What is In-toeing?

Many children experience a condition in which their toes appear to point inward when they walk, which is sometimes referred to as being “pigeon-toed.” Although these abnormalities are usually outgrown by the age of two, the condition can appear in older children. Most cases of in-toeing in older kids resolve themselves by the age of … Continued

Inflammatory Metatarsalgia

Excessive pain in the toes or the ball of the foot, especially while exercising or walking, may be a sign of an inflammatory condition called metatarsalgia.   The metatarsal bones are the long bones in your feet that extend to your toes. When the tendons and bones are stressed and pounded over time by the … Continued

High Heels Affect Your Whole Body

While many women think high heels make them look and feel their best, the consequences of wearing them on a regular basis can range from minor inconveniences such as ingrown toenails, corns, and calluses, to more painful and debilitating conditions including Achilles tendon damage, knee, back, and hip problems.   Potential problems caused by wearing … Continued

Ingrown Toenail Prevention

An ingrown toenail results when the edge or corner of the nail—usually on the big toe—grows into the skin of the toe rather than over the top of it, creating a painful condition that can lead to infection and possible removal of the nail. Severe infections, especially in diabetic patients, can even spread to the … Continued

What Causes Muscle Cramps?

Getting woken up in the middle of the night with a severe muscle cramp in your calf or foot is a startling experience. An uncontrollable muscle spasm—also called a charley horse—is usually harmless but can be extremely painful.   Causes of Muscle Cramps Overworking tired muscles in warmer weather is frequently a cause of cramping. … Continued