Ingrown toenails occur when your nail starts burrowing into the skin on the side of your toe. Anyone can get ingrown nails, though they are most common in those who wear too-tight shoes or heels. If you have an ingrown toenail, make sure you follow these dos and don'ts when it comes to treating the condition. Do: See a podiatrist immediately if you're a diabetic. Ingrown nails are mostly an annoyance for non-diabetics, but for diabetics, they can be quite dangerous. [Read More]
Things To Expect When You Are Getting Fit For Orthotics
When you're dealing with foot pain that makes walking uncomfortable, it's time to take action by getting orthotic inserts for your shoes. Don't just visit the nearest pharmacy and buy generic inserts, though. It's a better idea to schedule an appointment at your local podiatry clinic. The podiatrist can inspect your foot to determine the likely causes for your discomfort and have orthotics made that are specifically designed for the shape of your foot and that will keep you comfortable whether you're walking or standing. [Read More]
What's Causing The Soreness In The Ball Of Your Foot?
Pain or soreness in the ball of your foot can make it difficult to walk, let alone enjoy activities like running and playing sports. There are several possible causes of discomfort in this area. Here's a look at the most likely culprits. Morton's Neuroma Is the pain concentrated in the area between your third and fourth toes? Does it often feel like you're stepping on a stone or like you have something in your shoe? [Read More]
Managing Your Heel Pain Caused By Plantar Fasciitis
If you have heel pain that doesn't go away after resting your feet, you might have plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a wide band of tissue on the bottom of your foot that attaches to your heel. When it is irritated, injured, or inflamed, you may experience pain on the bottom of your foot and in your heel. Sometimes the pain is bad enough to interfere with your ability to go about your usual activities. [Read More]