How Can I Keep My Athlete’s Foot from Spreading to My Partner?

Athlete’s foot (also known as tinea pedis) is a common fungal infection that typically develops as a rash between the toes, causing burning, itching and dryness. Because it is contagious and is commonly spread in shared spaces and communal areas like showers, bathroom floors and gym locker rooms, it can be fairly easy for athlete’s […]

Expert Corn Removal: Finding the Best Treatment for Painful Corns

Corns are thickened areas of skin that develop in response to excessive pressure and friction. This can occur when one toe rubs repeatedly against another or when the toes rub against ill-fitting footwear.  Typically hard and circular, corns are usually not a serious problem, but can be quite painful if untreated, especially when wearing shoes. […]

Foot Surgery: Get Back on Your Feet

When foot problems don’t respond to conservative treatments, your podiatrist may recommend surgery to relieve pain, correct a foot deformity or restore function in your foot and/or ankle. Podiatric surgery is performed by board certified foot surgeons who specialize in surgery of the feet and ankles. An expert podiatrist can diagnose the cause of your […]

Bunionectomy: A Surgical Solution to Bunions

Characterized by a large, unsightly bump on the side of the big toe joint, bunions signal an underlying deformity in the structure of the foot. Left untreated, bunions may become progressively worse, causing severe discomfort, difficulty walking, redness and swelling. Treatment options vary with the severity of each bunion. Identifying the deformity early in its […]

RICE: Early Treatment for Minor Foot Injuries

An unexpected fall or twist can result in an injury of the foot or ankle, such as a sprain or strain. Immediate first aid can help prevent complications, reduce pain and improve recovery. Rest, ice, compression and elevation–commonly referred to as R.I.C.E.–is the first and best treatment for minor injuries. The following tips can aid in the early […]

Running Shoes: Minimizing Foot Problems for Optimal Training

If you’re a runner, you know that your shoes are an integral piece of equipment when it comes to comfort, performance and injury prevention. Your foot type and function will determine which type of running shoe will be best for your unique needs and training regimen. A shoe must properly fit the shape and design […]