Feb 14

Is Hammertoe Preventable?

The condition with the funny name is no laughing matter. To have a hammertoe means to have a deformity in one or more of the joints of a ...

Jan 15

What Should be Done about an Ingrown Toenail?

Like the fingernails, the toenails tend to grow out over the skin around the tip of the nail. Sometimes, a nail may grow inward. When this occurs, the ...

Dec 15

Recovering from Bunion Surgery: What to Expect

Bunions can be an uncomfortable problem that makes it difficult to walk well and wear all kinds of shoes. As freeing as it can be to have bunions ...

Nov 15

What is the Main Cause of Plantar Fasciitis?

You get up in the morning, set your feet on the ground and then stand up: Right away, you feel a familiar stabbing pain in your heel. The ...

Oct 15

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is caused by damaged peripheral nerves. This damage can be caused by infection, injury, genetics, and metabolic issues, but the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy ...

Sep 15

Do I Need Custom Orthotics?

Custom orthotics are specially designed and molded inserts for your shoes made specifically for your feet. They are not a necessity for everyone, but if you’ve struggled with ...

Aug 15

Laser Therapy Treatment for Common Podiatric Disorders

Modern medicine is a true miracle. Things people used to have to live with or have invasive surgeries or cumbersome treatments to correct can now be corrected by ...

Jul 15

How to Treat a Sprained Ankle

Most sprained ankles can be treated at home. Follow the RICE treatment plan: Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate. Minor sprains will respond quickly to this home treatment and let ...

Jun 15

Can Laser Treatment Help My Fungal Nails?

Onychomycosis, or fungal nails, is a condition in which the toenails or fingernails become infected by fungi. The infected nails may appear yellow or thickened. The condition may ...

May 15

Do I Have a Neuroma in My Foot?

A neuroma is a pinched nerve caused by a thickening of the nerve tissue in the toe. When the nerve tissue thickens, it traps the nerve, causing irritation. ...

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