Foot problems, like bunions and hammertoes, start off slowly and gradually worsen. Noticing problems early and regular podiatric visits can prevent many injuries and diseases.
Blistering on the feet is a painful and annoying occurrence that is usually caused by pressure from rubbing on the insides of your shoes. Having a computerized gait analysis and getting properly fitted for shoes and orthotics is a great first step in preventing blisters and many other foot and ankle conditions, so see your […]
Tarsal tunnel syndrome affects the foot and ankle in a similar way that the more common carpal tunnel syndrome affects the wrist and hand.
The bunion toe deformity is one that tends to develop slowly and they often don’t cause pain or discomfort in the beginning. As the big toe bends into the other toes unchecked, a variety of conditions can soon follow. See your foot doctor at the first signs of big toe movement to get started on […]
Your feet can swell up from a variety of causes ranging from just sitting in one place for too long without moving (such as during a long bus, train, or plane trip) to a severe ankle injury like an ankle sprain. Even a minor ankle sprain can cause severe swelling. If you are experiencing swelling […]
Having pain and discomfort in the ball of the foot can be caused by a variety of conditions, with sesamoiditis being one of the most common.
You can determine if you have flat feet by wetting your feet and then standing on a flat, dry surface. If the imprint of your foot is dry in the middle, then you probably have a good arch. If the entire foot falls flat on the floor then you have flat feet and should see […]
Symptoms of a fungal toenail infection include altered toenail shape, with the nail becoming thickened and brittle. The color will turn yellow or gray and perhaps the worst symptom is the unpleasant odor caused by the fungi as they feed on your skin and sweat. Fortunately, with some simple tips, you can avoid microbial infections […]
When pressure forces your toes together in the front of your shoes, it can cause one or more toes to overlap. Initially, this may only be a minor cause of pain and discomfort. As the condition worsens and the toes overlap further and with more force, the formation of painful corns and blisters often occurs. […]
While it’s always a good idea to regularly monitor and care for your feet, in recognition of American Diabetes Month we’d like to reach out with this advice for all of our patients who are managing this potential dreadful disease. Fortunately, with proper medication, diet, exercise, and regular visits to your podiatrist, you can minimize […]