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Treating Diabetic Feet

Diabetic feet need special care because of decreased circulation, neuropathy, joint deterioration, and more. While your primary care physician may guide you on blood sugar control, medications, a healthy diet, and active lifestyle, your podiatrist ...

Aug 31st, 2020
Signs and Treatment for Sprained Ankles

Signs and Treatment for Sprained Ankles Do you have a sprained ankle? Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries. Ankle sprains sprain occur when the ligaments in the ankle are stretched or torn. Ankle sprains can be very painful and ...

Aug 20th, 2020
What is Metatarsalgia?

Metatarsalgia denotes a common foot condition characterized by pain and inflammation of the joints and bones of the ball of the foot - the area just before the toes, also called the metatarsal region. Symptoms of metatarsalgia can develop suddenly, ...

Aug 4th, 2020
Taking Care of Bunions

A bunion is one of the most common foot deformities, often affecting the joint at the base of the big toe. Anyone can develop this painful condition but it most often occurs in women. A bunion affects the structure of the foot, causing the joint to ...

Jul 17th, 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Our patients and their health are very important to us. We want to take this time to remind you of the steps you can take to stay healthy during flu, allergy, and COVID-19 seasons. Healthy Hygiene Habits are key to our patients success!

Mar 16th, 2020
Ingrown Nails

Swelling, reddened flesh, shooting pain, and pus are just some of the incredibly uncomfortable symptoms of having an ingrown toenail. Although this condition can sometimes be successfully treated through home remedies, ingrown toenails often progress ...

Jun 27th, 2019
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Jul 20th, 2020
Treating and Preventing Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail is a common foot problem that occurs when the corner of a toenail, usually the big toe, grows into the skin. As you might imagine, this can cause pain and swelling in the affected area. If you are a healthy individual you can often ...

Mar 16th, 2020
March Your Socks Off!

We encourage our patients to be aware of their feet, and make sure to take their socks off when visiting their primary care physician. Together with your doctor, we hope to prevent any future foot problems.

Mar 16th, 2020
Taking Care of a Sprained Ankle

One wrong step and you could just end up dealing with a sprained ankle. A sprain occurs when the ankle suddenly rolls inwards or outwards, which jolts the ankle joint out of place and also overstretches (and perhaps even tears) the ligaments and ...

Jan 7th, 2020
What Causes Toenail Fungus?

Toenail fungus is a common problem that can be rather challenging to get rid of. While toenail fungus can happen to anyone it most often occurs in older adults. If you are noticing that one of your toenails has thickened, become brittle and turned ...

Dec 1st, 2019
Preventing Blisters

While the appearance of blisters may be embarrassing, the pain accompanying them is often much worse and more of a concern for people who have them. Although blisters are a common foot problem experienced by many, have you ever wondered what the cause ...

Oct 16th, 2019
Bunions: Symptoms and Treatment Options

With the ability to cause nagging discomfort throughout the day and prohibit daily movements as simple as walking, bunions can quickly turn from a barely noticeable bump on your toe, to a painful deformity that detracts from your over wellbeing. ...

Sep 30th, 2019
Dealing With Foot Odor

The feet have more sweat glands than any other part of the body, which means they have the ability to sweat profusely. With your feet encased in your shoes all day and the sweat unable to evaporate, bacteria will begin to grow rapidly. Bacteria then ...

Sep 11th, 2019
What are Bone Spurs

Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, can occur anywhere in the skeletal system, and the feet are no exception. Bone spurs are simply overgrowths of bone, which most commonly form where two bones come together. Normally bone spurs in the feet are ...

Aug 26th, 2019
Dealing With Claw Toes and Mallet Toes

Understanding Claw and Mallet Toes Think you may have mallet or claw toes? Mallet and claw toes form over years and are common in adults. Mallet and claw toes are among the most common toe problems. If you think you have mallet or claw toes, see a ...

Jul 21st, 2019
What are Hammertoes?

A hammertoe is a common foot deformity that affects the middle joint of the smaller toes. As a result, this causes the toes to bend downward. Since this bend causes the joint to stick out this can put more pressure on the affected joints when wearing ...

