As a provider, our job is to help our patients feel comfortable and help them take care of their foot health. One way we help our patients with their foot issues is to get a proper diagnosis and get them in suitable footwear.Read More
Ingrown toenails are due to the growth of the edges of the nail plate into the soft tissue of the toe. With bacterial invasion the tissue around the nails becomes red, swollen and sore.Read More
Hammertoes are a contracture of the toes as a result of a muscle imbalance between tendons on the top and bottom of the toes.Read More
The Hallux is the medical term for the big toe. Stiffness of the big toe is called Hallux Limitus. When there is no motion of the big toe it is called Hallux Rigidus.Read More
Charcot joint disease was given its name by the French neurologist Jean-Marie Charcot in 1868. He noted an unusual pattern of bone destruction in patients with tertiary syphilis and the absence of sensation.Read More
Ganglions are soft tissue masses that can occur on top of the foot, in front of the ankle or on the outside of the ankle.Read More
Adult flatfoot or posterior tibial tendon insufficiently is an event where the posterior tibial tendon loses strength and function.Read More
A bunion is a bump on the side of the great toe and represents a deviation of the first metatarsal. The deviation causes the great toe to lean toward the second toe. Bunions are caused from a weak or abnormal foot structure which placed a heavy load on the tendons, soft tissues and joint capsule of the first metatarsal or great toe.Read More
Toenail fungus (onychomycosis) is a slowly progressing infection that damages the nail over time. This infection is the same one that causes athlete’s foot. The fungus lives in the toenail bed and feeds the keratin in the nail. The nail is discolored, thickens over time and can become painful. A foul odor occurs, and ingrown nail can result.Read More
Restore dry, damaged or discolored skin naturally. It’s the only lotion with the natural healing compound called oakin. Oakin, a natural oak extract, is available exclusively through the Amerigel Skin and Wound Care product line.Read More
The likelihood of slipping and falling should not be ignored. Tripping, falling or losing your balance for any reason can have lasting and sometimes fatal results. Helping to reduce the risk of falling by making your home safe, having your vision checked, wearing appropriate foot wear and improving muscle strength will preserve your quality of life in the long term.Read More
Premium: The amount that you and your employer pay each month to be enrolled in medical, dental and vision insurance.
Deductible: The amount that you must pay each year for certain covered health services before the insurance plan begins to pay.Read More
What is a Nsaid? It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to relieve or reduce pain and swelling, such as Advil, Aleve or Motrin.Read More
The extensor tendons to the foot come from muscles in the front of the leg. The two main extensor muscles are the extensor hallucis longus muscle and the extensor digitrorum longus muscle. The tendons from the muscles cross the front of the ankle, over the top of the foot and attach to the big toe and smaller toes.Read More
here are five signs your child may have a foot problem:
- Your child cannot keep up with his/her peers.
- Your child withdraws from activities they usually enjoy.
- Your child does not want to show you his feet.
Clean Sweep Antimicrobial Shoe Shield eliminates 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria and fungus on contact. Clean sweep is enhanced with odor capture technology to neutralize ammonia, urea, smelly fatty acids and steroids.Read More
Whether you’re suffering from arthritis pain or have sore muscles and joints from over-doing it, Biofreeze Professional topical gel, combined with care from a hands on healthcare professional, can provide safer pain relief from sore muscles and joints in the feet and ankles. The gel has a vanishing scent and is paraben-free.Read More
Rough, dry and scaly skin affects at least 75% of people with diabetes over the age of 64. Diabetes can affect every part of the body including the skin. In fact, such problems are sometimes the first sign a person has diabetes. Fortunately, most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if caught early.Read More
At the beginning of last summer, while working in my yard one Saturday, I turned my foot on a tree root arising to the surface of the ground. I felt a “pop” and twinge of pain not unlike anything I had experienced before. I thought I had a slight sprain, perhaps. I continued to work in the yard, hobbling around, thinking the mild pain would cease. Within an hour my shoe was too tight to wear from the swelling.Read More