What Women Need to Know About Gout

What Women Need to Know About Gout

While gout has long been believed to be more associated with males, a growing number of women are becoming all too familiar with this diagnosis. In fact, over 8 million Americans have experienced gout, and while it remains more common for males, rates in females have...
The What and How of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

The What and How of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

I was talking to a patient last week who was curious to know more about Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. He’s an active athlete, and after perusing the internet had seen this term come up when looking up a few of his symptoms. I answered his questions and decided to share them...
How to Avoid Plantar Fasciitis Flare Ups

How to Avoid Plantar Fasciitis Flare Ups

Healing plantar fasciitis takes time, so it can be frustrating when it flares up over and over again. On their road to recovery, my patients often ask, “How can I avoid these painful flare-ups?” Preventative measures, such as orthotics and a daily regimen of foot...
4 Common Complications of Untreated Toe Fractures

4 Common Complications of Untreated Toe Fractures

Year after year, I hear patients repeat the same refrain, “I’ve always been told there is no treatment for broken toes.” While this is a commonly held belief, it is actually completely false. In fact, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons warns, you should...
Ask the Podiatrist: What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Ask the Podiatrist: What is Plantar Fasciitis?

“Dear Doctor,I’ve been having severe heel pain and tenderness. I read on the Internet that I might have “Plantar Fasciitis.” What is plantar fasciitis? Is it serious? How should I treat it?” Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue...
What Are Plantar Warts?

What Are Plantar Warts?

In the medical world, the bottom of your foot is known as the plantar surface. Warts that materialize on the soles of feet are known as plantar warts. The plantar wart is unique because the skin on the bottom of your foot is 20 times thicker than anywhere else on the...