Jul 4th, 2019
Taking Care of Flat Feet

While there are many people with flat feet, often times they won’t even know it; however, there are others with flat feet that regularly experience pain, soreness, and other problems. While flat feet is rarely considered a serious issue, if you are ...

Jun 19th, 2019
Ways a Podiatrist Can Help You

The human foot and ankle contain 33 joints, 26 bones and over 100 tendons, ligaments and muscles. While all of these parts of the foot should work together, there are certain conditions, injuries and diseases that can affect the health and functioning ...

Apr 4th, 2019
Treatment for Minor Foot Injuries

An unexpected fall or twist can result in an injury of the foot or ankle, such as a sprain or strain. Immediate first aid can help prevent complications, reduce pain and improve recovery. Rest, ice, compression and elevation--commonly referred to as ...

Mar 19th, 2019
Is Plantar Fasciitis Causing Your Heel Pain?

Is heel pain keeping you down? Pain that occurs following an injury or early in an illness may play a protective role, warning us about the damage we have suffered. SoYour Heel Pain Could Be Plantar Fasciitis what causes heel pain? ...

Mar 6th, 2019
What Are Corns?

Many people think corns and calluses are the same thing, but there are differences. A corn is smaller than a callus, and has a hard center which is surrounded by inflamed tissue. Unlike calluses, corns can be painful and make it difficult to wear ...

Feb 20th, 2019
What is Achilles Tendonitis?

Heel pain is one of the most common complaints a podiatrist hears about from patients. If you are dealing with heel pain above the heel bone then you could be dealing with Achilles Tendonitis, a result of overuse. The Achilles tendon is the longest ...

Feb 7th, 2019
Dealing With Athlete's Foot

Athlete's foot is one of the most common fungal infections of the skin and is frequently seen in our office. Whether you've had it or not, it's important to understand how you can avoid and treat this highly contagious infection if you do contract it. ...

Jan 15th, 2019
What is a Crush Injury?

What is a Crush Injury? Have a foot crush injury? A crush injury occurs when pressure or force is put on a body part. A foot crush injury may cause pain, swelling, and sometimes bruising. A foot crush injury may take from a few days to a few weeks to ...

Jan 3rd, 2019
Treating a Sprained Ankle

An ankle sprain occurs when the foot rolls or twists to the point where a ligament inside stretches beyond its normal capacity. Ankle sprains are extremely common, with an estimated 25,000 sprains happening in the United States every day. Athletes and ...

Dec 18th, 2018
What is Sesamoiditis?

What is Sesamoiditis? Sesamoids are small bones that are only connected to tendons or surrounded in muscle. This only appears in a few places in the body, one of which is the foot. Two very tiny sesamoids are found in the underside of the foot near ...

Dec 7th, 2018
How To Prevent Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails may begin mildly but can quickly go from bad to worse. This frustrating and painful condition can affect anyone and cause significant issues. Unlike other foot-related conditions, which are often due to genetics or underlying ...

Nov 19th, 2018
Treating Toenail Fungus

Treating toenail fungus Toenail fungus--it's one of the most common podiatric problems children, teens, and adults have. Causing thickened, yellow, brittle nails, onychomycosis (the medical name for toenail fungus) spreads easily and can be stubborn ...

Nov 2nd, 2018
What Causes Warts?

What Causes Warts? Got foot warts? Nearly everyone will have a wart at some point in their lives. Warts are typically small, hard skin growths caused by an infection with humanpallilloma virus. Foot warts are treatable. Foot warts are among the most ...

Oct 19th, 2018
Treating Heel Spurs

Have you been experiencing any heel pain or bothersome tenderness without any obvious cause? Although heel spurs themselves sometimes do not cause acute discomfort, they are frequently associated with the painful inflammation known as plantar ...

Oct 4th, 2018
Types of Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are removable shoe inserts that provide greater arch support and stability to the feet and ankles. There are different types of orthotics available depending on the issue and level of support that is needed. Basic orthotics are sold ...

