Treatments for Hammer Toe: Understanding Your Options

5 October 2023
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A hammer toe is a deformity where the middle toe joint bends abnormally, resembling a hammer. It can cause pain, swelling, and discomfort. There are many treatments available to ease the symptoms of hammer toe and prevent it from getting worse. This piece will discuss the different treatments and how they can help improve the condition of the hammer toe. Toe exercises Toe exercises can help stretch the muscles and ligaments that affect the positioning of the toes. Read More 

Feet Hurt When You Run? What You Should Do

2 May 2023
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Running is something that should help you get healthier, so if you are running and you are feeling pain in your feet, it's something you need to take notice of. Running can be hard on the body, so you need to be prepared for some changes and you need to make some changes of your own to help prevent pain or injury, such as stretching before you go for a run or resting your body in between runs. Read More 

What Should Patients Know About Custom Orthotics?

23 May 2022
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Foot pain can make it difficult to enjoy the activities you love. Running, playing sports, and even walking can be challenging for people with chronic foot and ankle problems. Fortunately, people can overcome their foot and ankle pain with the help of custom orthotics. Here are some things patients should know about custom orthotics: 1. A podiatrist may prescribe orthotics. When you're experiencing ongoing foot and ankle problems, a visit to the podiatrist can help. Read More 

Ingrown Toenails: Frequently Asked Questions

9 November 2021
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An ingrown toenail is a condition that arises when the corner or side of the nail penetrates into the skin of your toe. This mostly affects the big toenail. Here is some basic information on ingrown toenails.  What Causes Ingrown Toenails? A variety of things can cause ingrown toenails. These include trauma, poorly fitting shoes, and improper trimming of nails. Trauma like repeated pressure on your toe or dropping something on your toe can lead to an ingrown toenail. Read More 

What You Might Expect With Foot Surgery To Repair A Ruptured Achilles Tendon

3 June 2021
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A torn or ruptured Achilles tendon can be a serious injury that causes you to be sidelined from participating in sports until your foot has healed. A torn tendon can sometimes heal on its own with medical treatment such as wearing a cast, but in some cases, foot surgery is needed. Your podiatrist might recommend surgery if you're active in sports so the risk of further damage to your tendon is reduced. Read More