When Should You See A Podiatrist?

Did you know that there is a doctor that can help you with chronic pain in your foot, ankle or knee? They are called Podiatrists. Podiatry is a branch of medicine that is devoted to the study, health, diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle and lower leg disorders. Sometimes at home treatments like heat, ice and rest can treat your pain but when it just isn’t doing the job, it may be time to visit a Podiatrist.... Read More

When Your Sole Hurts

  What carries you from here to there everyday and contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons? Feet. We often don’t think too much about our feet until they cause us pain. With winter coming to an end and summer quickly approaching, the winter boots turn into summer sandals and that raises red flags to potentially sore feet. Pain in the sole of your foot can often be extremely... Read More

When Your Big Toe Joint Hurts

Our feet are extremely complex structures containing numerous bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. As the primary structure necessary for movement, the big toe takes the brunt of our daily activities. With that being said, are you feeling a constant throbbing pain in your big toe? Is it stiff? Pain in your big toe can be coming from deep inside the joint and at other times be the result of the nail... Read More

Are Bunions Hereditary?

There is an ongoing debate about whether or not shoes cause bunions or if they are hereditary. There is no “bunion gene” in the human genome, however, there is a hereditary predisposition. Bunions often develop from hypermobility which is a condition in which the ligaments are loose and thus do not hold the metatarsal in place. Another theory is that a tight Achilles tendon can lead to bunions. Stretchy... Read More