Chronic Foot Pain: Taking Steps to Feel Good Again

When your feet hurt day and night, you may wonder if you're ever go without pain again. Chronic foot pain can wreak havoc on your life. The pain can strike at any given moment, or it can last for days on end. I was in your shoes a few years ago. My feet would ache at work, in the evening, and even when I slept at night. Finally, I sought help from a podiatrist, or foot doctor. The doctor examined my feet and diagnosed me with plantar fasciitis and heel pain. Both conditions would become worse without immediate treatment. I now want to share what I've learned about chronic foot pain with you. My blog provides information about different types of foot pain and how they develop. Hopefully, the information can help you feel good again. Thanks for stopping by and good luck.

Hammer Toe Surgery: Do You Need It?

6 October 2022
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If you need hammer toe surgery, it's best to get the surgery done as soon as you can. Hammer toes can be relieved to a degree by wearing shoes with a wide toe box and wearing supportive pads around your toes, but the condition won't correct itself.  Hammer toes are caused by genetics, natural foot shape, or the way you wear your shoes. If you wear high heels or often wear shoes that have tight toe boxes, you may get hammer toes. Read More …

Treatments That Give You Longer-Term Relief From Plantar Fasciitis

22 March 2022
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When plantar fasciitis flares up, you can ease the pain with ice or by taking some over-the-counter pain relievers. These measures take care of the pain, and they can even offer some healing support as they reduce inflammation in and around the plantar fascia. However, if you really want to heal from plantar fasciitis longer-term, you will need to do more than apply ice and pop a pain pill. Here are some more intensive, longer-term treatments. Read More …

Signs You Need To See A Podiatrist

27 September 2021
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Are you experiencing problems with your feet and ankles lately? Well, this could be a perfect time to have an appointment with a podiatrist. A podiatrist can treat foot injuries and also handle complications caused by diseases such as diabetes. While it's advisable to visit a podiatrist regularly, compiled are a few signs you have an issue that needs the attention of a foot doctor. Suffering from Diabetes Did you know that people living with diabetes are more likely to experience foot problems? Read More …

Getting Ready for Your Hammertoe Surgery

3 March 2021
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Hammertoe is a condition in which the tendons and ligaments in your toe shorten, causing the joint in that toe to take on a permanently bent shape. The unfortunate thing about hammertoe is that once it develops, there's really no way, other than surgery, to lengthen those connective tissues and straighten out the toe again. As such, as someone with hammertoe, it's important to know the basics of how to prepare for and ready yourself for hammertoe surgery. Read More …

2 Things You Can Do To Help Heal From Ankle Replacement Surgery

9 September 2020
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If you have damaged your ankle, your doctor may suggest that you get a total ankle replacement. If you do that, you want to make sure that you are doing everything possible to make sure that you are healing as well as possible. Getting a total ankle replacement is a major surgery, and you don't want to have to go through another surgery before you have to. So, what can do you do to make the healing process go as easily as possible? Read More …