Basic Foot Care Guidelines

Don’t ignore foot pain. It is not normal. If you experience any type of persistent pain in the foot or ankle, please contact our office. Inspect your feet regularly. Pay attention to changes in color and temperature. Look for thick or discolored nails (a sign of developing fungus), and check…Continue readingBasic Foot Care Guidelines

Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems

<!– Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems –> Foot and ankle problems usually fall into the following categories: Acquired from improper footwear, physical stress, or small mechanical changes within the foot. Arthritic foot problems, which typically involve one or more joints. Congenital foot problems, which occur at birth and are generally inherited. Infectious foot problems, […]Continue readingOverview of Foot and Ankle Problems

Foot Anatomy

<!– Foot Anatomy –> The foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons. Complex biomechanics keep all these parts in the right position and moving together. Given these intricacies, it is not surprising that most people will experience some problem with their feet at some time in […]Continue readingFoot Anatomy

When To Call a Doctor

<!– When To Call a Doctor –> People call a doctor of podiatry for help diagnosing and treating a wide array of foot and ankle problems. Please contact our office if you experience one of the following: Persistent pain in your feet or ankles. Changes in the nails or skin on your foot. Severe cracking, […]Continue readingWhen To Call a Doctor

What is a Podiatrist?

<!– What is a Podiatrist? –> A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses. A podiatrist also renders care of sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries of […]Continue readingWhat is a Podiatrist?