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4 Types of Arthritis

You may not immediately think about arthritis when you think about problems with your feet and ankles, but it isn’t at all uncommon for arthritis to affect those joints. Here are four kinds of arthritis we regularly see in patients.

Apr 15th, 2021
What Causes Athlete’s Foot?

Do your feet feel itchy? Do you have patches of scaly-looking skin or blisters on your feet? You might have athlete’s foot. We can help you get rid of it for good. Read on to learn more.

Mar 21st, 2021
Get Comprehensive Care from the Comfort of Your Home

You probably have more reason than you’ve ever had to stay home right now. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get comprehensive care for your feet and ankles. Read on to learn why it’s important and how to get that care while you’re staying at home.

Feb 4th, 2021
Do Ingrown Toenails Heal on Their Own?

Ingrown toenails are common. In fact, they happen so often that if you have one, you may be tempted to just ignore it and wait for it to get better on its own. But does that work? Read on to learn more.

Jan 8th, 2021
Benefits of Telehealth for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain presents all sorts of barriers and hurdles in your day-to-day life. Telehealth offers some benefits of which you may not be aware to patients with chronic pain. Here’s what you need to know.

Dec 1st, 2020
How to Prevent Bunion Pain Flare-Ups

You’ve probably heard plenty of jokes about bunions, but if you have them, you know that pain during a flare-up isn’t funny. This post describes some of the ways you can avoid pain from a bunion.

Nov 1st, 2020
When to See a Specialist About Joint Pain

Are you the kind of person who just lives with aches and pains? Often, that’s a fine approach, but when you have joint pain in your ankles and feet, you may need to see a specialist.

Oct 1st, 2020
When Was the Last Time You Bought Running Shoes?

When was the last time you bought new running shoes? If you’re new to running, or just getting back into it after a break, you may not be giving your shoes quite as much thought as you should.

Aug 17th, 2020
The Best Solutions for Treating Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Foot pain can keep you from enjoying many activities you love. Pain associated with plantar fasciitis may affect as many as one in six Americans. If you’re one of them, you probably want to know how to make the pain stop. We have answers for you!

Jun 22nd, 2020
The Best Treatment Options for Chronic Arthritis

Living with chronic arthritis pain affects your ability to do things you need and want to do, and maybe even worse, it can affect your personality and relationships. Pain can make you grumpy! Explore your chronic arthritis pain treatment options.

Mar 1st, 2020
How Orthotics Improve Your Overall Health

Do you need orthotics? Are you putting off getting fitted? People postpone getting orthotics for lots of reasons, but there are numerous hidden benefits to having custom orthotics, which can lead to better overall health.

Dec 1st, 2019
Do All Bunions Require Surgery?

Bunions are ugly! And unfortunately, they’re one of the most common foot deformities, with experts estimating that one out of three people over age 65 has some degree of bunion. If you have bunions, read on to learn how you can get rid of them.

Nov 1st, 2019
Living with Plantar Fasciitis

A surprising number of people have plantar fasciitis. If you’re one of them, you know the impact this painful condition can have on your day-to-day life. This post presents some tips on living with plantar fasciitis.

Oct 1st, 2019
When Are Swollen Feet Indicative of a Problem?

There’s a serious difference between having swollen feet because you had a long day versus because there’s something more serious going on. Here’s how you can tell whether you should be concerned about your swollen feet.

Sep 1st, 2019
Flat Feet Are More Than Just a Foot Problem

Do you have flat feet? Or, do you suspect your feet may be getting flatter? Read on to learn more about potential issues with other parts of your lower body that can be caused by flat feet.

Jul 3rd, 2019
How Often Should You Replace Your Running Shoes?

Whether you’re a dedicated, experienced runner or a beginner just starting to build up your mileage, you’ve probably wondered when you should replace your running shoes. Here’s what you need to know.

Jun 1st, 2019
When Should Your Child See a Podiatrist?

If you’re wondering whether or not your child should see a podiatrist, the answer is probably yes. But when? Find out why kids should have a podiatric exam, when, and more!

Feb 1st, 2019
How Bad Are High Heels for Your Feet?

