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What To Do About Smelly Feet

It’s an embarrassing problem. Smelly feet can make you feel self-conscious. You can’t get comfortable or take your shoes off without worrying that everyone will notice your stinky feet.

Feb 15th, 2021
At-Home Care for Dry Feet

Dry, flaky feet are incredibly common, particularly during the cold, winter months; however, if you find yourself dealing with dry or cracked feet throughout the year, especially around the heels, you may be wondering what you can do about it.

Feb 2nd, 2021
Did I Break My Foot?

Whether you took a bad tumble or your child had a rough collision while playing sports, it’s important that you do not just recognize the signs of a broken foot but that you also seek immediate medical attention.

Jan 18th, 2021
What To Do About Blisters

Everything from wearing shoes that are a little too loose to increasing the number of miles you run can leave you dealing with painful blisters on your feet. Blisters can be quite a nuisance, making it difficult to move around, especially when wearing...

Jan 5th, 2021
How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects the Feet

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis, and it is characterized by joint pain, inflammation, and damage. RA, like other kinds of arthritis, is progressive, which means that symptoms will gradually get worse over time if left...

Dec 16th, 2020
What To Do for a High Foot Arch

Here’s what you can do to prevent foot pain caused by high arches. If you have high arches, you may notice them but not experience any problems; however, those with high arches bear more weight on the balls and heels of the feet. Over time, you may...

Dec 2nd, 2020
Bad Circulation and Your Feet

Are you dealing with numbness, tingling, or muscle cramps in your feet? If so, you could be dealing with poor circulation. Your feet must be getting proper blood flow, as this can provide the tissue with the oxygen and nutrients they need to stay healthy.

Nov 12th, 2020
Symptoms of Sesamoiditis

A sesamoid is a bone that connects to a tendon or muscle instead of another bone. The most common sesamoids are the patella (kneecap) and two bones found under the forefoot. The sesamoids in the foot help to provide the foot with weight-bearing support.

Oct 27th, 2020
Taking Care Of Feet As You Get Older

Wrinkles and back pain aren’t the only issues you may deal with as you get older. You may also notice changes in your feet that can leave you prone to aches, pain, cracked heels and other unpleasant issues.

Oct 14th, 2020
Taking Care of Your Feet in the Colder Months

The cold winter weather can be brutal on our skin, particularly our feet. If you find yourself dealing with dry, cracked, and painful feet every year, it’s important to understand the best ways to keep feet supple and healthy throughout the winter months.

Sep 29th, 2020
Common Foot and Ankle Injuries And How a Podiatrist Can Help

Foot and ankle injuries are fairly common and can happen to anyone, not just athletes. While minor strains and sprains can be nursed back to health by simply resting and icing your injury, it’s important to be able to discern when you need to see...

Sep 15th, 2020
How Do Orthotics Work?

A healthy body starts with healthy, happy feet. After all, your feet have to do a lot of heavy lifting, providing your body with a sturdy foundation and support to walk, run, and climb stairs.

Aug 17th, 2020
Reasons for Foot and Ankle Swelling

There are many reasons why someone may be dealing with swollen ankles or feet. The most common reason is an injury such as a sprained ankle; however, not all causes are as obvious.

Aug 11th, 2020
What To Do About Your Hammertoe

While tight, cramped shoes and those towering high heels may not immediately show you the damage that’s being done to your feet, over time you will certainly notice changes in the structure and function of your feet. Along with bunions, a common foot...

Jul 28th, 2020
Treating Your Bunions

If you’re dealing with a bunion then you know that this pain is no joke. If you’re dealing with a throbbing, aching pain at the base of your big toe then you could very well be dealing with a bunion.

Jul 14th, 2020
What to Expect When You See a Podiatrist

Are you wondering whether you should be turning to a podiatrist for care? We don’t often think about the health of our feet until they start to cause us problems.

Jun 26th, 2020
Tips To Keep Your Feet Healthy With Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body uses and processes blood sugar. One of the main symptoms of diabetes is nerve pain, creating numbness in the hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy).

Jun 16th, 2020
Solutions For Toenail Fungus

Onychomycosis is the technical term for toenail fungus. It’s when fungus gets under the nail and causes an infection. You’ll notice that the nail changes color and starts emitting an odor.

Jun 1st, 2020
What Is Morton's Neuroma?

A podiatrist can help you with a variety of conditions that affect the feet, including Morton’s neuroma. A neuroma is the thickening of nerve tissue in the body, with Morton's neuroma specifically happening in the ball of the foot.

