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What is Metatarsalgia and how is it treated?

What is Metatarsalgia and how is it treated?

by Scott Anderson • September 16, 2021

Pain in the ball of the foot, which is the spot between the toes and the arch, can be a symptom of metatarsalgia. Its name stems from the five metatarsal bones in the midsection of the feet that connect to the toes. These bones are designed to equally share the weight of walking and daily activities. When their delicate balance is disrupted, metatarsalgia occurs.

Tibial Sesamoiditis

Tibial Sesamoiditis

by Scott Anderson • August 12, 2021

Sesamoid bones are behind the big toe joint hidden under the bone. They are small pea-shaped structures that are embedded in the tendon and it’s name is derived from their small shape and similarity to sesame seeds.

Athlete's Foot Treatment

Athlete's Foot Treatment

by Anna Heston • July 08, 2021

If you’re an active person who spends a lot of time on your feet and inside of your shoes you may have had the experience of dealing with athlete’s foot. What most people refer to as athlete's foot is actually a fungal infection known as tinea pedis

Nursing Clogs

Nursing Clogs

by Anna Heston • June 17, 2021

Nurses are often associated with utilitarian shoes that put function before fashion. Years ago nurses would be seen in heavy shoes with large soft soles and a short tie on the top. Nowadays nurses are often seen in clogs that are either made of EVA (such as Crocs) or in clogs with hard polyurethane soles (such as Dansko brand).

Gait Assessment

Gait Assessment

by Anna Heston • June 03, 2021

Your gait is the manner in which your body moves when you walk, including the way your feet strike the ground. For example, if you tend to walk on the outside of your feet, that is part of your gait. A gait assessment is simply a professional observing your gait and drawing conclusions about the manner in which you walk.

Treating Ingrown Toenails

Treating Ingrown Toenails

by Anna Heston • May 27, 2021

Toenails seem simple enough to take care of but sometimes things can go wrong, and the result can be very painful. One of the most common issues that people experience with their toenails is treating ingrown nails. An ingrown toenail is a nail that has grown into the skin of the toe.

Hallux Rigidus Treatment

Hallux Rigidus Treatment

by Anna Heston • May 06, 2021

Hallux rigidus is essentially a painful, stiff big toe. This source of the problem is located in the joint at the base of the toe, where the toe meets the foot. Hallux rigidus is a progressive condition, meaning that it gets worse over time. At first the toe might feel painful and difficult to move but over time, it may not move at all.

Peroneal Tendonitis Treatment

Peroneal Tendonitis Treatment

by Anna Heston • April 29, 2021

Although anyone can experience peroneal tendonitis, it is more prevalent among runners. Because these tendons help to stabilize the ankle when it is bearing weight, as well as help to stabilize the arch of the foot, they are well situated for overuse injuries.

Plantar Fasciitis and Stretching

Plantar Fasciitis and Stretching

by Anna Heston • March 25, 2021

While many people who suffer from plantar fasciitis turn to  corticosteroid  injections and over-the-counter pain medications for relief, there is a growing body of evidence  that strengthening and stretching exercises, along with supportive shoe inserts, are effective in reducing the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.

Types Of Insoles, Inserts, And Orthotics

Types Of Insoles, Inserts, And Orthotics

by Henry Zale • March 18, 2021

With so many insoles to choose from, it can be a daunting task to pick the right one. They range in design as much as they do in price, with options available from under $10 to $400+ for custom orthotics.

Corn Treatment

Corn Treatment

by Anna Heston • March 11, 2021

Simply put, corns are the result of repeated friction and pressure on the skin  on the hands or feet. Like calluses, they can feel hard or rough, but corns are different in that they are typically painful and have a hard center.

Neuropathy Treatment

Neuropathy Treatment

by Anna Heston • March 04, 2021

The peripheral nerves send messages from your brain and spinal cord back to your hands and feet. However, when these nerves are damaged, the messages become muddled. A person with neuropathy might feel heat, numbness, or pain when there seems to be nothing there to cause these feelings.