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wart
If you’ve ever had a wart on your foot, you know this one thing: they’re tough to beat. Warts are annoying, unattractive, and sometimes painful skin growths. They pop up on your soles, heels, or toes when a virus invades through a break in the skin. Also known as plantar warts, they appear as flesh-colored, raised bumps. Sometimes they have visible black dots in the…
sports injuries
Can you name all 46 sports that make up the 2020 Summer Olympics? The Games provide plenty of excitement for the athletes who’ve dreamed of participating in them for years. Unfortunately, they also offer plenty of opportunities for sports injuries. Many young kids who’ll watch the Olympics from July 23-August 8 will get excited to try out a new sport. When kids are just starting,…
heel pain
If you’ve got nagging heel pain, don’t wait to see our podiatrists. It could be plantar fasciitis, one of the most common causes of heel pain and a condition that will probably get worse unless you take some steps to rein it in. What is plantar fasciitis? It’s inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick ligament that runs from your heel bone to your toes.…
ankle pain
If you frequently feel unstable when you walk, you may be suffering from weak ankles or what our podiatrists call chronic lateral ankle pain. In addition to feeling unstable or off balance, you may experience. soreness, stiffness, or tenderness in your ankles or your feet ankles that regularly twist inward or outward frequent ankle sprains swollen ankles ankle instability when wearing high heels. Causes of…
ingrown toenail
What’s an ingrown toenail? With a normal toenail, the nail plate grows up and out beyond the end of the toe. In contrast, an ingrown toenail grows downward and the nail fold, or the frame of the nail, digs into the surrounding soft tissue of the toe. Who gets ingrown toenails? For some, the tendency to have ingrown toenails is genetic. Others may get an…
summer foot care
Are you planning a vacation to the beach, the mountains, or visiting family you’ve missed during these months of quarantine? Wherever you’re headed, pack a few things with your foot health in mind. Adding just these few things to your luggage will help you remember to treat your feet, keeping them comfortable and safe during all your fun summer activities. For the beach: flip-flops, water…
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June is International Men’s Health Month. Why do we dedicate an entire month to men’s health? For one thing, it’s common knowledge that men are more hesitant to see a doctor than women are. They’re afraid of hearing bad news. They don’t want to take time off from work. They push through the pain. But this attitude isn’t just silly – it can be downright…
child's feet
It’s easy to overlook a problem your child may be having with their feet. For one thing, a child may not realize it himself. Also, he or she may be too young to come up with the right words to tell you that something hurts. However, as a parent, you can play a vital role in detecting foot problems in your child and acting before…
running
If you’ve ever thought about running, Global Running Day may be just the inspiration you need to lace up some good, solid athletic shoes and get started. On June 2, 2021, people worldwide are pledging to embrace the sport of running and all the benefits it offers: Improved cardiovascular health Lower cholesterol levels Lower blood pressure Weight control Prevention of diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis,…
smoking vape pen
Smoking is at an all-time low in the United States. That’s not a huge surprise since we’re taught cigarettes cause breathing problems, heart disease, and lung cancer at a very early age. Gone are those “Mad Men” days of the 1960s when everyone was constantly lighting up a cigarette at home, at the office, sitting at a bar, or in a restaurant. Fast forward to…