Custom orthotic shoe inserts are excellent for treating the pain and discomfort of many common foot and ankle conditions, without the need for surgery.
Haglund’s deformity is characterized by a bony protrusion that forms on the heel at the location where the Achilles tendon inserts at the heel bone.
Fungal toenail is an ugly and often malodorous condition. This problem tends to become more common in the summer months due to increased sporting activities and sweating that contribute to conditions that fungi love.
Bunions are a toe deformity that is thought to be inherited, but it can be exacerbated by many factors. Bunions tend to worsen over time, so it is best to see your foot doctor at the beginning stages when they are easier to treat.
Your arteries can be affected by plaque and fat deposits that cause them to narrow, thereby reducing blood flow to your extremities.
Heel calluses form as a natural reaction to the stress and pressure that is applied to your feet on a daily basis.
The numbness caused by the nerve damage that is prevalent in patients who have diabetes can lead to complications when a foot injury isn’t felt, and infection rapidly sets in and progresses.
The heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis may occur intermittently in the early stages of the condition and this can make it difficult to diagnose.
People seem to have many misconceptions about how to treat injured and broken toes. If you have severe pain in your toe and it is difficult or impossible to move, be sure to have the injury evaluated by your foot doctor to ensure the proper diagnosis and treatment and to avoid an ongoing problem.
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.