What are Corns? Formation of hardened, thickened skin in response to friction and increased pressure. These lesions are located on the top of the toes. Corns Symptoms Rough, hardening skin on the toes Skin that’s sensitive to touch Redness or pain when wearing shoes Treatment Options Shaving of corns in combination with orthotic therapy can… Continue reading Corns


What are Calluses? Some patients plagued by callus formation usually describe it as walking on an extremely hard pebble. These lesions can be very painful with prolonged periods of standing, walking or running. Calluses Symptoms Most people who have this condition may experience pain with their first step in the morning and others may notice… Continue reading Calluses

Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis or Heel pain is usually caused by tightening of the plantar fascia ligament located on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia ligament supports the arch. When you're resting, the ligament contracts. As you start to walk, the ligament pulls and may tear slightly causing pain. Plantar Fasciitis… Continue reading Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis


What Are Hammertoes? Hammertoes occur due to a contracture of the small joints in the toe which causes friction to these joints when wearing shoes. In many cases, when left untreated, the top of the toe repeatedly rubs against the shoe and a corn can develop. Symptoms of Hammertoes Redness and swelling at the toe… Continue reading Hammertoes


What Are Bunions? Bunions are a bony, often painful hump at the base of the big toe. Bunion Symptoms Some symptoms of a bunion include: Swelling Redness Tenderness to touch Pain that is constant or pain that comes and goes Limited movement of the joint or toe Factors that may contribute to bunions include: Geneticsis the… Continue reading Bunions