Ankle Pain Has Many Causes

Ankle pain has many possible causes. Since radiating pain from other injuries can also affect the ankle, it’s important to see your foot doctor to trace and properly treat the actual cause of your discomfort. For any ankle pain and swelling that doesn’t subside in the first day after some time spent resting, you may […]

Your Feet Can Indicate Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month, so in recognition of the link between your feet and the health of your heart, we are covering peripheral artery disease (PAD) this week. The cause of PAD is fat deposits that narrow the diameter of the vessels and cause a whole host of problems with the feet and ankles that […]

3 Reasons for Having Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails cause swelling, redness, oozing, and intense pain and let microbes like bacteria and fungi get under the toenail or into the bloodstream, causing infections. Ingrown toenails can often lead to a fungal toenail infection with the horrible odor that often includes. For any toenail problems you are having, see your foot doctor for help to […]

Getting Older Can Cause Many Foot & Ankle Problems

While you can mitigate many foot and ankle problems with proper attention and regular visits to your foot doctor, there are age-related issues that will eventually catch up to you no matter how careful and attentive you are to your feet. Fortunately, you can delay aging complications and avert many problems with the right shoes and orthotics. Age-related […]

3 Ways to Treat a Painful, Hidden Foot Wart

Warts often grow hidden under the skin where there is pressure, so the bottom of the foot is a common location for warts. They grow in the wide arch tissue called the plantar fascia and are therefore called plantar warts. Since they can be confused with other skin conditions and are difficult to treat properly, […]

How to Treat Morton’s Neuroma

A neuroma is a nerve tumor. Morton’s neuroma is tissue swelling around nerves in the ball of the foot that interferes with their proper function. The irritated nerves can cause pain, numbness, and tingling sensations. Morton’s neuroma can mimic other conditions such as a fracture, arthritis, and bursitis.  Consequently, a neuroma can be difficult to trace […]

4 Ways to Treat Painful Sesamoiditis

If you are having severe pain in your big toe when you try to bend it and if the ball of your foot is painful, red, and swollen, then you may have a condition called sesamoiditis. The sesamoid bones are two small, pea-sized bones in the ball of the foot that help you walk and […]

Bunions: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

The bunion toe deformity is a hard, bony growth that often affects the joint of the big toe causing the toe to bend and push into the other toes, which can cause those toes to overlap. A similar condition occurs with the pinky toe and is called a bunionette. Both conditions are the result of […]

3 Causes of Severe Heel Pain

You have a huge amount of nerve endings in your feet, and even a blister on your heel can cause severe pain. By getting correctly fitted footwear and a computerized walking gait analysis with your foot doctor’s help, you can avoid many foot problems that can lead to heel pain. Custom formed orthotic inserts can […]

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