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What is Metatarsalgia?

The metatarsus is the forward part of the foot that comprises the metatarsal bones under the heads of your toes—the ball of your foot. This area may become stressed and inflamed from a variety of causes including participation in high impact sports like tennis, being overweight, having untreated high arches, and wearing poorly fitted shoes. […]

Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the wide band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. A phenomenon called heel spurs is often seen in conjunction with plantar fasciitis, but heel spurs do not cause plantar fasciitis pain. When the plantar […]

Dealing With Blisters on Your Feet

Blisters are small skin sacs that are filled with a white fluid called serum. They are the body’s response to friction and they need to be treated promptly to decrease pain and prevent possible infection, especially in patients who have diabetes. The rubbing that causes blistering is frequently from poorly fitted footwear. Foot abnormalities such […]

Ingrown Toenails Dig Your Skin

Ingrown toenails are a notoriously painful condition that occurs when the side of your toenail digs into the tender skin on the edge of your toe. Your toenails normally grow along the surface of your skin, but for a variety of reasons the edge of the nail can dig into the skin causing pain and […]

Proper Foot Care for Those with Diabetes

If you or a loved one is dealing with the complications of diabetes, then you know how important proper foot care is to your overall health and vitality. Two of the complications of diabetes that have a direct impact on the health of your feet are peripheral neuropathy, and decreased blood circulation. Peripheral neuropathy results […]

Some Causes of Big Toe Pain

Pain in the big toe is a complaint often addressed by podiatrists. There are several common causes of pain in the big toe, but it isn’t always easy to determine the correct diagnosis without the help of your foot care professional. A problem with the big toe can be caused by disease, injury, or a […]

Fun Foot Facts

Your feet are amazing! Isn’t it wonderful what an incredible job they do every day to get you on your way! So while you may tend to take your feet for granted sometimes while they do all the work of walking, standing, and exercising, here a few things to remind yourself how awesome your feet […]

Hidden Plantar Warts

Plantar warts grow into the skin on the bottom of your foot and often the only sign that they are there is a painful spot that hurts when you walk on it. The skin over the area may look slightly darker or lighter, but the sharp burning pain upon weight bearing is often the major […]

Tarsal Tunnel Treatment

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition with which many people are familiar that affects the nerves in the wrist creating a burning and numbing sensation. There is a corresponding condition that affects the feet known as tarsal tunnel syndrome. The tarsal tunnel is located adjacent to the ankle bones on the interior side. It is […]