Bone spurs or Osteophyte foot formation on the top of the foot could also be described as a bone spur on top of the foot. These types of formations can form on the joint or the bones of the spine, but often form where two or more bones meet. They are most frequently seen on…

Your feet are designed to endure a great deal of pressure on a daily basis. For many people, taking the typical thousands of steps a day that is customary is no problem. However, if you have ever experienced deformities in your feet, like hammertoes or claw toes, you know that the task of walking or…

The human body is made up of many parts connected by tendons and ligaments to help us move and cartilage surrounding the bones for added strength and protection. Though bones and joints are designed to hold the weight of our body, moving wrong or putting excessive pressure repeatedly in the same area may result in…

A sprained ankle can take you out of the game for weeks, as pain, swelling, and dysfunction prevent you from working, taking care of your family, and engaging in your favorite pastimes. Sprains can also affect the strength of your ankles, as each sprain can weaken the structure of the joint. Weak ankles can cause…

Podiatric medicine is a field of study specializing in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of the lower extremity including the ankle, foot, and toes. Of all patients visiting a podiatrist, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) estimates that 20 percent of these patients are suffering from an ingrown toenail. Ingrown toenails are most commonly…

One of the most common foot problems people experience is pain in the ball of the foot. This annoying and sometimes debilitating condition can negatively impact a person’s quality of life. In most cases, this forefoot pain is the result of either Morton’s Neuroma or Plantar Plate Trauma like a Plantar Plate Tear. Read on…

It’s well known that proper hydration leads to optimal health and that dehydration can cause many issues in the body. However, you might not know or consider the way that hydration or a lack thereof can affect your feet. Read on to learn more about how hydration and foot pain correlate: Does Dehydration Affect The…

Peeling skin on the bottom of the foot is something that affects nearly everyone at some point, whether it be from a diagnosed medical condition or simply excessive amounts of sweat. Our podiatrist hears this complaint often! Generally, skin peeling on the feet is not something to be concerned about and is taken care of…

If you have sciatica, then you know that it can cause pain in your lower back that radiates down one leg. You may be wondering, though, can sciatica cause foot pain and swelling? What is the Sciatic Nerve and What is Sciatic Nerve Pain? Nerves carry messages from your brain to the rest of your…

While the pinky toe may be the smallest toe, pinky toe pain isn’t always so small. Moreover, hurting your pink toe can cause serious complications — especially if you don’t get the right treatment right away. Up ahead, we’ll outline what to expect if you fracture or break your pinky toe and need treatment. What…