Author: Katherine Lee

Why Does My Ankle Hurt?

Your foot and ankle are made up of a multitude of bones, tendons, ligaments and other tissues which makes pain in the ankle one of the symptoms most frequently addressed by podiatrists. Even though you may not have a direct ankle injury, you can experience radiating pain and discomfort from injuries and diseases that occur […]

How To Prevent Fungal Toenails

Fungal toenail infections are caused by the microscopic fungi that thrive in the warm, wet conditions found in your footwear. The same fungi that cause athlete’s foot infection also cause fungal toenail infections which is why athletes often suffer with fungal toenails. However, the condition can happen in anyone. Most people don’t even realize that […]

Diabetes Can Cause Your Feet To Become Numb

Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide. One of the first major symptoms of this dreadful affliction is peripheral neuropathy (numbness) caused by nerve damage. The damage to the nerves is a result of excess sugar circulating in the blood. Some symptoms of diabetic nerve damage include: Numbness Shooting, burning, or pins and needles pain in […]

Arthritis Often Affects Your Feet First

Arthritis is the name given to a variety of conditions that erode the lining of your joints, causing inflammation and pain as bones rub against each other. While arthritic conditions eventually affect the back, neck, hips, and knees, it is frequently first diagnosed in the hands, feet, and ankles. See your foot doctor at the […]

Hammertoe Symptoms and Treatments

Hammertoe is a condition that can cause the joints of your middle toes to bend in the shape of a hammer, which is how it got its name. Although your big toe is not susceptible to becoming bent in this manner, bunions can cause it to bend in other ways. The main cause of hammertoes […]

How to Treat a Broken Toe

There are many misconceptions when it comes to what should be done about a broken toe. One of the main myths about a broken toe is that if you can walk on the foot, then the toe can’t be broken. This is not the case! A toe may have a minor break or a hairline […]

3 Major Causes of Ankle Pain

Ankle pain has many possible causes and sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact source of the pain. Initially, ankle pain can be treated with the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). If pain and swelling do not subside after a day or two, you may have a more serious injury requiring the […]

Achilles Heel Causes Sudden Pain

The largest tendon in your body is the Achilles tendon that is easily identified by its thick, cord-like appearance at the top of the back part of your heel. A severe injury to this tendon can cause considerable pain and discomfort, but probably not as bad as having an arrow shot into it. This tendon […]

4 Great Tips for Happy and Healthy Feet

The best way to keep your feet happy and healthy after all the walking, running, climbing, dancing and standing they do for you every year is to take some proactive steps to keep them in tip-top shape. Don’t wait until you have a foot or ankle problem, when you can avoid many of these problems […]

What Are Heel Spurs?

Heel spurs are small bony bumps or spikes that grow on the back of the heel bone. They are formed by an excessive buildup of calcium. The condition is caused by the stress and pressure on the tendons and ligaments of the feet and ankles. A heel spur is not always painful, but since it […]