July 11, 2019

What to Know About Hammertoe

Hammertoe is a foot deformity that causes a person’s toes to bend inward instead of projecting out. The condition can affect any toe; it usually affects the second or third toe on your foot. Hammertoe can be present from birth and can worsen over time as a result of arthritis or wearing ill-fitting shoes. Luckily, […]

May 30, 2019

8 Key Facts About Plantar Fasciitis

One out of every ten people in the world suffers from plantar fasciitis. In order to manage the pain and discomfort that comes with this issue, it’s important to understand what plantar fasciitis is in the first place. 8 Facts About Plantar Fasciitis • The Plantar Fascia Is a Ligament at the Bottom of the […]

April 18, 2019

Are You Experiencing Shin Splints?

A shin splint can be described as a pain felt along the front of the lower leg. People who experience shin splints commonly report that the pain is concentrated between the ankle and the knee. Doctors call shin splints medial tibial stress syndrome, or MTSS. Who Suffers from Shin Splints? Anyone who frequently engages in […]

April 11, 2019

Sever’s Disease: Pediatric Heel Pain

What is Sever’s Disease? This is not truly a “disease” at all, the true medical term is Calcaneal Apophysisits. These names are describing painful inflammation that occurs at the growth plate of the heel bone. It is the most common cause of heel pain in children ages 5-11. This typically occurs in children between the […]

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 […]