March 21, 2019

Treatment of an Ankle Fracture

People fracture their ankles in a number of different ways. In fact, fracturing your ankle is one of the most common bone and joint injuries. It can be caused by twisting or rotating your ankle, tripping, or impact during an accident. There are three bones that make up the ankle joint: the tibia, which is […]

March 7, 2019

The Causes and Symptoms of Neuromas

If you’ve been experiencing a lot of foot pain lately, you may be doing one of two things: hoping it’ll go away on its own or looking into potential causes. Lingering foot pain shouldn’t be ignored. In some cases, this pain is the result of something called a neuroma. Neuromas Neuromas are benign nerve-tissue growths […]

February 26, 2019

What Is an Ankle Sprain?

An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue — like rubber bands — that connect one bone to another and bind the joints together. In the ankle joint, ligaments provide stability by limiting side-to-side movement. Some ankle […]

February 26, 2019

What Are Orthotics and How Can They Help Me?

An orthotic is a device that is worn inside of your shoe. This device helps control, correct, and support the foot when walking. Orthotics come in a wide variety of shapes and materials. They are used for many different foot, knee, hip, and back issues. Misalignment of the spine, pelvis, and lower extremities unrecognized can […]

February 26, 2019

Toe Fractures

Of the 26 bones in your feet, 19 of those are toe bones called phalanges. Fractures of the toes do require evaluation by a specialist. Often times, delayed diagnosis and treatment of these fractures result in prolonged pain and disability. Even if you received initial treatment in an emergency or urgent care, a foot and […]

January 16, 2019

The Facts About Nail Fungus

Do you have thick discolored toe nails ? This may be caused by a toe nail fungus infection. What is Toenail Fungus? Toenail fungus is an infection that lives underneath the nail, in the skin of the nail bed. Toenail fungus is more than a cosmetic concern.  Toe nail fungus is a condition your doctor may […]

November 27, 2018

Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine as defined by the NIH ( National Institutes of Health ): Regenerative medicine is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects. This field holds the promise of regenerating damaged tissues and organs in the body by stimulating […]

October 2, 2018

What Is a Bunion?

Even though bunions are among the most common foot deformities, there are a lot of misconceptions about them.  A bunion also referred to as Hallux values or Hallux abducto valgus, is often described as an enlargement  or bump at these of the big toe.  The bump that we see is actually representing a change in the big […]

July 31, 2018

Diabetes in the Bay Area

Diabetes is affecting our community but the Doctors at Bay Area Foot Care are here to help. We are not only here to treat the conditions associated with Diabetes but also to help educate you on the risks and ways to avoid a Diabetic Foot Complication.  Why wait? Of the nearly 30 million Americans living […]

May 8, 2018

Festival Feet

It’s festival season, what does that mean exactly. Warmer weather means, lots of multi-day long outdoor music and art events across the country and around the world. Festivals especially Coachella and other large venues can be a pretty physical experience. They include lots of walking to see art and taste foods, long lines, hours of dancing, […]