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Most Common Dermatology Issues That Affect Your Feet Jul 9th, 2019

When it comes to our feet, they can develop a lot of skin issues. And while some can be simply unsightly, others can lead to painful conditions. Fortunately, if you develop skin conditions on your feet, the expert podiatrists at Family Foot and Ankle Clinic, LLC can diagnose and treat...

Do You Suffer From Heel Pain? Consider Custom Orthotics Jun 1st, 2019

Heel pain can cause significant discomfort. Fortunately, there are treatment options, such as custom orthotics, that can ease your pain and help you experience more comfort. The expert podiatrists at Family Foot and Ankle Clinic, LLC can help you decide if custom orthotics are right for you. Key components of...

Here's Why You Should Never Ignore an Ingrown Toenail May 3rd, 2019

At first, an ingrown toenail doesn’t seem like much to worry about. A little pain. A little redness. A little swelling. But left untreated, ingrown toenails can lead to more serious problems. That’s why you should never — we repeat, NEVER — ignore an ingrown toenail. What’s an ingrown toenail?...

Why Proper-Fitting, Supportive Shoes Make a Difference in Foot Health Apr 2nd, 2019

The human foot is an impressive work of engineering design. With an intricate system of 42 muscles, 33 joints, 26 bones, and more than 50 fibrous tendons, ligaments, and support tissue, your feet are able to endure countless hours of walking, running, and weight-bearing without suffering serious damage, day in...

When You Should See A Podiatrist for a Wound on Your Feet Mar 12th, 2019

26 bones. 33 joints. Over 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. That's what makes up the complex structure of each foot! The American Podiatric Association (APA) estimates that the average person takes between 8,000 and 10,000 steps daily. That adds up to over 110,000 miles in a lifetime! Let's think about that...

What You Should Know About Managing Arthritis Pain Feb 6th, 2019

Arthritis can be one of the most debilitating foot and ankle conditions. Arthritis isn’t actually one condition, but an umbrella term for a range of conditions affecting the joints. There are more than 100 forms of arthritis, but the most common is osteoarthritis, which effects an estimated 31 million people...

4 Common Causes of Heel Pain Jan 15th, 2019

Your foot is a complicated piece of machinery, with 26 bones and 33 joints that are supported by over 100 tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Considering the average American has walked about 75,000 miles by age 50, more if they’re physically active, it’s no wonder so many people  experience heel pain....

Dermatological Problems That Can Affect the Health of Your Feet Dec 7th, 2018

Only 4% of your body’s skin covers your hands and feet, but dermatological conditions affecting them can be some of the most troubling. Painful skin problems on your feet make walking and standing difficult, impacting your ability to enjoy your favorite activities. Healthy feet are an important part of staying...

3 Tips for Keeping Your Toenails Healthy Nov 15th, 2018

How often do you think about the health of your toenails? Most people trim them now and again, but the fact is that feet and toes don’t get much love from most people. But they should. A study published in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology in 2014 concluded...

Why Surgery Is Typically Required to Treat Hammertoe Oct 30th, 2018

Hammertoe is a painful condition of the foot caused by a weakened muscle. The afflicted muscle causes certain tendons to shorten, which makes your toe curl upwards at the knuckle. Left untreated, this condition will only get worse and may affect your knees, hips, back, and neck. The experts at...

How Diabetes Can Affect the Health of Your Feet Sep 22nd, 2018

Diabetes is a chronic condition that can have devastating results if left uncontrolled. It can rob you of your vision, cause kidney disease and heart and vascular problems, impact your nerve endings, affect your gums, and cause numerous problems for your feet. Uncontrolled diabetes causes catastrophic health outcomes for men...

Getting Back on Your Feet After Podiatric Surgery Aug 23rd, 2018

After being laid up due to a foot or ankle surgery, you’re probably more than ready to get back on your feet. But when it comes to postsurgical care, you need patience. It can take up to six months for your foot or ankle to feel normal, and up to...

When Should You See a Podiatrist for an Ingrown Toenail? Jul 25th, 2018

An ingrown toenail usually starts out as a minor inconvenience that may be a little tender to the touch. Without the right care, however, it can quickly become a painful problem that may make it difficult to slip into your shoes, walk without hobbling, or even take a step. Worst...

Why You Should Have a Podiatrist on Your Diabetes Care Team Jun 27th, 2018

Why You Should Have a Podiatrist on Your Diabetes Care TeamTaking care of your feet is the cornerstone of living well with diabetes. Nearly 70% of lower limbs that are amputated each year in the United States are lost due to diabetes complications. When you have diabetes, you’re at an...