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

5 Reasons to 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... Read More

Common Causes Of Dry, Cracked Heels

  It’s that time of the year, when everyone is sporting his or her new favorite sandals or flip-flops. It’s also the time that people start noticing how dry and cracked their heels are! Even though, we live in Southern California and can wear minimal footwear almost year round, for some reason, summer is when people want their feet to look and feel good!   Dry, cracked heels are a common affliction... 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

Sever’s Disease – Heel Pain From Overuse Takes...

Sever’s Disease – Nature’s way of telling often over-scheduled, over-committed active youngsters to slow down and take it easy…or easier, anyway.   According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 30 million children and adolescents participate in youth sports in the United States. Unfortunately, each year more than 3.5 million kids under age 14 receive medical treatment for sports... Read More

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