Seek Treatment for Dry, Cracked Heels

26 Cracked HeelsDry, cracked heels are not only unsightly, but they can also be a source of pain and embarrassment. When the fissures in your heel become so dry and cracked that bleeding or pain when walking occurs, it may be time to seek professional care from your podiatrist Brandon Macy, D.P.M.  Left untreated, heel fissures can become so deep and painful that it leads to an…

Maintain Healthy Weight to Prevent Foot Problems

27.weightlossWith our feet bearing the weight of our entire body, it’s no surprise that carrying excess weight may increase the chance of developing foot problems.  In fact, recent studies have shown that overweight people experience more heel pain, tendonitis, arthritis, ball-of-foot pain, fractures and sprains in their feet and ankles than individuals at a normal, healthy weight. Extra weight doesn’t have to be substantial to…

New, Painless Treatment for Painful Calluses and Warts

Do you feel like you are walking on rocks?  Many patients have calluses on their feet that are like small pebbles—but feel like they are boulders or knives stabbing you in the foot. There are some that have deep-seated cores that can feel like they go all the way down to the bone.  We label such lesion as an intractable plantar keratosis (IPK) or porokeratosis.…