Tips For Preventing Hammer Toe

Hammer toe is a condition where one or more of your toes bend downwards instead of pointing straight ahead. As the condition worsens, the toes can lose their ability to bend and flex properly. In addition to this inflexibility, the toes themselves can be a great source of pain. Walking may be difficult.  This condition cannot always be prevented, but in many cases, it can be. Here's what you need to know about whether or not you're at risk for developing hammer toe, and what you can do to prevent it. Read More 

Your Chronic Back Pain Might Be Due To Short Leg Syndrome

If you have problems with chronic pain in your back, legs, or feet and your doctor can't pinpoint the cause, you should consider going to a podiatrist. You might have one leg that's shorter than the other. This is a fairly common condition. Many people have legs of different lengths, but the difference is usually small enough that it causes no problems. If there is too much difference, it throws your entire body out of alignment and leads to pain in various parts of your body. Read More 

6 Dos & Don’ts to Help You Manage Painful Heel Spurs

A heel spur is basically a bony protrusion from a calcium build up on the heel of the foot. It may be caused by several factors, including standing for hours at a time, from frequent running or even from wearing improperly fitted shoes. A heel spur may cause pain or discomfort, causing you to seek medical treatment. If you have been diagnosed with a heel spur, your podiatrist has probably devised a treatment plan for you. Read More 

Know The Symptoms And Treatments For A Sprained Ankle

If you play a lot of sports, such as basketball that requires jumping, you are at risk of getting a sprained ankle. Sprains happen when you land on the side of your foot after you jump. This causes your ankle to twist. The twisting motion damages ligaments and possibly the tendons and bones in your ankle. That's why ankle exercises are so important when you are an athlete. Strong ankles are more stable and less prone to sprains. Read More 

Understanding And Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Following a well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, and visiting your doctor periodically are all key tasks to live a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, certain conditions may still arise that can affect your mobility and level of comfort. While surprising to learn, an estimated 10 percent of the population in the United States suffer with heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain that mostly affects runners. However, the condition can affect anyone, causing pain and reducing your ability to walk. Read More