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 […]
Ankle sprains and strains are two of the most common injuries treated by podiatrists, but ankle pain can also be caused by other conditions and diseases.
You have two small free-floating sesamoid bones in the ball of each foot that are about the size of a pea and that are not connected to any other bones. They are instrumental in pushing off with your feet during sports and exercise activities. This repeated stress can cause pain and inflammation to occur around […]
You don’t have to be playing sports all the time to be saddled with the terrible itchiness, redness, pain, and even oozing that can occur with an athlete’s foot infection. This condition can make your days (and nights) quite miserable indeed. The good news is that, since athlete’s foot is caused by fungal organisms, it […]
Seeing your foot doctor at least once a year is a great way to catch foot and ankle problems before they worsen. Keep reminding yourself of just how fantastic your feet really are and try to take better care of them!