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How Shoes Can Cause Heel Spurs

Wearing the wrong shoes can cause all sorts of foot problems and pain, including heel spurs. Here’s how the wrong shoes contribute to the development of these bony growths and their corresponding soft tissue pain.

Jun 1st, 2022
Do I Need a Cast for My Ankle Sprain?

Ankle sprains are common, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need professional care. In some cases, a cast is an important part of your treatment. Here’s what to expect when you have an ankle sprain.

May 1st, 2022
Helping Your Plantar Fasciitis with Orthotics

The serious heel pain that results from inflammation of the plantar fascia can make standing, walking, and running uncomfortable. Orthotics can help reduce irritation, so you get relief from your plantar fasciitis. Here’s what you need to know.

Mar 1st, 2022
How to Know if Your Ankle Is Sprained or Broken

Ankle sprains are incredibly common but share some of the same symptoms as ankle fractures. It’s important to know which injury you have to make sure you get the right care for your joint. Here are some differences between the injuries.

Feb 1st, 2022
Does Athlete's Foot Only Affect Athletes?

Athlete’s foot spreads easily in locker rooms and pool decks, but that doesn’t mean athletes are the only ones who can get this fungal infection. Anyone is vulnerable. Read on to learn more.

Dec 28th, 2021
Can My Bunions Be Fixed with Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Bunions cause pain and interfere with your foot’s natural function. In the past, surgery to resolve a bothersome bunion required a long, difficult recovery. Newer minimally invasive procedures make it easier than ever to correct a bothersome bunion.

Nov 1st, 2021
How Diabetes Impacts Your Feet

Diabetes makes you more susceptible to problems with your feet, like infection, poor circulation, and even toe, foot, or leg loss. Here’s what you can do to keep your feet healthy and avoid complications if you have diabetes.

Oct 1st, 2021
What Every Athlete Should Know About Their Shoes

What you put on your feet matters, especially if you ask a lot of them during athletic activity. Here’s what to consider when choosing shoes, when to replace them, and when to seek a consultation from a podiatrist.

Sep 1st, 2021
Foot Pain in the Morning? It Could Be Plantar Fasciitis

If you experience sharp and achy pains in the bottom of your foot when you first step out of bed in the morning, you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. Here’s what you need to know about this inflammatory condition and how to heal.

Jul 7th, 2021
Why You Shouldn't Ignore Athlete's Foot

Athlete’s foot is common, but that doesn’t mean you should just ignore it. This foot fungus can lead to greater infection and foot discomfort and pain, if not treated. Read on to learn more about how you can avoid and treat athlete’s foot.

Jun 7th, 2021
Nonsurgical Treatments for Bunion Pain

A bunion can cause serious pain, but you have treatment options. Surgery isn’t the first line of treatment. Here are some ways to ease bunion pain if you aren’t quite ready for an invasive procedure.

May 3rd, 2021
How to Prevent Ankle Injuries During Sports

If you’re an athlete, you may have experienced your share of ankle strains, sprains, and fractures since these injuries tend to be common among people who participate in sports. Avoid ankle injuries that sideline you from your sport with these tips.

Apr 5th, 2021
Can Orthotics Help My Plantar Fasciitis?

If your heel hurts because of plantar fasciitis, you’ll do just about anything to ease the nagging pain. A simple orthotic insert may realign your foot mechanics, so you put less stress on the plantar fascia. Read on to learn more.

Mar 10th, 2021
Treatment for Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetics with neuropathy, or nerve damage in their feet, need special care. Though peripheral neuropathy can’t be cured, we can help prevent progression of the condition and serious complications like infection and amputation.

Feb 22nd, 2021
Is MLS Laser Therapy Right for Me?

Lots of treatments promise to help heal inflammation and reduce pain in your feet and ankles. How do you know MLS laser therapy is the right one for you? Read on to find out more about this cutting-edge treatment.

Jan 5th, 2021
What to Do About Your Athlete's Foot

Athlete’s foot is irritating and ugly. It’s also contagious, so it’s important to get it cleared up so that you don’t spread it to others. Here’s what to do if you have athlete’s foot.

Dec 2nd, 2020
Help for Your Bunions

A bunion may develop at any age, meaning anyone can experience the pain and deformity associated with this bump at your big toe joint. Bunions can’t be cured, but their growth can be slowed enough that you may delay or avoid surgery.

