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…

Are flip-flops bad for your feet? You may have heard such a rumor but then “brushed it under the rug,” so to speak, because … who doesn’t love a good pair of flip-flops? They’re great for camping, a day at the beach, or just running out the door to check the mail. Still, there’s something…

A ganglion cyst is a common medical condition with more than 200,000 cases reported each year among Americans. While ganglion cysts are more commonly located on the wrists of an individual, a study conducted in 2017 found that 11% of ganglion cysts are found on the foot or ankle. What is a ganglion cyst? The…

Posterior tibial tendonitis is one of the most common problems affecting the foot or ankle. The condition develops when a specific tendon in the leg is torn or inflamed, which causes pain and other symptoms. Also known as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, posterior tibial tendonitis can develop as the result of an injury. Some people…

Not only is a cracked toenail painful, but it can also cause additional issues that require medical treatment. However, the good news is that cracked toenails can not only be treated, but also prevented. To avoid a painful or inconvenient cracked nail, read below for tips on treatment or making sure it never happens! What…