Sep 14th, 2018
Caring For Arthritic Feet

Arthritis is a joint condition that affects roughly 54 million American adults according to the Arthritis Foundation. It can show up in joints all around the body, including the feet and toes. When the joints of the feet are affected by inflammation, ...

Sep 4th, 2018
What Could Be Causing Poor Circulation in My Feet?

Are you experiencing numbness, tingling, or discolorations in your feet? Even though poor circulation isn’t a condition, if you are experiencing poor circulation in your feet this is often a symptom of a much larger issue. This is why it’s important to ...

Aug 17th, 2018
What to Do When You Keep Getting Blisters

A foot blister is a small pocket of fluid that forms on the foot. Blisters can be painful while they heal. Foot blisters are caused by several things, including friction, burns, contact with irritants, and autoimmune diseases. Treatment can alleviate ...

Jul 31st, 2018
Basic Foot Care Guidelines

Foot care is something that is important to your overall well-being and is something that is often overlooked. There are some basic guidelines you can follow in order to keep your feet healthy and feeling good. 1. Don’t ignore unusual pain. If you are ...

Jul 18th, 2018
What You Can Do About Hammertoes

When most people think about foot deformities they most often think about bunions; however, hammertoes are just as common. This unassuming deformity comes about gradually, so you may not even notice it until it’s too late. “What is a hammertoe?” You ...

Jul 5th, 2018
Heel Pain Treatment Options

Are you dealing with heel pain? If so, you aren’t alone. Foot pain, particularly heel pain, is one of the most common complaints and most people will deal with pain at some point during their lifetime. Whether you are on your feet all day for work or ...

Jun 20th, 2018
Choose the Best Shoes and Socks for Your Child's Developing Feet

While it might not be something you think about often (or at all), the health of your child’s feet is important. Your child is growing by leaps and bounds and certain habits and other factors can affect how your child’s feet develop or if they ...

Jun 4th, 2018
Taking Care of Aging Feet

As you age, it becomes even more important to take care of yourself, especially your feet. Foot health tends to decline in seniors for many reasons, including: ∙ Years of walking ∙ Improper footwear ∙ Poor circulation ...

May 15th, 2018
Are You Dealing With Bunions?

What is a Bunion? Are you dealing with a bunion? A bunion is a protrusion of the bone at the base of the big toe. While a bunion may seem like a bump, according to the (APMA) American Podiatric Medical Association a bunion is actually the enlargement ...

May 1st, 2018
Healthy Feet for Active Kids

The feet of children grow and change rapidly during their first year, reaching almost half their adult foot size. Most changes in children’s feet are a natural part of development, but others require attention and treatment from a professional. That’s ...

Apr 17th, 2018
Start Your Marathon Training off on the Right Foot

Whether you’re training for your very first marathon or preparing for your 10th, it’s important to begin your training program on the right foot. A lack of experience coupled with the repetitive impact placed on the feet and ankles during a long run ...

Apr 2nd, 2018
Ruptured Achilles Tendon: Prevention and Treatment

The Achilles tendon is the strong band of tissue that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. This lower leg tendon enables you to walk, jump, stand on your toes and climb stairs. You rely on it virtually every time you move your foot. ...

Mar 16th, 2018
Improve Your Game - Sports and Your Feet

How to Maximize Your Game with Good Foot Health When it comes to exercise, your feet are one of the most overlooked parts of the body, enduring tremendous strain and stress during a hard workout. It's no surprise that an athlete's foot and ankle are ...

Mar 6th, 2018
Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are very easy to spot, which is why patients usually want them to disappear. They're a cosmetic issue but also a potentially painful podiatric issue that can be treated by a foot doctor. Learn what causes varicose veins and how you may ...

Feb 20th, 2018
Lisfranc Fracture

Any fracture to the foot or ankle should be taken seriously, but a Lisfranc fracture is particularly concerning for podiatrists. Because the fracture happens at the center of the foot where there are many connections, without prompt treatment this ...

