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Keeping Senior Feet Healthy

Throughout our lives, our feet support and carry the weight of our entire bodies. Therefore, it is no surprise that we may experience foot pain, or that foot problems can become increasingly more common as we age.

Mar 22nd, 2021
Off-the-Shelf vs. Custom-Made Foot Orthotics

When you are experiencing foot pain, any relief is welcome. Pre-made shoe inserts (foot orthotics) purchased at the drug store can alleviate discomfort for some people.

Mar 15th, 2021
Reasons Why Ankle Pain Can Occur

Foot and ankle pain can cause difficulty in accomplishing everyday activities. The ankle consists of three bones that connect together, in addition to several ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

Mar 2nd, 2021
Heel Spurs and The Plantar Fascia

The human foot has twenty-six bones. A heel spur is defined as a bony hook that forms on the bottom of the heel. This often causes severe pain and discomfort, and it can be difficult to walk.

Jan 31st, 2021
Treat Your Bunion with a Bunionectomy

Suffering from a bunion? Looking for something less invasive than traditional surgery? Landmark Foot and Ankle podiatrists offer a minimally invasive technique called Minimal incision surgery (MIS) bunionectomy for treating bunions.

Jan 26th, 2021
Techniques That May Help to Prevent Falling

Falling episodes among elderly people is a common occurrence worldwide. Many patients' feet are affected, and may endure a broken foot or sprained ankle as a result of an unexpected fall.

Jan 18th, 2021
What Can Cause Cracked Heels?

A foot condition that can cause pain, discomfort, and an unsightly appearance can be described as cracked heels. It can occur as a result of wearing shoes that have an open back, or possibly from specific medical conditions.

Jan 11th, 2021
Location of the Plantar Fascia

Pain and discomfort often accompanies the foot condition that is known as plantar fasciitis. It can occur as a result of an inflamed plantar fascia, which is located on the bottom of the foot.

Jan 4th, 2021
What Are Common Symptoms of a Sprained Ankle?

Torn ligaments in the ankle may be indicative of an ankle sprain. This can occur by suddenly stepping off of a curb, or from twisting the ankle beyond its normal limitations.

Dec 21st, 2020
What Is a Sprained Toe?

A sprained toe is a very common foot injury that can affect anyone at any time. The more frequent causes tend to be stubbing the toe or injuring it during a sporting activity.

Dec 14th, 2020
How PRP Injections Work

The treatment method that is referred to as platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections may be helpful in treating specific foot conditions which can include Morton’s neuroma. It is a process of using the patient’s platelets and injecting them into the...

Dec 7th, 2020
How Painful Is an Achilles Tendon Injury?

The Achilles tendon is located in the calf behind the heel, and is a band of tissue that connects the two together. While considered to be the strongest tendon in the body, it can still be prone to serious injury.

Nov 30th, 2020
Athletes and Flat Feet

The medical condition that is known as flat feet is noticeable while standing on the floor, and is generally caused by genetic factors. Some people can live with flat feet and have no issues or pain arise, but many athletes affected by this ailment ...

Nov 15th, 2020
What Are the Symptoms of a Broken Ankle?

Ankle fractures can involve one or more bones in the ankle. This type of injury can happen from a fall or from suddenly twisting the ankle. Some of the symptoms that are often associated with a broken ankle include severe pain and discomfort...

Nov 9th, 2020
Should I Get Walking or Running Shoes?

Although they may seem to share many similarities, walking and running shoes are different. Walking shoes are generally designed with the specific mechanics of walking in mind.

Oct 26th, 2020
Symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma

Many patients feel pain in the ball of their foot when the medical condition that is known as Morton’s neuroma exists. Additional symptoms can include a tingling or numbing sensation, and it may feel like there is a small stone or pebble in your shoe.

Oct 12th, 2020
Why Do Bunions Develop?

A bony bump that extends around the base of the big toe joint may be referred to as a bunion. It can be difficult to wear shoes that fit properly as it grows, and this may cause pain and discomfort.

