Foot & Ankle Specialty Blog

Watch Out for Circulation Issues in the Feet

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jun 22, 2021 8:43:27 AM

If you’re starting to feel like there are problems with your feet, they don’t stay warm enough, your toes go numb unexplainably, and there shooting pains when circulation seems to come back in your feet, seeing a doctor is highly recommended.

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Topics: swollen feet

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

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

Feet Swollen? Top 5 Reasons This Happens and When to Be Concerned

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jul 22, 2019 11:35:41 AM

When it comes to our feet, we take them for granted. We are on our feet for long hours of the day as they go through a range of abuses. In fact, the only time when we may pay particular attention to them is when we stub a toe or get a cut on the bottom of the foot. So we can often overlook other problems that we should take seriously.

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Topics: swollen feet

Why Are My Feet Swollen?

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on May 17, 2018 4:31:00 PM

The feet are probably the most overworked parts of the body. They support your body weight as you stand, walk, run, jump, and so on. It is, therefore, common for the feet to swell up at the end of the day. Sitting for long hours causes fluids to accumulate in your feet, which explains why your shoes fit more tightly in the evenings. The swelling caused by the accumulation of fluids under the skin is referred to as "Edema." This is quite normal, but there are instances where swollen feet should raise an alarm. These include:

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Topics: swollen 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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