Foot & Ankle Specialty Blog

Why Do We Get Foot Pain While Skiing, and How Do We Resolve It?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jan 22, 2021 2:03:04 PM

Too many people come away from a long day on the slopes with sore ankles, burning insteps or tender heels. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Learning how to ski more efficiently, as well as how to modify your footwear, can make all the difference.

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Topics: feet, toe pain, sports

At-Home Exercise: Foot Pain and Treatments

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jan 5, 2021 1:57:00 PM

These days, at-home workout options like Peloton indoor cycles can be lifesavers when it comes to staying physically healthy, as well as working off anxiety. But if you’re new to at-home cycling and other home gym equipment — or just prone to overdoing it — you may be dealing with the kind of foot pain you’ve never experienced before.

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Topics: heel pain, toe pain, Health tips, exercise

Fact or Fiction: Are COVID-19 Symptoms Appearing on Feet?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Dec 18, 2020 4:24:44 PM

The Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has many symptoms associated with it. Some of the most common symptoms of this virus include a fever, fatigue and cough. However, one of the more unique elements associated with this virus is that two people can have completely different symptoms once they are infected. One of the potential symptoms that people are talking about on the Internet pertains to feet. If you have read or heard about this, it may leave you wondering if COVID-19 symptoms appearing on feet is fact or fiction. Here is what you need to know about your feet and Coronavirus. 

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Topics: feet, Health tips

Do Your Feet Really Grow When You're Pregnant?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Dec 9, 2020 5:31:21 PM

It’s not an urban legend: Feet can actually grow during pregnancy. In fact, there are logical, physiological reasons to explain the phenomenon. But before you go replacing all of your shoes, keep in mind that some “growth” is actually fluid buildup that eases after childbirth.

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Topics: arch support, swollen feet, pregnancy

Reasons Why You Need to Use Your Medical Benefits Before the End 2020

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Nov 20, 2020 3:00:00 PM

2020 is almost over. If you have not already done so, you might want to consider making an appointment with a medical professional prior to the year ending. In some cases, failing to do so can wind up costing you time or money in the future. 

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Topics: Insurance

Toe Fungus Treatment Options

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Nov 13, 2020 5:25:53 PM

Toenail fungus is one of the most common foot ailments we see at our offices in The Woodlands and Magnolia, TX. It can be a complex condition to treat, but we are on the cusp of the latest and most effective methods. Our experts at Sweeney Foot & Ankle Specialists will explain how toenail fungus presents itself, how it’s diagnosed and the various methods for treatment.

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Topics: Infections, toe pain

Sweeney Foot & Ankle Has a New Woodlands Office Location

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Oct 30, 2020 6:49:32 PM

If you've visited our website (or our office) recently you've probably noticed that our Woodlands office has moved - but not far! Many people have asked us why we moved across the street, and the answer is simple: growth!

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Medial and Lateral Malleolus

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Oct 21, 2020 8:30:00 AM

While your foot and ankle area may be a small part of your body, these structures are made up of any different structures, joints and bones. Two of the bones that play an important role in the structure of your foot and ankle are the medial malleolus and the lateral malleolus. Unfortunately though, while they are important, they are bones that many people have never heard of, or do not fully understand. Here are a few common questions you may have about these bones and the answers to the questions you may have.

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Topics: feet

Bunion Surgery: Is It Worth It?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Sep 25, 2020 9:27:17 PM

Bunions are caused by abnormal bones in the front of the foot that move out of place resulting in your big toe leaning towards the smaller toes and causing the bone at your big toe joint to push outward (which is the "bunion" or bump that you see on the side of the foot). The Merriam-Webster definition of a bunion is "an inflamed swelling of the small fluid-filled sac on the first joint of the big toe accompanied by enlargement and protrusion of the joint". Likewise, small bunions can also form at the base joint of the smallest (a.k.a "pinky") toe.

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Topics: bunion, bunion surgery

What's Causing Your Foot Cramps?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Sep 17, 2020 7:10:44 PM

You might expect a back spasm after heavy lifting, but foot cramps tend to attack without warning — sometimes even in the dead of night. While the cramps often go away quickly, repeated bouts of them may need to be addressed.

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Topics: foot injury, Health tips

Did You Know?

The human foot has 28 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and numerous tendons that work together to keep you balanced and active. When there’s an injury or pain with any of them, it affects more than just your foot. Foot disorders can prevent you from performing your regular daily activities or enjoying the things you love.

75% of all Americans will experience foot problems at some point in their lifetime. This blog provides helpful information and resources regarding the most common foot problems. If you’d like more information about any of the topics, or to schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist, contact us today.

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