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Are Ingrown Toenails Dangerous?

Ingrown toenails are quite common. The angry-looking redness can spoil the appearance of a great pedicure, and the tender toe can cause pain that makes walking difficult. But are ingrown toenails dangerous?

Oct 4th, 2021
Five Reasons to Consider Nail Restoration

Nothing ruins a trendy pair of toe-out shoes quite like unattractive toenails. Maybe you lost a toenail, and it never grew back right. Or worse yet, you have toenail fungus. Nail restoration can help.

Sep 1st, 2021
How Does Arthritis Affect the Feet?

If you suffer from arthritis, you know the pain and joint stiffness can wreak havoc on your ability to move around. You may be more familiar with arthritis in the hands, hips, and knees, but did you know that it can also affect your feet?

Aug 4th, 2021
3 Signs of a Diabetic Foot Wound

Diabetes is a serious chronic medical condition that can cause numerous health complications, affecting almost every part of your body. Diabetic foot wounds are one such complication.

Jul 27th, 2021
Is Toenail Fungus Contagious?

Unsightly toenail fungus can take all the fun out of wearing open-toed shoes and trendy sandals during the summer. But can toenail fungus spread from one person to another? Our experts weigh in.

Jun 16th, 2021
Plantar Warts: Signs and Treatment

Plantar warts grow on the bottom of the feet. Although plantar warts can go away on their own, it could take some time, during which they can spread and cause pain. Here’s what to look for with plantar warts and the treatment options we offer.

May 18th, 2021
How Can I Prevent Bunion Pain?

Bunions can be painful and embarrassing. That bony bump by your big toe changes the shape of your foot and can even make it hard to walk. But that doesn’t have to happen.

Apr 13th, 2021
5 Benefits of Custom Orthotics for Athletes

Custom orthotics can provide proper foot support regardless of whether you’re a serious athlete, a weekend warrior, or a grandparent trying to keep up with your grandkids. Here’s a look at the benefits of custom orthotics for athletes.

Feb 12th, 2021
When Are Your Foot Problems Cause for Concern?

Most people will have the occasional bout of achy feet or painful blisters when breaking in a new pair of kicks. But how can you tell the difference between a minor foot problem and something that is cause for concern?

Jan 29th, 2021
The Link Between Obesity and Flat Feet

The human foot is a complex system of bones, joints, and muscles that work to support your weight and align your body for proper movement. Obesity can increase your risk of developing foot problems like flat feet.

Oct 7th, 2020
Diabetes and Your Foot Health

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects nearly every system in the body. Foot complications can include nerve damage and wounds that won’t heal. Taking good care of your feet is crucial to prevent limb amputation.

Aug 11th, 2020
Why Do I Need Custom Orthotics?

Custom orthotics can mean the difference between walking with pain or without pain. Your feet are literally the foundation for your body’s alignment, so correcting foot issues is crucial for eliminating pain and maximizing your quality of life.

Jul 14th, 2020
Podiatry and Covid-19: What You Should Know

Daily life for Americans and people across the world has changed profoundly as we learn to live with the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Everything from the way we buy groceries to how we access medical care, including podiatry, has changed.

May 22nd, 2020
5 Tips for Choosing the Proper Athletic Shoes

Once upon a time, athletic shoes were simply sneakers that you wore while playing sports. Today wearing a celebrity-endorsed shoe competes with buying the right type of proper-fitting athletic shoe, making the shopping experience very confusing.

Mar 1st, 2020
Banish Ugly Toenail Fungus Before Sandal Season

After a long winter, there’s nothing more welcoming than the first red robin or a crocus bloom. These signs of spring can mean just one thing – it’s almost sandal season. The clock is ticking to banish toenail fungus in time to uncover your toes.

Feb 1st, 2020
Why You Shouldn't Ignore Foot Warts

Plantar warts aren’t a serious medical condition, but if left untreated they can be painful and continue to spread. Ultimately they may be so uncomfortable that they change the way you walk.

Dec 3rd, 2019
How to Regain Stability After You Sprain Your Ankle

Ankle sprains are a common injury amongst weekend warriors and athletes. Whether you’re a grandparent wanting to get back to chasing your grandkids or an athlete looking to return to the game, getting back on your feet is a priority.

Nov 1st, 2019
How to Prevent Your Flat Feet from Getting Worse

Flat feet can cause pain, increase your risk for suffering foot injuries, and even make it difficult to wear your favorite shoes. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure your feet are getting the support they need.

Sep 20th, 2019
What Causes a Blister to Develop?

If you frequently run or wear shoes that are too tight, you may develop a blister. This may be a result of excess friction that occurs on a portion of the skin.

May 24th, 2019
How to Treat Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are considered to be a common foot injury. Many people will experience this condition at some point in their lives, and pain and discomfort often accompanies this ailment.

May 20th, 2019
Foot Surgery

In most cases, foot surgery is often chosen as the last available option for conditions that have otherwise been unsuccessfully treated.

