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Experiencing Pain in Your Heel? You Could Be Developing a Heel Spur Aug 31st, 2018

Love wearing those trendy, super high heels? What about playing high-impact sports? These are just few things that put you at risk of getting a heel spur. Of course, that job that keeps you on your feet all day long isn’t doing wonders for your heels either. At Complete Foot...

Diabetic Foot Ulcers 101: All Your Questions Answered Jul 25th, 2018

One of the major complications of diabetes is neuropathy, and that can lead to foot ulcers. Nerves are very often being affected by diabetes. This can occur even in the very early stages of diabetes (pre-diabetes). As a result of numbness or decreased sensation patients with minor scratches or pressure,...

Tendon Rupture Prevention Tips for Middle-Aged Weekend Warriors Jun 18th, 2018

The greatest warrior in the Trojan War, Achilles was dipped in the River Styx by his mother, becoming invulnerable, except where she held him – the feet. The Achilles heel became synonymous with any weak spot. Achilles also gave his name to the tendon connecting the heel and ankle. If...

Treatment and Recovery of Common Foot Traumas May 15th, 2018

Did you know that your foot-ankle complex contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and a network of more than 100 different tendons, ligaments, and muscles? With the important and sometimes stressful task of bearing your full body weight every day, your feet are incredibly strong, flexible, and stable. While it may...

10 Tips for Successful Bunion Surgery Recovery Apr 25th, 2018

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.If you’ve decided to end the discomfort and pain your bunion is giving you by undergoing a surgical procedure, we’ve pulled together 10...

Five Ways to Speed Your Recovery From a Sprained Ankle Apr 18th, 2018

Five Ways to Speed Your Recovery From a Sprained AnkleAnkle sprains are incredibly common. Each day, 25,000 people in the United States experience the injury. Sprains often occur during sports, but walking on an uneven surface or wearing unstable shoes, such as high heels, can cause instability and force the...

What are Achilles Tendon Injuries Mar 7th, 2018

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 provides an enormous amount of mobility...

5 Ways Custom Orthotics Can Help You Feb 22nd, 2018

Orthotics optimize the function of your feet, ankles, and knees, and alleviate pain. And unlike over-the-counter shoe inserts, custom orthotics are individually tailored to comfortably fit and support your unique feet.At Complete Foot & Ankle, our expert podiatrists digitally scan your feet to precisely measure the hills, valleys, and plains...

Bunions Jan 31st, 2018

Bunions are one of the most common conditions treated by our physicians at Complete Foot and Ankle. A bunion is an enlargement of bone along the inside of your foot at the level of your big toe joint (first metatarsophalangeal joint). This occurs when the bones that make up the...

Ankle Sprains Jan 10th, 2018

Ankle sprains are very common and many times, the severity of the injury is under estimated.Primary restraints to ankle sprains include three ligamentous complexes, the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL), calcaneofibular ligament (CFL), and the posterior talofibular ligament (PTFL). Two of the three ligaments are often damaged and it is important...

What is PRP? Nov 11th, 2017

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy?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 (ligament and tendon injuries). PRP therapy...

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

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.  This proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the...

Flip-flops and Feet Jun 20th, 2016

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 their many benefits, can be detrimental for...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet Jun 13th, 2016

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 develop symptoms around the toes and forefeet first, before...

Every Day Foot Care Jun 6th, 2016

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. Ignoring foot problems can mean pain, limited mobility, and expensive doctor’s visits. On the other hand, if feet are cared for and looked...

Corns: What Are They, and How Do You Get Rid of Them May 30th, 2016

Corns are thickened areas on the skin’s surface, to the point of being irritating and sometimes painful. Commonly found on the feet, corns are circular or cone-shaped.They develop where there are areas of pressure or friction, such as on the little toe when it rubs up against shoes, or on...

What to Do to Keep Your Child’s Feet Healthy May 23rd, 2016

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 their foot health. Maintaining...

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment for a Broken Foot May 16th, 2016

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.The location of any break can tell you how the break...

