Foot & Ankle Specialty Blog

Cracked Heels - Sandal Season!

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Apr 20, 2021 12:34:00 PM

Are you ready for sandal season? Whether you’re a man or a woman, you’ll want to put your best foot forward while you’re out and about. Unfortunately, cold and dry temperatures during the winter months may have left something to be desired where your heels are concerned.

Dry, cracked heels are one of the most common conditions that people complain about. In fact, this condition can become so painful that it becomes necessary to consult with a foot and ankle specialist. If your heels have become like sandpaper, here’s what you need to know.

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Topics: heel pain, feet

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

Sever's Disease Explained

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jun 6, 2018 11:58:00 AM

What is Sever's Disease?

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Topics: heel pain, sever's disease

Heel Pain: What’s the Cause?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Apr 12, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Pain in the base of the heel is the most common foot problem our patients have. We put tons of stress on our feet just by walking on them each day, not to mention things like exercising, playing sports and wearing irritating shoes. When given a little care and rest, heel pain will usually heal itself over time. However, if heel pain is ignored and you continue to put stress on it, it could develop into a serious condition.

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Topics: heel pain, 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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