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Plantar Fasciitis Prevention and Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis Prevention and Treatment

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
If you have ever felt a stabbing, burning, or dull pain in the heel of the foot, you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis.

 How to Tell if You Have a Toenail Fungus

How to Tell if You Have a Toenail Fungus

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Microscopic fungi are everywhere. Gyms, pools, locker rooms, hot tubs, and saunas provide excellent breeding grounds for fungal infections.

Foot Care for Arthritis Tips

Foot Care for Arthritis Tips

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. When our joints become inflamed, it can cause pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness.

Do You Need to Have Bunions Removed?

Do You Need to Have Bunions Removed?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
A bunion is a rather common deformity of the foot. Bunions most often occur in females and usually are caused by wearing high-heeled shoes or shoes that are too tight, pointed, or narrow.

Five Disorders that Podiatrists Can Treat

Five Disorders that Podiatrists Can Treat

by Holly (SU)
There’s an Irish proverb: “Your feet will bring you to where your heart is.” But what about when your feet are hurting? Taking that first step to where your heart is can be harder than you think.

Foot Care for Arthritis

Foot Care for Arthritis

by Stephanie Meadows
We rely on our feet for stability and movement. Feet are complex structures that support our weight and provide the ability to move in amazing ways. In fact, there are 28 bones and more than 30 joints in each foot! Although we take them for granted when everything feels fine, feet are unfortunately more prone to injury and conditions such as arthritis. Possible consequences of arthritis of the foot include pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of mobility. Proper foot care for arthritis can help minimize these symptoms.

Why Diabetic Patients Need to See their Podiatrist

Why Diabetic Patients Need to See their Podiatrist

by Stephanie Meadows
Taking proper care of your feet is one of the most important precautionary steps people with diabetes can do for their long-term health. That’s why primary care physicians will often recommend patients who have diabetes to visit a podiatrist regularly. If you’re wondering what the correlation between diabetes and foot care is, we can help to understand the connection.