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Cellulitis: A Bacterial Skin Infection

What is Cellulitis? Cellulitis is a common bacterial skin infection. Cellulitis may first appear as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. The redness and swelling often spread rapidly. Cellulitis is usually painful. Where Does Cellulitis Occur? In most cases, the skin on the lower legs is affected, although the […]

What is Equinus?

Ankle Equinus  is a condition in which the upward bending motion of the ankle joint is limited. Someone with equinus lacks the flexibility to bring the top of the foot toward the front of the leg. Why is this an issue?  Patients with equinus develop ways to compensate for their limited ankle motion, and this often […]

Plantar Fascia Ruptures

A “Pop!” on the bottom of your foot could be a sudden rupture of the plantar fascia. This can be extremely painful, and requires diagnosis and treatment by a medical professional. Symptoms Acute pain in the arch following a “dynamic” activity such as landing from a jump. Bruising with pain in the arch A “pop” […]

What are Hammertoes?

A “hammertoe” is a toe that is abnormally bent at the middle joint of a toe. Moving the affected toe may be difficult or painful. Corns and calluses can result from the toe rubbing against the inside of your shoes. Risk Factors and Causes Certain things can put a patient at increased risk for developing […]

Heel Pain in Children (Sever’s Disease)

What is Sever’s Disease? Inflammation of the growth plate the in the calcaneus (heel bone), is a painful condition that presents in children. It is particularly common in active children, because repetitive stress on the heel while an adolescent is growing can cause irritation. Tenderness on the back of the heel in growing children is […]

Bunionettes (Tailor’s Bunion)

What is a Tailor’s bunion? A Tailor’s bunion  (bunionette) is a prominence of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe. The prominence that characterizes a tailor’s bunion occurs at the metatarsal “head,” located at the far end of the bone where it meets the toe. Causes Patient’s often notice that other […]

Lower Extremity Blood Clots (DVT)

Deep Vein Thrombosis When a blood clot forms in a deep vein in the body, most often the legs, it is known as a deep vein thrombosis. Clots can be caused by certain medical conditions, or can present after a period of immobilization (e.g. after surgery or long hospitalization). Deep vein thromboses are dangerous because […]

Which Running Shoes are Best for You?

Runners know that a good shoe can prevent painful running induced ailments. However, a lack of knowledge about the gait cycle and benefits of certain shoes can leave many patients confused. Pronation Shoes can typically be recommended to a patient base on their level of pronation, which is the way the foot rolls during the […]

Is Osteoarthritis Causing Pain In Your Feet?

Often called degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition of the joints. This problem occurs when the cartilage or cushion between joints breaks down leading to pain, stiffness and swelling. Specific Symptoms The most common presenting symptom is stiffness of one or more joints first thing in […]

Melanoma in Feet

Melanoma is a type of aggressive skin cancer that starts from a specific skin cell called a melanocyte. Between 3 to 15 percent of melanomas occur on the foot. Melanoma is a malignancy, and has the highest fatality rate of all skin cancers. Signs and Symptoms Change in size, shape, color, or texture of an […]