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Diabetic Foot Ulcers 101: All Your Questions Answered

Foot sores, cuts, and blisters can be severe when you have diabetes. Learn how to prevent these ulcers from forming — and how to deal with them if they do develop — to avoid complications and infection.

Jul 25th, 2018
Tendon Rupture Prevention Tips for Middle-Aged Weekend Warriors

When an Achilles tendon ruptures, surgery is the only way to repair the damage. Middle-aged athletes of all levels risk tendon rupture as they get older and tendon tissue begins to lose flexibility. There are, however, simple exercises you can add to help

Jun 18th, 2018
Treatment and Recovery of Common Foot Traumas

Although your feet are incredibly strong, stable, and resilient, they’re also made up of many bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles that are prone to traumatic injury. We outline some of the most common foot traumas and their treatments.

May 15th, 2018
10 Tips for Successful Bunion Surgery Recovery

Surgery of any kind can disrupt your life in both small and big ways, and bunion surgery certainly brings with it considerations on both ends of the spectrum. Here are 10 tips to help your recovery go as smoothly as possible, getting you back on your feet.

Apr 25th, 2018
Five Ways to Speed Your Recovery From a Sprained Ankle

Ankle sprains are common injuries that can take you out of your favorite exercise, sport, or life activities. Heal faster by following these specific self-care strategies that reduce your pain and swelling and restore your ankle’s function.

Apr 18th, 2018
What are Achilles Tendon Injuries

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the human body. Its purpose is to connect the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. This tendon is responsible for facilitating all types of movement, like walking and running. This tendon provid

Mar 7th, 2018
5 Ways Custom Orthotics Can Help You

At the end of a long day, your feet can ache so much you wish you could just take them off the way you do your shoes. Aching feet are so common that by middle age, approximately 19% of men and 25% of women suffer significant foot pain almost daily.

Feb 22nd, 2018
Bunions

Bunions are one of the most common conditions treated by our physicians at Complete Foot and Ankle.

Jan 31st, 2018
Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are very common and many times, the severity of the injury is under estimated.

Jan 10th, 2018
What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is derived from your own body’s blood. Platelets are not only responsible for blood clotting but are the portion of blood that contain a copious amount of growth factors necessary for repair of our body’s damaged tissue

Nov 11th, 2017
EPAT® (Extra Corporeal Pulse Activation Treatment)

Complete Foot and Ankle is excited to offer a new cutting-edge treatment option to our patients. Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment (EPAT®) is an FDA cleared non-invasive method to treat a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Nov 11th, 2017
Flip-flops and Feet

Flip-flops are often a popular choice of footwear for many people. Flip-flops allow your feet to breatheand give your toes the freedom of movement. They are easy to slip on and can be worn with virtually any style of clothing. Flip-flops, however, despite

Jun 20th, 2016
Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet

Although rheumatoid arthritis attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, ninety percent of people who actually develop this condition usually do so in the foot or ankle area. Those who develop this kind of arthritis in the feet usually d

Jun 13th, 2016
Every Day Foot Care

Our feet are important in our everyday lives. The problem is that we tend to neglect them. When this becomes a habit, it can cause significant trouble.

Jun 6th, 2016
What to Do to Keep Your Child’s Feet Healthy

Being a parent involves caring for your child in every way you can. You make sure they are eating the right food, being nice to others, and staying out of any trouble. However, it is also important that you are watchful of their health, more specifically t

May 23rd, 2016
Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment for a Broken Foot

One out of ten broken bones is reported to be in the feet. When an object crushes, bends, or stretches the bone beyond acceptable ranges, bones break. A break in the foot is either a fracture or a straight break.

May 16th, 2016
Blisters on the Feet

Blisters are a common ailment of people who wear shoes that are either too tight or rub against the feet in an uncomfortable way. Knowing the basics of blisters is important for understanding how they are formed and what treatments should be used for them.

May 9th, 2016
Heel Pain

Have you ever gotten up from a chair or out of bed in the morning, and upon taking that first step, feel like your heel has stepped on a tack?

May 2nd, 2016
Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is a frustrating problem that affects many people. It can be persistent and hard to get rid of. As many different types of fungi are present throughout the environment, it is very easy to contract toenail fungus.

Apr 25th, 2016
Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma, also called Intermetatarsal Neuroma or Plantar Neuroma, is a condition that affects the nerves of the feet, usually the area between the third and fourth toe.

Apr 18th, 2016
Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

Running may seem like a simpleto do. However, running is actually a complex movement that puts stress on the ligaments, bones, and joints of the body. Selecting the correct running shoe is important for increasing performance and avoiding risk of injury.

