If you develop an advanced, smelly, and brittle fungal toenail infection it can be very difficult to eradicate on your own. Over-the-counter medications available don’t often work that well and the infection returns. You need to see your foot doctor to completely eradicate an entrenched infection. Avoiding exposure to the fungus in the first place […]
Having pain on the top of your foot has many possible causes including bone fractures, poorly fitting shoes, and systemic diseases like diabetes.
Plantar warts form in the plantar fascia, the thick layers of skin on the bottom of the foot, where they are hidden from view. The only signs are a small bump and pain when walking. They often occur in the heel or ball area where stress is the highest. They can be hard to identify […]
Cancerous growths that develop on the feet can be especially concerning because they are often overlooked until the cancer has spread.
A variety of pediatric foot conditions can cause severe pain and discomfort in kids without them being able to effectively communicate the issue. Therefore, be sure to pay attention to physical symptoms like limping or foot-dragging that may be indicative of a serious issue. Have your child seen regularly by your foot doctor to make […]
Your feet and ankles are an amazing display of natural engineering with everything working together like a well-oiled machine—until something malfunctions and you experience foot and ankle pain and discomfort. Fortunately, you can mitigate and even prevent problems with your feet and ankles by making regular visits with your foot doctor to catch and correct […]
Arthritis often affects joints throughout the body and severe symptoms often occur in the extremities first, with the feet and ankles commonly affected. Stiff and swollen joints can cause problems with mobility and can even make wearing shoes painful. Custom orthotics paired with properly supportive and fitted footwear can treat and prevent arthritic problems so […]
February is American Heart Month so what better time to raise awareness of heart health and how it relates to the health of your feet. For example, circulation abnormalities like peripheral artery disease (PAD) often first exhibit symptoms of swelling and muscle cramps in the lower legs and feet. In fact, claudication (pain and/or cramping […]
Experiencing ankle pain is a common occurrence that has a variety of possible causes. Often the ankle will hurt due to radiating pain from another foot injury, so be sure to see your foot doctor for foot and ankle discomfort and pain that doesn’t improve with rest. Some of the common causes of ankle pain, […]
Once an ingrown toenail gets started it can be extremely painful and debilitating as the nail digs into the soft skin on your toes. Fortunately, with some easy steps, you can prevent ingrown toenails from starting in the first place.