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Living With Plantar Fasciitis Nov 1st, 2019

Pain in your heel or sole of your foot can come on gradually, or all at once. Maybe you have foot pain resulting from plantar fasciitis and not even know it. The tissue that runs along the sole of your foot is called the plantar fascia. When it gets irritated...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle From Becoming Chronic Instability Oct 1st, 2019

Have you recently hurt your ankle? Does it seem like no matter how much rest you get your ankle is still not healing? It’s possible you could have damaged the ligaments where your Achilles tendon connects your heel and calf muscles, which makes ordinary movements tender or painful. At Family Foot...

Did You Know Custom Orthotics Can Remedy Chronic Back Pain? Sep 1st, 2019

Suffering from chronic back pain? You’re not alone. More than 31 million Americans struggle back pain, and about 8% of all Americans have chronic back pain. Most people with low back pain recover in a few weeks, but for many others, it keeps coming back, making it difficult to navigate...

3 Types of Foot Pain Remedied by Laser Treatments Aug 1st, 2019

Do you suffer from foot pain? Then you know how uncomfortable it can be. The constant burning sensation, numbness, and pain make it difficult to complete even the simplest of tasks. The good news is that laser treatments are an effective way to reduce chronic foot pain, so you can...

5 Tips for Preventing Athlete’s Foot this Summer Jul 12th, 2019

The first thing you need to know about athlete’s foot is that you don’t have to be an athlete to get it. It’s common among people who participate in sports because their feet are often confined to damp, sweaty shoes for long periods of time. But you can get athlete’s...

Remedy Ugly Yellow Toenail Fungus Before Sandal Season Jun 14th, 2019

With summer almost here, it’s time for bathing suits, barbeques, and backyard parties. And along with these summer favorites is something that 35 million Americans dread every time the weather gets nice. Sandal season! When you suffer from toenail fungus, it can may your toenails turn yellow and thick and...

TYPES OF ARTHRITIS THAT CAN AFFECT THE FEET May 20th, 2019

The medical condition that is known as arthritis often causes pain and swelling in the joints of the toes. The toes may have difficulty in bending upwards or may permanently become bent in a downward position. Walking may be challenging, in addition to standing flat on the floor. The most common form...

DO I HAVE FLAT FEET? May 13th, 2019

The condition known as flat feet occurs when the arch is absent from the foot. This may happen as a result of the aging process, which can cause the arches to drop, in addition to genetic factors. The symptoms that are associated with flat feet may include pain in the heel and other...

FOOT CONDITIONS MAY AFFECT THE ELDERLY May 6th, 2019

Research has indicated that one of the reasons elderly people develop uncomfortable foot conditions can come from a loss of cushioning in the feet. Additionally, as the aging process occurs, poor circulation is a common ailment among seniors. This can make it difficult for foot sores to heal properly. This condition may...

HOW PLANTAR WARTS ARE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER WARTS May 5th, 2019

Warts are very common and come in many different forms. Plantar warts, also known as verrucae warts, differ from most other warts for various reasons. They only form on the sole of the foot and are a result of the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can easily be caught in places where...

ARE BUNIONS GENETIC? Apr 15th, 2019

A large bony protrusion on the side of the big toe is indicative of a condition that is referred to as a bunion. Foot pain may be a common symptom if a bunion exists, and it may be difficult to wear shoes. There are several reasons why bunions may develop. These...

THE EASE OF WEARING FLIP FLOPS Apr 8th, 2019

For many women, one of the first signs of summer may include wearing flip flops. The lack of laces makes them simple to wear, and can be considered favorite shoes to wear in warm weather. There are several negative aspects flip flops have, and these may include the absence of an...

IS ATHLETE’S FOOT CONTAGIOUS? Apr 1st, 2019

A fungal infection that is referred to as athlete’s foot can be uncomfortable and painful. The most common place for this condition to develop is between the toes, which may cause severe itching. The skin may become dry and flaky, and many patients notice a burning or stinging sensation. This ailment is...

HAVE I BROKEN MY FOOT? Mar 25th, 2019

If you have fallen or twisted your ankle, you may have broken your foot. There are numerous bones, ligaments and tendons that are located in each foot, and one or more may easily fracture if falling occurs. There are several symptoms that may be associated with a broken foot. These may...

