Foot & Ankle Specialty Blog

Ankle Pain While Running

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Mar 11, 2021 2:26:00 PM

We are a couple of months into the New Year, and many people made resolutions to lose weight or get back into shape. If you were one of these people, you may be running on a treadmill or out on the street trying to improve your health and maintain your weight. One of the most common problems that runners encounter is ankle pain. Many runners feel ankle pain while running, while others may feel the pain after completing the workout regimen. If you are experiencing ankle pain during or after a run, you may be wondering why you feel it, how you can treat it, and if and when it warrants a trip to the doctors. Here's everything you need to know.  

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Topics: Ankle Injuries, running

New Trend Alert: Foot Masks

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Feb 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, when you said the term face masks, most women immediately thought of the masks that are worn on the face to help moisturize, exfoliate and improve the appearance of facial skin. These types of masks have been used for decades as a luxurious treat and to help as part of a skin care regime. Face masks have inspired a new trend; foot masks. Foot masks are similar to face masks, with the key difference being that they are used on feet, not faces. If you have yet to hear about this trend, you may be wondering more about foot masks. Here is a bit more information. 

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Topics: feet

How Do You Treat a Toe Cyst?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Feb 8, 2021 9:50:00 AM

If you have a cyst on your toe, you may notice a small bump. This small bump may look red and inflamed, much like a bug bite, it may look like it has a head on it, like a pimple, or it may look water-filled, like a blister. There are different types of cysts that can develop on your toes, including ganglion cysts, digital myoxiod cysts, mucoid cysts, inclusion cysts and sebaceous cysts. Each has a slightly different appearance, but the common thread with all of these cysts is that they can be painful. If you have a toe cyst, you may be wondering how it can be treated. Here are a few of the various ways to treat a toe cyst. 

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Topics: toe pain

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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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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