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.
1 May 2020
If you have certain podiatric conditions, then you may have been avoiding wearing open-toed shoes. Not only can certain disorders of the bones and joints of the feet lead to pain, an abnormal gait, and balance problems, but they can also lead to self-esteem problems. Fortunately, your podiatrist can offer you a number of different surgical options to help relieve your symptoms and enhance the appearance of your feet. Here are some types of cosmetic toe surgery that will help ease the pain of toe joint disorders while improving the shape of your feet and toes.
28 April 2020
Synovitis is a painful foot condition that gets worse with activity, so it can interfere with your daily life. Synovitis can affect athletes due to trauma or overuse, and it can affect others due to a medical condition, such as arthritis or a foot abnormality. Here are some symptoms of synovitis and treatments that might be given by a podiatrist. Synovitis Symptoms Synovitis is a condition where the synovial membrane creates too much fluid and becomes inflamed.
24 April 2020
If you've had long-term ankle problems or arthritis, then you may eventually need total ankle replacement. Like hip surgery, ankle surgery replaces the joint to restore its function. If you've reached this point, then surgery is the only thing that is going to restore your movement. However, to get the most out of your surgery, and heal faster with less pain, you must take a few steps. Here are some tips for getting ready for your surgery and what to do afterward.
23 April 2020
If you have ankle pain, you've probably tried all the common remedies. Experts suggest that people with musculoskeletal pain should treat their condition by resting, elevating their injured body part, and providing compression to the area. Ankle braces can be an excellent source of compression and stability. However, if you've worn an ankle brace for a week or longer without feeling any improvement in your pain levels, it's best to get checked out by a doctor.
22 April 2020
If you've been living with Morton's neuroma but orthotics and other treatments no longer help your condition, your podiatrist may talk to you about foot surgery. Since this foot condition involves the nerve in your foot, the surgical treatment for it requires a nerve decompression technique or removal of the nerve. When your foot pain is so bad that it interferes with your ability to play sports or be mobile, then surgery could be the right option.
16 April 2020
People with wide feet may have some unique balance benefits or even a faster running speed, but they may run into complications with their shoes. That's because many shoes may not be wide enough for their feet, which could cause agitation that leads to bunions. Thankfully, a bunionectomy can help to manage this issue and restore a person's feet to the extra strength level that they need to stay healthy and active.