28 April 2021
Heel pain is common, but when it interferes with your sleep or makes it hard to walk, consider seeing a podiatrist for help. Rest can often help heel pain, but when the pain doesn't clear up quickly, you could need medical treatment. The first step is to find out the cause of the pain since a heel fracture and plantar fasciitis can both cause pain, but they're treated differently. Here are some treatments that might help.
26 February 2021
Although a podiatrist is not a medical doctor, this healthcare professional has completed extensive education and training to qualify for the title of foot doctor. In addition to the broad range of noninvasive treatments they provide, podiatrists can perform certain kinds of surgeries on the feet and ankles. Bunion surgery on the big toe, medically known as the hallux, is just one example. About Bunions The hallux joint starts to develop an abnormal growth when this toe chronically pushes on the one beside it.
7 October 2020
Runners demand more of their feet than just about any other athlete. If you experience foot pain, a podiatrist might be your best resource for relieving your symptoms and addressing the root causes of your foot issues. Here are some common treatment solutions podiatrists prescribe for runners experiencing foot pain. Pain Relief Podiatrists specialize in relieving foot pain. For runners, this can come in a variety of treatments. E-stem: Electronic stimulation (E-stem) uses mild electrical currents to control muscle contractions.
26 August 2020
Far too often, patients put off seeing a foot doctor until they can barely walk. Of course a foot doctor can help at this point — usually with either cortisone injections or surgery, depending on the ailment. But ideally, you should seek treatment before things get this bad. Early treatment allows a foot doctor to use less-invasive techniques such as splinting, physical therapy, and orthotics. Obviously not every little ache or pain means you need to see the foot doctor, though.
22 July 2020
Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which the connective tissue in the arch of the foot becomes irritated and inflamed. It causes symptoms like arch pain, feelings of tightness in the arch, and trouble bending the foot. But who is most likely to develop this condition? People with one or more of the following risk factors: Exercises that put a lot of strain on the arch. Any exercise that puts a lot of strain on the arch and heel of the foot is likely to increase your risk of plantar fasciitis, especially if you participate in that exercise regularly without a lot of rest days in between.
25 June 2020
If your second toe is longer than your big toe, you might have a condition known as Morton's toe. This is a fairly common foot abnormality that might not give you any problems, but if it affects your gait. The condition can lead to foot pain, knee pain, and back pain. Here's a closer look at Morton's toe and how a podiatrist might treat it. The Causes Of Morton's Toe
26 May 2020
You probably wear shoes of some sort about every day. It's easy to take shoes for granted, but when you wear the wrong type of shoes on a regular basis, your feet can suffer. The wrong shoes can cause blisters, calluses, heel pain, and even toe deformities. Here are five tips for buying and wearing shoes that won't cause foot pain. Buy New Shoes Regularly Shoes wear out eventually, and when they no longer support your feet properly, they should be thrown out.