

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