Let’s face it. Home remedies aren’t solutions. And, while surgical correction is the best way to achieve relief, some bunion procedures can shorten and alter the look of your toe, that may cause pain and other foot-related issues down the road.The LapiFuse™ Bunion Procedure is a new type of bunion correction that not only reduces… Continue reading Put Bunions in Their Place!
Hammertoes are progressive toe deformities affecting your second, third, or fourth toes. Hammertoes form when your muscles and connective tissues become imbalanced. Normally, these components work together to keep your toes flat and straight. If hammertoes aren’t treated soon after detection, they will likely stiffen. This can lead to serious pain and foot discomfort. Book… Continue reading Do You Suffer from Hammertoes?
Is the skin around one of your toenails swollen and tender? If so, there’s a good chance you have an ingrown nail. When you first have an ingrown toenail they can become very tender. Later, it may get red and infected, and feel very sore. Ingrown toenails are a very common, painful condition that affect… Continue reading Do I have an ingrown toenail?
Winter spells colder temperatures in many places of the world, including Kentucky. With colder temperatures comes enclosed shoes. Enclosed shoes often leads to increased foot problems, such as pain from bunions, bone spurs, abnormally contracted toes (hammer toes), and athlete’s foot. To avoid such problems heed some helpful advice. To avoid pressure against certain areas… Continue reading Winterize Your Feet??
Millions of people in the world experience pain from one problem or another; pain they wish would go away. But did you know the ability to feel pain could be considered a blessing? The ability to feel pain allows us to know when a stimulus is potentially harmful. If we have a splinter in our… Continue reading The GIFT of pain??
Recent diabetes research shows promise in dealing with diabetes. It may soon be possible to check your blood sugar level by way of you saliva. Recent studies have examined the ability to measure different chemical properties of saliva, which may mimic blood sugar levels directly. Research has been ongoing for several years in attempt to… Continue reading Research in Diabetes
Fashion dictates women must wear shoes that can cause significant foot pain; shoes that usually include open toes and some sort of a heel. Whether working in retail, banking, or in the corporate world, women’s dress shoes are NOT conducive to comfort. The most common complaint of this population is that of pain in the base… Continue reading Comfortable Heels?
Ingrown toenails are problems most people deal with at some point in their lives. Information available online as to home remedies include cutting a “V” in the center of the end of the toenail, shoving pieces of cotton under the edges of the nail, and cutting the toenail straight across. Most all ingrown toenails are… Continue reading Should I Cut Straight Across??
The age of patients with foot problems varies widely; I’ve removed ingrown toenails on a 6mo old, and have performed surgery on a 92 year old. Through the years, I’ve seen women come in with foot pain of varying types and severities, the majority of which could be effectively treated with a good quality arch… Continue reading Women’s Shoes by Decade
NEXT ALBUM: Jacked Up Toe!! A recent photo of rock star and American Idol judge, Steven Tyler, walking on the beach reveals a rather unflattering deformity of his 2nd toe. The 2nd toe is crossed over, lying on top of his great toe. So what causes this sort of problem and how did it happen? … Continue reading Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler