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What Are Plantar Warts?

Plantar warts are small growths that appear on the heels of the feet. Pressure may make the warts grow inward beneath a thick layer of skin called a callus.

Jul 9th, 2019
Edema and Pregnancy

Many pregnant women notice their feet have become swollen. This is caused by the pressure that is put on the lower limbs, which is often the result of a growing fetus.

Jul 2nd, 2019
How to Treat Bunions

A bunion signifies a structural bone disorder within the foot. You may notice a bunion if there is a bump at the base of the big toe, or a “tailor’s bunion” if there is a bump at the bottom of the little toe.

Jun 18th, 2019
Preparing For Foot Surgery

If you are scheduled for any type of foot surgery, it is wise to prepare for an appropriate recovery period.

Jun 3rd, 2019
Causes of Flat Feet

The medical condition that is referred to as flat feet occurs when the arch is missing from the foot.

May 20th, 2019
Possible Reasons Poor Circulation May Develop

There are numerous symptoms that are associated with poor circulation. Many patients may experience leg cramps, difficulty in healing, or the absence of a pulse in the feet.

Apr 15th, 2019
Two Types of Gout

The medical condition that is referred to as gout is considered to be a form of arthritis.

Apr 8th, 2019
Types of Foot Stretches

Many people find it beneficial to practice daily foot stretches. Injuries may be prevented when the feet are flexible, and everyday activities may be easier to accomplish.

Apr 1st, 2019
Causes of Gout

The medical condition that is referred to as gout is a form of arthritis, which may affect the joints in the big toe.

Apr 1st, 2019
Foot and Ankle Surgery

When conservative, noninvasive methods prove ineffective, surgery may be selected as the next course of action for the treatment of your foot or ankle condition.

Mar 25th, 2019
Is Foot Pain Common?

Many people have experienced foot pain at some point in their lives. There are many different forms of this type of pain, and it may come from a variety of reasons.

Mar 18th, 2019
Broken Foot Treatments

If you have broken a foot, you are aware of the severe pain that typically accompanies this condition.

Mar 11th, 2019
Foot Conditions That Happen During Pregnancy

Foot problems are a common affliction associated with pregnancy. Some of the most common foot complications that occur during pregnancy are collapsed arches, swollen feet, and dry or cracked heels.

Mar 5th, 2019
Symptoms of Stress Fractures

The definition of a stress fracture are tiny cracks in the bone that are a result of repeated stress that is placed on the foot.

Feb 25th, 2019
Children and Blisters

If you notice an area of skin on your child’s foot in the shape of what appears to be a small bubble, you are most likely looking at a blister.

Feb 18th, 2019
Footwear and Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are common and seem to randomly appear, but there are triggers that cause this uncomfortable condition.

Feb 11th, 2019
Diabetics and Wound Care

There are many diabetic patients who experience foot ulcers, which are considered to be wounds that do not heal.

Feb 4th, 2019
Toenail Fungus Is Contagious and Unattractive

One of the most common diseases of the toenails is referred to as toenail fungus. The fungi will generally enter the skin through tiny cuts or small areas between the nail bed and the nail.

Jan 21st, 2019
Wearing High Heels May Affect the Ankles

Even though many women enjoy wearing high heels and admire how the foot looks in high heeled shoes, there may be specific foot issues that may develop as a result of wearing this type of shoe.

Dec 26th, 2018
Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is an alternative treatment method that is used for bone and soft tissue disorders in the foot and ankle.

Dec 17th, 2018
There Are Two Types of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy may be an option that may provide moderate relief for people who are afflicted with specific types of foot pain such as plantar fasciitis or chronic tendon conditions.

Dec 17th, 2018
Pregnancy and Oedema

One of the most common ailments pregnant women notice is the onset of swelling in their feet and ankles.

Nov 19th, 2018
Causes of Foot Blisters

If you’ve ever had a blister on your foot, you most likely may be aware of the discomfort that is often associated with it.

Nov 5th, 2018
Blisters on the Feet

Blisters are a common ailment of people who wear shoes that are either too tight or rub against the feet in an uncomfortable way. Knowing the basics of blisters is important for understanding how they are formed and what treatments should be used for them.

Nov 5th, 2018
The Benefits of Podiatric Medicine

People who pursue careers in podiatric medicine share an interest in helping patients who develop many types of foot conditions.

Oct 29th, 2018
What Causes Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

A common cause of the condition that is referred to as tarsal tunnel syndrome may occur as a result of constant overuse of the ankle.

Oct 15th, 2018
Causes of a Broken Toe

If you have experienced breaking your toe, which is also referred to as a fractured toe, you may be aware of the severe pain that is often associated with it.

Oct 1st, 2018
Symptoms of Toenail Fungus

A condition that is referred to as onychomycosis is commonly known as a fungal infection of the toenails. It is common among people who have sweaty feet or enjoy spending time swimming.

Sep 24th, 2018
What Are Heel Spurs?

If you experience sharp pains in your heels when you wake up in the morning, there is a chance you could have a heel spur.

Aug 27th, 2018
Bunions

A bunion is a bump that forms at the base of the big toe.

