When a woman is pregnant, the excessive weight gain combined with hormonal release can have an impact on your feet. Discover what your podiatrist advice you. Read more.
Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to blindness, kidney failure, stroke, heart attack and amputation. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 340 million people around the globe will have diabetes by 2030. With injuries to the foot being one of the most common complications of diabetes leading to hospitalization, podiatrists play an important role in helping people deal with this disease. Read more on the role of podiatrists in diabetes.
Arthritis is a disabling disease that affects nearly 40 million Americans alone. It is characterized by inflammation of the cartilage and lining of the body’s joints. Read more.
Athlete’s foot is a common infection of the skin and nails characterized by itching, scaling, redness, and the formation of small blisters. Read more.
Blisters are painful, fluid-filled lesions, often caused by friction and pressure. Read more.
A bunion is an enlargement at the base of the big toe caused by a misalignment of the joint. It may be swollen, tender and painful with the wearing of footgear. Read more.
A callus or corn is a build-up of skin that forms at pressure points or over bony prominence. Read more.
A diabetic ulcer is a breakdown of the skin on an area of the foot. Read more.
A flat foot is a structural deformity resulting in the lowering of the arch of the foot. Read more.
Foot and ankle emergencies happen every day. Broken bones, dislocations, sprains, contusions, infections and other serious injuries can occur at any time. Read more.
An ingrown toenail is a painful condition characterized by the nail digging into the surrounding skin, leading to inflammation and possible infection of the toe. Read more.
It is not just a cosmetic problem; fungal nail infection t is an infection of the bed and plate underlying the surface of a nail. Often called onychomycosis ( read:ON-i-ko-my-KO-sis), it is caused primarily by organisms called dermatophytes. Read more.
A neuroma is a painful condition often referred to as a pinched nerve, swollen nerve or nerve tumor. Read more.
Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts, made from an electronic scanning or a plaster cast of the foot which is form-fitted to the foot when not bearing weight. Read more.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the long band of connective tissue running from the heel to the ball of the foot. Read more.
A stress fracture in an incomplete crack in the bone caused by overuse. A foot that is not structurally sound is prone to developing stress fractures. Read more.
Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. They are caused by a virus, which generally invades the skin through small or invisible cuts and abrasions. Read more.
Wearing comfortable shoes that fit well can prevent many foot ailments. Tips for buying and wearing shoes.