How To Tell If You Overpronate

Frequent runners are definitely more prone to aches and pains, but the way your feet turn when you run can have a huge effect on the likelihood of developing more severe problems with your feet, ankles, knees and back.   What is Overpronation? Your foot rolls when you walk or run, with the outside of … Continued

Top 4 Causes of Ankle Pain

If you’re like most people, you have probably injured your ankle at some point in your life. Our ankles are extremely sensitive and also help support our full weight, so they are very susceptible to injury. It can be difficult to identify exactly what is causing a particular ankle pain, so here are the top … Continued

Diabetes and Amputation

Having diabetes puts you at higher risk of foot complications, including the possibility of amputation in severe cases. People with diabetes have poor circulation, a loss of feeling in the feet, and a lower ability to fight infection that all contribute to this increased risk.   Some of the Risk Factors for Amputation: Numbness—Damage to … Continued

Annoying Morton’s Neuroma

Can you imagine the infuriating sensation of having an imaginary pebble in your shoe? That is the major symptom of this condition that causes a metatarsal ligament to trap a nerve resulting in pain and inflammation usually between the second and third, or third and fourth metatarsal heads in the ball of the foot. If … Continued

Why Does My Arch Hurt?

The long arch on the bottom of the foot undergoes considerable stress from daily activities and often becomes irritated and inflamed causing considerable pain and discomfort. The cause of arch pain is frequently associated with structural imbalances. These can often be corrected by using properly fitted shoes and orthotics that give support and prevent irritation … Continued

Cracked Heels

This is a common foot problem that is usually just a minor annoyance for most, but it can become very painful and debilitating when the cracks deepen into fissures making it difficult to walk and stand. The cracks can also bleed and possibly become infected. Typically, cracked heels are a result of having very dry … Continued

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

What is tarsal tunnel syndrome? Your tarsal tunnel is a channel that exists between part of your ankle bone and a group of ligaments that span over your foot. This tunnel carries the nerves, tendons, and arteries that enable you to move your foot. One of the main nerves inside the tarsal tunnel is the … Continued

It’s Hammertoe Time!

Just as the name implies, a hammertoe is a deformity that causes a toe to become permanently bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. The second, third, and fourth toes are most commonly affected. This abnormality occurs when the muscles, ligaments and tendons that hold the toe in position are no longer doing their … Continued

Why Does My Heel Hurt?

Heel pain has a wide variety of different causes. It is usually associated with poor gait mechanics which can be observed and treated by a foot specialist. A bruise or other injury caused by running and jumping on hard surfaces may also cause enough stress to trigger a disabling pain in the heel. Other causes … Continued

Toenail Fungus Can Lead to Other Problems if Left Untreated

Toenail fungus not only becomes more common as we age, but it can lead to other potential foot problems. “People who have toenail fungus are more likely to get skin infections between their toes,” according to Dr. John Swartzberg, of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter. Preventing toenail fungus involves proper foot hygiene and keeping the … Continued