Medical Conditions That Can Cause Foot Pain

foot painAre your feet killing you, but you’re not sure why? If you haven’t expressly injured or overworked your feet, the cause of your foot pain may seem mysterious. The answer to the mystery may be this: you’ve got an underlying medical condition that’s causing your feet to swell, tingle, or hurt. Diabetes Diabetes is, of course, one of the biggest medical causes of foot problems.…

What is Capsulitis?

CapsulitisIn podiatry, we can attribute many foot problems to the same few causes: shoes that don’t fit well or don’t support your feet, too much exercise, traumatic injury, and faulty biomechanics. Capsulitis is no exception. It’s a curious-sounding condition that can result from any of these causes. The suffix “-itis” means “inflammation.” Think of plantar fasciitis – inflammation of the plantar fascia. Or, for a…

How Heredity and Heels Affect Women’s Feet

women's feetInternational Women’s Day (March 8) is a day to recognize women all over the world for their achievements. We join the global community in celebrating women. And we hope to make it easier for them to excel by providing them with excellent foot and ankle care. Good health helps you accomplish your goals. Good foot health helps you move forward with ease. Two things greatly…

Understanding Morton’s Toe and Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's NeuromaHow do you know if you’re royalty? Look at your toes, according to some. If your second toe is longer than your big toe, you’re among the approximately 20% of people with “Morton’s toe.” Legend says it’s a sign of nobility. But hold on – before they place their Amazon order for golden crowns and purple robes, people with long second toes should know that…

5 Running Tips for Beginners that Save Your Feet from Stress

RunningIf you’re a beginning runner, there’s something you should know: foot discomfort, stress, and injuries are common among runners of all shapes, sizes, and levels of experience. Foot problems can stop a new runner in their tracks soon after they begin, foiling their plans to lose weight or get in better shape through running. Here are five ways to avoid falling into the my-feet-are-killing-me trap…

Plantar Fasciitis: Separating Fact from Fiction

Plantar FasciitisFICTION: The plantar fascia is a muscle on the bottom of the foot. FACT: It’s not a muscle – although it is, indeed, located on the bottom of the foot. It’s actually a ligament – a thick, fibrous band of tissue that supports and stabilizes your arch. FICTION: You get plantar fasciitis only if you have flat feet. FACT: People with flat feet may develop…

Foot and Ankle Conditioning Exercises for Everyone

Foot and Ankle ExercisesIf our podiatrists recommend physical therapy for foot or ankle pain, it’s for a good reason. Exercises targeted specifically for the feet and ankles speed up recovery from an injury and help you gain back your strength. But here’s a tidbit you may not have thought about: the kinds of exercises we prescribe post-injury are also great for anyone to perform anytime, anywhere. Foot and…

What To Do About Heel Pain

heel painIf 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.…

Stay Active and Healthy Through Running

runningIf 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,…

These 4 Hiking Basics Can Save You from Foot and Ankle Injuries

hikingWear the right shoes. Hiking boots offer the best protection for your feet and ankles. They should be sturdy but comfortable, with great arch support. Consider boots that provide above-ankle stability, especially if you’re planning to hike over rough terrain. Above all, don’t hit the trail in regular sneakers or, even worse, flip-flops. Don’t take your socks for granted. Wearing any old pair of socks…