May 21st, 2020
Prevent Injuries With The Right Shoes

Exercise is an important aspect of keeping our bodies healthy and happy. That’s why it’s so important to wear the correct shoes for certain activities. Whether you’re an athlete, workout buff, or enjoy walking and hiking, you need the proper footwear.

May 1st, 2020
Arch Disorders

The arches of the feet play a role in supporting your body’s weight when standing or in motion. The tarsal and metatarsal bones make up the arches of the feet, also receiving additional support and stability from tendons and ligaments;

Apr 22nd, 2020
Treating and Dealing With Athlete's Foot

Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection of the feet that is typically characterized by itchy, burning patches of skin between the toes that may also crack or bleed.

Apr 8th, 2020
Treating Tendon and Joint Pain

There are 52 bones in your feet and ankles, which means that feet contain about 25 percent of the bones in our bodies. Our feet also contain about 20-25 percent of the total joints in our body;

Mar 24th, 2020
Treating Broken Metatarsals

Did you know that the metatarsals, or bones in the foot, are the most commonly broken bones in the human body? These long bones run the length of the foot and a fractured metatarsal means that there is a break in at least one of these five bones...

Mar 5th, 2020
Are You Struggling with Heel Pain?

Heel pain is a common foot problem that podiatrists often treat. Knowing the cause of your pain is important in determining the most effective treatment method. Even if the pain seems minor, it’s amazing how much it can affect your whole body,...

Feb 19th, 2020
Treating and Preventing Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition that often affects blood flow to the legs due to narrowing of the arteries. PAD is caused by atherosclerosis, a serious condition in which fat deposits known as plaques build up in the arteries and...

Feb 10th, 2020
Treating Warts

Oddly enough, there are a lot of Old Wives Tales and folk remedies surrounding warts. Perhaps you’ve even heard of some one them; however, if you end up dealing with one or clusters of these hard, skin-colored bumps you may be wondering how you got them...

Jan 22nd, 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 tendons...

Jan 9th, 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.

Dec 11th, 2019
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 2nd, 2019
Plantar Fasciitis

While heel pain is a common problem this doesn’t mean that it should just be brushed aside or considered a small matter. Untreated heel pain can lead to long-term pain and other problems.

Nov 14th, 2019
Taking Care of Little Feet

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.

Nov 5th, 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 17th, 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.

Oct 1st, 2019
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.

Sep 23rd, 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,...

Sep 13th, 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.

Aug 28th, 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 8th, 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.

Jun 19th, 2019
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,...

May 31st, 2019
What is a Neuroma?

Are you dealing with pain, burning, tingling or numbness between your toes or in the ball of the foot? If you said “yes” then you could be dealing with a neuroma, a pinched nerve or benign tumor of the nerve that is often found between the third and...

May 15th, 2019
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.

Apr 29th, 2019
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,...

Apr 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 5th, 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.

Mar 21st, 2019
Is Plantar Fasciitis Causing Your Heel Pain?

s 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. So 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.

Feb 19th, 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.

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.

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.

Dec 17th, 2018
What is Sesamoiditis?

What is Sesamoiditis? Sesamoids are small bones that are only connected to tendons or surrounded in muscle.

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,...

Nov 20th, 2018
Treating Toenail Fungus

Treating toenail fungus Toenail fungus--it's one of the most common podiatric problems children, teens, and adults have.

Nov 6th, 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.

Oct 22nd, 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,...

Oct 5th, 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.

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.

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.

Aug 14th, 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.

Aug 1st, 2018
Basic Foot Care Guidelines

oot 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.

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?”

Jul 6th, 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.

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:...

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.

May 1st, 2018
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 podiatrist.

Apr 17th, 2018
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.

Apr 2nd, 2018
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,...

Mar 6th, 2018
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;...

Feb 19th, 2018
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.

Feb 13th, 2018
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...

Jan 17th, 2018
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.

Jan 5th, 2018
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.

Dec 18th, 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.

Nov 15th, 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.

Nov 3rd, 2017
Foot Blisters and Preventative Care

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 13th, 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.

Sep 18th, 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.

Sep 8th, 2017
Dealing with 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.

Aug 14th, 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.

Aug 2nd, 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.

Jul 18th, 2017
Foot Care for Runners

f 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.

Jul 3rd, 2017
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.

Jun 19th, 2017
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...

Jun 5th, 2017
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...

May 17th, 2017
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...

Apr 26th, 2017
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.

Apr 19th, 2017
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.

Apr 13th, 2017
Welcome to Our Blog!

here 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!

Apr 13th, 2017