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When Can I Exercise After Ankle Surgery?

When conservative treatment doesn’t stop your ankle pain, surgery may be your best option. Ankle surgery can offer long-lasting pain relief, but it requires a recovery period to heal properly. Learn when you can start your favorite activities again.

May 1st, 2022
What Causes a Foot Wound that Won't Heal?

Everyone gets injured from time-to-time, but certain health conditions can interfere with your body’s ability to heal and can increase your risk of developing a serious and slow-healing wound. Learn why foot wounds develop and when to seek treatment.

Apr 4th, 2022
How Does Diabetic Neuropathy Affect the Feet?

Diabetic neuropathy affects nearly half of all people with diabetes. It causes irreversible nerve damage, and it starts in your feet. Learn the common signs of diabetic neuropathy, the risks of the condition, and how you can protect your health.

Mar 6th, 2022
How to Prevent a Stress Fracture

Do you live an active lifestyle? You could be at risk of stress fracture — a tiny, hairline crack in the fragile bones of your feet. Learn more about the causes of stress fractures and what you can do to avoid this painful injury.

Feb 1st, 2022
Why Do I Have Heel Pain?

Your heels bear most of your body weight when you stand and walk — and when your heels hurt, you notice. Heel pain is a common complaint, but treatment can help. Learn about the most common causes of heel pain and how to find relief.

Jan 6th, 2022
Understanding the Different Treatments for Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus damages your nails, making them discolored, brittle, and unsightly. It’s an extremely common infection, but it requires specialized treatment to cure. Keep reading to learn more about your treatment options for toenail fungus.

Dec 9th, 2021
When Surgery Is Necessary for Your Bunions

Bunions can cause severe foot pain and limit your mobility — but does your bunion require surgery? Find out more about your bunion treatment options, and learn the signs that it might be time to consider bunion surgery.

Nov 10th, 2021
Can Plantar Warts Be Prevented?

Plantar warts are common. They’re noncancerous growths on the bottom of your feet and are caused by the HPV virus. Plantar warts are generally harmless, but you can take steps to protect your feet and reduce your risk.

Oct 12th, 2021
Understanding Osteoporosis

Your bones are naturally strong, but bones lose density over the years. Osteoporosis is a disease that’s characterized by significant bone loss — and it increases your risk of suffering a fracture. Learn your risk and how to avoid fractures.

Sep 8th, 2021
Wound Care for Ulcers

Do you have a foot wound that doesn’t seem to be healing? It could be an ulcer. These slow-healing wounds are common on feet and ankles — and they could put your health at risk. Find out why professional wound care is so important to treat ulcers.

Aug 18th, 2021
How Orthotics Can Improve Your Foot Health

Foot problems — from plantar fasciitis and tendonitis to bunions and arthritis — can stop you in your tracks. Plus, what starts as foot pain often spreads to your legs, hips, and back. Learn how orthotic shoe inserts work to improve your foot health.

Jul 15th, 2021
What Causes Ingrown Toenails?

Ingrown toenails can happen to anyone, but what causes them? From the way you trim your toenails to the shoes you wear every day, it’s time to find out what causes ingrown nails and what you can do to keep your toes healthy.

Jun 6th, 2021
How to Protect Yourself from Fractures

No one wants a broken bone. Though there’s no way to prevent every accident, you can do a lot to protect your feet and lower your risk of suffering a fracture. Get tips for avoiding injury when you’re out doing your favorite activities.

May 1st, 2021
The Importance of Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes is a disease that can cause health issues like obesity and heart disease. But did you know it can affect your feet? From nerve damage to slow-healing wounds, it puts your feet at risk — but podiatry care helps you stay healthy and active.

Apr 14th, 2021
Understanding the Different Types of Wound Care for Your Feet

Keeping your feet healthy starts with proper wound care. Foot wounds are common and range from blisters and scratches to deep puncture wounds and even diabetic ulcers. Learn what to do if you suffer a foot injury, no matter how large or small.

Mar 1st, 2021
Treatment for Your Bunions

Bunions can make everyday activities painful, from walking the dog to simply wearing shoes. Having bunions doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an active life. Find out more about all the treatments available to relieve your foot pain.

Feb 1st, 2021
When Does an Ingrown Toenail Require Medical Treatment?

When the corner of your toenail presses into the skin along the side of the nail, an ingrown toenail can develop. Symptoms range from mild tenderness to intense pain when walking, but even less-serious ingrown nails can pose health risks.

Jan 1st, 2021
Recognizing the Signs of a Stress Fracture

Stress fractures are tiny cracks in bones. Unlike full fractures, they might not cause immediate, noticeable pain. Symptoms of stress fractures start small and get worse as the injury progresses. Learn how to recognize the signs of a stress fracture.

Dec 1st, 2020
Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

Suffering from heel pain? It could be plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is one of the top causes of heel pain, and it can keep you from enjoying an active lifestyle. Learn how heel pain and plantar fasciitis are linked, and find treatment options.

Nov 1st, 2020
Do I Need Surgery for My Bunions?

A bunion is a bony growth on your big toe joint. Often painful, bunions can make finding comfortable footwear a challenge. The good news is there are many effective treatments, from at-home remedies to bunion surgery, to get you back on your feet.

Oct 1st, 2020
Are Foot Calluses Harmful?

Foot calluses are often the result of repetitive pressure or friction inside your shoes. These hard thick patches of skin develop to protect underlying skin, but do they do more harm than good? Find out when calluses are a cause for concern.

Sep 1st, 2020
Foot Odor: A Sign of Illness?

Embarrassed by stinky feet? Uncomfortable in damp shoes? Sweaty, smelly feet are common for people of all ages, but it can make you wonder if it’s a sign of something more serious. Find out what causes foot odor and what you can do about it.

Aug 1st, 2020
Ankle Pain: When to Seek Help

Ankle pain is common. However, it isn’t always easy to decide if you should wait it out or go to the podiatrist. When ankle pain doesn’t go away or it’s accompanied by symptoms from swelling to stiffness, it’s time to seek help. Learn more.

Jul 6th, 2020
Shoes that Worsen Foot Pain

Foot pain can stop you in your tracks, but the answer to your problems could be as simple as changing your footwear. High heels are notorious when it comes to foot pain, but are flat shoes really a better choice? Find out here.

Jun 26th, 2020
How Custom Orthotics Improve Your Overall Health

Is pain keeping you from enjoying life? Custom orthotics could help. They aren’t just for foot pain. Orthotics can improve a range of pain conditions affecting your ankles, knees, legs, and back. Learn how orthotics can improve your overall health.

May 12th, 2020
Why You Need a Podiatrist on Your Diabetic Care Team

Diabetes is a metabolic condition that affects your body in numerous ways. People living with diabetes are at risk for severe foot complications, from slow-healing wounds to nerve damage. Promote foot health by adding a podiatrist to your care team.

Mar 12th, 2020
The Most Common Types of Bunions and Treatment Options

Bunions are painful, bony bumps that form on the outside near your big toe. They grow larger over time, causing pain and inflammation that can keep you from enjoying your favorite activities. Find out more about bunions and ways to get relief from the pain

Feb 19th, 2020