Those shoes are cute, they’re on sale, and they would look great with that one outfit. But, you know heels are bad for your feet. Surely wearing them now and then can’t hurt? Here’s what you need to know about high heels and your feet.

Jan 15th, 2019
6 Reasons You Shouldn't Ignore Your Bunions

Which is worse, a bunion or arthritis? If you said the latter, you’d be right, but an untreated bunion could actually cause arthritis in your toe. Find out why you should treat a bunion sooner rather than later.

Oct 26th, 2018
Top 5 Effective Ways to Treat Hammertoes

Hammertoes can really cramp your style, making it impossible to wear a mid-heel, much less your favorite high heels. Hammertoes only get worse with time, but early treatment can solve the problem. Here’s what you need to know about hammertoes.

Sep 10th, 2018
The Effects Diabetic Neuropathy Can Have on Your Feet

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that results from having chronically high blood sugar levels. November is Diabetes Awareness Month and a good time to learn a little about how diabetic neuropathy can affect your feet.

Nov 9th, 2018
How Meds Can Affect Your Feet

Despite their unobtrusive nature, our feet are imperative to our well-being. When your body is not functioning optimally problems with your feet are often the first indication that something is wrong.

Aug 14th, 2018
Tips for Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

If you have diabetes, you need to take special care of your feet. This includes keeping them clean and dry, trimming your toenails, and seeing a foot specialist. Learn these seven habits you can start today to prevent diabetic foot ulcers.

Aug 9th, 2018
5 Tips to Keep Your Kids’ Feet Safe This Summer

Summer means more time outdoors for leisure activities with family and friends. Do you know how to keep your kids’ feet safe this summer? From sandals to sunscreen, here are five tips for keeping feet safe so you can enjoy summer vacation.

Jul 30th, 2018
PRP: A Non-Surgical Solution for Plantar Fasciitis

The bad news is that your persistent heel pain might be plantar fasciitis. The good news? Research suggests that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy offers an effective, soothing treatment for plantar fasciitis. Is it right for you?

Jun 19th, 2018
How to Choose the Best Running Shoe for You

Did you know that May is National Runners’ Month? You may find that the warmer weather motivates you to get those laps in so you can enjoy your share of ice cream this summer, and wearing the right running shoes is vital to keeping your feet healthy.

May 18th, 2018
Ingrown Toenails: Home Versus Professional Remedies

Ingrown toenails can be painful and make it difficult for you to get around. An at-home soak can help treat an ingrown nail at home, but to prevent infections and other medical complications, it’s best to get help from the experts at Alliance Foot & Ankle.

Mar 28th, 2018
What is EPAT?

Check our this one page hand-out that explains the benefits of Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology!

Jan 23rd, 2018
Are High Heels and Foot Pain Related?

For most women, high heels are a closet staple. Nothing is better for celebrating a special occasion or looking your best than sporting your best, pointiest, highest pair of stilettos.

Jan 17th, 2018
Can Bunion Pain Be Treated Without Surgery?

Bunions are bumps that may develop on the side of the large toe joint. These bumps are usually caused by an imbalance of the muscles and tendons which pull at the joint.

Jan 17th, 2018
HEEL PAIN!!!!!! 

Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot.

Jan 17th, 2018

If you have an obvious imbalance that causes such symptoms as flat feet or high arches, or if you have external misalignments such as "knock knees", "bow knees", in-toeing, or out-toeing then you are probably a good candidate for orthotics...

Jan 17th, 2018

Custom-made foot supports known as orthotic devices that are worn under your heel and the arch of your foot are referred to as orthotics.

Jan 17th, 2018

You take about 15,000 steps in one day, sometimes more! Throughout your lifetime you will walk about 75,000 miles.

Jan 17th, 2018

There are all kinds of things that can be put into the shoes and people wonder are those pretty much the same as orthotics.

Jan 17th, 2018

Alot of times when you go and see your family doctor, the doctor tells you that you need to lose weight, and the first thing they recommend is exercise which has increased the incidence of heel pain.

Jan 17th, 2018

A podiatrist is a foot and ankle specialist and we do everything beginning with issues with the skin, lesions, different types of diseases all the way down to bony deformities such as bunions, hammertoes, heel pain and trauma.

Jan 17th, 2018