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When Achy, Stiff Ankles Are a Sign of Arthritis

Is ankle pain or stiffness slowing you down? Do your symptoms increase whenever you’re active? It could be due to arthritis. This May, in honor of Arthritis Awareness Month, learn the most common signs of this condition and how to find relief.
May 12th, 2023

How to Know If Your Ingrown Toenail Is Infected

An ingrown toenail is painful and can be dangerous if it becomes infected. Especially if you have diabetes, circulation issues, or numbness in your toes, you must be on high alert to treat ingrown toenails as soon as an infection develops.
Mar 7th, 2023

Managing Psoriatic Arthritis Foot Pain

It’s easy to take your feet for granted — until the moment foot pain strikes. So what can you do if you have a chronic pain condition, like psoriatic arthritis? Expert care can help manage your foot pain. Here’s how.
Jan 5th, 2023

6 Foot Problems Caused by Ill-Fitting Shoes

There’s an expression that says, “If the shoe fits, wear it.” Unfortunately, far too many people don’t wear shoes that fit and the consequences range from painful nuisances to permanent deformities.
Dec 4th, 2022

5 Exercises for Strengthening Flat Feet

Flat feet mean your arch has fallen or never developed. This can lead to foot pain and mobility issues. Here are some exercises to strengthen flat feet so you have a comfortable stride.
Nov 2nd, 2022

5 Signs of Morton's Neuroma

Does it feel like you have a rock in your shoe even though you’re walking barefoot? Do you have constant pain and tingling in the bottom of your foot? You may have Morton’s neuroma. Find out 5 of the signs you could have this health condition.
Oct 1st, 2022

When Should You Consider Bunion Surgery?

Have you delayed getting help for your bunion because you fear bunion surgery? Not all bunions require surgical treatment. If you do need surgery, it’s come a long way from years past.
Sep 14th, 2022

Custom Orthotics vs. Over-the-Counter Models?

If you have problem feet, part of the issue might be resolved with shoe inserts. You’ve seen them in the store. Will those work, or do you need custom orthotics? Learn about the differences.
Aug 3rd, 2022

Is Foot Swelling During Air Travel a Concern?

Do your feet and ankles look twice their size when you’ve been in an airplane for a few hours? Learn how to minimize swollen feet and know when the issue needs a doctor’s attention.
Jul 3rd, 2022

Toe Walking: What Every Parent Should Know

Constantly walking on tip-toes might seem like a cute, temporary quirk of early childhood. However, the habit can lead to some long-term problems or indicate there’s a medical issue. As a parent, here’s what you should know.
Jun 1st, 2022

How Is a Sprained Ankle Graded?

Sprained ankles can be mild or major, an inconvenience or an incapacitator. Often occurring during sports, sprained ankles are graded by their severity. Here’s what you need to know to deal with, and avoid, this common injury.
May 4th, 2022

Prevent Your Flat Feet From Getting Worse

You may be so used to your flat feet that you don’t think they’re causing you trouble. But flat feet are unbalanced feet. Their misalignment can throw off the alignment of your entire body, and cause joint pain and gait problems.
Apr 4th, 2022

6 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Foot Surgery

Although you may feel hobbled by foot pain, take “steps” now to ensure you won’t need to take steps while you’re recovering from foot surgery. Here are six things you can do now to prepare your home for easy recovery.
Feb 1st, 2022

5 Ways to Prevent Corns and Calluses

About 5% of women, men, and children in the United States develop painful corns or calluses every year. If you’d like to keep your feet smooth, soft, and pain-free, following are a few tips about how to avoid corns and calluses.
Jan 1st, 2022

My Shoes Don’t Fit: Are My Feet Getting Bigger?

Have you noticed that when you buy shoes, you need a different size than you used to wear? Is it the shoes, or is it your feet? Why would your feet change size? Is this even possible? Discover more about this strange phenomenon.
Dec 1st, 2021

Toenail-Trimming Tips for Diabetics

Diabetes is a common chronic health issue, and it poses a range of health complications from heart disease to nerve damage. If you have diabetes, you have to take special care of your feet, including how you trim your toenails. Get our tips here.
Nov 1st, 2021

Managing Plantar Fasciitis

Is plantar fasciitis heel pain preventing you from enjoying an active life? If so, read on and learn what steps you can take to get a leg up on this bothersome and sometimes even debilitating condition.
Aug 1st, 2021

The Importance of Diabetic Wound and Foot Care

If you have diabetes, your feet need extra care if you want to avoid serious complications such as loss of function or even amputation. Though taking care of your feet on your own is essential, you also need regular podiatric care. Here’s why.
Jul 13th, 2021

Treatment Options for Hammertoes

Hammertoes can make shoes uncomfortable and can cause pain throughout your foot. Fortunately, a variety of treatment options are available to help you find relief. Keep reading to learn more.
May 17th, 2021

When Do Bunions Require Surgery?

Bunions are a progressive issue, which means they’ll continue getting worse without treatment. However, is surgery always the answer when dealing with this common condition?
Apr 5th, 2021

Relieve Foot Pain With Noninvasive Radial Pulse Therapy

Do you have heel pain? Recovering from a sprained ankle? These are just a few issues that radial pulse therapy can help. Keep reading to see how this revolutionary system helps people heal from chronic foot and ankle pain — and sports injuries.
Feb 10th, 2021

What Causes Toenail Fungus?

Nail infections can be embarrassing — and frustrating. If you’re dealing with yellowed, thickened toenails, you’re probably wondering what caused the infection and how you can get rid of it. Read on to learn more.
Jan 18th, 2021

3 Tips For Preventing Injury to Your Achilles Tendon

You never thought that damage to your Achilles tendon could be so painful. Injury to this tendon includes Achilles tendonitis and Achilles rupture. Both can make activity, even walking, painful. Here are strategies to help you avoid these injuries.
Nov 1st, 2020

What Every Diabetic Should Know About Foot Care

You know diabetes affects your blood sugar and overall health, but did you know diabetes can cause serious foot problems? Read on to learn how diabetes can lead to foot trouble and what you can do to care for your feet.
Oct 12th, 2020

When an Ingrown Toenail Requires Help From Your Podiatrist

Ingrown toenails can cause pain and swelling that make it hard to wear shoes and do normal daily activities. An ingrown toenail often responds to home care, but sometimes you might just need professional care from a skilled podiatrist.
Sep 8th, 2020

Living With Chronic Tendon Injuries

Chronic tendon injuries result from chronic inflammation at a joint and can make participating in daily activity, exercise, or sports difficult, if not impossible. Living with chronic tendon pain requires creative home and health care management.
Jul 7th, 2020

7 Tips to Prevent Summer Athlete’s Foot

Summer usually brings thoughts of vacations, physical activity, and ways to enjoy the sun. Unfortunately, it also brings increased chances of developing athlete’s foot. Read on to learn what the condition is and how you can help avoid it.
Jun 12th, 2020

Living With Plantar Fasciitis

Stabbing heel pain when you first get out of bed is no way to start your day. If you experience this regularly, it could mean you’re living with plantar fasciitis. Learn how to reduce pain and swelling associated with this common foot condition.
May 22nd, 2020

5 Benefits of Custom Orthotics Beyond Foot Pain

The California climate is far too conducive to walking to let foot, ankle, knee, or back pain slow you down. Remedying your discomfort may be as simple as slipping a pair of custom-made orthotics into your shoes. Read on to discover why.
Oct 16th, 2019