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Is My Foot Pain an Ankle Sprain? Sep 26th, 2019

The overstretching and tearing of the ligaments around the ankle joint may often result in an ankle sprain. When the ankle suddenly moves out of its normal range of motion, the ligaments endure additional stress which may lead to a tear. This can be a common occurrence in sporting activities, but can...

QB Tom Brady Has an Achilles Tendon Injury Aug 22nd, 2019

Star quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots was left on the sidelines of a practice due to an Achilles tendon injury. The injury was reported by the team and also led Brady to sit out the previous practice as well. However, he still played in the Patriots and Miami...

Finding the Right Footwear for Each Activity Aug 1st, 2019

When it comes to buying shoes, it’s important to buy footwear that is suitable for what you will be doing. If you plan on running, try to find footwear that is breathable, flexible, supportive, and comfortable. While you should look for these traits in all footwear, different environments require different features. Hiking,...

Achilles Tendon Injuries on the Rise Jul 30th, 2019

Many podiatrists are suspecting that Achilles tendon injuries will be on the rise especially amongst those aged 30 to 50. Every year, approximately 230,000 Achilles tendon injuries occur in the United States. While Achilles tendon injuries are typically common among young athletes, professionals suspect that the number of middle-aged and older patients...

Achilles Tendon Injury Ends A Cornell Football Captain’s Career Jul 17th, 2019

Tough break for Cornell Big Red football captain and linebacker Miles Norris! Norris sustained an Achilles tendon injury that will unfortunately end his career early. The fifth-year senior was injured during a preseason practice. Just a year ago, Norris suffered the same kind of Achilles tendon injury on the opposite leg. Now,...

Athletes at High Risk for Contracting Tinea Pedis Jul 3rd, 2019

It certainly is no misnomer that one of the most prominent fungal infections, tinea pedis, is called athlete’s foot.  Both professional and recreational athletes most likely have suffered from this irritating condition. If your foot is red, itching, or burning, particularly between the toes, be advised that these are the chief...

Avoiding Athlete’s Foot Jun 28th, 2019

Athlete’s foot is a condition that many people may encounter at some point in their lives. While severe cases of the condition should be referred to a podiatrist, athlete’s foot prevention can be easy with the help of a few simple steps: Wash the feet thoroughly with soap and water, keep...

Caring For Your Feet: What Not to Miss Jun 18th, 2019

Since we spend a great majority of our lives on our feet, we should take utmost care of them. Experts suggest stretching the feet can reduce many issues imposed on our feet as they can suffer from a variety of ailments. The most obvious sign of a foot issue is pain....

Causes of Burning Feet Jun 1st, 2019

If you have a burning sensation in your feet, you may have any number of conditions. The feeling of burning in the feet can be either minor or severe, generally affect people over 50, and occur most frequently during the night. Nerve damage from diabetes, vitamin deficiency or alcoholism, obesity, strain...

Exercise and Foot Cramps May 23rd, 2019

Exercise is an important component in keeping your body healthy. It’s not uncommon, however, to get foot cramps while we exercise—especially barefooted. Typically this is normal and stems from overuse and underdeveloped muscles in the foot. To help prevent foot cramps, make sure you are properly hydrated. Stretching your feet before the workout...

Foot Concerns for People of a Certain Age May 2nd, 2019

Foot diseases and other foot-related problems often become more prevalent as we age. Years of bearing body weight and certain ailments can combine to wreak havoc on the feet and ankles. The foot problems we may experience as time goes on vary from minor to potentially very serious. First and foremost,...

Houston Texans Wide Receiver Braxton Miller Suffers Ankle Sprain Apr 24th, 2019

Houston Texans wide receiver Braxton Miller recently sustained a mild ankle sprain. Miller suffered the injury during the last game against the Carolina Panthers, and the extent and severity of the injury was unknown until now. Mild sprained ankles are common among athletes, but with proper care can easily be healed....

How to Prevent Ankle Sprains Apr 2nd, 2019

When a joint in the ankle is forced beyond its natural range, the ligaments within it become stretched too far, resulting in an ankle sprain. Ankle sprains can be painful, and those who have them may experience stiffness and swelling. Fortunately, there are ways that you can prevent getting an ankle sprain....

Jayson Werth Suffers Foot Fracture Mar 14th, 2019

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was placed on the disabled list earlier this season with a bruised foot. It was recently revealed, however, that the reason behind Werth’s injury was actually due to a foot fracture, and not a bruise. A recent MRI revealed that the outfielder has a “pretty decent fracture.”...

