Plantar warts form in the plantar fascia, the thick layers of skin on the bottom of the foot, where they are hidden from view. The only signs are a small bump and pain when walking. They often occur in the heel or ball area where stress is the highest. They can be hard to identify […]
Your body can really take a beating over the years, and as you age your feet and ankles become more susceptible to a wide variety of problems and conditions that can cause foot pain and discomfort. While the effects of aging can be slowed down and mitigated with proper foot and ankle care, you should […]
Now that we’re all carefully and diligently heading into the great outdoors again, taking a nice long run may be in order. But first, you have to make sure you have the right running shoes that are properly fitted to help avoid ankle pain and injuries like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. Choosing the right […]
Whether you’re working from home due to self-isolating or to adhere to social distancing guidelines, some straightforward suggestions can help you carve out a work area and decrease interruptions so you can be more productive and hopefully maintain some sanity. Here are 4 tips to create a better home working environment: Develop a work routine—The […]
The hammertoe deformity is so named because it causes one or more of your middle toes to bend at the middle joint resembling a hammer. When a toe bends at the tip it is called a mallet toe. When all four small toes bend together you have a condition called claw foot. When your toes […]
The inflammatory condition called bursitis frequently affects the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow. However, it can also strike in the heel area behind the Achilles tendon causing symptoms that are similar to tendonitis, but it’s not an inflamed tendon that is causing the heel pain. Instead, the bursal sacs that are behind the Achilles tendon […]
Ingrown toenails can be partly inherited, but you can decrease your chances of developing this painful condition.
Properly supporting your feet with comfortable and supportive shoes are key to preventing sports and exercise injuries.
Taking good care of your feet and ankles with the right shoes and orthotics will not only help prevent injuries and diseases.
Fungal infections can be difficult to treat and may return if adequate and ongoing treatment is not provided. The microbes that cause the condition thrive in the moist and warm environment inside your shoes. Switching out your shoes several times a week will help them to dry between uses to help kill the fungi. You […]