Feb 13th, 2018
Sesamoid Injuries

Think you have a sesamoid injury? Sesamoids are bones embedded in tendons. Sesamoid injuries are often associated with activities requiring increased pressure on the foot, such as tennis, basketball, running, and football. Podiatrists diagnose and ...

Jan 16th, 2018
Claw Toes and Mallet Toes

Think you may have mallet or claw toes? Mallet and claw toes form over years and are common in adults. Mallet and claw toes are among the most common toe problems. If you think you have mallet or claw toes, see a podiatrist right away. If you don't ...

Jan 5th, 2018
Alleviating Painful Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

With age, it’s not uncommon to experience pain and stiffness in your feet and ankles. Carefully monitoring your pain is important, however, as this noticeable discomfort could be an early indication of a more serious condition known as arthritis. ...

Dec 18th, 2017
Preventing and Treating Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries to the ankle, resulting from a fall or a sudden twist that forces the ligaments out of their normal position. It’s no wonder so many athletes suffer from ankle sprains every year. The severity of an ...

Dec 6th, 2017
Prevention and Treatment for Achilles Tendinitis

The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body, located in the back of the lower leg and connecting the heel bone to the calf muscle. This tendon is crucial as it facilitates walking and running by helping to raise the heel off of ...

Nov 14th, 2017
5 Ways To Soothe Tired, Aching Feet

We’ve all been there before - after a long day of work, shopping or a playing sports, your feet ache and you feel as if you couldn’t walk another step from the pain. They might be heavy and swollen, even tight in your shoes, especially as you age. ...

Nov 3rd, 2017
Looking After Little Feet: Proper Foot Care for Your Baby

A child's feet grow rapidly during the first year, reaching almost half of their adult foot size. This is why podiatrists consider the first year to be the most important in the development of the feet. Proper care at a young age is essential for ...

Oct 13th, 2017
Maintain Healthy Weight to Prevent Foot Problems

With our feet bearing the weight of our entire body, it’s no surprise that carrying excess weight may increase the chance of developing foot problems. In fact, recent studies have shown that overweight people experience more heel pain, tendonitis, ...

Oct 9th, 2017
Seek Treatment for Dry, Cracked Heels

Dry, cracked heels are not only unsightly, but they can also be a source of pain and embarrassment. When the fissures in your heel become so dry and cracked that they bleed and hurt when you walk, it’s time to seek professional care from your ...

Sep 18th, 2017
Beautify Your Feet for the Summer

The summertime is a great time to show off your new sandals and allow your feet to breathe. But since the warmer months can be rough on your feet, it's important to give your feet a little extra care to keep them looking great and feeling healthy. Here ...

Sep 8th, 2017
Walking Your Way To Good Foot Health

Looking for a safe, easy and inexpensive way to stay healthy, increase your energy level and improve your figure? Start walking! Walking is one of the easiest and most popular forms of exercise, and, when done properly, it can significantly improve ...

Aug 2nd, 2017
High Fashion Footwear May Come with a High Price

While high-heeled shoes may look stylish or complement your favorite outfit, they are rarely the best option for a woman's feet. According to a study by the American Podiatric Medical Association, 39 percent of women wear high heels every day; of the ...

Jul 17th, 2017
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment

Maybe you've heard of carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition in the wrist that occurs when swelling or a change in position of the tissue within the carpal tunnel squeezes and irritates the median nerve. Similar to carpal tunnel syndrome is tarsal tunnel ...

Jun 19th, 2017
Fighting Fungal Toenails

Also known as onychomycosis, toenail fungus can be painful, irritating and embarrassing. When you experience trauma to your nail, the nail bed is lifted, allowing fungus to invade. Without treatment, this fungus can grow and spread, particularly in ...

Jun 3rd, 2017
Shin Splints: How to Ease Your Lower Leg Pain

Although a shin splint is commonly used to describe various pains between the ankle and the knee, it actually refers to a specific inflammatory condition of the tibia -- a condition called medial tibial stress syndrome. A type of "overuse injury" to ...