Managing Sweaty Feet Feb 28th, 2019

When the feet are kept wrapped up in thick socks and heavy winter boots, sweat is no surprise. Sweat from the feet is a natural occurrence, however there are a number of tips you can rely on to ease sweaty and potentially smelly feet: Take off your shoes as soon as you...

New Wearable Therapy Provides Heel Pain Treatment Feb 7th, 2019

A new over-the-counter treatment for heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis has received clearance from the United States FDA. The ActiPatch, created by BioElectronics Corporation, is being marketed as an adjunctive or alternative therapy to pain killers. BioElectronics Corporation is a maker of wearable pain therapy devices, with other devices including Smart...

Perils of Ingrown Toenails Jan 10th, 2019

If you have ever experienced an ingrown toenail, you know how painful and how much of a hindrance it can be.  It occurs when part of the toenail grows into the tissue of the toe.  This can turn into a serious condition, as swelling and infection may result.  Medically known as...

Podiatrists and Pedicurists Dec 19th, 2018

Podiatrists are doctors who specialize in the foot and ankle and can treat the most severe foot conditions. While conditions like corns, calluses, foot fungus, and cracked heels may seem minor to some, podiatrists offer the best solutions when it comes to fixing them. Pedicurists, on the other hand, are cosmeticians...

The Dangers of Wearing Flip-Flops Nov 14th, 2018

Flip-flops are a summer essential for many different women across the country. However, these shoes can potentially be dangerous for your feet. Some of the most common injuries experienced by flip-flop lovers are stress fractures, tendonitis, arch pain, and heel pain. In addition, these shoes offer minimal protection for your feet,...

The Importance of Diabetic Foot Care Oct 23rd, 2018

For those who have diabetes, it’s important to remember how vital it is to take proper care of your feet. Diabetes can lead to long-term foot problems if the feet are not constantly monitored and managed. Avoid using temperature-controlled items such as heating pads or electric blankets, as diabetic feet are...

The Link Between HVA and Bunion Recurrence Oct 23rd, 2018

To the naked eye, a bunion appears as a bump on the side of the foot that can drastically alter its appearance. Bunions are a foot deformity that is caused when the big toe and first metatarsal bone become misaligned. In severe cases, surgery may be required to repair a bunion if...

Treat Underlying Causes of Poor Foot Circulation Oct 23rd, 2018

Poor circulation in the feet has often been linked to a number of other more serious health conditions. Some causes of poor foot circulation include high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. If you suspect that you have poor circulation in your feet, you may have the following symptoms: leg numbness or...

The Role of Podiatrists Oct 23rd, 2018

Podiatrists are doctors that specialize in and specifically treat all things related to the feet. Podiatrists are particularly important for maintaining regular foot care, as “three out of four Americans experience serious foot problems in their lifetimes.” Foot ailments should never be overlooked, as they can be an indicator of more...

Ways to Avoid Injury While Running Oct 22nd, 2018

Injuries can be a major setback for people who love to run, so it is important that you take preventative measures in order to avoid them. One of the most vital tips for avoiding injury is to ease your way into any new routine. Jumping into more than you can handle is...

Chelsea Midfielder Suffers Broken Ankle Oct 22nd, 2018

Chelsea midfielder, Eden Hazard is expected to miss the start of next season due to a broken ankle injury. While training with the Belgium team, Hazard fractured his right ankle and immediately flew to have surgery afterward. His recovery time has been estimated to be three months, which will force Chelsea to...

Avoiding Foot Conditions While Wearing High Heels Oct 18th, 2018

High heels have been scrutinized by podiatrists in recent years due to the foot conditions they can cause or exacerbate. Some of these conditions include hammertoes, corns, calluses, Morton’s neuroma, plantar fasciitis, and bunions. If you do decide to wear high heels, it is recommended to only wear them for short periods...

Bayern Munich Player Underwent Surgery Oct 18th, 2018

Goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer of the Bayern Munich soccer team recently underwent surgery for a hairline fracture on a metatarsal in his left foot. The surgery was reported to be a success. He is expected to be out for four months to recover. Neuer had previously missed the final stages of...

How to Take Good Care of Your Aging Feet Oct 18th, 2018

Taking care of your feet is instrumental in preventing potential injury, especially as you get older. The following are some tips on how to properly care for your feet. It’s common among the elderly to suffer from both dry skin and fungal infections, especially toenail fungus. To tackle dry skin, wash your...

