Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, are a common ailment among athletes and active individuals, causing pain and discomfort along the shinbone. Understanding the causes and implementing effective prevention strategies can help you stay active and injury-free. In this post, we’ll explore expert tips from podiatrists on preventing shin splints and highlight…

Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is a common yet often misunderstood condition that affects countless individuals each year, leading to persistent heel pain and discomfort. This ailment stems from inflammation of the plantar fascia, the fibrous tissue that stretches across the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel bone to your toes. Our expert foot health…

Podiatry plays a pivotal role in ensuring a healthy pregnancy by addressing and preventing the myriad of foot-related issues that can arise during this transformative period. Expert podiatric care helps expectant mothers manage changes in foot structure, alleviate discomfort, and maintain mobility, thereby enhancing their overall pregnancy experience. Through specialized assessments and treatments, podiatrists contribute…

Gout and bunions are common foot conditions that can cause significant discomfort and impact daily activities, yet many people struggle to distinguish between the two. While both affect the foot, their causes, symptoms, and treatments differ markedly, making accurate diagnosis crucial for effective management. In this blog, we’ll explore the key differences between gout and…

Noticing white patches on your toenails can be a source of concern and curiosity, prompting questions about their cause and how they can be treated. These patches, ranging from minor cosmetic issues to signs of underlying health conditions such as onychomycosis, are more common than you might think. At Red Mountain Footcare, we understand the…

Curled toenails, while seemingly minor, can indicate underlying health concerns and significantly impact your daily comfort and foot health. In this article, we’ll explore the causes, treatment options, and preventive measures for curled toenails, providing you with valuable insights and practical advice for maintaining optimal foot health. Why Do Toenails Curl Understanding the causes of…

Let’s face it, ingrown toenails are straight-up nasty. They make everything just a bit more difficult, more uncomfortable, and sometimes outright painful. When faced with the discomfort of ingrown toenails, you aren’t forced to endure but rather there are proactive steps that can alleviate the issue. Different home treatments have been shown to be effective.…

As long as there have been people, there have been sports. Whether it is for the love of the game, some exercise, or just to connect with others, people of all ages love to engage in the world of sports. This does not come without some dangers and drawbacks. To keep yourself as healthy as…

Countless Americans every year visit the doctor due to issues with their feet and ankles. Containing 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 tendons, our feet are an incredible marvel of biomechanics. These parts work in conjunction for people to run, walk, jump, pivot, support, and more to allow our bodies to do what they…

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a serious health condition that affects the blood circulation in the legs and feet. Peripheral artery disease has affected approximately 230 million people worldwide and approximately 8.5 million people in the U.S. It can cause pain, difficulty walking, and long-term damage if not properly treated. If you experience any of…