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What Is The Purpose of A Walking Boot?

As we age we develop muscle imbalances or core weaknesses that lead to nagging foot or leg pain. At this point, doctors most likely will recommend to wearing a walking boot.

Sep 22nd, 2021
Why Are My Toes Numb?

Loss of feeling, tingling, or numbness that lingers for extended periods of time can cause concern for other underlying conditions.

Sep 15th, 2021
What can cause a bruised heel?

A bruised heel is an injury to the fat pad that protects the heel bone. This usually takes up to 4 weeks to recover.

Aug 25th, 2021
Joint Pain in Foot or Ankle.

Joint pain in the foot or ankle is very common among young adults and, especially, older people as well. This form of pain can be a sign of many different conditions.

Aug 18th, 2021
Ruptured Achilles Tendon

The Achilles tendon is a strong fibrous cord that connects the muscles in the back of your calf to your heel bone.

Aug 11th, 2021
Ankle Ligament Injuries

Outer ligament injuries occur when the foot turns down and in and the ankle rolls to the outside. These ligament injuries are the most common type of ankle ligament injuries and can occur in any sport or falling off of a high-heeled shoe.

Aug 4th, 2021
In-toed Gait

In-toeing, commonly known as being pigeon toed, happens when children walk with their feet turned in. It is a common condition that can be present at birth or develop in young children.

Jul 28th, 2021
Is My Toe Infected?

Toe infections are common among people with diabetes or weakened immune systems.

Jul 21st, 2021
Rheumatoid Arthritis

This condition is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, it can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, blood vessels, feet, and ankles.

Jul 14th, 2021
Bunion Surgery

Bunion surgery is done to reduce the pain and correct the deformity caused by a bunion.

Jul 7th, 2021
Heel Spurs

A heel spur is a foot condition created by a bony-like growth, called a calcium deposit, that extends between your heel bone and arch.

Jun 30th, 2021
Crossover Toe

This is a condition in which the second toe drifts toward the big toe and eventually crosses over and lies on top of the big toe.

Jun 23rd, 2021
What is Sciatica?

This condition causes pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks, down each leg and even feet.

Jun 16th, 2021
Feet Blisters

A blister is a small pocket of fluid that forms on an area of the body. These bubbles can vary in size and can occur for different reasons.

Jun 9th, 2021
High-arched Foot (A.K.A Cavus Foot)

High-arched feet is a condition where the foot has a very high arch. Because of this high arch, an excessive amount of weight can be placed on the ball and heel of the foot when walking or standing.

Jun 2nd, 2021
What are Fallen Arches?

A fallen arch or flatfoot is also known as pes planus. The foot loses the gently curving arch on the inner side of the sole, just in front of the heel.

May 26th, 2021
Talar Dome Lesion

The ankle joint is made up of the bottom of the tibia (shin) bone and the top of the talus (ankle) bone.

May 19th, 2021
Stress Fracture of the Ankle

This condition is a type of bone break or crack in the bone. Stress fractures occur when a small amount of force is applied to a bone repeatedly and over time.

May 12th, 2021
Diabetic Wound Care

A diabetic foot ulcer is an open wound that occurs in about 15 percent of patients with diabetes and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot.

May 5th, 2021
Claw Toe

Claw toe is a common foot deformity (which is also a form of hammertoe) where your toes bend into a claw-like position, digging down into the soles of your shoes and creating painful calluses.

Apr 28th, 2021
What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a condition due to repeated pressure that causes damage on the posterior tibial nerve. The tibial nerve runs from the leg down into the feet.

Apr 21st, 2021
What is Sesamoiditis?

This foot condition causes pain at the ball of the foot, beneath the big toe joint.

Apr 14th, 2021
What are growing pains?

This condition is common among children that are experiencing foot, leg, and ankle problems in the bone and muscles of the lower extremity.

Apr 7th, 2021
Arthritis in Foot and Ankles

Development of this condition can cause inflammation in and around the joints. Overtime the wear and tear on the 'cushion' between the joints can deteriorate.

Mar 31st, 2021
Nail Disorders

Most of the time people forget the importance and role of nail beds. Their protective role serves to bear the brunt of daily activities whether that is walking, running, wearing shoes, and playing sports.

Mar 24th, 2021
Sprained Ankle

This injury usually happens when you roll, twist, or turn you ankle at an awkward position. This can cause a stretch or tear in the ligaments that hold the ankle bones together.

Mar 10th, 2021
Morton's Neuroma

This condition causes a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This happens usually between the third and fourth toes.

Mar 3rd, 2021
Athlete's Foot

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that typically happens between the toes. It common among individuals whose feet become very sweaty in tight-fitting shoes.

Feb 10th, 2021
What is Achilles Tendonitis?

Achilles Tendonitis is the overuse injury of the achilles tendon which is commonly seen among athlete runners, tennis players, and basketball players.

Feb 3rd, 2021
Dry and Cracked Heels

The most common medical causes for this condition is hypertension and poor circulation that is related to the onset of diabetes.

Jan 14th, 2021
What is Plantar Faciitis?

This is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is the inflammation of the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot that connects to the back of the heel.

Jan 7th, 2021
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Dec 23rd, 2020
Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop to protect the skin from pressure and friction. Most corns or calluses form on the bottom of the foot or around the toes as well.

Dec 14th, 2020
Ankle Fractures

Ankle fractures are among the most common form of bone and joint injuries.

Dec 4th, 2020
What Are Bunions?

Bunions, as known as hallux valgus, develops from a structural problem in the bones of the foot and the toes. This means that the bones do not line up properly anymore causing the joint of the big toe to stick out.

Nov 2nd, 2020
Ingrown Toenails

What causes ingrown toenails? Some contributors are: nail is too large for toe, tight shoe wear, trauma to the nail, inadequate grooming or trimming, and poor hygiene.

Oct 26th, 2020
Sport Injuries

The benefit of sports and physical activity outweigh the risks of injury, but on some occasions it can happen.

Oct 14th, 2020
Plantar Warts

A wart is a small growth on the skin due to a virus that has infected the skin on the feet. This is common among children, adolescents, and elderly.

Sep 17th, 2020
Flat Feet

Flat feet is when the foot has a no arch or a very low arch. This is very common among individuals and, usually, stems from childhood as well.

Aug 26th, 2020
How Can Diabetes Affect My Feet?

Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the immune system begins to attack the cells in the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body lacks insulin to break down the sugar.

Aug 19th, 2020
Heel Pain

Plantar heel pain, also known as plantar fasciitis, is the inflammation of the tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes.

Aug 5th, 2020
What Can Cause Toenail Fungus?

Nail fungus is the most common condition among many patients that can cause the nail to discolor, thicken, or crumble at the edge of the nail.

Jul 29th, 2020