Heal The Heel Pain

“It Hurts When I Step Down In The Morning!” is something we hear everyday in our Thousand Oaks, CA Podiatry office. Several times a day in fact. Heel pain is one of the most common reasons people see a podiatrist.  Although it is common, it is not normal and you shouldn’t suffer from or deal with the pain.  Plantar fasciitis is the most frequent cause of heel pain.  The plantar fascia is a band... Read More

Numbness, Burning or Tingling in the Feet Can ...

There are many reasons for numbness and tingling in the feet.  Sometimes the cause originates in the feet and other times it a systemic cause meaning there is a disease process in the body that manifests in the feet.  The number one cause of burning/numbness/tingling/pins and needles sensation in the foot in the US is diabetes.  Other common causes are alcoholism, vitamin B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism, HIV, and... Read More

Foot or Ankle Injury? E.R.? OR Go Directly To ...

Sprained Ankle? Smashed Toe? Sports Injury? Gardening Accident? The list of urgent foot and ankle injuries can be extensive and expensive, but there are options! Instead of rushing over the the E.R. or urgent care, try calling a podiatry office.  There are several advantages of going directly to the podiatrist for any and all foot and ankle problems.  First and best of all:  minimal wait time!  We can always... Read More

Careful Sun Lovers – You Could Be Walking on C...

& Summer officially ends Sept. 20, so we’re now at the season mid-way point and the fun rarely stops, but the doctors at Advanced Foot & Ankle Medical Center want to remind everyone about a serious issue: foot melanoma, the deadliest cancer. & That’s right—foot cancer.  Very few people seem to know that they can get a fatal skin cancer on their feet. & Instances of melanoma are... Read More

High Heeled Shoes: History of the Trend, Risks...

Why do women wear high heeled shoes?  According to Smith and Helms, the tendency to wear high heels is motivated by a general psychological mechanism that drives women to engage in cultural practices that make them desirable to men (1).  High heeled shoes make women seemingly more appealing to men by shortening the calf, shortening the stride, lengthening the leg, toning the legs and making the foot appear... Read More