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Library Another not-so uncommon cause of heel pain is stress fractures.

Another cause of heel pain, that is not plantar fasciitis, is a stress fracture.  These injuries are sometimes described as “the pain that stops you in your tracks.”  These injuries can be very dangerous if not treated quickly.  It is important to understand what a stress fracture is, what they are caused by, and why […]

Posted on January 22 2022
Library Should I see a Doctor for my Stubbed Toe?

So, your big toe has just collided with the wall. Or you’ve dropped a full gallon of milk on your pinky toe. Sure, it hurts. A lot. But do you need to go see the podiatrist? The answer is: it depends on your other symptoms. Let’s take a closer look. How do you stub your toe? Any time […]

Posted on January 22 2022
Library Yet another possible reason for your heel pain is underlying systemic diseases – although rare, it’s always still a possibility.

People suffering from heel pain may also be suffering from an underlying disease – whether they know it yet or not.  Systemic arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis can cause heel pain.  Other possible conditions causing heel pain include crystal deposition arthritides, Paget’s Disease, Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, Reiter’s disease, diabetes, and […]

Posted on January 22 2022
Library Neuromas in the feet can be a very painful condition. When treated promptly, these little bundles of scar tissues can often resolve with simple conservative treatments.

If you have pain in the ball of your foot and/or radiating symptoms of burning, sharp/shooting or tingling pain in the toes, you may be suffering from a neuroma.  Often referred to as ‘Morton’s Neuroma’, this condition involves scar tissue build-up and irritation of small nerves in the ball of the foot.  The truest form […]

Posted on January 22 2022
Library Why is my one foot/one ankle/one leg swollen?

Swelling in legs and feet can say a lot about your overall health – not just the health of feet and legs!  There are several different reasons for swelling in legs and feet and sometimes this swelling affects one leg while other times it affects both.  Are your legs swollen?  Your feet?  Your toes?  Is […]

Posted on January 22 2022
Library Why Are My Toenails So Ugly? Could It Be A Fungal Nail?

  Why are my nails so ugly? It could be a fungal nail. As summer approaches, the sandals and open-toed shoes are coming out.  By this time, we take stock of our feet and toenails. Many may not be so happy about how they look!  But often toenail appearance is due to many different issues. […]

Posted on January 22 2022
Library Many underlying health conditions can cause changes to the appearance of your toenails – it isn’t always fungus!

There are a lot of people out there, hiding their nails in closed-toe shoes.  They are embarassed of the appearance of the nails and don’t want to feel that they are being judged or that people will be talking about them.  Many times the embarassing appearance of your nails is due to a fungal infection […]

Posted on January 22 2022
Library Why is the skin on my feet so dry and flaky?

Dry skin on the bottom of the feet are very common.  However, it may not just be a lack of moisture or forgetting to use lotion on the area that is causing it.  Many skin conditions that cause dry skin are due to other systemic medical conditions that have an effect on the feet and […]

Posted on January 22 2022
Library One ailment that can mimic the oh-so-common plantar fasciitis is the presence of various cysts or tumors in the heel bone.

On some rare occasions, pain in your heel can be caused by cysts and tumors within the heel bone (calcaneus).  According to the literature, bone tumors of the feet only represent 3-6% of all bone tumors that occur in the body.  Of these bone tumors in the foot, only a fraction occur within the heel.  […]

Posted on January 22 2022
Library Your feet hold the key to the health of your arteries

Your feet hold clues to the health of your arteries.  Although you may not know it, your feet hold clues to the health of your circulation and your heart. By doing one simple thing, your doctor can determine if you have peripheral artery disease, or PAD. Especially if you have diabetes, you are at risk […]

Posted on January 22 2022