Ask the Foot Doctor: How Can I Treat My Heel Spurs?

Ask the Foot Doctor: How Can I Treat My Heel Spurs?

Dear Dr. Burk: My regular doctor told me that I had heel spurs a couple of years ago. I was prescribed an anti-inflammatory medication and have taken it regularly ever since. But the spurs must still be there because sometimes I get terrible pain in my heels and it...
Is Heel Pain Impacting Your Quality of Life?

Is Heel Pain Impacting Your Quality of Life?

Several patients have come to me recently complaining of heel pain. Although the condition is common, it can impact the quality of your day-to-day life…and it certainly was for these folks. The good news, however, is that if a proper diagnosis of the symptoms...
What is a Jones Fracture?

What is a Jones Fracture?

We see many Jones fractures in our practice and you may be wondering what type of injury this is. To answer the question, a Jones fracture is a foot injury involving one of the metatarsals, those long bones in the foot that connect to the toe bones. In this case, the...
Why Should I go to the Doctor for a Broken Toe?

Why Should I go to the Doctor for a Broken Toe?

When you stub your toe or drop a weight on it at the gym, it’s hard to say what comes first — the pain or the swearing! And, if the toe bone is broken, it’s hard to believe how much a small bone can hurt. You’ve probably heard that there’s nothing you can do...