Debilitating foot and ankle damage caused by arthritis can be slowed with proper diet and exercise and by wearing properly fitted shoes with custom orthotics.
Many different conditions can contribute to swelling in the feet and ankles and it is often an indication of a serious problem, but it could also happen from just sitting still in one place for too long such as during a long plane, bus, or boat trip. Try to get up and move around several […]
Swollen feet and ankles can be caused from stress and pressures of work and exercise and from systemic diseases like peripheral artery disease.
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.
Your Achilles tendon is an essential part of your anatomy that connects your foot to your calf muscle.
There are many bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that interact with the arch segments either directly or indirectly, giving multiple opportunities for arch pain to occur. Arch pain can often be treated easily with properly fitted footwear and custom orthotics, so see your foot doctor for relief.
Running outdoors in the spring and summer months can be very therapeutic. There are many hiking and running trails in lovely wooded areas that can get you out of the stress of the daily grind and back to nature.
The Achilles tendon is the large, rope-like tendon that connects your heel bone to your calf muscle. This tendon provides the power to move your foot when you walk and exercise.
An ankle sprain that isn’t allowed to heal properly can result in chronic ankle instability and weakness. This can make you more likely to sprain your ankle again. Always treat even minor ankle sprains seriously and slowly increase the strength and flexibility of the ankle joint with physical therapy exercises recommended by your foot doctor.
Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the foot and ankle and has many similarities to the wrist condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. In both instances, nerve stress and damage from repetitive use creates numbness, pain, and tingling in the area where a major nerve supplies one of your extremities.