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Runners and Bunions

30 Sep 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

A runner is no stranger to orthopedic ailments. Plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, and Achilles tendinitis are commonly experienced by runners. Runners typically know what these ailments entail and how to get them treated. But bunions are one of the least known running ailments, often chalked…

Diabetic Neuropathy

25 Sep 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

Diabetic neuropathy is a serious condition involving nerve damage and pain in patients with diabetes. Uncontrolled blood glucose levels can injure the nerves anywhere in the body, but the feet are the most common place for symptoms to occur. Along with pain, neuropathy in diabetic…

How High is Too High for High Heels?

03 Sep 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain, Shoes

Women in America seem to be obsessed with high heels. No matter how much they hurt their feet, they keep buying more and more, high and higher high heels. High fashion seems to dictate sense over sensibility. So, how high is too high? Some heels…

Treating a Twisted Ankle at Home

02 Jul 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

A twisted or sprained ankle is caused by ligaments being stretched or torn. A twisted ankle is a common sports injury, but this injury may also occur as a result of tripping, falling, or stepping on an uneven surface. In most cases, the ankle rolls…

Foot Stress Fractures: Symptoms and Treatments

01 Jul 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Pain

A stress fracture in the foot is an incomplete fracture of the bone and most commonly occurs in the metatarsal bones. The metatarsal bones are the five long bones in the foot that form the bridge. A stress fracture occurs because of unusual or repeated…

Treating Plantar Warts

18 Jun 2013 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Skin Lesions

By Loren Colon DPM, FACFAS Verruca Plantaris commonly referred to as plantar warts, are growths that develop on the bottom of the feet due to a contagious virus called Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Warts can be flesh colored or dark as well as rough or smooth…