What Causes Flat Feet?

Flatfoot is a common condition frequently seen by podiatrists, with over 70 million people in the United States alone being affected. For some people having flat feet doesn’t cause any problems, but for many folks having untreated or improperly treated flat feet causes not only many foot and ankle problems but also has a radiating […]

Prevent Ingrown Toenails With These 3 Tips

Ingrown toenails often begin gradually with only minor discomfort, but as the nail pushes further, it can cut the skin causing pain, swelling, bleeding, and bacterial and fungal infections. Any added pressure from your footwear can make it very painful to wear shoes. Some people may inherit a tendency to have excessively curved toenails, which […]

What Makes My Feet So Smelly?

Foot odor is pretty much unavoidable to a large degree. Your feet are loaded with sweat glands (nearly half a million in both feet!) and this constant production of moisture produces the ideal environment for the growth of bacteria and fungi. As these microbes consume your sweat they produce horrible smells during the decomposition process. […]

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 […]

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