Foot & Ankle Specialty Blog

Blisters - What to Do to Treat Them and How to Prevent Them

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jul 10, 2021 9:08:00 AM

In the large scheme of life, blisters may not seem anything to worry about. These tough  pillows of damaged skin filled with clear yellow fluid can appear anywhere on the body, although they are more likely to occur on the feet, especially when poorly fitting tight shoes are worn. But to ignore them can lead to problems like infections.

What you should ignore is any urge you may get to stick a pin or needle in its pillow of thick skin to drain it of its clear yellow fluid in an attempt to hurry the healing process. It's a sure way to invite infection.  And don't pick at the edges or peel the skin away when it finally bursts — on its own. And it will burst and heal if left alone, but it will take anywhere from three to seven days. 

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Topics: feet, Health tips

How Nutrition Affects Your Feet

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jul 9, 2021 2:17:28 PM

While you likely know that good nutrition is critical to overall health, did you know that good nutrition is also vital for your feet? That’s right, not consuming the correct foods and/or nutrients can lead to the development of several medical conditions that can negatively impact your foot health. Read on to learn more about how nutrition and foot health go hand-in-hand.

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Topics: Health tips

Nutrition and Your Feet

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on May 19, 2021 9:09:45 AM

Many people are well aware that consuming a healthy diet has a lot of health benefits. Eating a healthy diet can help you to maintain a healthy weight, help to prevent or reduce your risk for certain types of diseases and health ailments, and help you to live a longer and healthier life. One of the things that many people do not realize about a healthy diet is that it can be beneficial to your feet. Here is a little more information about the foods you eat and the way they can affect your feet. 

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Topics: Health tips

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

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

Foot Cancer! Is That a Real Thing?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Aug 20, 2020 4:27:52 PM

When you think of body parts affected by Cancer you probably instantly think of the lungs, probably the breasts, and the largest organ of all – skin. That’s understandable, as they are all in the top five most common types of cancer. When talking about skin cancer there are eight places where you should pay most attention.


You probably weren’t surprised to see the face, neck and back on that list. But did Number Eight - soles of your feet - surprise you? That’s most likely due to the skin on our feet, particularly the soles, are often overlooked when we apply sunscreen. In fact, professional ballroom dancer, Witney Carson, discovered melanoma on her foot in 2015 at the age of 22.

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Topics: cancer, Health tips

General Sun Care Tips

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Aug 4, 2020 4:06:00 PM

Now that summer is here, more people are enjoying the warm weather by spending time outside. However, as you are outside, you are exposed to the sun. Failing to properly protect yourself and your children from the sun can lead to many potential issues, including skin prematurely aging and increasing the odds of developing skin cancer. Here are a few tips that can help you to protect your skin when you are spending time outdoors. 

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Topics: Health tips

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

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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