While all students learn the basics of the body in medical school, some people focus on studying certain areas to a larger degree. For instance, dermatologists spend extra time learning about the skin. Someone who is interested in further study of the feet is typically a podiatrist or a chiropodist. Both are similar in their…

Outdoor enthusiasts say any hike is a good hike, even though any hike usually ends in sore feet. This is usually accepted as one of the sacrifices required in order to access great natural scenery and get exercise. But how and why your feet hurt are important, and how you treat them can also play…

Tingling, aching or unusual feelings in your feet? How about no feelings at all? You may have neuropathy, a condition caused by damage to areas of the nervous system that control signals to different parts of the body. The peripheral nervous system relays sensory information between body parts, like the feet, and the central nervous…

It’s a fact: we love our shoes, and we love them more and more all the time. This isn’t just hyperbole or wishful thinking: recent statistics show that total revenue for footwear purchases in the U.S. was $85.84 billion and expected to grow 5.39 percent by 2027. The U.S. leads other countries in our love…

Curious about the small pain in your foot? Bone spurs or Osteophyte foot formation could be the cause of this nuisance. Osteophyte could also be described as a bone spur that resides on top of the foot. These types of formations can form on the joint or the bones of the spine, but often form…

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…

As it is common knowledge, the human body is made of of many moving parts. Connected by tendons and ligaments to help us move; cartilage surrounding the bones for added strength & protection. At any given moment, the wrong movement could result in a lifetime of unpleasant tingling or pains from joints. Though bones and…

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…