When you start feeling unusual pain, you can start to worry. What could it be? What is the treatment? Is it long-term? However, it’s important to go see a professional…
One in ten people suffers from flat feet. That’s 30% of the population! This condition is fairly common yet, most people don’t realize they have it. While you may not…
Patients with diabetes should have regular visits with one of our board-certified physicians at American Foot & Leg Specialists to avoid diabetic foot problems. These problems without attention can lead…
The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body, starting in the back of the heel, connecting the heel bone to the calf muscle. This tendon helps you walk, run, jump, point your foot downward, and rise on your toes. Overstressing it however, can cause injury.
Have you ever suffered from foot pain and can’t figure out what’s causing it? If you kick the corner of the bed, it’s easy to determine why your toe hurts. If you wear high heels all day, it’s easy to see why your arch hurts. But not all foot pain is created equal.
Corns, scientifically referred to as helomas, are thick, hardened layers of skin surrounded by inflamed skin. Corns usually occur in areas of little pressure or non-weight bearing areas, such as on the tops and sides of toes, and can be painful when pressed, resulting in a dull ache.
SteriShoe uses germicidal ultraviolet light (UVC) to sanitize the inside of shoes, and safely and effectively kills 99.9% of the bacteria, fungi, and spores that cause athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, and shoe odor. For people with diabetic foot problems, the insert can guard against infection.
MLS Laser Therapy, also known as cold laser therapy, is an alternative health solution for relief from painful feet without surgery or medication and is sometimes used to aid in healing following foot or ankle surgery.
Contrary to what the name may suggest, athlete’s foot (scientifically known as tinea pedis) is not specific to athletes. It is the most common fungal skin infection, occurring when the tinea fungus grows on the feet.
Toenail fungus is a fungal infection that affects the toenails, causing toenails to turn yellow and crumbly from fungi that squeeze under them. If left untreated, the fungi dig in deeper and may spread to other toenails, causing them to thicken and become even more unsightly.