Why Custom Orthotics Are Vital For Bunions Compared To OTC Options

If you have a bony outgrowth on the side of your big toe joint, you may be developing a bunion (hallux valgus). Bunions can be caused by many things, such as family predisposition, arthritis, tight shoes, and so on. If a bunion is left untreated, it can cause corns/calluses, swelling, and cartilage degeneration. Before considering surgery, your podiatrist may recommend custom orthotics. Read on to learn more about bunion orthotic options and why customized options tend to be better than over-the-counter treatments. [Read More]

How Hammer Toe Is Treated

Hammer toe is a condition that affects the foot and can affect one toe or all of them. It causes the joint in the toe to protrude and will leave your toe bent at the joint. Your smaller toes appear to be curled permanently and your big toe may turn, leaving you with a protrusion out of the side of the foot. This can leave you with other issues, including bunions and your toes being squished together. [Read More]

Treatments That A Podiatrist May Prescribe For Plantar Fasciitis Relief

If you've been diagnosed with the painful foot condition known as plantar fasciitis, a podiatrist can try different treatments to alleviate your symptoms. Your plantar fasciitis may even go away entirely with the right solution, and delaying treatment will only likely prolong your suffering. Here are some of the most common treatments that podiatrists use to give their patients plantar fasciitis relief. Orthotics Plantar fasciitis is often caused by abnormalities of the feet that can put excessive strain on the arches, soles and other foot areas. [Read More]

2 Care Tips For Your Feet And Ankles To Prevent Injuries

There are a great number of tiny bones in your foot and ankle, which is why injuries in these areas are so prevalent. Injuries can occur in a number of ways, from playing sports or exercising, or even just by walking and stepping improperly. No matter what way the injury occurs, treating these injuries properly and maintaining recovery is very important and should be done with the help of a foot and ankle specialist. [Read More]