Podiatrist’s Foot & Ankle Care Blog


Ankle Sprains and Ankle Pain An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments on the side of the ankle. Ligaments, as you may know, connect bone to bone–usually across joints. Ligaments are bands of elastic tissue which allow motion but also provide resistance. They are particularly important in the ankle because they provide… Read more »

How to “Heal” Heel Pain Heel pain is a common problem that many runners will experience during their training. Heel pain is more correctly referred to as “plantar fasciitis,” or inflammation of the plantar fascia. This entity goes by many other names, such as heel spurs, heel spur syndrome, and plantar fasciitis to name a few…. Read more »

Ingrown toenails occur when pressure from the ingrowth portion of the nail pushes into the skin. Once the nail breaks through, that causes painful inflammation. If left untreated, an infection can take place. Symptoms The most common symptoms of ingrown toenails (also known by the medical term onychocryptosis) include swelling, pain and redness. There may… Read more »

Similar to how carpal tunnel syndrome affects the wrist, tarsal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition that affects the foot. It is typically caused by an abnormal amount of pressure being placed on a nerve. Here is some information on the issue, and some ways to tell that you may have it. The Tarsal Tunnel… Read more »

Pressure ulcers can obviously be much more than an eyesore. They can be extremely painful and potentially even dangerous if they are not treated properly and an infection sets in. These are some of the ways to prevent this serious problem from occurring. What they Are Pressure ulcers are also known as bedsores, pressure sores… Read more »