Flat Feet

How do I know if I have Flat feet? People with flat feet may experience pain along the inside of the ankles with prolonged periods of standing, walking or running, when wearing shoes that do not have sufficient arch support. Treatment Options The most effective and simplest way to correct this condition is with a… Continue reading Flat Feet

Toe Nail Fungus

What causes fungal toenails? Fungal toenails are caused by an organism that grows in and under the nail. The fungus likes to grow in warm, moist places like your shoes. Many patients pick up fungal toenail infections in the gym locker room, from a nail salon, wet shoes or from trauma. Fungal toenails Symptoms Fungal… Continue reading Toe Nail Fungus

Cracked heels/Fissuring of heels

What are heel fissures? Heel fissures are cracks in the heels which occur when there is a lack of moisture. Cracked heels/Fissuring of heels Symptoms People with fissures experience cracking in heels and thickening of the surrounding skin. Treatment Options Moisturizers are the best form of treatment for fissures or cracked heels. In some cases,… Continue reading Cracked heels/Fissuring of heels

Athlete’s Foot/Tinea Pedis

What is Athlete’s Feet? Athlete's foot is caused by a fungal infection affecting the web of skin between the toes and the soles of the foot. Athlete’s Foot/Tinea Pedis Symptoms Most people who have athlete’s feet experience itching, burning, pain and scaling of skin on feet. Treatment Options Athlete’s feet is very contagious and should… Continue reading Athlete’s Foot/Tinea Pedis

Ingrown Nails

What are ingrown toenails Ingrown toenails occur when your toenail grows into the corners of your skin causing pain. Ingrown Nails Symptoms Increased pressure, swelling and tenderness along the corner where the nail grows into the skin. If your ingrown toenail gets infected it can also become red, warm to touch and pus may be… Continue reading Ingrown Nails


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