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What’s this sharp pain?

One of the more common foot conditions occurring in the forefoot is called a Neuroma. A Neuroma is a benign mass of a nerve. The most common place a Neuroma forms in the foot is between the 3rd and 4th toes. If you have pain on the ball of your foot around the 3rd and …

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I Think I Broke My Toe… Now What?

A simple error in judgment can cost you!One of the most common injuries to the foot is a broken toe.You know how it goes… the bedpost or chair jumps out at you and smacks into your foot.The pinky toe is the one that gets injured most.Pain, swelling, and sometimes bruising are the immediate result.So it …

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Soft Corns Are Very Painful

A soft corn is the buildup of skin between the toes. It’s interesting how it got its name because often this type of skin is hard. In any case, it can be quite painful. The most common place for a soft corn is the inside of the little toe. Not only is it the most …

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Heel Pain in Children

It’s different for kids… A child’s heel pain is different from heel pain in adults. Most cases of adult heel pain are due to Plantar Fasciitis. Kids don’t get this condition. A child’s heel pain is usually an inflammation of the growth plate. The growth plate in the heel is in the back of it. …

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Over The Counter or OTC Products

Who doesn’t want the quick fix… When it comes to a health concern, we all want the fastest solution at the lowest cost. This is the case whether it’s pain in the back, a toothache, or a sore heel. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent annually on over-the-counter (OTC) products. In the foot world, …

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COVID-19 INFORMATION

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Extra Precautions: As an added level of protection to our patients, you may call our office from your car and let our staff know that you have arrived for your appointment. We can then call you back to let you know once we have a treatment room ready for you. This will avoid …

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The Do’s and Don’ts for Fabulous Feet

Whether you like to get a pedicure in the nail salon or at home, follow these easy Dos and Don’ts to keep your feet looking and feeling their best. Dos If you have diabetes or poor circulation in your feet, consult a podiatrist so he or she can recommend a customized pedicure that both you …

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Contact Sports Season is Here!

Youth football participation and other sports like wrestling and soccer can help develop motor skills, mental physical skills and learn teamwork and discipline.  However, participating in a contact support such as these, comes with the risk of injuries. Football injuries can occur almost anywhere in the body, one of the most common are ankle strains …

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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are a common condition for all ages. It is seen most frequently in the big toe, but can occur on any nail. It is not uncommon for ingrown toenails to reoccur if not treated properly. Symptoms of an ingrown toenail include pain and tenderness around one or both edges of your nail, redness, …

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Be Cautious in Nail Salons if You Have Diabetes

Because of the health risks to their feet, patients with diabetes must be extra cautious when visiting a nail salon for a pedicure. If your diabetes is well-controlled, it’s generally safe to get a professional pedicure as long as you follow these commonsense safety tips: • Choose your salon carefully. Check that it is clean …

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