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Toenail Fungus is Among Us

Fungal toenail infections can spread more rapidly in warmer temperatures, but the necessary conditions for fungal and bacterial growth on your feet are present year-round. You always have to be proactive to limit your contact with these nasty little critters. When the fungi invade the area under your toenails, they have found a happy home […]

How To Treat a Stubbed Toe

Stubbing your toe is often quite a startling and painful experience, since the toes have a limited amount of cushioning tissue to insulate them from any shock and they also have a large number of nerve endings that transmit the sensation of pain to your brain. Oftentimes, a stubbed toe can be very painful without […]

How To Treat and Avoid Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail is one of the most common conditions seen by podiatrists. The condition often affects the big toe, but your other toes may be similarly affected. While the origin of this condition is possibly hereditary, it is often exacerbated by wearing tight-fitting shoes, improper cutting of the toenails, and fungal nail infections. A […]

Treating and Preventing Heel Pain

A frequent culprit that is responsible for causing heel pain is plantar fasciitis. This condition is very common among competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and for the multitudes who spend hours on their feet all day working including landscapers, teachers, and delivery personnel. One of the most effective methods for treating heel pain is to instigate […]

Foot Ulcers Can Quickly Worsen

For patients who have diabetes, the need to be particularly observant when it comes to cuts, blisters, and scrapes on their feet should be taken very seriously. Two of the most common complications of diabetes include peripheral neuropathy and peripheral artery disease, each of which can contribute to the formation of a potentially deadly foot […]

Why Is My Big Toe So Stiff?

A chronic arthritic condition called hallux rigidus—or stiff big toe—causes the joint of the big toe to become painfully inflamed and stiff, causing considerable pain, discomfort, and difficulty with simple standing, walking, and exercising. Whether you are conscious of it or not, your big toes are essential for climbing stairs and walking down the street. […]

What Is Sesamoiditis?

Two very small bones located in the ball of your foot are called sesamoid bones. When they and their surrounding soft tissue become irritated and inflamed, sesamoiditis is the result. What makes these bones unique is that they float under your foot near the big toe and are not directly connected to the surrounding bones except […]

How Orthotics Can Help Your Feet

Some of the best methods for preventing foot and ankle problems in the first place are to be sure to use the proper footwear, stretch before exercising, and perform regular foot inspections with the aid of your foot doctor. In addition, using the right orthotic shoe inserts and devices can provide more support and treat […]

6 Great Tips to Avoid Nail Fungus

Nail fungus is caused by microscopic organisms that live on our skin. They particularly like moist and warm areas which is why your sneakers and shoes are the perfect places for them to take hold. Athlete’s foot fungus is the same fungus that causes nail infections, which can become particularly nasty, causing thick, brittle nails […]