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

Keep Your Feet Happy While Traveling

If you are planning a trip close to home, or venturing abroad this vacation season, remember all the necessities like your tickets and medications, and make sure your feet are ready for the journey as well.   Here are some excellent common sense ideas on how to keep your feet happy while travelling:   Pack … Continued

Healing Toenail Fungus

Yellow, brittle, thick, toenails that are possibly emitting a horrible odor are generally not something you want to show off in your sandals this summer. The cause of this malady is a microscopic organism that is similar to the fungus that causes athlete’s foot, and as with any fungus, it can be spread more easily … Continued

Heel & Arch Pain of Plantar Fasciitis

If you are experiencing heel pain after the first few steps when you arise from slumber, or after extended periods of sitting or standing, it could be a sign that you have plantar fasciitis—an inflammation of the tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from your toes and up your heel bone. This … Continued

Foot Warts—What a Pain!

Sometimes you can develop a large wart on the bottom of your foot right where the ball or heel of your foot is located. These warts, called plantar warts, are often forced to grow inward due to all the weight bearing down on these parts of your foot. Frequently, you won’t even be able to … Continued

3 Tips for Healthy & Happy Feet

With summer in full swing and all the outdoor activities to enjoy, it’s important to keep your feet happy and healthy so you aren’t sidelined with an easily preventable foot or ankle problem. Here are 3 tips that your feet will love:   Wear adjustable footwear—Hot summer weather will cause your feet to swell more … Continued

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