Plantar Warts Can Cause Severe Foot Pain

Painful plantar warts are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) which chooses to live in your foot after entering through cracks on the calluses on the sole and ball of your foot. HPV is found wherever people congregate, so it can be easily acquired by using public showers, pool areas, and locker rooms. […]

Ultrasonic Therapy for Heel Pain

If you have pain and swelling on the back of your foot at your heel bone that continues to cause you trouble after several attempts at conventional treatments, you may have a chronic complication that could benefit from the application of Tenex Health TX ultrasonic therapy. Both Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis can cause severe […]

What is Sesamoiditis?

Sesamoiditis is a foot problem that is caused when the two sesamoid bones in the ball of the foot and the tissues surrounding them become inflamed and swollen. The sesamoid bones are free-floating bones that have no hard connection to the surrounding bones. They are only connected to the tendons and other connective tissues, with […]

Skin Cancer on Your Feet

Skin cancer is often attributed to excess sun exposure, and some individuals are more susceptible to the sun than others. If you have white, freckled skin, and light colored hair you are more likely to have sunburns which makes you more vulnerable to developing skin lesions and cancer, but many other factors are also involved. […]

3 Ways to Deal with a Cracked Heel

Having to stand on hard surfaces for long periods of time for work is a major contributor to the excess pressure on your feet that can cause layers of dry skin to build up, especially on your heels. If you are carrying packages or extra weight, this can exacerbate the effects. People dealing with skin […]

Check Your Feet for Cancer

Skin cancer is often associated with excessive sun exposure and so it frequently affects the head, neck, face, and hands. But your feet are also susceptible to developing a variety of cancers some of which can be caused by viruses, chemicals, and inflammatory conditions, so always keep this in mind when you do your foot […]

How Custom Orthotic Inserts Can Help Your Feet

One of the most important developments in the foot and ankle care over the years has been the creation of custom orthotic shoe inserts. While the overall need for regular foot inspections, well-fitting shoes, and strength and flexibility improvement is essential, you can also boost the health of your feet with these amazing devices. They […]

Prevent & Treat a Sprained Ankle

If you have ever suffered an ankle sprain, you are definitely not alone. Ankle strains and sprains happen often, and while some of us seem to just sluff it off and walk away with minor pain, other injuries can be more severe and require rest and recuperation to avoid further damage to the ankle joint. […]

Heel Pain from Plantar Fasciitis

A complaint frequently treated in podiatrist’s offices is heel pain resulting in plantar fasciitis. While it often occurs after participating in high impact activities and sports with a lot of running and jumping like basketball, tennis, and football, it can also happen from overuse due to walking on hard surfaces all day for your job. […]

How to Prevent Gymnastics Injuries

Gymnastics is one of the most demanding of sporting endeavors that requires discipline, dedication, and strenuous preparation in order to be ready for competition. Foot deformities and injuries occur in young gymnasts quite frequently, with thousands of podiatrist visits documented each year. Many of these injuries are due to accidents, however, a much larger number […]

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