Oct 4th, 2020
Reasons Hammertoe Can Develop

The medical condition that causes the toes to bend downward may be referred to as hammertoe. The muscles and ligaments in the middle toes are generally affected, and can appear deformed.

Sep 21st, 2020
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis or RA, is an autoimmune condition that can affect joints throughout the body. It often affects the joints of the feet and ankles. The most common joints in the feet and ankles affected by RA are the smaller joints of the toes...

Sep 14th, 2020
Do you Stand at Work?

People who have jobs that require them to stand for the majority of the day may be prone to developing foot conditions. There are also people who must stand at a computer work station all day and may experience general pain and fatigue in their feet.

Sep 8th, 2020
Why Is My Toenail Discolored?

A contagious foot condition that affects the toes is known as toenail fungus. One of the most common symptoms related to toenail fungus is the discoloration of the affected toenail.

Aug 31st, 2020
What Are the Symptoms of Athlete’s Foot?

The medical condition that is known as athlete’s foot is common among many people, and is not limited to athletes. It is caused by a fungal infection, and symptoms can be seen on the bottom of the foot or between the toes.

Aug 24th, 2020
Where Do Plantar Warts Develop?

A growth on the sole of the foot may indicate a plantar wart. A plantar wart is described as a small, thick patch of skin that grows into the bottom of the foot.

Aug 17th, 2020
Elderly People and Falling

Falling can be a devastating experience, and it is common among people who are aged sixty-five and older. It can cause severe foot injuries, and may compromise the quality of life.

Aug 10th, 2020
Running Shoes Can Be Made of Different Materials

Research has indicated the best time to purchase running shoes is at the end of the day. The feet have a tendency to be larger at this time of the day, and this may be a result of the foot expanding as daily activities are pursued.

Aug 3rd, 2020
Possible Causes and Types of Foot Pain

The feet are considered to be the foundation of the body, and can endure numerous aches and pains as a result of bearing the weight of the body. A common type of foot pain comes from developing a condition known as plantar fasciitis.

Jul 27th, 2020
What is Sesamoiditis?

Sesamoiditis is a condition caused by injury to the sesamoid bones, located just behind the big toe, or by inflammation to the tendons surrounding the sesamoid bones. Sesamoiditis is usually the result of a sudden increase in the use of these bones...

Jul 20th, 2020
Possible Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Many patients are affected by rheumatoid arthritis in the feet. Some of the symptoms that are associated with this condition can include severe joint pain, swelling, and the feet may feel stiff.

Jul 13th, 2020
Types of Corns on the Feet

A corn on the foot can develop from excess pressure. This is often the result of wearing shoes that do not fit correctly.

Jul 6th, 2020
Hammertoe and Shoes

The medical condition that is known as hammertoe can occur as a result of wearing shoes that do not have adequate room for the toes to move freely in. It affects the second and third toes and causes them to bend at the middle joints, which often makes...

Jun 29th, 2020
Shoes and Children Walking

When babies are born, their feet are flexible, and will gradually strengthen as they get older. During their first year, their feet will grow to approximately half of their adult foot size.

Jun 8th, 2020
Are Foot Massages Effective?

An effective type of foot therapy is a massage. Many patients enjoy the benefits of receiving regular foot massages and are able to observe the benefits it can have on their general health.

Jun 1st, 2020
Treating a Blister

Blisters often form on the feet as a defense against damage to the skin. They take the form of fluid filled sacs on the outer layer of the skin of the feet, often developing in response to excess friction.

May 26th, 2020
Common Signs of Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is an unsightly foot condition that develops as a result of a fungal infection. This is considered to be contagious, and can be found in warm and moist environments.

May 10th, 2020
What Contributes to the Development of a Wound?

It’s very common for wounds to form on the feet, especially for someone who has diabetes. One of the most common foot conditions that form, due to diabetes, is called an ulcer. Foot ulcers are open sores that can be very deep, and in severe cases...

May 3rd, 2020