Foot & Ankle Blog

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Meghan Markle Has Morton’s Toe – Do You?

The internet recently erupted with the news of Meghan Markle having Morton’s Toe. Here’s the photo that started it all: Dr. Amber Shane explains, “Morton’s Toe is a rare, less than 20 percent of the population, structural shape to the second toe making it longer than the first. The majority of people have a longer …

What education has a foot and ankle surgeon received?

Foot and ankle surgeons are podiatrists that have specialized training in surgery. They provide medical and surgical care for a variety of conditions that affect the legs, below the knees, of people of every age.

Diabetic Complications

Diabetes is a condition that affects many parts of the body if not regulated correctly. One of the areas that it can affect is your feet. Your feet are at the highest risk as they are the furthest from your heart which means the blood flow to them is the furthest away. There are two …

Corns – What are they and how do we treat them?

Corns are a type of callus, made up of dead skin, and are a hard, painful area of the skin that typically develops on the feet due to pressure. Corns typically have a hard center and can be painful when pressure is applied. They are also usually smaller than calluses, as well as round and …

What Your Feet and Nails Say About You

Have you noticed any changes to your feet? Ever wonder what those changes might mean? You can detect everything from diabetes, circulatory conditions, vitamin deficiencies and much more just from close examination of your feet. Here are a few things you or a loved one might notice: 1. Cramping: Charley horses or cramps may be …

Do You Warm Up Before You Exercise? Here’s Why You Should.

Perform these six dynamic moves at the start of every run, doing each for 30 seconds to one minute. Then consider your running engine officially revved. Quad + Piriformis Walk CHARLIE LAYTON Targets: Quads, glutes, piriformis Grab one foot behind you, pulling toward your butt. Release and step forward; switch legs. After 30 seconds, cradle …

Foot & Ankle Surgeons

Foot and ankle surgeons treat all conditions affecting the foot and ankle for adults and children, from the simple to complex, including fractures, tendon disorders, arthritis, hammertoes and more. Click here for more information

Flat Feet

Flat feet is a condition where the arch of the foot, the inner part that is slightly raised off the ground when you stand, is flat with the floor. People with flat feet or fallen arches either have no arch, or it is very low. The most common symptom of flat feet is pain. Pain …

Ingrown Toenail Solutions

What are ingrown toenails and why do they form? Furthermore, how do you treat them? Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. Ingrown toenails usually affect your big toe.

Playing through the pain can actually ruin your game!

We all know that working out is good for you, but sometimes you can injure yourself when you play sports or exercise. Accidents, poor training practices, or improper gear can cause them. Some people get hurt because they don’t warm up or stretch enough.