Keep Your Feet Healthy While Running

36595707 S Sunset Couple Running Jogging ExcerciseAs the weather gets warmer, more and more people will go outside to participate in a popular and healthy activity; running. With this can come some foot health issues. They include: Corns and Calluses – hardened areas of skin where there is friction between the toes, feet, and shoe Blisters – open sores due to poor footwear support Ingrown toenails – toenails that have been…

Flat Feet in Children

40044901 Childrens Bare Feet. Childs Bare Feet On The Wooden FloorHaving flat feet can be a problem. What is a flat foot? A flat foot is a foot without an arch. For a child, though, it is not uncommon. Flat feet also are known as Pes planus, is seen in 44% of 3 to 6-year-old children. By age 9, though, the arch usually develops, and the condition clears itself. For some, though, this doesn’t occur.…

The Importance of Diabetic Footcare

41666603 Legs WalkingOne of the most serious conditions a podiatrist has to contend with is diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where your blood sugar or glucose levels are too high. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that in some cases, can lead to amputation. It is estimated that 100 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Symptoms of diabetes include: Unusual thirst – the need for fluid…

Treating Gout

54524965 S Gout Toe Pain Big Man Pillow FootOne of the most painful conditions a person can have is something called gout. Gout is the buildup of knife-life crystals found in uric acid. These crystals are carried to the soft parts of joints and inflict extreme pain reminding many of a throbbing broken bone. So sensitive is the affected area that the slightest touch can cause excruciating pain. You can find gout in…

Hammering Out Hammertoes

102830971 Vector Illustration Of A Hammertoes.If one or more of the joints in your toes look like an inverted ‘v’, you may have something called a hammertoe.  What is a hammertoe? A hammertoe is when one or more of the joints in your second, third, or fourth toe is abnormally bent to one side. Hammertoes can be both painful and uncomfortable and, if not treated properly, lead to surgery. There…