Podiatrist’s Foot & Ankle Care Blog

 

Ankle foot orthotics are shoe inserts that offer support to control the placement and movement of the ankle, correct deformities, and compensate for weakness. These inserts are used to stabilize the foot and ankle and provide toe clearance during the swing phase of gate. Athletes often suffer foot problems because their feet are not being… Read more »

Your feet are covered most of the day. If you're diabetic, periodic screening is important for good health. Numbness is often a sign of diabetic foot and can mask a sore or wound.

Idiopathic peripheral neuropathy refers to damage of the peripheral nerves where cause can not be determined. When the peripheral nerves are damaged, there are often symptoms that affect the feet. These can include numbness, a tingling or burning sensation, pain, a loss of sensation, muscle weakness, muscle spasms, or difficulty moving the lower limbs. Treatment… Read more »

There are several systemic diseases, or diseases that affect the whole body, that either display symptoms in the feet or affect the health of the feet. Common systemic diseases that affect the overall health of the feet, and the patient’s ability to walk comfortably, include gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis, among others. In… Read more »

Shockwave Therapy is an emergent treatment of foot and ankle pain. In the United States, this innovative therapy has been licensed to treat plantar fasciitis: an inflammatory disorder in the tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes which causes pain in the heel. Shockwave Therapy—similar to Shockwave Lithotripsy for kidney stones—sends high-energy acoustic sound… Read more »