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How Do Heel Spurs Develop?

How Do Heel Spurs Develop?

A heel spur is a regeneration of a bone that forms on the sole of the foot. Additionally, the development of this ailment can appear in the area where the Achilles tendon connects to the heel and may produce severe pain. In most cases, a heel spur will gradually develop, and is often caused by […]

Symptoms and Causes of Gout

Symptoms and Causes of Gout

If you are experiencing severe pain in the joints surrounding the big toe, you may have a condition referred to as gout. It’s considered to be a form of arthritis, and the symptoms include redness, swelling, and extreme tenderness. Gout is the result of a buildup of excess uric acid in the body, and typically […]

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

If you have the experience of something heavy falling on your foot, you may have what is referred to as a broken toe. Common signs from this occurring will be swelling and bruising affecting the toe and surrounding area, accompanied by severe pain. If the bone protrudes from the skin, this is typically known as […]

The Differences Between a Break and a Sprain

The Differences Between a Break and a Sprain

Research has shown the foot consists of 26 bones. If you have endured a fall resulting in severe pain in your foot, one of these bones may have been fractured, and this is often referred to as a broken foot. General symptoms of a sprain and a fracture typically include swelling and pain, so it’s […]

What are Orthotics?

What are Orthotics?

Corrective inserts that are designed to be used in shoes are often referred to as orthotics. There are several benefits to using orthotics, including providing comfort, stability, and additional support that the foot may need. They are typically used to correct certain foot abnormalities, including high arches, flat feet, or foot structures that may originate […]

Are the Feet Affected by Obesity?

Are the Feet Affected by Obesity?

Recent research has suggested there’s a strong connection between obesity and medical concerns involving the feet and ankles. Typically, the additional weight may alter the structure of the foot, allowing ailments such as plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and fallen arches to occur. These conditions affect the feet, which can hinder the daily routine and activities. Additional […]

Are Foot and Ankle Problems Worse for Women?

Are Foot and Ankle Problems Worse for Women?

Are foot and ankle problems worse for women? The founder of the Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center takes this question seriously. Far too many medical doctors and surgeons simply treat these conditions without considering the effects of gender. Until now, very little research has been devoted to this subject. Valid studies have proven that […]

What is the Best Footwear for Varicose Veins?

What is the Best Footwear for Varicose Veins?

What is the Best Footwear for Varicose Veins? This is a top question asked by many of my former and current clients. While the type of shoes that you wear does matter, most experts in this field feel that the wearing of high-quality compression stockings are more important to your overall health. A simple consultation […]

Warning: Flip Flops May Be a Hazard to Your Health

Warning: Flip Flops May Be a Hazard to Your Health

Walking basics: It is difficult not to noticeably cringe when I see women walking on hard pavement while wearing fashionable, but dangerously high heels. With the warm weather season upon us, it is even more distressing to spot men and women alike utilizing flip flops as their everyday footwear. I see more and more patients […]

Foot Care for Arthritis Sufferers

Foot Care for Arthritis Sufferers

Various forms of arthritis can affect the joints in the feet. The symptoms from arthritis can make it painful to walk and can be disruptive to your everyday life. If you suffer from arthritis that affects your feet, proper foot care is essential to minimize symptoms and relieve any discomfort. By taking good care of your feet you can also prevent bunions, calluses and other disruptive foot conditions.