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Accessory Bones of the Foot

When you hear the word accessory, we tend to think of using pretty necklaces, rings or belts to enhance our outfits. But with accessory bones, they aren’t enhancing anything, but rather showing up in our x-rays as extra bones. What is an accessory bone? When we are born, most of our bones are cartilage that […]

Summer BBQs Lead to Painful Gout?

The Summer season brings out a variety of celebratory traditions, including, campouts, pool parties, and fireworks.  Another common one is the outdoor cookout.  Families and friends gather in backyards and on porches to enjoy grilling and eating together. However, for anyone with gout, this tradition could set them up a painful attack later.  You can […]

7 Ways to Clean and Freshen Up Your Sandals

The moment the weather heats up our sandals are put into use.  Sandals are exposed to all sorts of conditions, sweat, sun, sand, oils, bacteria, and dirt. And with all that exposure to grit and grime, they can get dirty and smelly fast!  By cleaning your sandals you can help extend the life of them […]

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Have you ever noticed muscle pain or weakness in your legs or feet after you’ve started walking, but then stops within minutes after resting? You may have PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease). PAD is a condition in which the arteries in the legs become narrowed or blocked by the buildup of fatty deposits called plaque.  This […]

Sports and Foot Pain in Children

Foot pain in children can be very common, especially when they are active in sports. Spring is here and that means baseball and soccer season. Some sports injuries can be avoided with a little extra care and knowledge. Other conditions just seem to be a part of growing up. Fortunately, your child should grow out […]

Podiatrists Treat Skin Conditions Too!

When we think of a podiatrist, we tend to think of a doctor that treats broken ankles, hangnails, neuroma, and performs foot surgery. But did you know, podiatrists can also treat several dermatology issues related to your feet? Some of the common dermatology issues treated includes Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Athlete’s Foot, Melanomas, Warts, and Venous Stasis […]

Tips for Keeping Your Feet Warm

As I’m sitting at my desk next to a window, I notice that my feet are starting to get quite cold!  This got me thinking, that others, maybe you, are experiencing cold feet right now too!?  What can be done to resolve the uncomfortable feeling of cold feet?  Well, here are a few suggestions I […]

When a Small Trip Can Turn into a Dangerous Fall

Whoops!  You tripped on that floor mat, again!  And this time you almost fell on the floor.  Falls are not just a ‘normal part of getting older’.  And while yes, as we age our chances for falling do increase, it doesn’t mean it has to happen! In fact, falls are caused by a number of […]

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Owie! Is That An Ingrown Toenail?

An ingrown toenail is when the nail curves inward and grows into the skin, usually on the edges. This painful piercing of the nail irritates the skin and causes redness, swelling, and warmth, all of which are signs of an infection. Bacteria may even enter the area further infecting it.  This is often shown by […]