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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.

Is Ankle Pain A Sign of Arthritis?

Is Ankle Pain A Sign of Arthritis?

by Holly (SU)
While it’s important to consider other potential causes of your ankle pain before attributing it to arthritis, and arthritis can only be diagnosed by a medical doctor.

 Podiatrist vs. Foot and Ankle Doctor

Podiatrist vs. Foot and Ankle Doctor

by Stephanie Meadows
The human foot & ankle is a strong and complex mechanical structure that contain 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons & ligaments. The foot and ankle is one of the more complex areas of the human skeletal system, and obtaining expertise in this region of the body requires years of training, education, and practice. It is important to know the difference between a podiatrist and an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle, if you are seeking care for a foot and ankle problem.