Complaints of heel pain are one of the most common reasons for seeing your podiatrist. Heel pain is often felt as a radiating pain from other parts of the foot and the actual source of the discomfort can be hard to locate.
The rough and dry skin caused by calluses on your feet can create considerable discomfort and can even split open in a condition called a heel fissure that can bleed and become infected with bacteria.
Being on your feet all day for work or during extensive exercising or while playing sports can contribute to swelling in your feet and ankles.
The arch of your foot is an interesting and complex structure composed of three main sections including the transverse arch and the two longitudinal sections.
A gout attack is an extremely painful condition caused when excess uric acid in the blood crystallizes into the peripheral joints of the hands and feet.
You often hear about professional athletes with fractures of the foot or ankle, but the truth is, an accident causing a break can happen to anyone.
The sensation has been likened to having a “pebble in your shoe” and as the neuroma worsens, it can cause considerable pain and an uncomfortable burning and numbing sensation.
For great foot health, you should always use the correct footwear with the optimal inserts that treat your feet the best.
Since your heels are instrumental for walking, exercising, or just standing up, determining the cause and getting prompt and proper treatment from your podiatrist will help get you back on your feet.
A variety of diseases can affect the joints in your feet and ankles, with foot arthritis being a primary factor affecting the more than thirty joints that are in each of your feet.