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How Gout Affects Your Feet

Gout is a relatively common form of inflammatory arthritis that causes sudden and intense joint pain and swelling. Find out how this condition can affect your feet and what you can do to treat and reverse its symptoms.

Oct 1st, 2020
Bad Habits That Make Your Feet Hurt

Foot pain can interfere with your ability to perform daily activities and move as you wish. Find out if you’re contributing to the cause of your disability and discomfort with bad habits that can make your feet hurt.

Sep 2nd, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Foot pain that occurs in the inside of your ankle or heel and radiates to the sole of your foot may be a sign of tarsal tunnel syndrome. Find out more about this debilitating condition, why it occurs, and how it’s treated.

Aug 13th, 2020
Why Custom Orthotics are Better Than Store-Bought Ones

Custom orthotics can improve problems with mobility, balance, and chronic foot pain, because they’re personalized for your feet. Find out how they’re a better solution than store-bought inserts for resolving foot pain and correcting foot conditions.

Jul 16th, 2020
The Best Shoes for Healthy Feet

Wearing ill-fitting or poorly made shoes can cause a wide range of foot problems and aggravate existing conditions. Find out how shoes can affect your foot health and what you should look for when choosing shoes.

Jun 15th, 2020
Understanding Foot Ulcers

While a foot ulcer typically starts as a small sore, it can quickly become a deep wound at risk for infection if you don’t get proper treatment. Find out more about foot ulcers and whether you’re at risk for developing this serious foot condition.

May 29th, 2020
Tips to Keep Your Feet Healthy This Summer

With the onset of warmer weather, it’s time to think about keeping your feet healthy this summer. Changing your foot care routine to accommodate higher temperatures and a summer lifestyle can keep your feet comfortable and sandal-ready.

Apr 3rd, 2020
Custom Orthotics for Chronic Pain

Custom orthotics can relieve a wide range of conditions that limit mobility and cause chronic foot pain. Find out how these devices can improve your balance and allow you to enjoy walking without discomfort.

Mar 4th, 2020
How to Get Rid of Toenail Fungus

Getting rid of unsightly toenail fungus requires antifungal treatment. Options range from home remedies to state-of-the-art lasers. Find out which treatments could help you return to clear and healthy nails that you’re not embarrassed to reveal.

Feb 1st, 2020
Safety Tips to Avoid Recurring Warts

Have you had treatment for warts, yet you are still fearful that they may return? There is no need to worry, because there are safety steps you can use to help avoid warts recurring anywhere on your body. These are steps you can manage on your own.

Dec 1st, 2019
Why Do I Get Ingrown Toenails?

Most people have had an ingrown toenail at least once in their life, and most agree that toe pain can be ‘oh, no’ pain. What causes ingrown toenails, and, more importantly, how can you avoid them?

Nov 1st, 2019
Living with Plantar Fasciitis

If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, a common type of heel pain caused by inflammation in the sole of your foot, relief is available. Here are some steps you can take to start feeling better soon.

Oct 1st, 2019
If You Have Bunions, Consider Custom Orthotics

You shouldn’t have to put up with painful bunions that may be getting in the way of your active lifestyle, consider how custom orthotics could provide you with the relief you’ve been seeking.

Sep 1st, 2019
Could My Heel Pain Be Plantar Fasciitis?

The most common cause of foot and heel pain is a condition called plantar fasciitis. An irritation of the tough tissue that supports and cushions your foot, it can be hard to stay off your feet long enough to recover without medical attention.

Apr 5th, 2019
How Custom Orthotics Can Help Your Feet and Joints

Are you thinking of getting orthotics? There’s a big difference between ones that are made just for you and general purpose varieties at the drugstore. The right custom-made orthotics can reduce pain all over your body, not just your feet.

Feb 4th, 2019
5 Reasons Custom Orthotics May Be Right for You

Custom orthotics do more than just make your feet feel better. They may be the key to eliminating your leg, knee, hip and lower back pain. Discover this and four other reasons why you should consider custom orthotics.

Oct 24th, 2018
Take the Sprain out of Your Ankle

Ankle sprains can occur when the ligaments in your ankle are pulled beyond their natural limits for a variety of reasons. They can happen suddenly and can be problematic for those who are on their feet a lot throughout the day. When an ankle sprain...

Sep 3rd, 2018
Toenail Fungus is a Rotten Situation

Toenail fungus stinks; let’s get that out of the way. And we’re not just talking about the odor that is associated with this toenail condition. When fungus grows underneath the nail, it can lead to serious consequences such as damaged nails and...

