Debunking 3 Common Foot Myths!

Debunking 3 common foot myths!

1.You can’t walk on a broken foot. 

As a matter of fact, it can be quite easy to walk on a broken foot. Some broken bones hurt more than others, making it more difficult to walk. What’s most interesting about a broken bone is that it can occur without an injury. Just because there was no injury and you can walk, does not necessarily mean there is not a broken bone to address.

2. All thick discolored toenails are fungus.

Many thickened discolored toenails are from a protein build-up called keratin. Nails that have been injured often develop this protein. Other thicker nails are from a common skin condition called psoriasis. These nails can look just like fungus. Many runners, hikers and other athletes get thicker nails from repetitive pressure. A simple test can determine what is causing the thickness and discoloration, and whether it is in fact a fungal issue.

3.Bunions always grow back after surgery. 

This couldn’t be further from the truth. If a bunion condition is surgically corrected properly, the chance of recurrence is extremely low. We also recommend custom orthotics after surgery to control the movement of the feet and avoid recurrence.

Don’t believe everything you’ve heard and read about foot problems without verifying with a specialist. When it comes to your foot health, we are committed to getting you the facts!

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