What is the quarantine doing to your feet? Walking around barefoot, with socks or house slippers can put you at increased risk for foot problems, including plantar fasciitis, tendinitis and metatarsalgia. Don’t neglect your foot pain. We are available for virtual visits and in-office through the holidays. The post Virtual Visits during quarantine appeared first
Diabetes affects millions of people every year. This health condition disproportionately affects Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that prevalence of diabetes diagnoses is 14.7 percent among American Indians/Alaska Natives, nearly double that of white people (7.5 percent) in the United States. Diabetes has
What lies hidden in the grass, dirt or sand can definitely wreak havoc on bare feet. From nails, shards of glass, slivers of wood, pieces of seashell at the beach, thorns from trees and plants or sometimes discarded toothpicks, each can puncture the skin of the foot and cause serious injury. Even after the object
WHAT IS AN INGROWN TOENAIL? An ingrown toenail is a common condition, usually of the big toe, where the nail cuts into the surrounding nail bed causing an infection and pain. If you trim your toenails too short, particularly on the sides of your big toes, you may set the stage for an ingrown toenail.
Foot health is just as important for children as it is for adults. Common podiatric issues the affect children are: flatfoot deformity or rigid pediatric flatfoot, where the arch portion does not have the characteristic upward curve gait abnormalities that affect the way your child walks and moves and impedes their ability to participate in
Custom orthotics are medical shoe inserts that support and gently reposition the heel, arch, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones in the feet. Orthotics enable the structures in the foot to work together as nature intended, making each step pain-free. Unlike over-the-counter shoe inserts, custom orthotics are created from your own unique foot impression and are
A hammertoe happens when the muscles and ligaments around your toe joint get out of balance. This makes the middle joint of your toe buckle and get stuck in this position. You’re most likely to see hammertoe in your middle three toes. Toes that curl are also hammertoes. This happens most often with baby toes.
Be on the lookout for unusual-looking moles around areas of your skin that are exposed to the sun on a regular basis, such as the arms, chest, or face. However, foot melanoma is pretty common and can occur especially in the skin that’s exposed when you wear sandals on a sunny day. On the skin,
The eyes may be the windows to your soul, but are your feet are the windows to your overall health? Unless you regularly get foot massages and pedicures, you probably don’t give your feet much attention or even a second glance. But, if you take a closer look, your feet and toes could reveal signs