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

Why Do I Have Ingrown Toenails?

The pain and discomfort of an ingrown toenail is something many of us have experienced. The medical name for this condition is onychocryptosis, and it can become a debilitating problem when it affects several toes at once, creating a constant fight with the painful swelling and infections that accompany this ailment. Since it is not … Continued

What Are Sesamoid Bones?

An interesting fact about the sesamoid bones that separates them from others is that they are not directly connected to any other bone and float freely. They are surrounded by muscle or connected to tendons and ligaments. The largest sesamoid bone in your body is the kneecap. There are also two much smaller, pea-sized sesamoid … Continued

How to Treat a Stress Fracture

Frequently seen in runners and athletes, stress fractures (or hairline fractures) are created by the repetitive pounding that occurs during recreational and competitive sports, especially those that involve a high degree of running, jumping, and fast stops and starts, such as tennis, soccer and basketball. Additionally, a stress fracture can occur when a sedentary individual … Continued

Foot Fungus May Spread Without Treatment

Fungal infection on the feet is a common condition that usually starts between the toes and can spread very fast to other areas, especially the toenails. Yeasts and molds may also cause these types of infections. Fungi really love the warm, humid, and dark environment created by wearing socks, shoes and sneakers. The condition is … Continued

Selecting the Correct Running Shoe

Getting regular exercise through running is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your health, with benefits to your cardiovascular system, a pronounced decrease in heart disease and obesity, and quantifiable boosts in mood and mental health. The only things you need to take advantage of all these benefits is a properly … Continued

Skin Cancer May Affect Your Feet

Since skin cancer is often associated with excessive sun exposure, many people do not realize that they need to be vigilant to the potential for skin cancer to affect their feet. Skin cancers can be caused by factors other than sun exposure, including things like chemical exposures that can adversely affect the DNA. People who … Continued

Tips to Prevent Smelly Feet

Foot odor is a very common problem that is fueled by the excessive sweating that occurs in your feet. Your feet have more sweat glands than any other part of your body, with each foot containing over 100,000 of them. This constant production of moisture is a perfect environment for the unfettered growth of bacteria … Continued

Plantar Fibroma & Arch Pain

A plantar fibroma is a condition that begins by a thickening of the fibrous tissue on the bottom of your foot. It can show up as pain and stiffness in your arch or other parts of the sole of your foot, making it increasingly more difficult to walk. As the condition progresses, nodules may begin … Continued

Take Good Care of Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries. Many people tend to underestimate the seriousness and potential complications of an ankle sprain, including the possible development of chronic ankle instability from previous improperly treated ankle injuries. Returning to regular activities too soon after spraining your ankle can be tempting for athletes who are anxious … Continued