Apr 11th, 2016
Effect of High-Heels on the Feet

For hundreds of years, women have been wearing various kinds of high-heels for aesthetic reasons. Women who wear high-heels appear to be taller and have longer and thinner legs, and the wearer’s gait and posture changes.

Apr 4th, 2016
Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis of the feet, also termed plantar hyperhidrosis, is characterized by excessive sweating of the feet that is can be onset by any cause, such as exercise, fever, or anxiety.

Mar 28th, 2016
Every Day Foot Care

Our feet are important in our everyday lives. The problem is that we tend to neglect them. When this becomes a habit, it can cause significant trouble.

Mar 21st, 2016
Proper Shoe Fitting

When it comes to maintaining foot health, wearing properly-fitting shoes is important. While wearing the appropriate pair of shoes may seem like a trivial concern, the reality is that improperly fitted shoes cause an astounding amount of injuries to the fe

Mar 14th, 2016
Barefoot Running

Barefoot running is becoming a more and more popular running trend throughout the running and jogging communities. However, running without shoes also affects the motions of your stride. When barefoot running, choosing to run without shoes is not the only

Feb 29th, 2016
Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a connective tissue in the heel that stretches across the bottom length of your foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the connective tissue becomes inflamed, causing heel pain and discomfort during physical activity. Although the condit

Feb 15th, 2016
Hammertoes

Hammertoes are painful deformities that frequently form on the second, third, or fourth toe. The condition is often caused by an issue in foot mechanics. This can be caused by the person’s particular gait or the manner in which they walk, or shoes that do

Feb 1st, 2016
Flat Feet

Flatfoot is a foot condition in which the arch of the foot has either partially or totally dropped or has never developed.

Jan 11th, 2016
Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Stress fractures occur in the foot and ankle when muscles in those areas are weakened from too much or too little use. When this happens, they stop cushioning the foot and ankles from the impact of hitting the ground. Because there is nothing to protect th

Jan 4th, 2016
Arthritic Foot Care

During your lifetime, you will probably walk about 75,000 miles, which is quite a lot of stress to put on your feet. As you get older, the 26 bones and 30 joints in your body will lose flexibility and elasticity, and your foot’s natural shock absorbers wil

Dec 15th, 2015
Diabetic Foot Care

Millions of people are affected with diabetes each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in all parts of the body, especially the feet.

Dec 14th, 2015
Ingrown Toenail Care

An ingrown toenail is caused when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain and swelling. Sometimes this can become infected causing drainage and may become serious.

Nov 30th, 2015
Ankle Foot Orthotics For Athletes

Ankle and foot orthotics, known as AFOs, are custom-made inserts, shaped and contoured to fit inside a shoe and used to correct an irregular walking gait or provide cushioning.

Nov 23rd, 2015
All About Broken Ankles

Broken ankles are a serious injury that can lead to an inability to walk, function, and also cause a significant amount of pain. A broken ankle is actually a break in one of the three bones in your body that connect at the ankle joint, the tibia, the fibul

Nov 16th, 2015
Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet in childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care from birth to school-age.

Nov 9th, 2015
Hammertoe

Hammertoes are painful deformities that frequently form on the second, third, or fourth toe. The condition is often caused by an issue in foot mechanics: the person’s particular gait or the manner in which they walk, or shoes that do not comfortably fit th

Nov 2nd, 2015
How Obesity Affects Your Feet

Maybe you have gained a few extra pounds over the past couple of years. It comes on slowly and you are not always aware of it until your feet start hurting at the end of the day. After all, they carry the weight of your whole body. Experiencing foot pain a

Oct 26th, 2015
Systemic Diseases of the Foot

There are several systemic diseases, or diseases that affect the whole body, that either display symptoms in the feet or affect the health of the feet. Common systemic diseases that affect the overall health of the feet, and the patient’s ability to walk c

Oct 19th, 2015
Foot Therapy for Sports Injuries

Whether in practice or in the game, athletes put their bodies through great stress. Some sports tax and demand more from the body than others, but every sport has an element of inorganic movement or unnatural motion.

Oct 5th, 2015
Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is an extremely contagious infection caused by a fungus that results in itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet.

Sep 7th, 2015
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Relieves Heel Pain

A new treatment option which combines ultrasound waves and steroid injections was found to be effective in patients suffering from plantar fasciitis, according to a groundbreaking study from the University of Genoa in Italy.

Aug 31st, 2015
Exercise for Your Feet

Whether your feet are over-worked or under-worked, chances are they could benefit from some special attention.

Aug 24th, 2015
What is a Podiatrist

The branch of medicine that is focused on the treatment, diagnosis, and study of disorders of the lower leg, ankle and foot is referred to as podiatry. Because people often spend a great deal of their time on their feet, many problems in this area can occu

May 18th, 2015