If your foot hurts or if you have noticed abnormal growths on your feet, it may be time to schedule a visit with a podiatrist. A podiatrist is a foot and ankle surgeon – an expert on all things related to the feet and ankles, whether the problem is a skin issue or if it goes deep into the bones of Read More
How To Treat Athlete’s Foot – 8 Tips for Success
Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the foot. It can cause itching, burning, and peeling of the skin, is typically found between the toes or on the soles of the feet, and can spread to the nails. While athlete's foot is not a serious medical condition, it can be very uncomfortable and can Read More
4 Benefits of Getting Your Feet Checked by a Foot Doctor
If you have foot or ankle pain, the first person you may think of consulting is your primary care physician. While that is a good starting point, a foot doctor is a better medical professional to visit. Also known as a podiatrist, a foot doctor can diagnose and treat issues of the feet, ankles, Read More
10 Reasons to See a Podiatrist
Podiatrists or doctors of podiatric medicine focus on issues concerning the lower limbs, particularly the lower leg, foot, and ankle. A good podiatrist can assess, diagnose, and treat conditions and injuries concerning these body parts. Are you wondering why you would need to see a podiatrist? Read More
Ask a foot doctor: Can I get arthritis in my foot?
Your joints have protective cartilage – the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of the bones and acts as a cushion with movement. If this cartilage were to wear away, you may experience pain and inflammation. Arthritis is a condition that is characterized by the progressive wearing away of Read More
Can A Foot Doctor Help Me Better Manage My Pain?
If you suffer from foot pain, you are not alone. Millions of American experiences foot pain at least once in their lifetime. You can feel pain and discomfort anywhere in the foot (heels, arch, toes, instep or sole). While healthy feet keep you moving, any discomfort or pain in your foot can limit Read More
How Can a Foot Doctor Help Treat Diabetic Foot?
Diabetes can decrease blood flow to your lower extremities, leaving them prone to infection, nerve damage, and diabetic foot. Because of nerve damage, some people with diabetes experience a decrease in their ability to feel pain in certain parts of the body due to nerve damage that leads to Read More
Foot Doctor: Diagnosing and Treating Gout
Gout is a common type of inflammatory arthritis that can affect adults of all ages—even those in their 20s and 30s. It is characterized by sudden episodes of debilitating joint pain and swelling (gout flares), which can last for days or weeks. The condition is caused by the buildup of urate crystals Read More