Tag Archives: foot pain

What is Gout ?

Your foot health can be greatly affected by what is going on in the rest of your body.  Gout is a condition that illustrates this principle.   Gout occurs when high levels of uric acid in the body cause a buildup … Continue reading

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Why Do I Have Calluses on the Soles of My Feet ?

Calluses are thickened portions of skin that appear on the body in areas receiving high amounts of friction or irritation.  A seasoned guitar player could point to the toughened areas on her fingers from years of strumming, or a mechanic … Continue reading

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What is Hallux Limitus ?

The great toe (or hallux) is the site of the common disorder hallux limitus.  The condition causes decreased range of motion of the big toe, specifically in the metatarsal-phalangeal joint.  Simply put, hallux limitus is a stiff large toe that … Continue reading

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Love Your Feet !

The month of chocolates and valentines has arrived and love is in the air. Since many of us neglect our feet throughout the year, this season of caring is the perfect time to show our feet some extra love and … Continue reading

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Exercise and Your Feet

New Year’s Eve has come and gone, but hopefully your New Year’s resolutions are still going strong.  If you are like many Americans, your goal is to get in shape this year.  There are numerous health benefits that come with … Continue reading

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Podiatric Medicine

                   The Podiatrist’s Role in Healthcare Looking into healthcare options can be overwhelming.  However, understanding how the variety of healthcare professionals can help you is an important key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Like many other medical specialists, podiatrists play … Continue reading

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Foot Pain is Not Normal

Maybe it’s an aching heel that makes you wince when you first step out of bed in the morning. Or maybe it’s that pesky ankle injury which has never quite healed and just seems to keep getting sprained.  Regardless of … Continue reading

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