Category: Common Foot Conditions

Moore Balance Brace Prevents Falls

Many people struggle with balance issues as they get older, and preventing falls is one of the most important ways to avoid a frightening injury or even death. Ankle instability, arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, and medication issues are just some of the problems that can lead to falls and contribute to a permanent disability, especially in […]

Plantar Fasciitis Problems

If you have pain in your heel when you first put weight on your foot in the morning or after a long time sitting in one place, you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis. It is caused by an inflammation of the connective tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and up […]

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 […]

Flat Feet Facts

When the whole sole of your foot comes into contact with the ground when you walk or stand, then you have flat feet. This foot abnormality is also known as fallen arches. By wetting your feet and then standing on a flat surface you can see if your arches fall all the way to the […]

7 Tips to Avoid Nail Fungus

With summer weather in full swing, walking around barefoot or with sandals on is a great way to show off your beautiful feet. Unless of course you are cursed with fungal toenails, and infection that can result in thick, yellow, brittle and even stinky nails. The cause of this nail infection is actually a microscopic […]

Hammer, Mallet, and Claw Toes

These are the names given to toes when they become abnormally bent. It can be attributed to an imbalance in the toe muscles and tendons, tight fitting shoes, injury, or certain diseases that exacerbate the tendency of the toes to bend in the shape of a hammer or mallet. A hammertoe bends at the middle […]

Metatarsal Syndrome

Also called metatarsalgia, this condition strikes the bones and tissues in the ball of your foot—the front part of the bottom of your foot that lies just behind your toes—causing extreme pain and discomfort and often described as feeling like you have a pebble in your shoe. There are many factors to consider when diagnosing […]

Bunion Complications

Bunions are a fairly common foot deformity that usually affects the joint of the big toe, but the pinky toe may also be affected. The bunion (or bunionette when it appears on your pinky toe) appears as an enlarged bump on the side or top of the big toe. Initially, there may not be much […]

Morning Heel Pain

Experiencing severe pain in your heel just when you get up in the morning is not exactly the most fabulous way to begin your day. Although a minor pain in the heel may be nothing serious, there are a variety of painful and debilitating heel conditions that may require the help of your podiatrist to […]