Your fearless foot leader has finished his new release! The Foot Book. This is a patient's guide to all things podiatry! If you ever wondered what other kinds of conditions a podiatrist treats regularly, you can find out in this book.
Metatarsalgia is not an actual medical diagnosis. It is a descriptive term for pain in the metatarsal area, which is in the ball of the foot behind the toes. There are a number of anatomic structures that can be affected in this area
The most common virus affecting the foot is the wart virus or verruca plantaris. From an early age to the senior years some people are susceptible to the pesky wart virus. They occur mostly on the hands and feet.
Podiatrists are experts in treating children and teens. Podiatrists keep America’s kids active by keeping them on their feet and in the game.
Children’s feet are still developing, and they are susceptible to a variety of conditions as they grow.
Corns are very common foot complaint that have been around since people started wearing closed shoes. Corns and callouses form in areas of friction or pressure as the body attempts to protect the skin.
Charley horse that is! The common term for a muscle cramp usually in the calf muscle. Anyone who is an athlete has probably had a cramp in a muscle at some point due to overuse or dehydration. But what about those cramps that occur at night while in bed?
Over your lifetime, your feet will carry you more than 216 million steps, or more than 100,000 miles. That’s a lot of time spent on your feet and, as you age, it becomes more important than ever to take good care of them.
Spring has sprung. This is the time that many people start or resume their running work outs. The feet are a runners most prized possessions so it is important to pay attention to them to keep them healthy.
There are many conditions that can cause a lump or bump on the foot. Some examples are bone spurs, ganglion cysts, bunions, abscess and various tumors. One such “tumor” is the plantar fibroma. These are benign growths in the substance of the plantar fascia
The sudden onset of pain and swelling in the foot is often… Gout! Yes, gout! Even if you’ve never had it, you can get it. The big toe joint area is where gout attacks most. It can also occur in other places in the foot, ankle or knee.
Turf toe is a specific injury of the great toe joint of the foot. It can run the gamut from mild sprain to complete dislocation of the joint. The injury got its name from its increase in occurrence with athletic play on artificial turf surfaces.
There are 2 other common cold related complaints that typically affect the toes. Unlike direct tissue injury from cold like frost bite, these conditions are brought about by reactions in the small blood vessels in the digits.
Winter can bring lots of challenges to the human body. The extremities are particularly sensitive to cold temperatures as they are far from the core of our body. Exposure to cold temperatures can cause direct tissue injury, which is called frostbite.
Heart disease is on the rise again…
According to an article in the January 15th edition of the Wall Street Journal, heart disease is on the rise again in the U.S.
This explains what the feet have to do with it
Cold dry air outside and dry heat in our homes can result in excessive dryness of the skin. In some people, severe thickening of the outer layers of the skin can occur, termed hyperkeratosis. This is commonly found around the edge of the heel.
Your foot odor may stem from any of several causes. You can get sweaty feet because it’s hot outside or you’re exercising vigorously. Still, your feet can also sweat excessively for other reasons like: Being pregnant, Wearing ill-fitting shoes, Stress,
Many people make New Ye Resolutions to do(of not do) many things. But how many make the resolution to take better care of their feet? Those of you that have been in to see me for a foot problem know how disruptive a foot problem can be to our daily lives.
There is a nerve in your foot that can get pinched just like carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist. The area is on the inside of the ankle and it’s called Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. Pain can occur right in that spot.
Foot surgery can provide many benefits including pain relief, improved shoe fitting, improved function and yes, improved appearance. But what if the only concern is improving the appearance of the foot?
Rogers is broken toe immunized? Not quite. One of the football announcers joked about the treatment quarterback Aaron Rogers had on his fractured pinky toe, poking fun at the player for saying he had been naturally immunized against Covid 19
The Tennessee Titans star running back Derrick Henry, one of the top players in the NFL, has been sidelined by a seemingly simple foot fracture. The fracture that he sustained is called a Jones fracture.
Fast diagnosis and treatment is needed for any diabetic foot problem, particularly skin wounds. Diabetes can often lead to decreased blood flow to the feet. Without the right amount of blood, a sore may not heal as well.
