Ankle and Feet Issues and Care Tips: A Podiatry Blog

How Orthotic Footwear Helps Beat Pain

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Orthotic Footwear Helps Beat Pain

Your feet are the main point of contact between your body and the rest of the world. For this reason they are placed under a lot of stress and strain as your move around. Without proper care and attention, painful problems can develop. This is why it is vital to ensure that your feet are not being put under any undue pressure and that they are always properly supported. Unsupported feet can cause not only discomfort but can also lead to problems with your posture which can result in back pain. One way of avoiding these problems is to wear...

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Everything Runners Need to Know About Flat Feet

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Everything Runners Need to Know About Flat Feet

Runners, naturally enough, need to take better care of their feet than the rest of the population. Unfortunately, they’re also more likely to develop foot-related problems, or suffer from pre-existing issues that wouldn’t have been of much concern if they’d never started hitting the streets to begin with. One of those conditions is flat feet, and it’s one that runners need to know about. Here’s a quick overview of everything you need to know. What Are Flat Feet? In a normal arch, there is a strong upward curve in...

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Take These 4 Steps to Increase Circulation to Your Feet and Avoid Ingrown Toenails

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Take These 4 Steps to Increase Circulation to Your Feet and Avoid Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails can be caused by many factors, including poor circulation to the feet. This is a problem that can also lead to issues such as varicose veins and swollen ankles, but it’s also one of the easiest problems to work against. If you want to reduce your likelihood of developing ingrown toenails, take the steps listed below to ensure that circulation to your feet improves. 1. Keep Your Feet Warm Nobody likes having chilly feet, but this is one of those problems that is easy to ignore, especially since feet tend to go numb...

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3 Things to Know About Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Things to Know About Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

If you are experiencing pain in your feet or ankles, you might have a nerve condition in your foot called tarsal tunnel syndrome. This condition is affected by the nerves and tendons along the tarsal tunnel, which goes from the foot to the ankle bone. Here are some things to know about this medical condition. There Are Many Different Causes Tarsal tunnel syndrome can be caused by injuries, genetics, and certain foot conditions. For example, you are at a higher risk of developing this condition if you have flat feet. This is due to the extra...

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3 Nasty Foot-Related Problems and What You Can Do To Avoid Them

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Nasty Foot-Related Problems and What You Can Do To Avoid Them

Your feet are made up of 33 joints, 26 bones and 250,000 sweat glands, and you should never take them for granted. Frustrating problems like heel pain and blisters can make everyday activities like walking and running a pain in the foot. Here are some of the most common foot-related conditions and what you can do to prevent them.  1. Blisters Blisters are lesions caused by pressure and friction. Depending on their size, they can be painful, really painful. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to prevent blisters from developing...

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2 Complications That can Arise From a Stubbed Toe

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2 Complications That can Arise From a Stubbed Toe

Stubbing a toe is something that everyone has experienced. It is an unpleasant sensation that can leave you in pain for an hour or two, but occasionally there are complications that arise from stubbing a toe. This is why, if your pain lasts for much longer than a few hours, it’s important to have your stubbed toe checked out professionally at a podiatric practice. These are the two major complications that can occur after stubbing a toe: Infection If you are unlucky, the skin on the toe can break when the toe is stubbed, and this can...

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How To Prevent Running-induced Foot Injuries

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Prevent Running-induced Foot Injuries

Sports injuries often result in a visit to the podiatrist.  But did you know that choosing the right pair of running shoes and training correctly can help to prevent many common foot injuries?  Read on to find out more. How to choose running shoes When it comes to choosing running shoes, there’s a bewildering array of styles available, ranging from heavy traditional ones with plenty of arch support, to lighter, more minimalist forms.  So, which do you choose? The most important thing to look for in a running shoe is...

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Bunions: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bunions: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

A bunion is a common foot deformity that occurs when the joint at the bottom of your large toe is displaced laterally. In simple terms, you can recognise this condition by the unnatural bony protrusion at the base of the toe. This condition is medically known as the hallux valgus, and it can be painful and uncomfortable. When you are walking, your body weight will exert force on the area resulting in pain. Additionally, the bunion is vulnerable to further damage from your shoes because of the associated pressure and friction. Here is a simple...

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When It’s Time to See a Podiatrist

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When It’s Time to See a Podiatrist

You may not think of seeing a podiatrist or foot doctor every time your feet are feeling uncomfortable, and certainly some minor aches and pains will subside once you get off your feet or remove your ill-fitting shoes. However, some problems with your feet are very serious and should be addressed by a doctor. Consider a few signs and symptoms that may indicate that it’s time to see a podiatrist. 1. Bunions Bunions are deformations in the joint of the big toe, where it meets the foot itself. When this joint becomes damaged, the toe will...

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Four Signs Your Child Needs to See The Podiatrist for Flat Feet

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Signs Your Child Needs to See The Podiatrist for Flat Feet

Many infants and toddlers have flat feet, and they simply grow out of them. However, that doesn’t happen in every case. If your child has flat feet past his or her toddlerhood, you may need to wait a bit longer to let your child grow out of it, or you can take him or her to the podiatrist. Here are four signs it’s time to seek help with your child’s flat feet: 1. Your child has a rigid flat foot Kids who are likely to grow out of their flat feet have “flexible” flat feet while those who are likely to struggle...

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