Month: August 2017

Common Foot & Ankle Injuries

Professional athletes may be more susceptible to injury due to the years of repetitive stress from training and competition, but you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to experience a debilitating injury.   Some of the most common injuries seen by podiatrists include:   Ankle sprains and strains—When the ligaments and tendons that support […]

Sudden Toe Pain May Be Gout

Gout used to be termed “the disease of kings” due to the fact that it strikes those individuals who consume excessive amounts of purine-containing foods including steak, organ meats, shellfish, wine, beer, and spirits—which were once only regularly available to the aristocracy. Now, anyone can get gout if they regularly consume the wrong foods and […]

Poor Foot Nutrition

Many diseases that affect the feet and ankles are caused by inflammation of the tissue, bones, ligaments, and tendons. This reaction can be exacerbated when certain foods are included in your diet, increasing the likelihood of developing inflammatory conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, arch pain, and arthritis.   Some foods that can contribute […]

Barefoot Babies

Child development experts recommend that babies go barefoot when they are first learning to walk. The feet of an infant are growing rapidly, and slowly convert from soft cartilage to bone over time. While the feet are in this flexible stage, walking barefoot helps to increase the strength and flexibility of the arches, ligaments, muscles […]

Diabetic Foot Care Tips

Nerve damage to the extremities is a major cause of foot problems for diabetic patients. Since the nerve damage causes reduced sensation in the feet, minor scrapes and injuries may go unnoticed, and can quickly become infected potentially leading to an ulcer, gangrene, and amputation in extreme cases. Here is a list of healthy feet […]