As a runner, you put an enormous amount of added stress on your feet and legs which can lead to chronic conditions such as plantar fascitis, shin splints, or sudden injuries like bone bruises or ankle sprains. If you’ve ever been sidelined from pain or injury, you know how frustrating it can be. With proper […]
Dry skin and the associated cracked heels occur when thickened callous tissue dries out and splits. This is accentuated by wearing open backed shoes or going bare foot which causes the skin of the foot to dry at a greater rate. Thickened cracked skin can also be caused by age and diabetes related issues. LEARN MORE
With children, their bones don’t fuse together until puberty. There are some foot and leg conditions that may then present with pain or kids not keeping up with their friends. Gait analysis, correct shoe fittings and ongoing monitoring are some of the ways that podiatric care can positively change the lives of kids. It’s a […]
With age — and occasionally without it — a number of conditions can result in leg pain after walking and make walking difficult. Some are very familiar, such as arthritis that makes knees and hips creaky; others, such as peripheral artery disease, aren’t. This article looks at four non-arthritic conditions that cause leg pain and […]
Foot issues are extremely common for people with diabetes. Nerve damage and issues with blood circulation increase the risk of infection. Foot ulcers are the most common issue, fortunately, with regular monitoring and foot care, most foot issues arising from diabetes can be prevented. Get recommendations from our podiatrist. LEARN MORE
Children can suffer from a number of pains in the feet and lower limb when they are growing. Growing pains, heel pain, and knee pain can be caused by the feet abnormally (pronating) during growth periods. This places greater strain on an already strained musculoskeletal system. There are ways to minimize this issue and keep your children […]
The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles, 10 tendons and 107 ligaments that work to support the weight and force of your body. Regular maintenance is important to maintain good foot health. Think of it the same way as going to the dentist.