Your feet bear the brunt of everyday life, so it’s no surprise that you sometimes experience pains and aches in your feet and ankles. But some problems can become severe, requiring the attention of a podiatrist.
Being told that you need surgery can be very disturbing news that most people fear hearing from their doctor. If your podiatrist prescribes foot or ankle surgery, here is what you can expect.
May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis – which is characterized by stiffness and damage of the joints - can affect any of the 30+ joints located in the ankle and foot.
Arthritis pain in the foot is basically the inflammation of your joints in that area. In many types of arthritis of the foot and ankle, steady joint wearing occurs as the cartilage in the joint is ultimately diminished.
Peripheral Neuropathy is the injury of the peripheral nerves, which travel to the arms and legs, and cause a diminished sensation in the toes.
Pediatric foot conditions of the foot and ankle are common since children are typically active. However, symptoms may be overlooked for the same reason and are mistakenly thought to go away on their own.
Bunions are skeletal bumps that form on the joint at the bottom of your big toe. They form because of the pressure exerted when your big toe pushes against the adjacent toe.