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2020

How Plantar Warts Affect Your Feet

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One of the reasons for visiting a foot specialist is for plantar warts. Most plantar warts don’t cause problems, but some can get large and uncomfortable. They can also be hard to diagnose because they don’t look like other types of warts. Here is more information about plantar warts, their cause and treatment, and how a podiatrist can help with relief. What are Plantar Warts? Plantar warts are unusual wart-like growths that grow on the bottom of the foot. Read More»

High Arches? 2 Podiatry Treatment Options

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If you have high arches, then you may experience some foot pain at some point in your life. If the pain is keeping you from completing your daily tasks or interfering with work, then you should speak to a podiatrist about the problem. The professional can help to reduce pain by using one of the following techniques: Custom Orthotics High arches are often the result of genetics, meaning that you were born with arches that are higher than usual. Read More»

How To Deal With Your Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar fasciitis is a condition of the foot where the tendon in the foot becomes thick. It usually isn’t painful when you are moving, as the tendon is stretched out, but when you are at rest, the tendon thickens in the foot again. When you first awake, you may feel pain when you take those first steps out of bed, which is because that tendon is attempting to stretch again. The thickening of the band can be caused by a number of things, including from wearing shoes that aren’t properly fitting shoes (too tight, too small, too narrow, not enough support). Read More»

Soccer Players, These Are All Signs You Need To See A Podiatrist

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If you are a soccer player, then you are well aware that the sport is hard on your feet. Not only do you spend hours every week running, but you also kick a ball, twist in the grass a lot, and jump up and down. Over time, this activity can add up and cause damage, but the secret to a long career is learning to recognize injuries and ailments in their early stages — and then seek treatment. Read More»

Cosmetic Toe Surgery: It's Not All About Vanity

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 Cosmetic surgery is often thought of as a surgery for the vain. However, when it comes to cosmetic foot surgery, it’s not all about vanity. It’s true some people have cosmetic surgery to make the feet appear smaller or to add collagen to their heels. But for some, cosmetic toe surgery or foot surgery is about alleviating pain and discomfort. Foot Deformities and Problems It’s not uncommon for people to develop deformities on the feet due to corns, calluses, bunions, hammertoes, or other issues. Read More»

Non-Surgical Treatments For Ingrown Toenails

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Ingrown toenails can cause severe pain, inflammation, and infection. They can be caused by improperly trimming the toenails, tight shoes, and injuries to the toe. In severe cases, your podiatrist may need to perform a surgical procedure to remove the tissue in which the toenail is embedded. While you should make an appointment with your podiatrist to evaluate your ingrown toenail, consider the following conservative non-surgical treatments while you are waiting for your doctor’s appointment. Read More»

Three Signs It's More Than A Twisted Ankle

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Most people occasionally take a bad step and strain or twist their ankle a little. In many cases, the soreness lasts a few minutes or a few hours, and then you forget the bad step even happened. But sometimes, the ankle problem is more serious than that. What are the indications that you’re dealing with more than just a twisted ankle? Here’s a look. 1. Your ankle swells. Minor strains do not usually cause inflammation — at least not inflammation that is readily apparent through your skin. Read More»

Back To It: Recovering From Your Ankle Replacement

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Total ankle replacement is a pretty extensive procedure. It can, however, be the best way to remedy a badly injured or severely arthritic ankle. The hardest part of the process, for most patients, is recovering from the surgery. It will be about six months before you feel mostly back to normal, but there are some things you can do during recovery to ease your pain, speed your healing, and generally improve your quality of life. Read More»

What to Expect with a Bunionectomy

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Bunions can be very painful if you let them go untreated. They can become larger and end up causing you pain with every single step. This can make the simplest of your daily tasks feel like a huge pain. If you have a bunion, it’s important to have your feet checked by a podiatrist and treated properly. If a bunionectomy is scheduled, you should be aware of what to expect both during and after the surgery. Read More»

Athletes with Diabetes: How to Protect Yourself When You Have a Foot Wound

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As an athlete with diabetes, it’s important that you not let the disease control you. However, it’s equally important you understand that the diagnosis does require you to pay particular attention to your health, especially your feet. A foot wound in a diabetic patient that is not properly cared for can quickly turn into an ulcer and increase their risk for amputation. Take the correct steps to lower your risks. Read More»