Severe heel pain upon getting up from bed (that then quickly subsides) is one of the first symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
Calluses often form in the heel and ball areas of the foot as a protective measure from the stress and pressure that your feet experience.
Swollen feet and ankles can be caused from stress and pressures of work and exercise and from systemic diseases like peripheral artery disease.
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.