CAUSES OF BLISTERS Mar 18th, 2019

A blister that develops on the foot can be painful and uncomfortable. It is most likely caused by excessive friction that occurs in one area of the skin. The outer layer of the skin disintegrates, and a small pocket of fluid forms over the raw skin. This is the body’s natural defense...

SPOTTING CUBOID SYNDROME Mar 11th, 2019

Cuboid syndrome is caused by partial dislocation of bones in the middle of the foot. Someone with cuboid syndrome usually feels pain around the middle of the foot or at the base of their toes. There are some symptoms of this condition that, when coupled together, can help to identify cuboid syndrome. Pain...

TYPES OF FOOT AND ANKLE INJURIES Feb 25th, 2019

Many children may endure foot and ankle injuries if they are involved in sporting activities. These may include basketball or football, which may involve a sudden change of direction. Gymnasts may have increased chances of having foot or ankle problems, and this may be a result of jumping up and landing on...

WHERE IS THE ACHILLES TENDON LOCATED? Feb 18th, 2019

The largest tendon in the body is referred to as the Achilles tendon. It is located in the back of the calf, and it’s function is to connect the lower leg to the heel of the foot. Most tendons have the ability to stretch, and inflammation may occur if this tendon...

HOW TO AVOID FALLING AS AN OLDER ADULT Feb 11th, 2019

Falling is a fear that many older adults face, because the consequences can lead to complicated difficulties in the future. Older adults are at a higher risk for falling because of other ailments they face such as, muscle weakness, balance problems, and issues with blood pressure when standing up. Confusion may also...

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR BROKEN FOOT Feb 4th, 2019

A broken foot is one of the most debilitating injuries one can face, due to the fact that it hinders your ability to walk. A speedy recovery is ideal when dealing with broken bones, especially when it comes to broken bones within the feet. The recovery period is usually 6-8 weeks, but...

MOISTURIZING MAY HELP CRACKED HEELS Jan 28th, 2019

The medical term that is referred to as cracked heels may develop more frequently during the warmer months, and this may be a result of wearing shoes that have an open back. Many of these types of sandals do not provide adequate support for the heel, and fissures, or cracks in the...

NOTICABLE SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE AN INGROWN TOENAIL Jan 21st, 2019

Our feet endure stress during most of the day as we accomplish daily activities. This may come from standing or walking for extended periods of time, and our feet will often tell us if something is amiss. One of these uncomfortable conditions is known as ingrown toenails, and this may often...

DOES WEARING ORTHOTICS HELP TO RELIEVE FOOT PAIN? Jan 14th, 2019

If you are experiencing foot pain as a result of disease or an arthritic condition, wearing custom-made orthotics may produce positive results. These are known as removable shoe inserts and may be helpful in providing moderate relief. The proper type and size of orthotics is determined by having an impression of the...

IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN WEARING HIGH HEELS AND PLANTAR FASCIITIS? Jan 7th, 2019

Women who enjoy wearing high heels are aware of the visual benefits from wearing this type of shoe, which may be a pleasing accessory to stylish clothing, or enhancing the shape of the foot. Research has shown that if high heels are frequently worn, the possibility of developing plantar fasciitis...

SEVERAL WAYS TO TREAT A BROKEN ANKLE Jan 2nd, 2019

If you have fallen unexpectedly or stepped abruptly off a curb, you may have had the displeasure of experiencing an ankle sprain. It is typically the result of the ankle suddenly twisting or rolling, which may move the ankle out of alignment. There are several ligaments that surround the ankle...

ARE BROKEN TOES A SERIOUS CONDITION? Dec 26th, 2018

The bones in the toe are known to be fragile, and may easily break if a foot injury occurs, or if something heavy is dropped on it. A broken toe is serious if the bone is protruding through the skin, which may make an infection likely to occur. There are common symptoms...

IS TOENAIL FUNGUS CONTAGIOUS? Dec 17th, 2018

Many people experience a condition that is known as toenail fungus at some point in their lives. If there are small cuts in the skin surrounding the toenail, fungus may enter the body and attack the nail bed. This contagious ailment is typically spread through walking barefoot on public locker room floors...