Category: Common Foot Conditions

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 […]

Treating Bunions Without Surgery

Bunions are a very common foot problem, with over twenty percent of the adult population experiencing this condition. Bunions occur when the big toe pushes into the other toes instead of pointing forward. This causes a bump to grow on the outside of the big toe. Bunions can go on for years without causing any […]

How to Treat Warts on Feet

It’s not always possible to immediately tell what an abnormal growth on your feet consists of—is it a corn, callus, wart? Or something else? The rough, scaly appearance of warts on the feet can be one of the most troubling of skin conditions. They are often found on the bottoms of the feet, and can […]

Do You Suffer from Corns?

Corns and calluses can happen any time of the year, but when the sun is high and the corn is on your plate instead of your foot, it’s easy to neglect your feet. So pay attention to your corns! What is the difference between corns and calluses? Corns These usually form when two or more […]

Flexible Flat Feet

Flexible flat feet are typified by the disappearance of your arch upon weight bearing, and the return of your arch after you pick your foot up. It generally begins in childhood and affects both feet, with the possibility of severe complications developing into adulthood if it is left untreated. Potential complications of flexible flat feet […]

Ingrown Toenail Troubles

An ingrown toenail, also called onychocryptosis, is a very common condition that most of us can relate to. While occasionally suffering from an ingrown toenail can be a painful inconvenience, for some people, multiple toes can be affected simultaneously and repeatedly, turning an inconvenience into a constant battle against pain and infections. It’s often the […]

Effective Treatment for Toenail Fungus

It was easy to hide your toenails in the winter, but are they ready for sandal season? Toenail fungus can be an embarrassing and stubborn condition if you do not get proper treatment. Get help from experienced podiatrists to achieve healthier, clear nails! What does nail fungus look like? Nail fungus is caused by an […]

Psoriasis of the Foot

Even though your feet make up a small area of your body, having a foot-related skin problem can greatly affect your everyday life. Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition that results from an overactive immune system, can appear on the feet and toenails and cause pain and discomfort. Your Next Step, a podiatry practice serving the […]

Plantar Fibroma: Lump in Your Arch

Your foot is a unique and important structure that supports your entire body weight and helps you balance. The plantar fascia, a long fibrous tissue that runs along your arch, plays a major role in shock absorption as you walk, jump, or engage in other physical activities. When a benign mass forms on the plantar […]

Preventing Blisters

No matter how small, developing a blister can really turn a fun physical activity into an unpleasant and uncomfortable one. These fluid filled pockets are often caused by a combination of moisture, heat, and friction, which can occur especially during hiking, running, and other athletic activities. Here are some tips to prevent and treat blisters: […]

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