Aug 20th, 2018
Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail is a nail that has curved downward and grown into the skin.  This typically occurs at either the nail borders or the sides of the nail.

Aug 6th, 2018
Are Ingrown Toenails Painful?

Increased pressure of a toenail that grows into the surrounding skin is often referred to as an ingrown toenail.

Aug 6th, 2018
How to Protect Your Feet During the Summer

During the summer months, you may be involved in many different types of activities. Consequently, you should ensure you are wearing the best footwear possible to take care of your feet no matter where you go.

Jul 23rd, 2018
How Falls May be Prevented

Recent research has shown that when the body becomes stronger through stretching and exercise, the risk of fallingmay decrease.

Jul 16th, 2018
Falls Prevention

Elderly Americans are very susceptible to falls as they get older.

Jul 16th, 2018
Causes of Athlete’s Foot

A fungal infection that develops in the skin of the feet, which may be referred to as athlete's footor tinea pedis, often produces discomfort and pain.

Jul 2nd, 2018
Causes of Ingrown Toenails

Onychocryptosis is another name for a condition known as ingrown toenails. It’s a painful ailment that is typically the result of the toenail growing into the skin.

Jun 18th, 2018
Myths Associated with Gout

Gout is the result of crystals that form in the joints because of excess uric acid in the blood.

Jun 11th, 2018
The Difference Between An Ankle Strain and Sprain

There are many similar symptoms between ankle sprains and ankle strains. These may include the patient experiencing swelling and pain in and around the ankle in addition to the foot showing signs of instability.

Jun 4th, 2018
Working on Your Feet

Foot care is important regardless of your profession, but those who work on their feet must pay special attention.

May 29th, 2018
Causes and Symptoms of Bunions

As a bunion develops, there is generally minimal discomfort that is experienced. The bony growth that appears on the bottom of the big toe will grow in size, and the amount of pain encountered will often increase in relation to the size of the bunion.

May 14th, 2018
Why Are My Feet Swollen During My Pregnancy?

Pregnancy can create certain health conditions, and this may be apparent in the feet. Hormonal changes can be responsible for softening ligaments in the body, and the feet are often affected.

Apr 30th, 2018
How To Prevent Toenail Fungus

There are several early signs that can indicate you may have toenail fungus.  Such indicators may include the nails becoming thick and yellowed, and may crumble when touched.

Apr 9th, 2018
Types of Heel Pain

There are many types of heel pain experienced by the majority of the population at some point in their lives.

Apr 2nd, 2018
Are The Feet Affected By Obesity?

There are several ailments that may develop concerning the feet when obesity exists. When the body endures additional weight, it’s common to experience blisters, cracked skin on the heels, ankle sprains, and athlete’s foot.

Mar 26th, 2018
Types of Hammertoe Surgery

If you have a toe that bends at the joint and points up, you may have what is referred to as a hammertoe.

Mar 19th, 2018
What Are Flat Feet?

Flat feet is a common foot condition where young people typically have no painful symptoms, but may develop as they age.

Mar 12th, 2018
Treatment Options for Hammertoe

When the joints of the toes begin to bend severely, often resembling a “hammer,” this condition is referred to as hammertoe.

Mar 5th, 2018
How To Teach Children About Proper Foot Care

Your child may begin to walk at about 12 months of age. Recent research has shown that it’s beneficial to walk barefoot as much as possible, which may help strengthen the foot muscles.

Feb 26th, 2018
What is Shockwave Therapy?

If you are experiencing severe pain originating from the Achilles tendon, you may want to consider a treatment known as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ECSWT).

Feb 20th, 2018
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is a compression of the posterior tibial nerve.

Jan 23rd, 2018
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

A gradual onset of pain in the heel, which feels worse in the morning, is a good indication that you may have plantar fasciitis.

Dec 26th, 2017
How to Tell if You Have a Broken Toe

While it might seem obvious when and if you have a broken toe, this is not always the case. While some may experience crippling pain that causes them to stop walking, others may not experience pain at all.

Dec 18th, 2017
Thank You for Voting Us Best Podiatrist!

Dr. Simon Becker was recently awarded the Silver Medal for Best Podiatrist of Essex 2017. We want to extend our many thanks to all who voted for us and to our loyal patients, for who we strive to provide the best possible care.

Dec 5th, 2017
Exercises for Heel Spurs

When there is excessive stress in the heel, new bone is formed to protect the heel against fractures.

Dec 5th, 2017
The Benefits of Stretching Before Running

Many benefits are derived from warming up and stretching before running. In addition to increasing body temperature, the muscles become more relaxed; this lowers the risk for workout injuries.

Nov 28th, 2017
Yoga and Bunions

A bunion, a bony bump that occurs on the base of the joint of the big toe, can be a very uncomfortable deformity to live with.

Nov 6th, 2017
Texas A&M QB Breaks Ankle

As if things can’t get worse for the Texas A&M Aggies after losing to the UCLA Bruins, starting quarterback Nick Starkel was injured during the third quarter.

Sep 11th, 2017