Jun 2nd, 2017
Healthy Footwear Promote Healthy Feet

Looking fabulous in your favorite pair of heels does have a price. In fact, shoes that fit poorly or have high heels frequently cause foot problems, including calluses, corns, bunions, and blisters, just to name a few. All footwear eventually show ...

May 16th, 2017
A Look at Painful Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are benign growths that develop on the bottom of your feet, and are caused by direct contact with the human papilloma virus (HPV). This is the same virus that causes warts on other areas of the body. Some people are more susceptible than ...

Apr 18th, 2017
Plantar Fasciitis: Put Your Heel Pain to a Halt

Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the long, dense band of connective tissue (the plantar fascia) that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. Repeated strain on the plantar fascia can cause tiny tears in the ...

Mar 30th, 2017
Morton's Neuroma: What is it and How to Stop the Pain

A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that can develop in various parts of your body. In the foot, the most common occurring neuroma develops at the base of the third and fourth toes. This condition is referred to as Morton's neuroma. ...

Mar 2nd, 2017
Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia denotes a common foot condition characterized by pain and inflammation of the joints and bones of the ball of the foot - the area just before the toes, also called the metatarsal region. ...

Feb 15th, 2017
Easy Ways to Prevent and Treat an Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown toenails, also known as onychocryptosis, can be annoying and painful. This common condition occurs when the surrounding skin on one or both sides of the nail grows over the edges of the nail, or when the nail itself penetrates the skin. As the ...

Feb 2nd, 2017
Hammertoes

A hammertoe is one of the most common toe conditions, usually stemming from muscle imbalance in which the joints of the second, third, fourth or fifth toe are bent into a contracted, claw-like position. In the early stages, hammertoes are flexible and ...

Jan 16th, 2017
Growing Pains

If your child has ever complained of not being able to sleep at night due to leg pain, he or she may be experiencing what many people refer to as growing pains. They are common for kids during their growth and development years. ...

Jan 3rd, 2017
Foot Odor

The feet have more sweat glands than any other part of the body, which means they have the ability to sweat profusely. With your feet encased in your shoes all day and the sweat unable to evaporate, bacteria will begin to grow rapidly. Bacteria then ...

Dec 15th, 2016
Foot Care for Runners

If you're a runner, it goes without saying that your feet take the brunt of the punishment. In fact, for runners the feet are more vulnerable to injury than any other part of the body. Luckily, both long-distance runners and casual joggers can improve ...

Dec 1st, 2016
Flat Feet

The arch structure of our feet determines how we walk, which means our arches need to be both sturdy and flexible in order to adjust to different walking surfaces. For most people, their feet have a curve or an arch at the bottom that provides ...

Nov 15th, 2016
How to Minimize Diabetic Foot Problems

People with diabetes are prone to foot problems, often developing from a combination of poor circulation and nerve damage. Damage to the nerves in the legs and feet diminishes skin sensation, making it difficult to detect or notice pain or temperature ...

Nov 1st, 2016
Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses are thick, hardened areas of skin that develop in response to your body's natural defense to repeated pressure or friction. While neither condition presents a long-term or serious health risk, they can be painful, irritating and ...

Oct 17th, 2016
What Are Bunions?

A bunion is an abnormal, bony prominence that develops on the joint at the base of your big toe. As the big toe joint becomes enlarged, it forces the toe to crowd against your other toes, and the pressure exerted on your big toe joint results in ...

Oct 3rd, 2016
Bone Spurs

Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, can occur anywhere in the skeletal system, and the feet are no exception. Bone spurs are simply overgrowths of bone, which most commonly form where two bones come together. Normally bone spurs in the feet are ...

Sep 15th, 2016
Athletes Foot

Athlete's foot is one of the most common fungal infections of the skin and is frequently seen in our office. Whether you've had it or not, it's important to understand how you can avoid and treat this highly contagious infection if you do contract it. ...

Sep 2nd, 2016
Welcome to Our Blog

There may be no part of your body that undergoes more wear and tear than your feet. Learning how to prevent problems can stop them before they start! At our practice, we know healthy feet makes for a happier life. The goal of this blog is to inform our ...

Sep 2nd, 2016