Celebrate the New Year with Strong Feet 'Tis the Season for a Mid-Year Foot Check Staying Active for Winter Activities Cold Weather Tips for Diabetic Feet
1/11/2022 1:00:28 PM
5 Tips to Prevent Common Holiday Foot Problems The holiday season is one of the most joyful times of year, but it can also lead to aching feet. One source of seasonal foot pain is gout, a type of arthritis exacerbated by consuming too much of certain holiday foods and bevera...
12/7/2021 1:11:50 PM
Keep Young Athletes Injury Free Starting School on the Right Foot Hit the Trails Safely Tips for Avoiding Achilles Tendonitis
9/23/2021 8:59:41 AM
Why Women's Feet Hurt More in Autumn Fall is not always a fun time of year for some women. In the summer months, women like to wear flip-flop sandals and open-toed shoes, but as autumn arrives, many women make the annual changeover of their wardrobes to closed-in shoe st...
9/13/2021 2:55:28 PM
What Is an Ankle Fracture? A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula or both. Ankle ...
8/6/2021 1:13:47 PM
What Is an Ankle Sprain? An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in the ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle. Ligaments are bands of tissue—like rubber bands—that connect one bone to another and bind the joints together. In the ankle joint, ligaments pr...
8/6/2021 12:20:51 PM
There are many potential causes of cracked heels. Dry skin (xerosis) is common and can get worse with wearing open-back shoes, increased weight or increased friction from the back of shoes. Dry, cracked skin can also be a subtle sign of more significant problems, such as diab...
8/4/2021 2:36:04 PM
What Is a Gangrene? Gangrene occurs when there is a lack of blood supply to tissue, depriving it of oxygen, and thereby causing death and decay of the tissue. The two main types of gangrene are wet (caused by bacterial infection) and dry (no infection). Your risk of gangrene...
8/3/2021 4:47:41 PM
What is a Tailor’s Bunion? Tailor’s bunion, also called a bunionette, is a prominence of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe. The metatarsals are the five long bones of the foot. The prominence that characterizes a tailor’s bunion occurs at the metata...
7/28/2021 1:38:18 PM
What Is the Accessory Navicular? The accessory navicular (os navicularum or os tibiale externum) is an extra bone or piece of cartilage located on the inner side of the foot just above the arch. It is incorporated within the posterior tibial tendon, which attaches in this...
7/28/2021 1:34:19 PM
What Is Capsulitis of the Second Toe? Capsulitis of the second toe occurs in the ligaments surrounding the joint at the base of the second toe. These ligaments form a capsule, which helps the joint to function properly. Capsulitis is a condition in which these ligaments ha...
7/28/2021 1:32:28 PM
What Is the Tarsal Tunnel? The tarsal tunnel – the source of tarsal tunnel syndrome - is a narrow space that lies on the inside of the ankle next to the ankle bones, known as the tarsal tunnel. The tunnel is covered with a thick ligament (the flexor retinaculum) that pr...
7/28/2021 1:30:04 PM
What Is the Plantar Fibroma? A plantar fibroma is a fibrous knot (nodule) in the arch of the foot. It is embedded within the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot. A plantar fibroma can develop in one or both fee...
7/28/2021 1:22:10 PM
What Is Cavus Foot? Cavus foot is a condition in which the foot has a very high arch. The high-arched foot places an excessive amount of weight on the ball and heel of the foot when walking or standing. Cavus foot can lead to a variety of signs and symptoms, such as pain ...
7/28/2021 1:20:35 PM
What Is a Neuroma? A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the body. The most common neuroma in the foot is a Morton’s neuroma, which occurs between the third and fourth toes. It is sometimes referred to as an intermetatarsal neuroma....
7/28/2021 1:05:01 PM