Where Did My Bunions Come From?

BunionrightMany have gone under the assumption that their bunions are caused by tight-fitting shoes, in particular the pointed-toe style of women’s dress shoes. There have been plenty of “reliable sources” reinforce this misconception.   Men get bunions and wear more rounded toe styles; bunion deformities can be seen in children under the age of 10 who have never worn the wrong style of shoes.  There is…

Foot Problems and Fall Sports

Kids Playing SoccerSummer has come and gone and with it the start of the school year and fall sports season.  Soccer, football, dance classes, gymnastics classes are all in full swing.  For some of the kids, however, it also means the onset of foot problems.  Heel pain, blisters, warts, damaged and ingrown toenails, fractures, sprains & strains have also become a part of the back-to-school routine. Sever’s…

Where Did My Foot Problems Come From?

Fotolia 3507683 XsIt seems like almost everybody has or knows somebody who has a foot problem: bunions, hammertoes, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, heel pain, arch pain, warts, ingrown toenails, athlete’s foot, fungal toenails, tendonitis, arthritis, gout, neuromas and more.  Many people “know” or think they know these problems were caused by things such as tight shoes, worn out shoes,  weight gain, working on their feet all day…

Preventing and Treating Ankle Sprains

31.anklesprainAn ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries to the ankle, resulting from a fall or a sudden twist that forces the ligaments out of their normal position. It’s no wonder so many athletes suffer from ankle sprains every year. The severity of an ankle sprain depends on whether the ligament is stretched, partially torn or completely torn. Look for the following symptoms…