Hikers and Hunters: Long, Vigorous Hikes Take Toll on Feet, Ankles

As brightly colored leaves dazzle the fall landscape, hikers and hunters nationwide will migrate to mountains, woods and fields, but many, unfortunately, are ill prepared for the beating their feet will take, warns a local foot and ankle surgeon. “Hikers, hunters and others who love the outdoors often don’t realize how strenuous it can be […]

Getting help for the most-common, most-ignored type of pain

If our teeth ache, most of us will head quickly to the dentist for treatment. But if your feet hurt, do you just chalk up the pain as a discomfort of modern life? Sadly, most of us do. Most Americans say they have foot pain at least some of the time, and more of us […]

Shoes for Sports

Avoid Pain & Raise Your Game SHOES FOR SPORTS Sport-specific shoes can really affect the way you play. Make sure to have your feet professionally measured by today’s podiatrist to find a correctly sized shoe. If you participate in a certain sport at least two to three times a week, you should wear a sport-specific shoe. […]

The Common Causes of Heel Pain

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HEEL SPURS:  What is it?  A bony growth on the underside of the heel bone. What causes it?  Heel spurs result from strain on the muscles and ligaments of the foot, by stretching of the long band of tissue that connects the heel and the ball of the foot, and by repeated tearing away of the lining […]