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Are You Flat-Footed?

Pes Planus (flat feet, pes valgus) is a common complaint by patients visiting podiatrists. It is when a person does not have a sufficient arch present on their foot. The symptoms from this issue can appear starting in early childhood. Children may complain of cramping and pain in the feet and legs, or become fatigued […]

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Foot Fungus (Tinea Pedis)

What is Tinea Pedis?  Tinea pedis is a foot infection due to fungus. This issue can present itself in many ways. You may have dry scaly skin on the bottom of your feet with intermittent itching. It might also appear as moist peeling skin between the toes.   How does one contract Tinea Pedis?  Foot […]

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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toe nails (onychocryptosis) are a very common, and painful problem. They develop when part of the nail grows incorrectly into the skin, causing a constant pressure. They can be genetic, caused by trauma, pressure from ill-fitting shoegear, or simply from cutting the nail improperly. Treatment options depend on the severity of the condition. Minor […]

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What Are Bunions And How Are They Treated?

Bunions are a bony bump present at the big toe joint. They can be extremely painful to many people, often because of the bump rubbing against shoe gear. Most bunions start out small, however many progress to become increasingly large and painful over time. They can be caused by pressure from shoes that push the big […]

Peripheral Vascular Disease

There are several factors that can lead to PVD such as smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, a family history of heart disease and being over weight. PVD is a condition in which the arteries that carry blood to the arms and legs become narrowed or clogged, slowing or stopping blood flow. There are […]

Wart Symptoms of Your Feet

The symptoms of your feet include rough, round or oval lesions on the soles of the feet which may be lighter or darker than the skin that are flat to slightly raised and painful to pressure. There also may be rough growths around the toenails.

Treatment with EPAT

A wide range of foot and ankle injuries can be treated with Extracorporel Pulse Activated Treatment or EPAT. Among those conditions are achilles tendonitis, other foot and ankle tendonitis, plantar fascitis, turf toe, chronic muscle pain, acute foot and ankle sprains, skin splints and stress fractures. This is a highly effective non-invasive treatment for musculoskeltal […]

Your Podiatrist and Skin Cancer

Your podiatrist will investigate the possibility of skin cancer both through clinical examination and with the use of a skin biopsy. A skin biopsy is a simple procedure in which a small sample of the skin lesion is obtained and sent to a specialized lab where a skin pathologist will examine the tissue in greater […]

Common Types of Skin Cancers of the Feet

Skin cancers of the feet have several features in common. Most are painless, and often there is a history or recurrent cracking, bleeding or ulceration. Frequently individuals discover their skin cancer after unrelated aliments near the affected sight. Some of the most common cancers of the feet are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and […]

What is a Diabetic Foot?

You may have heard this term, which refers to the complete cycle of foot irritation, skin breakdown, ulceration, dead skin and bone infection that can lead to limb loss and /or the spread of infection to other parts of the body. With proper foot care, this cycle of events can be prevented of minimized.