Many people think skin cancer is something that is caused by excessive sun or ultraviolet light exposure. However, even though your feet and ankles don’t generally get much sun, you still need to have any skin lesions on your feet and ankles evaluated by your foot doctor to rule out skin cancer.
Some common injuries incurred while exercising include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and shin splints. These injuries are caused by the inherent stress and repetitive motion that comes with the activity, but there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of having a painful foot or ankle problem.
A plantar fibroma is a condition caused by a thickening of the fibrous tissue on the bottom of your foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia.
Debilitating heel pain from a small bump on the back of your heel could be caused by a Haglund’s deformity. In this condition, a small bump of cartilage grows in the location where your Achilles tendon attaches to the heel bone.
A main cause of injury in people over 65 is from falling, so knowing how to reduce the likelihood of falling is essential to staying healthy and active as you get older.
A large wart on the bottom of your foot right where the ball or heel of your foot is located can be a very painful occurrence.
Since kids frequently can’t fully articulate their symptoms, you need to pay attention to their actions to see if they are doing things like limping or walking on tiptoe.
Chilblains occur in the feet and other extremities when the capillaries in your skin become inflamed after repeated exposure to cold but not quite freezing air.
Your heels hit the ground first with nearly every step you take and they do an excellent job of absorbing the stress and pressure from your full body weight. But sometimes it’s just all too much to absorb, and an injury occurs often causing severe and debilitating heel pain. Some common causes of heel pain […]
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 […]