Hot or Burning Feet

The sensation that your feet are burning can be particularly unnerving, to say the least. And peripheral neuropathy, which is a primary cause of that burning foot feeling, is a result of damage to or constriction of your nerves. This phenomenon has a range of severity from merely a mild, inconveniencing numbness to debilitating burning … Continued

Why Does My Heel Hurt?

If you are experiencing pain on the underside or back of your heel, it is not always cause for alarm. Minor heel pain will usually subside with rest and by avoiding rubbing on the heel from tight fitting shoes. Heel pain can be caused by a variety of issues, some of which are serious enough … Continued

Tarsal Tunnel Trouble

The tarsal tunnel is a groove that appears between part of your ankle bone and a group of tendons and ligaments that span across the top of your foot. This tunnel carries the nerves, tendons, and arteries that, in conjunction with your brain, allow your foot to move. What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? One of … Continued

Gout Will Make You Pout!

Gout is often a recurring condition that causes joints to become red, swollen and extremely tender to the touch. Historically it has been known as the “disease of kings” due to it’s connection to a diet consisting of large amounts of meat, alcohol, and seafood.   Gout frequently affects the big toe, but may also … Continued

Exercise Your Feet!

Your feet contain a huge number of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Exercising and stretching your feet and ankles is a great way to keep them in shape and to avoid injury.   Keep your feet flexible and free of pain with some of these fun and effective methods:   Roll a golf ball … Continued

4 Foot Disorders Common in Kids

If your child is suffering from foot or ankle pain, you may need to do a little sleuthing to determine what the problem is since kids frequently can’t fully communicate their symptoms. If your child exhibits behaviors such as walking on tiptoes, limping, or some other unusual sign, a foot or ankle problem may be … Continued

Hammertoe Woe

The only toe not susceptible to bending into the shape of a hammer is the big toe. All the other toes can adopt this curious condition, which is a progressive deformity that will only worsen over time often causing additional problems in the process.   What is the Cause?   An imbalance between the muscle … Continued

Various Symptoms of Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus infections can range from mild to severe. While a mild infection can be successfully treated with home remedies, it is important to monitor your infection to make sure it isn’t spreading. A severe fungal infection can lead to amputation. A minor toenail infection may have the following symptoms:   White lines or spots … Continued

Foot Surgery Facts

If you are contemplating having foot surgery, here is some information that may be helpful.   When is Foot Surgery Needed? When one or more of the following conditions exists, foot surgery may be necessary: A deformity or structural issue needs to be corrected You can no longer use your foot for everyday activities You … Continued

Achilles Tendinitis Can Happen To You!

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in your body, and connects the calf muscle to your heel bone. As you may have been incorrectly lead to believe, it’s not just marathon runners or hard-core athletes that are susceptible to this type of injury, but people of all ages, whether active or not. It’s very … Continued