Gout is a form of arthritis that is unusually painful. The most common area for gout to occur is in the metatarsal phalangeal joint of the big toe. Treatment for acute gout, along with lifestyle changes and diet, will help decrease the chance of gout recurring.
Stretching the feet is important for athletes and those taking part in aerobic exercise, but it can also help anyone experiencing foot pain caused by poor footwear, plantar fasciitis, or long hours of standing and/or walking. Find out about effective stretching exercises.
Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 23, 2019. This annual event raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. Falling is not an inevitable part of aging. There is much you can do to reduce your risk.
While proper foot care is important for everybody, senior citizens have a tendency to be more susceptible to certain conditions, and should therefore be well-informed about problems that may arise and what they can do to properly avoid or treat them.
Proper shoe fitting is one of the most common concerns people have when it comes to the health of their feet. To some this may not seem like a major issue, but the reality is improperly fitting shoes account for a tremendous amount of injuries to the foot.
Flip-flops are the favorite shoes of many patients, especially during the summer season. At FL Foot Health, however, we know that these shoes can cause a great deal of harm to your feet if worn on a daily basis.
At FL Foot Health, we want patients to take the best care of their feet regardless of their age. May is Older Americans Month, and we’d like to take this opportunity to give some information about ways to care for senior feet and prevent foot problems.
At FL Foot Health, we know that many times patients will take a “wait and see” approach to an injury and put off going to see a podiatrist if at all possible. For ankle sprains, this can result in long-term pain and disability.
At first, you may think you have a small pebble in your shoe. But when you take your shoe off and look, nothing is there. Still, you have a pain in the ball of your foot between two of your toes and it hurts when you walk on it.
Did you know that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime? At FL Foot Health we know that the year-round pleasant weather in our state means that patients spend an above average amount of time outdoors.
If you’ve recently started a new fitness regimen and are now suffering from pain in your lower leg, ankle or foot, you may have aggravated your Achilles tendon. At FL Foot Health, we’re committed to educating patients about common podiatric problems and what to do about them.
At FL Foot Health, one of our goals is helping educate patients on podiatric health conditions. Many people see arthritis as another “joy” of old age and just accept joint aches and stiffness as normal.
At FL Foot Health, we’re always all about foot and ankle health, but during April, we especially recognize National Foot Health Awareness Month. Below are some facts about your feet that you may not know and suggestions for how to take better care of them for a lifetime of active living.
Managing diabetes can be a complex process and one that requires vigilance in order to spot symptoms of possible complications early. At FL Foot Health, we know that this systemic disease can play havoc with your feet.
March is National Nutrition Month. At FL Foot Health, we encourage patients to take a total body approach to podiatric health. What you eat can have a significant impact- either positive or negative- on the condition of your feet. Below are some tips to help you eat right for the benefit of your feet.
At FL Foot Health, we find that most people know how to recognize a bunion by its telltale bump at the base of the big toe. Often, however, patients don’t know much about the causes or treatment of this common condition. Below are some frequently asked questions (and answers) about bunions.
In Florida’s warm climate, sweaty feet may seem like a normal condition. However, at FL Foot Health, we want patients to know that there is also a podiatric condition known as hyperhidrosis that is characterized by an overly-excessive amount of sweating of the feet.