When you read the term “heel spur” you likely picture a painful foot condition, with sharp shooting or chronic pain. This would be an accurate description of the common condition known as a heel spur– on some occasions–, while in others they are painless. Read on to learn more about heel spurs, their causes and…

Although the feet are one of the less attractive parts of your body, they deserve pampering, just like any other member. In fact, because they form the foundation upon which your body stands and walks, you might even say that your feet deserve extra attention. After all, without them, your mobility would most certainly be…

Our feet take us from place-to-place, hold us up as we go throughout our day and endure the regular abuse/overuse we bestow upon them. This is especially true when we spend hours on our feet due to work. Sometimes, as a result, our feet begin to ache. Thankfully, there are some ways you can remedy…

Recently, the news was full of articles about the dangers associated with sitting too long and having a sedentary lifestyle. However, did you know that standing on your feet too long can be just as damaging if not more so? That’s right, according to a study by the American Journal of Epidemiology, jobs that require…

Your Achilles tendon is the springy band of tissue located above your heel at the back of your ankle. This tendon happens to be the largest tendon within your body. Injuring this area of your body isn’t at all uncommon. In fact, injuries can happen not only to athletes but also in everyday life. The…

The ankle might seem like a small part of the body, overall, but when something is wrong with this all-important area, it will cause pain, discomfort and can severely limit your mobility. Therefore, any condition negatively impacting your ankle should be addressed in a timely manner by a qualified professional like the podiatrist at Red…

Plantar warts, sometimes called seed warts, are painful warts that often show up on the soles or bottom of the foot. They are noncancerous in nature and affect the top layer of the skin. Sometimes, people mistakenly call calluses or corns plantar warts, though they are not at all the same ailment. The following is more…

A podiatrist, sometimes simply called a “foot doctor,” is a surgeon and/or doctor who treats conditions pertaining to the ankle, foot, and related structures of the leg. Although it might seem that feet are simple structures, they are in actuality pretty complex. They are our shock absorbers, stabilizers, and propulsion engines. Therefore, when something is…

According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, the average person takes 10,000 steps daily, adding up to three million steps a year. Times that by 50 or more and you can imagine the wear and tear your feet have endured once you reach the half-century mark in life. The following are some interesting…

Gout is a painful and complex type of arthritis that is associated with severe attacks in the joints, most often the area around the base of the big toe. It also is characterized by tenderness, redness, and swelling in the affected area. Symptoms of a gout attack often come on suddenly and without warning and…