How Custom Orthotic Inserts Help Your Feet

For optimum foot health, you should always use the proper footwear, stretch before exercise, and perform regular foot inspections and cleanings. Additionally, the use of custom orthotic inserts and stabilization devices can provide excellent foot and ankle support and treat any abnormalities in foot structure that are often the cause of many foot and ankle … Continued

Watch Out for Foot Cancer

Skin cancer is often associated with sun exposure, but it can still affect parts of your body that don’t normally get a lot of sun, particularly when it comes to your feet.  Always take the same measures you would with other exposed skin including applying sunscreen to your feet when you go barefoot or wear … Continued

What Is an Avulsion Fracture?

There are several types of fractures that can affect the feet and ankles, and an avulsion fracture is one such condition that more frequently affects younger athletes. This fracture is characterized by the fact that a small piece of bone tears away with an injured ligament, often striking the elbows, hips, and ankles. The bones … Continued

Plantar Warts Can Be a Hidden Cause of Foot Pain

When you get a wart on the bottom of your foot it can be one of the most painful experiences, but oftentimes the actual wart is hidden under a thick section of skin with only a bump to show its existence. This is especially true when the wart grows right on the ball of your … Continued

Why Did My Foot Fall Asleep?

Having your foot fall asleep is often just a normal result of nerve compression that can be caused by the position of your body. But it can also happen when the blood source to your feet is compromised, causing inadequate blood circulation. While these issues will often subside after you change your position and remove … Continued

Why Does the Side of My Foot Hurt?

Peroneal tendonitis is an injury that causes severe pain on the outside of the foot involving the two peroneal tendons, the peroneus longus and the peroneus brevis. These run parallel to each other on the outside of the foot and eventually connect to the muscles of the lower leg. This condition can easily be misidentified … Continued

What Causes Pain in the Ball of Your Foot?

If you are experiencing a pain in the ball of your foot, you may have a condition called metatarsalgia which is a nerve problem that affects the nerves running along the metatarsal bones of the foot. The symptoms of metatarsalgia may include: Aching or burning pain—in the ball of your foot Increased pain during activity—that … Continued

Strengthening Weak Ankles

If your legs feel sore and tired at the end of the day on a regular basis, then you may be experiencing some of the symptoms of weak ankles. Weak ankles are usually easy to gradually improve by using strengthening exercises, stretching, and other methods that may be suggested by your foot doctor. Some of … Continued

Some Facts About Flat Feet

Some people have flat feet and don’t suffer any problems from them, but for others, untreated flat feet can cause a variety of foot and ankle issues and can also increase the likelihood of suffering injuries to the knees, hips, and back. What causes flat feet? Some of the causes of flat feet include the … Continued

Don’t Ignore These Foot Symptoms

A large number of people have a tendency to try and ignore the existence of foot pain and to discount changes in foot function or appearance. Not paying attention to the initial warning signs of foot issues puts you at risk for developing more serious problems at a later date.   Some preliminary signs of … Continued