Neuroma is a nerve injury in the foot that commonly occurs in people who participate in high-impact sports, such as basketball, karate, and running. This condition is characterized by the development of a benign growth on the nerves of the foot, which leads to pain, numbness, and other symptoms. Although the condition can be corrected with surgery, here are two alternative treatments you can try before deciding to go under the knife.
1 November 2017
Toenail fungus can cause the thickening and discoloration of your toenails. In some cases, it can even become painful. Your podiatrist can help to diagnose and treat this condition, but there are a few things you can do to prevent this type of fungus from becoming a problem. Here are some things to consider that can help to prevent toenail fungus. Disinfect Nail Accessories Disinfecting your nail clippers, files, and other accessories can help to prevent fungus, and it can also help to prevent spreading the fungus you may already have to other toe and fingernails.
23 August 2017
If you enjoy sports or like to run, bike, or involve yourself in some other type of exercise, then you may understand that your muscles, tendons, and ligaments must remain strong and secure. If your ankles seem to hurt after your exercise, then they may be weaker than they should be. If you do not want to stop exercising and staying active, then you should work to ensure that your ankles can retain the stress.
28 June 2017
Has your foot been feeling tingly and maybe a bit numb lately? Is this numbness and tingling centered around the area where your toes meet your foot, possibly extending up into your toes themselves? Chances are, you're suffering from a condition known as a neuroma. The good news is that while neuromas are uncomfortable, they can almost always be treated non-surgically. Here's a closer look at this condition and how to manage it.
5 June 2017
If you have a fungal infection in one of your toenails, you're probably frustrated at how difficult it is to get rid of. Topical fungal creams aren't very effective and while your doctor can prescribe oral medication, it might not work either. It also has the potential for some serious side effects. The solution might be to undergo laser nail treatment for your fungus. Here's some more information on how it works.
17 May 2017
Just like any other part of your body, your feet may begin to experience issues such as pain or tenderness. Unfortunately, this can interrupt your daily life – as needing to constantly sit can cause issues with your work, household chores, and more. Luckily, there is a doctor just for foot-related issues: the podiatrist. If you have never been to the foot doctor, you be feeling a little bit unprepared. However, preparing for your first trip is easy.
3 May 2017
When you're shopping for shoes, it's easy to be tempted to buy a certain brand or style simply because you like the look of it — even if you honestly find that the shoes don't feel that comfortable. You may be able to get away with wearing your new shoes without any side effects, but if you wear them often enough, issues may develop. If your shoes are causing you pain, it's a good idea to stop wearing them and to visit a podiatrist at a location like Advanced Foot Clinic in your community.
25 April 2017
Ingrown toenails are a common problem, but while they're just a nuisance for many people, they're a big problem for diabetics. If you have diabetes, an ingrown toenail is something that you need to take seriously because it can lead to serious complications. Here are five things you need to know about this foot problem. What causes ingrown toenails? Ingrown toenails can have a lot of different causes. They can be caused by wearing shoes that are too small or too narrow and press your toenails into your skin.
8 July 2015