Miami Dolphins WR Parker Sustains Ankle Injury Oct 18th, 2018

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker recently suffered an ankle injury while playing against the Tennessee Titans. He was doubtful for the game against the Falcons and wound up not playing. Parker, who was a first round draft pick for the Dolphins, was considered to have the potential to have a good...

Weight-Loss Surgery Found to Improve Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Oct 18th, 2018

A recent study published in the Arthritis Care and Research journal found that those who are obese and have rheumatoid arthritis may benefit greatly from bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery. While the study needs more research before conclusive results can be firmly established, early statistics note huge improvements in patients.  Out of the...

What is Athlete’s Foot and How is it Treated? Oct 18th, 2018

Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a fungal infection of the foot. In most cases, athlete’s foot is a minor condition that can be treated with relative ease by a podiatrist. Common symptoms include itchiness, redness, scaling, and cracked skin. Athlete’s foot is contagious and can spread to...

Causes of Poor Circulation in Feet Oct 18th, 2018

There are a number of medical health issues which can cause poor blood circulation in the feet. Some of these include obesity, varicose veins, and blood clots. Diabetes can be another cause, while Raynaud’s disease, a condition that causes the small arteries in the hands and toes to narrow, may lead to it...

What Heel Pain Can Tell You Oct 18th, 2018

There are several ways to experience heel pain. The heel can be tender, may hurt upon waking up in the morning, or may possibly have a burning sensation. A few common causes of this type of pain include being overweight, standing for long periods of time, and running for exercise. One...

How to Choose Shoes That Fit Well Jan 31st, 2018

Several foot conditions may originate from shoes that fit incorrectly. Hammertoes, corns, and bunions are among the ailments that may develop from shoes fitting improperly. Additionally, imbalances involving the body’s muscles may be affected, possibly allowing the knees and hips to become injured. A natural fit occurs when the foot can move...

Treatment for Hammertoes Jan 23rd, 2018

One common cause of the condition known as hammertoe is wearing shoes that don’t fit correctly. When the toes are in a cramped position for an extended period of time, it’s natural for the muscles of the toes to become shorter, causing the toes to lock into a curved position. Patients who...

What do Running, Jumping and Football All Have in Common? Jan 16th, 2018

Most athletes at some point will sustain a foot or ankle injury which may become a chronic, ongoing condition possibly affecting different parts of the foot. Symptoms of an ankle sprain may be swelling, tenderness, and bruising in addition to experiencing intense pain. Any athlete that plays a sport that includes jumping...

Why Do My Feet Sweat? Jan 9th, 2018

If you notice damp footprints while walking barefoot or sweat that’s ruining your shoes, you may have a condition called plantar hyperhidrosis. In layman’s terms, it’s excessive sweating of the feet. Sweating is a normal and necessary bodily function, eliminating excess water and salt. Additionally, it helps to keep the skin moist...

All About Cracked Heels Dec 18th, 2017

Cracked heels can be an uncomfortable condition to deal with, though it is a condition that is usually preventable and treatable. The heels tend to crack for a number of reasons, such as constant pressure on the feet, obesity, vitamin deficiency, and poor hydration. To help prevent this, wear shoes that...

Practicing Proper Foot Care Sep 24th, 2017

Taking care of your feet is vital to not only the health of your foot, but the health of your entire body. Checking the feet and toes every day for abnormalities or anything that might be cause for concern is important and the first step in practicing good foot health. Always ensure...

Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis Aug 14th, 2017

Plantar fasciitis is most commonly described as a nagging heel pain that is at its worst in the morning. Fortunately, the pain associated with the condition tends to go away as the day goes on, but it usually comes back the next day. Certain people are more susceptible to plantar fasciitis compared...

The Effects of Polyneuropathy Jul 18th, 2017

Polyneuropathy is a disease that affects the peripheral nerves of the body, and it is most commonly caused by diabetes. Diabetes causes blood sugar levels to become elevated, which can lead to a decrease in the amount of blood flow that gets to the nerves. As a result, the nerves’ ability...

What Causes Sprained Ankles? May 31st, 2017

Very few people have gone through life without ever enduring a sprained ankle. Younger people tend to get ankle sprains from running or jumping, but older people may get one from stepping on uneven ground or awkwardly stepping off a curb. Ankle sprains occur when one or more of the ligaments within...

Hammertoe Havoc May 23rd, 2017

Hammertoe is caused when there is a muscle and ligament imbalance around the toe joint. This causes the middle joint of the toe to bend and become stuck in this position . Many people with hammertoe complain about rubbing and irritation at the top of the bent toe. Toes that tend...