Preventing Stress Fractures When Running

If you run, jog, or take part in track events, then you may develop a stress fracture along your foot. This is likely if you do not support your feet properly. Stress fractures will heal relatively quickly if you keep weight off your foot. Once the fracture heals, you should do whatever you can to prevent a new fracture from developing. Keep reading to learn about a few ways you can do this. [Read More]

Tips For Determining The Source Of Your Foot Numbness

Any time numbness occurs in your feet and persists for weeks or months, it's important that you seek the care of a foot specialist to help you diagnose it. There are many different medical conditions and issues that can cause this type of problem, and addressing them right away may help you avoid some long-term complications. Here are some of the most common causes of numbness in your feet to help you narrow things down before your visit. [Read More]

Painful Conditions That Can Keep A Senior Off Of Their Feet

As you age, the bones and muscles in your feet change. Sometimes the change can have painful consequences. Most of these foot problems can be treated by a podiatrist so you can walk again without pain. Here are some of the common problems that seniors experience and what a foot doctor can do to help. Bunions - This is an abnormal growth of bone at the base and side of your big toe. [Read More]

Lupus: A Potential Enemy Of Your Feet

Lupus – a chronic, autoimmune disease – can affect any area of your body, including your feet. Some problems are a direct result of lupus; other problems are caused indirectly and may be the result of medications used to treat lupus. Since foot problems are common in people with lupus, seeing a podiatrist for regular checkups can lead to early detection and treatment of feet problems for which the disease puts you are at risk. [Read More]