Hammertoe Surgery: A Brief Guide

Hammertoe is a pretty common foot ailment that causes one of the toes — usually the second, third, or fourth toe — to curl up into a hammer-like position. For some people, it is and remains a minor deformity and more of an annoyance than anything else. For others, though, it leads to ongoing pain and trouble even wearing shoes. If you have hammertoe and have started to develop some discomfort and other negative side effects related to the condition, then surgery may be your best bet for correcting it. Read More 

What’s Causing That Pain In Your Arch?

Some people have high arches, and some barely have an arch at all. Regardless of the size of the arch of your foot, that arch may become painful at one time or another. When this happens, you will want to deduce the cause of the arch pain so that you know how to treat it or so that you have a better idea of how your podiatrist may treat it. To that end, take a look at these common causes of arch pain. Read More 

3 Tips For Dealing With Sweaty Feet

Sweaty feet can be more than a nuisance problem. When your feet remain damp, this becomes a breeding ground for recurrent infections. There are several strategies that can be used to keep moisture and odor under control. Start With Foot Care Keeping your feet clean and dry will minimize the chance of infections and odor. If you have a significant problem with foot odor or the skin is currently infected, it is better to use a mild, unscented soap. Read More 

Bunions: Causes And Treatment

As much as humans rely on their feet, it seems odd that a foot should be so small and such a complex mechanical structure with so many bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. When your feet hurt, everything in life is more difficult. One common foot problem, especially in women, is bunions. Here is what you need to know. What Is A Bunion? A bunion is an overgrowth of bone on the big toe. Read More 

What You Should Do To Prepare For Ankle Replacement Surgery

Arthritis in your ankles can obviously make it difficult to walk. Sometimes, it can become so painful that ankle replacement surgery, also known as total ankle arthroplasty, is recommended. Sometimes, an ankle replacement is medically necessary. As with any surgery, there is a risk of complications that patients need to be aware of, including infection, excessive bleeding, blood clots, and bone fracture.  If you are considering having ankle replacement surgery in the future, there are a few important things you should do in the weeks leading up to the day of the surgery, which will help to reduce your risks of complications. Read More