Here Are 5 Reasons To Visit A Podiatrist

If you're having any sort of issues with your feet, you may be thinking about seeing a professional to get their help and advice. Many people choose to visit a podiatrist when they're experiencing trouble with their heels or feet. Others choose to make sure nothing is wrong before they get more active. A professional may be able to help you with your needs and concerns, too. Keep reading to better understand why you may want to visit a podiatrist. Read More 

Your Podiatrist May Use These Tactics To Help You Avoid Foot Surgery

Having surgery to correct a foot injury, even if the procedure is minor, can be a hassle. While the outcome might be enticing, you probably aren't in favor of the idea of having to stay off your foot for a period of time, which may include the use of crutches. If possible, it's often ideal to do what you can to avoid foot surgery, and a podiatrist can be a valuable ally in this effort. Read More 

For Runners, Prompt Treatment Of Plantar Fasciitis Allows You To Quickly Return To Exercise

Plantar fasciitis is marked by intense pain in the heel and in the bottom of the foot, which usually is more intense at night and early in the morning. It can be caused by a number of issues, such as overuse, bone spurs or neuromas that all result in chronic inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue in the bottom of your foot. Since this condition is fairly common in runners, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with its symptoms and how to best treat it. Read More 

Heel Spurs: Bony Growths That Can Cause Heel Pain

Heel spurs don't always cause symptoms, but some people experience sudden, intermittent, or chronic pain—often when they walk. Pain may also occur when you get out of bed in the morning and first stand. The pain can be a dull ache throughout the day or a sharp or stabbing pain on the inside, back, or bottom of the heel when you stand after sitting. Although heel spurs can take many months to develop, they frequently occur in individuals with plantar fasciitis—inflammation of the fibrous tissue along the bottom of the foot that stretches from the heel to the toes. Read More 

Working Out Without Injuring Your Feet Or Ankles

If you have just started to work out and you have been pretty inactive up until this point, then it's important for you to be careful. If you don't approach your new exercise routine cautiously then you can end up injuring a foot or an ankle. You can also cause other conditions to occur that can be painful and require lengthy treatment. A few conditions you can end up with include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and shin splints. Read More