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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.
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.
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.
Have you heard of peripheral nerve damage and wondered if you might have it? Read on to learn more about peripheral nerve damage as well as some of the signs and symptoms to watch for.
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.
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.
Your feet are complex, strong, and hard-working. They carry you where you need to be and provide a strong foundation. By choosing your shoes carefully, exercising properly, and seeing a podiatrist, you’ll keep your feet healthy.
Any time you see a medical professional, you want to know that they are highly trained and qualified to provide treatment. At Alliance Foot and Ankle, all of our podiatrists are board-certified. Here’s what that means.
Most people don’t perceive distracted walking as a serious problem, but texting and walking is becoming a bigger problem every year. Read on for information about why it can be dangerous.
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!
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.
A cutting-edge treatment could benefit your treatment at Alliance Foot & Ankle. Regenerative stem therapy has been successfully used to treat several conditions that we see often.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Keeping your cholesterol in check not only keeps your heart healthy, it also protects your tendons. Research has made a connection between the level of cholesterol in your blood and the health of your tendons.
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.
Athlete’s foot is a common problem that may not seem like a big deal, but leaving it untreated can lead to uncomfortable and potentially dangerous consequences. Keep reading to learn more.
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Orthotics are custom shoe inserts that correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern; generally called arch supports.
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.
Bursitis is the inflammation of a bursa. A busa is a fluid-filled sac found in various locations on the body where friction between tissue occurs.
Arthritis is characterized by inflammation in the lining and cartilage of a joint. When a joint becomes inflamed, it can cause swelling, pain, redness and warmth.
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.
The human foot is comprised of 112 ligaments, 33 joints and 26 bones, as well as a whole network of nerves, blood vessels and tendons.
Now that summer is here, you’re probably spending your time by the pool, cooking out and soaking up the sun in your favorite pair of flip flops.
Your shoes can make all the difference in the world, especially for diabetics.
When someone is said to have flat feet, it simply means their feet have no arches.
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot.
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...
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.
In our office, we are concerned with treating your feet as conservatively as possible.
You take about 15,000 steps in one day, sometimes more! Throughout your lifetime you will walk about 75,000 miles.
The natural state of your feet and ankles, and heel sis is comfortable and healthy.
Heel pain or plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of a band of connective tissue that inserts in the bottom of the heel.
It may sound simple, but the type of shoes we wear greatly affect how our feet feel.
There are all kinds of things that can be put into the shoes and people wonder are those pretty much the same as orthotics.
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.
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.
The most powerful tool you have to understand is why you have foot and ankle pain, what can be done to treat it and the best steps you can take is information.