Blisters on the Feet May 9th, 2016

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.A blister on the foot, or...

Heel Pain May 2nd, 2016

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? Many people experience a feeling of sharp pain which radiates into their arch from their heel and which does not...

Toenail Fungus Apr 25th, 2016

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.The feet are especially susceptible to toenail fungus because shoes and socks...

Morton’s Neuroma Apr 18th, 2016

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. Neuroma refers to a benign growth that can occur in different parts of the body. Morton’s Neuroma strictly affects the feet. This...

Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type Apr 11th, 2016

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.  Running shoes should be selected based on your foot...

Effect of High-Heels on the Feet Apr 4th, 2016

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. Though high-heels have had an association with femininity and have kept them popular over...

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet Mar 28th, 2016

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. Most people suffering from hyperhidrosis of the feet also experience hyperhidrosis of the hands, or palmar hyperhidrosis. Approximately 1-2% of...

Every Day Foot Care Mar 21st, 2016

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. Ignoring foot problems can mean pain, limited mobility, and expensive doctor’s visits. On the other hand, if feet are cared for and looked...

Proper Shoe Fitting Mar 14th, 2016

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 feet. The overall structure and the biomechanics of our bodies...

Barefoot Running Feb 29th, 2016

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 adjustment you will have to make.Whenever you run normally with...

Plantar Fasciitis Feb 15th, 2016

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 condition is completely treatable, traditional methods can take up to a year...

Hammertoes Feb 1st, 2016

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 not comfortably fit the deformity....

Flat Feet Jan 11th, 2016

Flatfoot is a foot condition in which the arch of the foot has either partially or totally dropped or has never developed. While it is common in babies and small children, it can become a problem for them in adulthood if the arch never forms. For adults, the development of...

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle Jan 4th, 2016

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 them, the bones of the...

Arthritic Foot Care Dec 15th, 2015

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 will wear down too....

Diabetic Foot Care Dec 14th, 2015

Millions of people are affected with diabetes each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in all parts of the body, especially the feet. The legs and feet may develop slow blood flow, which causes neuropathy (nerve damage). Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is important that the feet are well...

Ingrown Toenail Care Nov 30th, 2015

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.There are many risk factors that can predispose a person to this common condition. Cutting your nails too short, participating...

Ankle Foot Orthotics For Athletes Nov 23rd, 2015

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. Orthotics come in a variety of different models and sizes, including both over the counter and customizable variants. Customizable ones should...

All About Broken Ankles Nov 16th, 2015

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 fibula, and...

Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy Nov 9th, 2015

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.Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.Avoid putting...

Hammertoe Nov 2nd, 2015

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 the deformity. Hammertoes can be formed after...

How Obesity Affects Your Feet Oct 26th, 2015

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...

Systemic Diseases of the Foot Oct 19th, 2015

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 comfortably, include gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders,...

Foot Therapy for Sports Injuries Oct 5th, 2015

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. For ample, in softball, a pitcher winds up and flings her body with...

Athlete’s Foot Sep 7th, 2015

Athlete’s foot is an extremely contagious infection caused by a fungus that results in itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet. The fungus that causes athletes foot is known as tinea pedis and thrives in moist, dark areas such as shower floors, gyms, socks and shoes, commons areas, public changing areas,...

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Relieves Heel Pain Aug 31st, 2015

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.The plantar fascia is a connective tissue in the heel that stretches the bottom length of your...

Exercise for Your Feet Aug 24th, 2015

Whether your feet are over-worked or under-worked, chances are they could benefit from some special attention. Even those who exercise regularly probably do not spend any time strengthening their feet. This can be just as rewarding as strengthening the rest of the body, since the health of your feet affects...

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries Jun 22nd, 2015

Athletes will often sustain sprained ankles; they are one of the most common injuries sports players receive. It is general knowledge that sprained ankles are painful and debilitating conditions that often keep players off their feet and away from activity. Once an ankle is sprained, the occurrence of re-injury is...

What is a Podiatrist May 18th, 2015

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 occur. A person seeks...