Blog Articles

But, It’s Just a Sprain!

When the ankle gets injured, we may experience some swelling and pain that let us know we injured ourselves. But when is a sprain not just something we can “walk off”?
Oct 6th, 2022

What Shoe Do You Recommend, Doctor?

Selecting the right shoe for you may not be as easy as you think. Learn about what factors to consider for making the best decision.
Aug 12th, 2022

How Your Diet Impacts Gout

Do you have gout that causes joint pain, particularly in your big toe? Your diet may be the source of this intolerable pain. Here’s why.
Mar 10th, 2021

4 Telltale Symptoms of a Bunion

Do you have a growth on your toe that you think might be a bunion? Read on to learn about the causes and symptoms of bunions — and available treatments.
Nov 12th, 2020

Is an Ingrown Toenail Serious?

Ingrown toenails are common, and they can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Find out what causes ingrown toenails and when you should seek medical attention.
Oct 9th, 2020

Caring for Your Feet When You Have Diabetes

Every 30 seconds, an amputation is conducted worldwide, and 85% of all amputations are a result of diabetes complications. Although that may seem scary, know that complications are preventable. Read on to find out how to care for your feet.
Sep 7th, 2020

How to Prevent Athlete’s Foot This Summer

Summertime is here, and instead of enjoying outdoor activities, your biggest worry is getting rid of the itchiness and pain on your foot. Here are a few tips to decrease your chances of contracting athlete’s foot again.
Jul 21st, 2020

Why Does My Heel Hurt?

Heel pain interferes with walking, running, and even standing. The pain may be under the heel, just behind it, or on the side. Understanding why you have heel pain is the first step in finding relief.
Apr 21st, 2020

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Nearly 2 million adults will experience plantar fasciitis during their lives — it’s one of the most common types of foot pain. Find out what causes it, and learn about treatment options available from the experts at Bay Area Foot Care.
Feb 1st, 2020

How Custom Orthotics Improve Your Overall Health

Chronic foot pain and dysfunction doesn’t just make it harder to stand, walk, and run — it impacts your health. Find out how custom orthotics can improve your health by keeping your feet strong, stable, and balanced.
Nov 18th, 2019

Why Custom Orthotics Are Better Than Store-Bought

Don’t let your footwear interfere with your comfort. While orthotics may improve every pair of shoes, they can address common issues like foot pain, pressure, friction, and even poor balance. Just remember, not all inserts are created equal!
Jan 1st, 2021

How Can I Get Rid of These Warts on My Foot?

Warts are usually a sign of skin irritation or infection. Stress, a busy lifestyle, bad hygiene, or irregular food habits can all cause warts to develop on the body. Sometimes they are caused by viral infections as well.
Sep 12th, 2019

Foot and Leg Pain May Mean Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is a section of tissue connecting the bone in the heel to the muscles. It is named after the mythical Greek hero Achilles, who was killed when he was hit by an arrow in his heel, which was his weak spot.
Jul 31st, 2019

What to Know About Hammertoe

Hammertoe is a foot deformity that causes a person’s toes to bend instead of projecting out from the foot. The condition can affect any toe; however it most commonly affects the second or third toe on your foot.
Jul 11th, 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.
May 30th, 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.
Apr 18th, 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.
Apr 11th, 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.
Mar 21st, 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.
Mar 7th, 2019

Dr. Reyzelman on The Health Beat

Dr. Alex Reyzelman was a guest on The Health Beat a program on Kofy TV channel 20 & 13, Our TV channel 78, and WatsonWellnessTV YouTube channel.
Mar 1st, 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.
Feb 26th, 2019

Toe Fractures

A fracture is a break in a bone. Fractures can come about as a result of trauma or stress.
Feb 26th, 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.
Feb 26th, 2019

Regenerative Medicine

Imagine a world where there is no donor organ shortage, where victims of spinal cord injuries can walk, and where weakened hearts are replaced. This is the long-term promise of regenerative medicine
Nov 27th, 2018

What Is a Bunion?

Even though bunions are among the most common foot deformities, there are a lot of misconceptions about them.
Oct 2nd, 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.
Jul 31st, 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.
May 8th, 2018

What a pain in the …..

In the past few months the Podiatrists at Bay Area Foot Care have been successfully using MLS laser therapy to treat pain associated with acute and chronic injuries.
Mar 20th, 2018

The “Baby Foot” Challenge

Recently I conducted my own little experiment to help rid mine and my boyfriends callused heels. While scrolling through Instagram, an ad for “Baby Foot” exfoliator popped up.
Mar 9th, 2018

Putting Your Best Foot Forward !

Welcome to the Bay Area Foot Care Blog! You have already just made the first of many healthy choices for your feet and your whole self!
Feb 20th, 2018