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.
With age, feet are at risk of developing more problems. The condition of your feet can provide early indications of diabetes, arthritis or circulatory disease. It’s important to watch for early warning signs such as dry skin, brittle nails, burning and tingling sensations, feelings of cold, numbness, and discoloration. LEARN MORE
You’ve probably been told over and over that you should stretch both before and after activity, but if you are like many people you tend to skip this part and don’t see any adverse consequences. So why should you bother? Stretching can help increase your range of motion, improve sports performance, prevent DOMS (delayed onset […]