Foot & Ankle Specialty Blog

Do Your Shoes Fit Properly?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jul 20, 2020 4:02:00 PM

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when purchasing shoes is buying shoes that do not fit you properly. Many people, particularly women, buy shoes based on the way the shoes look, not on the way the shoes fit. Unfortunately though, you can make yourself uncomfortable or even damage your feet by wearing shoes that do not properly fit your feet. Here is everything you need to know about shoes and their fit. 

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Topics: feet, toe pain, Health tips

Summertime Foot Care

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jul 9, 2020 4:01:00 PM

When summertime rolls around and everyone wants to head outside, it's easy to forget the problems that this might bring to our feet. Sure, we may want to feel the grass between our toes, but is it wise to constantly go barefoot? What happens if to feet if they get soaked in a stream while hiking? We'll look at how you can protect your feet during these lazy, hazy days, so everyone can have healthy skin. 

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Topics: feet

Stone Bruises Versus Metatarsalgia

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jun 24, 2020 11:12:00 AM

What is a Stone Bruise?

A stone bruise is a pain in the ball of your foot. The infected area can include the toes up to where the foot arches. Due to misalignment and compression of nerve endings, characteristics include inflammation and pain in the affected area. There is rarely discoloration, even though it is called a bruise.

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Topics: feet, foot injury, stone bruise

Diabetes and Foot Health - Ways to Relieve Your Pain at Home

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on May 11, 2020 12:24:00 PM

Diabetes can affect your feet in a negative way, especially when it is not well controlled. In many cases, the damage to your feet will be painful. Although there isn't much you can do to reverse this damage, you can take steps to reduce the pain you feel. Below are some tips to help you relieve diabetic foot pain in the comfort of your own home. 

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Topics: feet

Understanding the Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis on Your Feet

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Sep 26, 2019 10:51:03 AM

As rheumatoid arthritis (RA) starts to develop, the feet are often the first place to feel the symptoms. This chronic inflammatory disorder causes the body to attack itself, affecting all the different types of tissues from joints to skin.

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Topics: feet, foot injury, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

The Many Benefits of Foot Stretching

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Sep 10, 2019 10:40:00 AM

Do your feet hurt? You are not alone – a recent survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association found that 77 percent of people in the United States have a foot problem. Fortunately, you can stretch your feet to alleviate pain and other foot problems; foot stretching can also help prevent painful foot issues. With practice, you can even take foot stretching to an art form that provides maximum relief from even the toughest foot problems.

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Topics: feet, arch issues, foot injury

Aging Feet and Ankles

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Aug 26, 2019 2:15:42 PM

Over time, your body begins to show the effects of aging. Skin sags, wrinkles form and age spots may appear. Your feet and ankles are not immune to aging, either. Aging certainly affects the way your feet and ankles look, but more importantly, aging feet and ankles may not function as they did when you were younger. This process doesn’t happen overnight, but gradually. You may not notice the signs of aging feet and ankles, but your podiatrist can.  Here are some ways that your feet and ankles change as you age.

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Topics: feet, Aging

Pregnancy and Your Feet

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Aug 13, 2019 2:26:00 PM

As a woman, you know that your body undergoes many physical changes during pregnancy. Even your feet are not immune to these changes! Considering the extra weight you end up carrying during pregnancy, it’s not too surprising that you can expect to experience changes to your feet. However, there are also other things that influence your feet during this time.

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Topics: feet, swollen feet, pregnancy

Spider Veins

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jul 11, 2019 11:39:00 AM

In the continuum of medical conditions, spider veins are relatively common and harmless. However, many people who get spider veins are dismayed by their presence and would like to get rid of the veins, if they could. Knowing what spider veins are, and what you can do to if you have spider veins, is important. Here's what you need to know. 

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Topics: feet

Post-Foot-Surgery Tips

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jun 11, 2019 6:11:00 PM

Post-surgical success requires that the patient play a significant role in the healing process. Different things affect healing from foot surgery, but what a patient does during the recovery period is the most critical. Here are a few tips to improve the chance of post-foot-surgery recovery.

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Topics: feet

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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