November is American Diabetes Month and an important time to take a look at how to combat this disease which afflicts over 34 million people in our country. Diabetes is the number one cause of lower–limb amputations.
Walking on hot coals? Generally not recommended! Some of my patients who have peripheral neuropathy have told me that this is how their feet felt. Others have reported tingling, numbness or cold feeling.
My feet are killing me! Actually! That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but they are sore along with my legs after running in the Ridgefield Half Marathon this weekend. I have to confess that I was not as prepared for this event as I would have liked to be
Maybe it’s the wrong size… Sometimes the easiest solution is the best solution. One of the easiest and often overlooked ways to address foot pain is by checking shoe size. Studies show a large percentage of people aren’t wearing the right shoe size
One of the most frustrating things for medical practitioners is to have a patient come in with a serious complication that could have been prevented or at the very least addressed early, before it got really bad. It happens all too often.
Ingrown nails may develop for many reasons and some cases are congenital, because the nail is just too large for the toe. They can also be caused by trauma and ill fitting shoes. The most common cause however is improper grooming and trimming of the nail.
Not only does nutrition play a big role in the overall health of the body, but even the development and treatment of certain foot conditions. Eating certain foods has shown to reduce the risk for inflammation and other diseases that can affect your feet.
Have you ever had toenail fungus? Toenail fungus is a fungal infection of the nail or nail bed that causes thick, yellow, crumbly nails. Nail fungus can be difficult to get rid of and if left untreated, can lead to a more serious infection.
Running is one of the most popular and practiced sports in the world, with approximately 60 million people in the U.S. hitting the trails, parks, and streets annually! It is no surprise that running and jogging is one of the main causes for foot injuries.
Stop suffering from the side effects of misaligned feet…HyProCure is the solution you have been waiting for!
HyProCure is an internal stabilization device that is placed inside the foot. The device is a titanium stent which is placed into the sinus tarsi
Neurogenx has improved the quality of life for thousands of patients around the country suffering from neuropathy. Neurogenx is an electromedical treatment program that alleviates pain, tingling, burning, and numbness resulting from neuropathy.
1. Going Barefoot- Being barefoot increases your chance of injury or infection, and it can cause foot pain in other ways, too for instance, if you need the arch support. Wear supportive shoes in the summertime!
Much of the devastation caused by the Coronavirus is because of how extremely contagious it is.
Certain germs are more contagious than others. And as far as the foot is concerned, fungus and viruses are the two most common germs that lead to problems.
If you are experiencing pain on the ball of your foot, you may have a common condition we see every day.
You may feel like you are walking on a ball or something raised. Women over the age of 40 are most prone to this symptom.
There are many places in the foot where bone spurs can develop. One person
might have pain from a spur, while another might not feel anything. Some spurs
are obvious, like the ones on the top of the foot, whereas most can’t be seen.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common and well-known condition. You or someone you know has probably had it.
What isn’t so common, and definitely not known by the majority of people, is a condition called tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Since the start of the pandemic, we have been happy to see many people exercising more, getting outside in all seasons, and taking up new routines.
If you are someone whose activity level has changed in some way, we want to share a word of caution that co
There are many conditions that can show up in the feet as a result of diabetes. Although we can’t diagnose diabetes just by looking at the feet, there are signs and symptoms that indicate the possibility.
Pain in the heel can take many forms, but the two most common are plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the band of tissue that runs along the base of the foot becomes inflamed and when pressure is applied, it sends...
Here is a tried and true solution to avoid foot surgery
We are always looking for the easiest and least invasive methods for treating foot conditions. We pride ourselves on being able to help someone avoid surgery.
The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body.
This tendon is a thick, cord-like structure that inserts into the back of the heel bone, and it’s located in one of the most overused and under-appreciated parts of the foot.
People who suffer from diabetes and neuropathy should know why it’s important to avoid frostbite. Neuropathy, a condition often experienced by those with diabetes, affects the body’s ability to feel, and therefore, hot and cold often cannot be discerned.
Many of the people we see for foot and ankle pain have arches that are flatter than normal. Some foot conditions come from having very flat feet. The foot type that doesn’t get much attention is the one with a high arch.