What To Expect From Hammertoes & How to Treat Them

What To Expect From Hammertoes & How to Treat Them

Have you ever wondered what caused your perfectly straight toes to bend? Why are your toes now rubbing against any shoe that you wear? Hammertoe is a progressive deformity that results from contracture (bending) of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or...

What to Expect After Bunion Surgery?

What to Expect After Bunion Surgery?

After a consultation regarding Bunion Surgery, many patients wonder, well what should I expect after surgery? They receive all the information regarding the surgery and what should do before, yet many wonder what is expected after? Will I be in pain? Can I go back to...

Bump on Foot…Could it be a Bunion?

Bump on Foot…Could it be a Bunion?

A bunion, also known as Hallux Valgus, is a bump on the side of the big toe; however, that bump reflects changes in the bony framework of the front part of the foot. Bunions are a progressive disorder. First, they begin with a leaning of the big toe, changing the...

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail is a nail that is curved and grows in the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). The digging in of the nail irritates the skin and can cause pain, redness, swelling, and increased warmth in the toe. If an ingrown toenail causes a...

What is a Foot Ulcer?

What is a Foot Ulcer?

Wounds and Ulcers occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured, and the deeper tissue becomes exposed. Wounds can be caused by excess pressure due to ill-fitting shoes, long periods in bed or after an injury that breaks the skin, or even very thick calluses can...

What is the Difference Between a Callus and a Corn?

What is the Difference Between a Callus and a Corn?

Corns and Calluses are very common terms that patients use; however, most do not know the difference between them or how to distinguish them. Corns and calluses are areas on the skin that are thick that occur when the area on the foots rubs against something or there...

Tips for Diabetic Foot Care in the Winter

Tips for Diabetic Foot Care in the Winter

If you are diabetic, cold temperatures can be very dangerous, especially if you suffer from poor blood circulation or nerve damage on your extremities. We, as podiatrists, would like to give you some tips to keep your feet healthy and safe in the winter months. If you...

Ouch! Let’s Avoid an Ankle Sprain this Winter

Ouch! Let’s Avoid an Ankle Sprain this Winter

Start of Winter and Surge of Ankle Sprains? An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue—like rubber bands—that connect one bone to another and bind the joints together. In the...

Pamper Your Feet for the Holidays!

Pamper Your Feet for the Holidays!

Pamper Your Feet for the Holidays! Our feet are integral part of our body. We put many miles on our feet during our life span! They undergo quite a bit wear and tear, and overtime, can start to look and feel weathered. Between the cold temperatures and lack of...

Exposure to Cold Temperatures and Your Feet

Exposure to Cold Temperatures and Your Feet

Don't Let Your Toes Catch a Cold Have you noticed itching, red patches, swelling, and blistering on your feet? Chilblains, also known as Pernio, is a cutaneous disorder characterized by development of cold-induced erythrocyanotic skin lesions. It is thought to result...

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