Charcot Foot is a terrible and largely avoidable complication of foot numbness that can strike unaware patients who have diabetic nerve damage or other neurological issues that make their feet feel numb. The numbness can hide severe physical damage that is occurring to the foot as the arch collapses and bones fracture. The injury is […]
Calluses and corns form as your skin’s protective response to excessive pressure and rubbing. However, these skin anomalies can become problematic when they contribute to blisters, cracks, and bleeding that can lead to infection—especially in patients who have diabetes. Large calluses on the heel can become heel fissures that can split open and cause extreme […]
Orthotic shoe inserts are molded to fit your foot. When combined with properly fitted shoes, orthotics fix gait problems that can cause knee and back pain.
Treating bunions early before the big toe has become too rigid and inflexible can avoid the need for future bunion surgery.
Among the most common toenail problems seen by foot doctors are ingrown and fungal toenails
Debilitating foot and ankle damage caused by arthritis can be slowed with proper diet and exercise and by wearing properly fitted shoes with custom orthotics.
September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month and maintaining foot and ankle strength is vital to prevent a fall.
The metatarsal bones are the slender and rather fragile bones that form your toes. Your toes are under an enormous amount of pressure during sporting activities and exercise and even from just standing and walking. When the tissues and structures that form the toes become excessively inflamed it can cause severe nerve-related pain and discomfort […]
Many different conditions can contribute to swelling in the feet and ankles and it is often an indication of a serious problem, but it could also happen from just sitting still in one place for too long such as during a long plane, bus, or boat trip. Try to get up and move around several […]
The increase in blood glucose levels that accompanies diabetes may cause nerve damage in the extremities.