Nov 1st, 2020
The Best Way to Prevent Heel Spurs

Heel spurs can cause pain and inflammation in your heel, making sports play and daily tasks impossible. They develop over time and, in many cases, can be avoided. Here’s what you should know about preventing heel spurs.

Oct 1st, 2020
Tips for Preventing Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most common types of injuries, but you can prevent them with a little care and attention. Read on to learn how to protect this joint from a sprain.

Aug 10th, 2020
How to Keep Your Feet Supported This Summer

Footcare can be a little more complicated in the hot days of summer. Follow these 10 tips, which are also incredibly smart habits, to keep your feet healthy and safe even as the weather gets hot.

Jul 16th, 2020
When Is Minimally Invasive Surgery Necessary for My Feet?

Surgery is sometimes the best way to heal a problem with your feet, such as a bunion or hammertoe. With the latest advances in surgery, the process is easier than ever and minimally invasive, so you recover faster and get back to doing what you love.

Jun 22nd, 2020
What Conditions Do Orthotics Correct?

Orthotics support normal and healthy movement in your foot and ankle. Read on to learn how they can be a part of a comprehensive treatment plan to address a variety of symptoms, including foot pain, stiffness, and ankle instability.

May 26th, 2020
10 Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy

MLS laser therapy is a unique, noninvasive treatment that has impressive healing results. Read on to learn the benefits of pursuing this treatment course for chronic and acute injuries, including strains, sprains, and arthritis.

Apr 24th, 2020
How To Keep Athlete's Foot At Bay

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that’s just plain uncomfortable. Keep yourself free from this itchy, burning rash that shows up between your toes with some smart hygiene habits. Read on for some simple how-tos for keeping athlete’s foot at bay.

Mar 1st, 2020
The Consequences of Poor Foot Arch Support

If your feet have a minimal arch, you’re subject to foot pain that may even extend into your legs and back. Read on to learn why you should seek proper arch support with the help of orthotics, supportive footwear, or physical therapy.

Feb 1st, 2020
I Have a Bunion: Is It Serious?

A bunion can deform your foot and seriously affect your choice of footwear. In some cases, a bunion can lead to disability and sedentary habits. If you’re worried about your bunion, read on to find out the potential consequences.

Jan 1st, 2020
What Is Diabetic Neuropathy (And What Can I Do About It)?

About half of all people with diabetes develop some sort of nerve damage over time due to the excess sugar in their blood. Managing your glucose levels is just one important step in preventing neuropathy’s development or progression.

Dec 1st, 2019
Most Common Sports Injuries

If you play sports, you’re at risk of injuring your feet and ankles. With proper treatment, you can return to play with minimal (or no) complications. Read on to learn more about some of the most common sports injuries.

Nov 1st, 2019
Living With Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis causes stabbing pain in your heel that you may notice most in the morning and can interfere with daily activities and exercise. Here’s how to manage your symptoms as you seek therapy and a resolution.

Oct 1st, 2019
Here's How Bunions Affect Your Overall Health

Bunions aren’t just a cosmetic problem; they can lead to long-term complications, and not just with your feet. Read on to learn how these deformities that form at the base of the big toe affect your overall health and wellbeing.

Sep 1st, 2019
How Does Diabetes Affect Your Feet?

Diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet and causes nerve damage that compromises sensation. Understand the impact diabetes may have on your feet, and take steps to prevent serious, life-altering complications.

Jul 1st, 2019
7 Best Treatment Options for Your Sprained Ankle

Approximately 25,000 people sprain an ankle everyday. If you’re among this population, learn the best ways to treat your injury, so you can get back to full ankle health and function as soon as possible.

Nov 13th, 2018
Shoes or Your Parents: What Causes Bunions

Your footwear fashion choices sometimes get the blame for bunions, but you can also point the finger at your parents. Heredity may be the more likely cause of bunions.

Sep 18th, 2018
Your Painful Heel Could Mean a Visit to the Podiatrist

You’re doing yourself a disservice if you ignore persistent heel pain. If you’re experiencing heel pain that lasts more than a few days, visit the podiatrist for conservative treatment measures, so you can quickly find relief.

Nov 13th, 2018
5 Reasons Custom Orthotics May Benefit You

If your feet hurt, or if you repeatedly injure yourself while running or playing sports, you may not have to throw out your shoes or get painful surgery. A custom-made orthotic insert could be all you need to get your gait in shape again.

Aug 27th, 2018
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