Foot & Ankle Specialty Blog

4 Ways to Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Nov 30, 2017 11:32:43 AM

People who spend a lot of time on their feet, as well as certain athletes, are at risk for developing plantar fasciitis. Genetics play a role as well, because those with high arches or flat feet are more at risk. Also, women are twice as likely to develop it than men. Fortunately, treatment is available.

Plantar Fasciitis Problems? We Can Help!

For more information on Plantar Fasciitis check out our Plantar Fasciitis - Symptoms and Risk Factors blog. 

 

 

 

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Topics: Plantar Fasciitis

Ankle Sprains 101

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Nov 29, 2017 3:30:27 PM

An ankle sprain is a common injury that can affect patients of any age. Below is some basic information about ankle sprains and how they can affect you. 

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Topics: Ankle Injuries

Common Causes and Treatments of Foot Stress Fractures

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Oct 20, 2017 2:24:50 PM

 

There are some misconceptions about what causes a foot stress fracture. Unlike other commonly damaged bones, a stress fracture in the foot generally does not occur from a single hard impact. They are more commonly suffered from repetitive use and excessive load bearing.

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Pros and Cons of Bunion Surgery

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Sep 29, 2017 1:17:15 PM

Also known as Hallux Valgus, a bunion is foot condition that occurs when the big toe bends toward and pushes the smaller ones. It causes the joint to stick out, forming a painful soft tissue and a protruding bony bump at the base of the big toe.

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Shoe Shopping Tips for Parents

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Aug 30, 2017 6:22:25 PM

Now that schools back in session, it's important to make sure your kids have the proper footwear to last them through the school year. One of the most important back-to-school purchases you can make for your child is a pair of good quality, proper fitting shoes. Not all shoe styles and brands are created equal. Just because your child wears one size in a certain style or brand, does not mean that they wear that style in all styles and brands.

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What Causes Bunions?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Aug 16, 2017 9:31:30 AM

A bunion is a bony bump that forms due to movement of the bones in the foot, which causes them to overlap. As your large toe begins to turn in and push against the next toe, the joint on the outside of the big toe is pushed out and becomes more prominent. Not only can bunions cause pain, but they can also become so large that it is difficult to find shoes that are comfortable to wear.

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Ingrown Toenail Causes and Treatments

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jul 20, 2017 3:02:36 PM

An ingrown toenail, onychocryptosis by its medical name, is one of the more uncomfortable maladies your feet can suffer, and the conditionis more common than you might think. According to a study by the Institute for Preventative Foot Health, nearly 40 million American adults have tangled with ingrown toenails. 

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The Downside of Salon Pedicures: Understand Your Risks

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jun 20, 2017 8:06:04 PM
As the weather warms, the sandals and open shoes come out of hibernation. Feet and legs are on display. Many flock to their favorite salon for a pedicure. Before you schedule that pedicure appointment, you should know the downside of salon pedicures.

Modern salons are beautifully designed. With custom lighting, mirrors and elegant decor, it’s easy to forget about the problems of the world and about safeguarding your health.
 

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Topics: Infections

The Importance of Physical Therapy after an Injury

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on May 19, 2017 8:05:30 AM

We understand that, after an injury, our demand will want us to go out and seize the day. Truthfully, the recovery process does not end after the splint or brace is taken off. You must take into consideration how inactive your muscles and joints have been during this long healing process. Going to physical therapy will allow your affected limbs to be nursed back to health and trained to handle the real world once again. Advanced procedures like ultrasound or electrical stimulation may also be used to rapidly increase the rate of recovery.

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Topics: Ankle Injuries

Plantar Fasciitis – Treatment Objectives

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Apr 20, 2017 10:57:58 AM

Who is at Risk?

People who spend a lot of time on their feet, as well as certain athletes, are at risk for developing plantar fasciitis. Genetics play a role as well, because those with high arches or flat feet are more at risk. Also, women are twice as likely to develop it than men. Fortunately, treatment is available.

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Topics: Plantar Fasciitis

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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