Podiatrist’s Foot & Ankle Care Blog


Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs is often caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is usually the result of a buildup of plaque in the arteries. Plaque buildup, or atherosclerosis, can be the result of excess calcium and cholesterol in the bloodstream. This restricts how much blood can flow through arteries. Reduced… Read more »

When the skin on the foot rubs against a shoe, there is a chance a corn will develop. Typically, the pressure from this causes the skin to thicken; this may produce extreme pain, affecting the deeper layers of the skin. Hard corns are generally caused by poorly fitted shoes and may develop on the top of… Read more »

Corns are thickened areas on the skin’s surface, to the point of being irritating and sometimes painful. Commonly found on the feet, corns are circular or cone-shaped. They develop where there are areas of pressure or friction, such as on the little toe when it rubs up against shoes, or on the ball of your… Read more »

Your Feet are Getting Older:  Foot Issues Matter Elderly individuals are at a high risk for many ailments, including those that affect the feet. Some of them are simple to treat, and others may be more serious. This is why it is crucial that anyone over the age of 60 knows how to care for… Read more »

We exercise for our overall health, but sometimes, we can forget that our feet need to be taken care of as well. This is especially true for those who walk and run on a regular basis. Wearing the wrong shoes can cause pain, acute and chronic, as well as structural damage to the foot. It… Read more »