September 9, 2020

Plantar Warts

What is a Plantar Wart? Plantar Warts are small bumps on the skin that are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Plantar warts, also called verruca vulgaris, typically appear on the bottom of the foot (plantar side), but can appear anywhere on the foot. Who can get warts? Anyone can develop plantar warts, but they… View Article

November 27, 2019

Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is a persistent pain located on the bottom of the heel, and is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a fibrous tendon-like structure that extends the entire length of the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia can become irritated, inflamed and… View Article

November 7, 2019

Morton’s Neuroma

What is a Morton’s Neuroma? A Morton’s neuroma is a pinched or irritated nerve in the ball of the foot, usually between the third and fourth toes. Morton’s neuroma happens when the tissue around a nerve in your foot thickens from irritation or compression, which causes pain. A Morton’s neuroma also is called an interdigital… View Article

September 11, 2019

Ingrown Nails: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

What is an ingrown nail? When the side/corner of a nail is curving into the skin. This can lead to: Pain, redness, swelling, drainage, infection and odor Causes: Improper nail trimming Aggressive pedicures Broken nail Tight shoes Stubbing or dropping something on your toe Genetics Prevention  Cut your nails straight across Avoid cutting the sides… View Article

August 8, 2019

Gout: What is it and why does it hurt so badly?

Gout flares are painful attacks that can last for Weeks. Gout is a form of arthritis and you can have recurrent flares. A flare occurs when uric acid crystals deposit in and around a joint. This happens most often in the big toe joint, but gout can occur in any joint. Symptoms of a Gout… View Article