When Is It Time to Replace My Orthotics?

When Is It Time to Replace My Orthotics?

If you’ve ever bought cheap, flimsy arch supports off the rack at a pharmacy or grocery store, you know that such inserts usually aren’t “long for the world.” Daily use will break them down in a hurry, sometimes in as little as a couple of months.  Custom orthotics,...
What You Should Know After Ingrown Toenail Surgery

What You Should Know After Ingrown Toenail Surgery

If you are having part or all of an ingrown toenail removed, it’s for a good reason. Perhaps the toe has become extremely painful or infected. Or perhaps you have been suffering from recurrent ingrown toenails for a while now, and removing the nail is the best (or...

Ask the Foot Doctor: Why is my Foot Vibrating?

Dear Dr. Burk: I have this crazy problem.  My right foot is vibrating or buzzing. It feels just like there is a cell phone in my shoe and it vibrates for a few seconds, then stops, then does it again.  I didn’t injure my foot.  It doesn’t hurt. It just vibrates...
Why Do My Feet Itch?

Why Do My Feet Itch?

Itchy feet can be extremely irritating and embarrassing – especially if you feel the need to scratch when you’re around others! If your feet itch occasionally, then it’s probably not something to be overly worried about. However, itchy feet should be a cause for...
Why Does My Foot Arch Hurt?

Why Does My Foot Arch Hurt?

A hurting foot arch is one complaint that I hear quite often at my clinic. Pain in the arch of the foot can affect both athletes and runners, as well as less physically active people. The arch extends from the base of the toes all the way to the heel area. So, if you...