Bunions or hallux valgus is one of the most common foot problems. Symptoms include pain, soreness, a burning sensation, and a visible lump on the side of the big toe. Bunions can become very uncomfortable when wearing tight-fitting shoes. However, … Read More
Orthotics are shoe inserts that are used by many people to help with foot-related symptoms. There are many orthotics that are mass-produced. These are most often available in drug stores and department stores. However, many patients don’t really benefit from … Read More
A lot of people are not clear on the difference between a podiatrist and an orthopedist. Both are specialist physicians, but there are differences in what exactly they do. If you are confused on which one you need to see, … Read More
Do you have thick or hardened layers of skin on different parts of your feet? If so, you most likely have calluses. These patches of hardened skin form when friction or pressure risk injuring the skin or the structures underneath … Read More
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of neuropathy in the feet, and this is called peripheral neuropathy when it occurs in the limbs. Neuropathy that is caused by diabetes is called diabetic neuropathy, and approximately 70% of patients with … Read More
Children can be just as susceptible to foot diseases and injuries as adults are. Because they are more active by nature, children are more at risk of acquiring trauma-related foot injuries; and because they are still growing, they are susceptible … Read More
A tendon is the strong, cord-like fibrous tissue that attaches a muscle to a bone. These tissues enable us to move our bones and muscles as we wish.
Pain can develop in our tendons due to an inflammation either around … Read More
Our feet play a vital role in not only supporting our body weight, but also allowing us to walk, run, and perform many different activities. They also encompass a quarter of the bones in our entire bodies as well as … Read More
Our ankles enable us to stand, walk, run, jump, and perform other leg movements. If you have trouble with your balance or notice issues with your mobility, you may have weak ankles.
Weak ankles are more inclined to get sprained … Read More