Solutions for the Pain of Flat Feet

Usually patients with flat feet know that they have this condition, but if you’re not sure try this easy test. Stand on a firm surface like a sidewalk or bathroom tile, or a piece of newsprint with wet feet. Check your footprint: does the full outline of your foot appear? If yes, you probably have flat feet. Flat feet begins sometime during childhood when the…

Keep Babies Barefoot Until Walking

If you have a baby at home – or are about to welcome one into the family – you know how important it is to have just the right onesies, burp pads, blankets and sheets. But, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), hold off on baby shoes! The AAP advises that babies need to wear shoes only when they begin to walk. Before…

Bunion Pain Can Be Treated Successfully

Do you have a bony bump on the inside of the first joint of the big toe? This bump is called a bunion and is a sign of a deformity that occurs when the bone or tissue of the big toe pushes against the next toe. Bunions can be very painful and can also restrict the movement of the big toe. You may notice corns …

Ball of Foot Pain Could Be Metatarsalgia

If you have pain or a burning feeling in the ball of your foot, especially when you’re walking barefoot or during sports or workouts, you may have a chronic inflammation condition called metatarsalgia. Some patients also develop a callus under the inflamed area because of the extra pressure on the ball of the foot. Metatarsalgia is an inflammation problem caused by the stress of repetitive…