Understanding Podiatry Concerns

When Is Your Bunion Severe Enough To Require Surgery?

24 August 2023
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Bunions impact over 100 million Americans, making this a relatively common condition. Bunion progression is often controllable, so doctors rarely recommend surgery as a first action. In many cases, a bunion may not require surgery at all, especially if the bunion isn't causing any pain or additional mobility issues. The good news is that these treatment options are often non-invasive and may simply involve changing footwear or using special shoe inserts. Read More …

What To Know About The Hammertoe Surgery Recovery Process

7 December 2022
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Are you scheduled to have an upcoming surgery to fix your problem with hammertoe? This is a condition where your foot has a deformity where they are painful or difficult to move. It will help to know what the recovery process looks like in order to be well-prepared for what will happen. You'll Be Getting An Outpatient Surgery Hammertoe surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you are home the same day of the surgery. Read More …

3 Problems That Can Be Addressed By A Foot And Ankle Specialist

4 April 2022
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Your feet and ankles allow you to stand, walk, run, and dance. Most people rely on these parts of their bodies more than they even realize. Developing foot and ankle problems can cause a significant amount of pain and inconvenience. Fortunately, a specialist can help. Here are three common problems that can be addressed by a foot and ankle specialist: 1. Bad Odors Smelly feet may not seem like a big problem at first. Read More …

Why You Should Consider Custom Foot Orthotics

22 October 2021
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Whether you've been diagnosed with diabetes or you have a joint, bone, muscle, or posture problem, your doctor may suggest that you wear custom foot orthotics for added support and protection. If your orthopedist has suggested that you wear custom foot orthotics, it's important that you follow through and wear them at all times. Here's a look at some of the reasons why you should make sure to wear your orthotics all the time. Read More …

Is It Worth Having Hammertoe Surgery?

2 April 2021
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Surgery is always a little scary. Hammertoe surgery will require you to stay off your feet for a few weeks afterward. As you struggle with hammertoe pain, you may think about surgery, but then you might wonder whether it's worth the pain and recovery time. There is no one correct answer here. For some people, living with mild hammertoe pain is better than having to take time off for surgery. However, if any of the following are true of you and your hammertoe, you may want to consider surgery more seriously. Read More …

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Understanding Podiatry Concerns

After I started focusing more and more on my overall health, I realized that there were a few challenges I was up against. For starters, I realized that I needed to take better care of my feet, since they had been causing me problems for quite some time. It was pretty nerve-wracking to go do the doctor at first, but before I knew it, I was able to get in, have my feet inspected, and start getting fitted for orthotics that would help. I wanted to create a blog all about understanding podiatry concerns, so that other people could make positive changes too.