Custom Orthotics You Get From A Foot Doctor Might Help With Your Foot Pain

If you have problems with frequent foot pain, you might want to try orthotics that you wear in your shoes. Orthotics you get from a foot doctor are different from inserts you buy at a drugstore. Here's a look at how they're different and why orthotics might be the answer for your foot pain. Shoe Inserts Fit Most Feet Shoe inserts are made for almost all types of feet. Even if you buy them in your size, they don't take into account the peculiarities in the shape of your feet or the irregularities in the way you walk. [Read More]

Ankle Sprain? How You Can Prevent A Future Sprain

A sprained ankle can feel a lot like a broken ankle. If you sprain your ankle, you may want to go to the podiatrist to be sure it was in fact a sprain, rather than a break to ensure you are receiving the proper treatment. A break can sometimes heal on its own, but it may also need surgery. See the podiatrist to be properly diagnosed and treated for your injury. [Read More]

3 FAQs About Plantar Fasciitis

The human foot might look simple enough, but it is actually quite complicated. The feet alone contain about one-quarter of all the bones in your body. Besides being complex, feet are also the main body part used for walking, standing, and running. With all the use the feet get, it's no wonder so many people experience problems with them. Plantar fasciitis is one such foot problem. This ailment of the foot affects two million people in the United States. [Read More]

3 Tips To Help You Recover From Hammer Toe Surgery

Hammer toe is a condition where a toe can become deformed when the middle joint bends in a way that makes the toe curl instead of pointing forward properly. In some cases, hammer toe can be treated by making simple changes, such as wearing the proper footwear. But in serious cases of hammer toe, surgery may be necessary in order to correct the condition. If your podiatrist suggests surgery to correct a hammer toe, it can be helpful to know what to expect. [Read More]