Sep 2nd, 2018
Importance of Arthritic Foot Care

When your feet and ankles become susceptible to arthritis, that’s when arthritic foot care comes into play because it can have lasting positive effects on the longevity of the health of your feet and ankles. Arthritis is a condition that abolishes the...

Sep 1st, 2018
Senior Foot Care is Timeless

Proper senior foot care is a very important part of growing old. When infections or severe injuries happen to those who are elderly, it can have magnified effects that younger individuals may not realize. Seniors need to take care of their feet as they...

Aug 31st, 2018
Hammertoes Like to Pound Your Toenails

Hammertoes are as painful as they sound due to the defect that they cause in your toes. They trigger toes to collapse due to the middle joint of the toe pointing upwards. Unsuitable footwear can cause hammertoes and also make the pain they cause worse.

Aug 30th, 2018
Tendinitis: Wear and Tear in Your Achilles

Tendinitis is a common but painful foot condition that results from one of your body’s strongest tendons, the Achilles tendon, becoming inflamed from repetitive stress. This discomfort can develop from injuries or repetitive motions, leading to...

Aug 29th, 2018
Neuromas Stick Out

A neuroma is an uncomfortable situation for your feet. It is essentially a group of nerves located between toes that cause pain in the ball of the foot. They can cause discomfort because the pain associated with them increases during routine activities.

Aug 28th, 2018
Ulcers Have a Bad Attitude

Ulcers are really bad news, generally. They are not kind to your feet and can cause severe harm. They are mostly seen in diabetics due to their lowered healing ability and lack of sensation. Ulcers can develop on the ball of the foot or underneath the...

Aug 27th, 2018
Fractures Come with Force

Fractures of the foot can involve all parts, including the heel bone and ankle. Heel fractures normally happen after high falls, twists or severe accidents. Heel fractures can result in extreme pain and reduce mobility. However, it’s not something that...

Aug 26th, 2018
Bunions are not Rare

Bunions don’t play around. They start out as harmless, that is until they actually cause harm to your feet. They occur more readily on the feet of those that wear shoes for fashion rather than function. Therefore, women have a higher rate of bunions...

Aug 24th, 2018
Help for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common reason for heel pain in patients at our podiatry office. This happens to be the case since the plantar fascia ligament connects the heel bone to the toes. When it’s strained, it becomes weak and swollen. If there is...

Aug 23rd, 2018
Athlete's Foot is a Sore Loser

Athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus that assaults the feet because it tends to grow in areas that are dim and damp, like shoes, for starters. Athlete’s foot usually develops because of public pools, gym locker rooms or showers because they are breeding...

Aug 21st, 2018
Corns have a Understated Presence

Corns have good intentions as they form in response to friction to protect the skin of the feet. The idea is that if the outer skin layer becomes thick, the sensitive layers underneath will be safe from that same friction. Corns, however, can become...

Aug 21st, 2018
Blisters Aren't Blissful

Blisters on the feet can hurt! Everybody has had some experience with these, but perhaps not as much on the feet. You see, blisters are pockets of fluid that form in between layers of skin and are usually the result of excess dampness, rubbing, and hot...

Aug 20th, 2018
Achilles Tendon Pain Comes with Force

The Achilles tendon joins the calf muscles and the heel bone. This tendon is very important to routine mobility using the foot and is actually the toughest tendon in the body. It is a band of fibrous tissue that assists with pointing the foot down, to...

Aug 19th, 2018
Don't Allow Ankle Sprains to Become Common

Ankle sprains can be quite painful and lead to instability in the ankle joint if not treated properly. This condition causes ligaments that provide stability to the ankle to be stretched to the outer or inner portion of the ankle, which can lead to...

Aug 18th, 2018
That Extra Order of Fries May go Straight to Your Heels?

Heel Spurs are bony protrusions on the bottom of the foot that travel from the heel to the arch. This area between the heel and arch is known as the plantar fascia, and factors including obesity are causing many of complications within the population.

Aug 17th, 2018
Calluses and Cracked Heels are Synonymous

Calluses are a cause for concern when it comes to the effects they have on feet. They form as dead thickened layers of skin in response to repeated friction on the feet. One such complication of this condition is dry and cracked heels, which can be both...

Aug 15th, 2018
Exercise and Diabetes Should Not be Strangers

Senior Health and Fitness day is an opportunity for anyone who is aging into their golden years to remember just how valuable fitness is to their body, and investigate options available to them. This is particularly important if you’re also struggling...

Aug 14th, 2018
Wintertime Diabetic Care

With a Massachusetts winter upon us once again, snowy conditions will create difficulty in keeping your feet warm and dry, and this can potentially lead to problems for those individuals who have diabetes. Diabetic foot care is not easy, and people with...

Aug 12th, 2018