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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 […]

6 Reasons to Contact Your Podiatrist

Podiatric problems often become more difficult to treat as they progress, and since they may also be a sign of more serious health problems like diabetes and peripheral artery disease, it is important to get the proper diagnosis and treatment to avoid the possibility of more chronic or debilitating problems. Your feet and ankles have […]

The Different Ways That Your Foot Can Fracture

Foot and ankle fractures are among the most frequent ailments confronted by foot doctors. Professional athletes may be more susceptible to a fracture due to the constant stress and physical demands of their sport, but the rest of us can experience similar stresses during our everyday exercise routines. Accidents also produce their fair share of […]

Ingrown Toenails Really Hurt

The edge of your toenail often has a tendency to grow into the soft tissue on the side of your toe, especially if you often wear tight fitting shoes like high heels. This condition can be extremely painful, and it’s very possible that it could lead to a serious infection. A leading cause of ingrown […]

What Causes Bone Spurs?

A bone spur is a bump on your heel that can cause considerable pain and discomfort, often making routine activities like standing and walking very difficult or impossible. A bone spur can be stimulated to form as your body’s defense against the increased pressure and stress caused to an isolated area, often by tightly fitting […]

Severe Hammertoes May Need Surgery

There is a multitude of situations where treating the complications of hammertoes can require the need for a surgical intervention. When the toe becomes significantly bent in the shape of a hammer to the point that corns are developing on the top of the bent digit, the pain can become unbearable. At this juncture, you […]

How to Treat Achilles Tendonitis

Your capacity to walk, run, and high five is largely influenced by the correct functioning of your Achilles tendon which allows you to flex your feet and stand on your tippy toes. When you have an injury to this largest tendon in your body that connects your heels to your calf muscles, the pain and […]

The Top Three Foot & Ankle Injuries

While pro athletes may be more susceptible to injuries caused by the many years of repetitive stress from training and competition, you don’t have to be an Olympian to experience the oftentimes excruciating and debilitating pain that can accompany an injury. Among the most common injuries seen by podiatrists are these three: Ankle sprains—The ligaments […]

Fungal Toe Nails & Diabetes

The fungi that cause toenail infections can completely penetrate the bed of the nail and can become difficult to remove without rigorous treatment.  Since fungal nails are often very brittle, they can have sharp edges that cut your feet and toes, allowing bacteria and fungi to enter the body and cause an infection. Patients with […]

A Stubbed Toe Can Cause Problems

A stubbed toe can be intensely painful at the moment it happens because there isn’t any cushioning on the front of your toe to absorb the blow. Many nerve endings are in your toes so it at first feels like a severe injury even when it is only minor. But since it can be hard […]

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