Month: February 2017

Gout: Sudden Joint Pain

Have you ever gotten sudden and intense pain in a joint in your foot? It could be gout, a type of inflammatory arthritis that is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the blood stream. How does gout develop? When uric acid is formed as a result of the body breaking down purines, it […]

Common Winter Foot Injuries

The winter tends to be a busy time for podiatrists in the New England area due to many common injuries that occur as a result of cold, icy, snowy weather. 25,000 people sustain ankle injuries each day, many as a result of slipping and falling on ice. Read about the common injuries and ways to […]

Relief for Cracked Heels

The winter weather often leads to dry, parched skin that can be unsightly and uncomfortable. Your heels are especially susceptible to cracking, especially if you have diabetes, calluses or other skin conditions. Home remedies are usually enough to improve cracked heels, but severe conditions and those who have diabetes should consult with a foot care […]