May 13th, 2019
Causes of Broken Toes

The bones that are located in the toes are fragile and small. A broken toe may be a result if it has been severely stubbed or if a heavy object has been dropped on it.

May 11th, 2019
Blisters

Blisters are pockets of fluid that occur under the top layer of your skin. These fluid pockets are usually filled with pus, blood, or serum.

May 6th, 2019
Bunion Foot Surgery

Foot surgery can sound intimidating, but it is actually common among those with foot complications. There a few common issues that when severe enough, can lead to foot surgery.

May 4th, 2019
Foods Related to Gout

When excess uric acid exists in the bloodstream, crystals can form that lie in the joints of the big toe.

Apr 29th, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About Gout

Gout, typically found in diabetic patients, is an unusually painful form of arthritis caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the bloodstream.

Apr 29th, 2019
Reasons for Ankle Pain

The ankle enables the foot to move up, down, and around. It is the part of the body that connects the leg and the foot, and mobility may become difficult if the ankle is injured.

Apr 23rd, 2019
Ankle Pain

Pain experienced in the ankle can be caused by a multitude of conditions. While the most common cause is an ankle sprain, other possible problems can include arthritis, gout, ankle instability, ankle fracture, nerve compression, or tendinitis.

Apr 23rd, 2019
Toenail Fungus Is Contagious

The condition that is known as toenail fungus is considered to be contagious. The fungus that causes this nail infection typically thrives in warm and moist environments.

Apr 15th, 2019
Where are Corns Located?

A corn on the foot is a small, hardened portion of skin that develops as a result of excess friction which occurs to that part of the foot.

Apr 1st, 2019
Tips for Senior Foot Care

Many elderly people may find it difficult to practice daily foot care. It’s important for seniors to wear shoes that fit comfortably, and this may prevent uncomfortable conditions from developing.

Feb 20th, 2019
Where Is the Achilles Tendon Located?

The largest tendon in the body is referred to as the Achilles tendon. It is located in the back of the calf, and it’s function is to connect the lower leg to the heel of the foot.

Feb 19th, 2019
Importance of Podiatry

The feet support the entire body; therefore, foot health has a large impact on one’s overall health.

Feb 11th, 2019
Achilles Tendon Injuries

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body; it is a tough band of fibrous tissue that stretches from the bones of the heel to the calf muscles.

Feb 4th, 2019
Symptoms of a Broken Toe

The symptoms may be similar in sprained and broken toes, and it may be difficult to determine the extent of the injury.

Jan 28th, 2019
What to Know About a Broken Toe

Trauma to the foot, especially the toes, can occur in many ways. Banging them, stubbing them, or dropping something on them are a few different ways this trauma can occur.

Jan 28th, 2019
Causes of Ingrown Toenails

If you have ever experienced an ingrown toenail, you may be familiar the pain and discomfort it may cause.

Jan 21st, 2019
Stretching Your Feet

Debilitating foot pain is a problem for many people. But just as stretching the torso can help alleviate back pain, stretching the feet can also help mend existing foot problems and prevent future ones.

Jan 14th, 2019
Three Areas of Peripheral Neuropathy

Patients who are afflicted with peripheral neuropathy are typically familiar with a tingling sensation or numbness in their feet that generally accompanies this uncomfortable condition.

Dec 10th, 2018
Effect of High Heels on the Feet

Though high heels have had an association with femininity and have kept them popular over the years, there are definite health problems caused by wearing them too frequently.

Dec 3rd, 2018
Possible Causes of Gout

The painful condition that is known as gout is a form of arthritis. The pain is a result of excess uric acid that accumulates in the blood.

Nov 26th, 2018
Elderly Foot Care

As you grow older, you will start to notice more problems with your feet due to wear and tear.

Nov 12th, 2018
Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are growths that typically appear on the heels or other weight-bearing areas of the feet.

Nov 5th, 2018
What Does A Plantar Wart Look Like?

Common warts are caused by the human papillomavirus, which is known as HPV. The top layer of the skin becomes thickened and grows outward and will typically appear as a small bump.

Nov 5th, 2018
Causes of Heel Spurs

If you are experiencing a sharp pain in the heel of your foot while standing after a night’s sleep, you may have what is referred to as a heel spur.

Oct 29th, 2018
Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Common?

One of the most common types of arthritis is referred to as rheumatoid arthritis. Many people may experience symptoms of this condition in the feet and are aware of the pain and discomfort that typically exists with this ailment.

Oct 22nd, 2018
Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid syndrome mostly affects athletes, although it can affect non-athletes too. It is also known as cuboid subluxation or cuboid fault syndrome. 

Oct 15th, 2018
Causes and Symptoms of Gout

The medical condition referred to as gout is often the result of excess uric acid in the blood levels.

Oct 8th, 2018
Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis that is caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints.

Oct 8th, 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. 

Oct 1st, 2018
How to Care for Your Child's Feet

It is never normal for a child to experience pain in his or her feet. Foot pain that lasts more than a few days and limits a child’s ability to walk should be examined by a podiatrist.

Sep 17th, 2018
Symptoms of a Heel Spur

A heel spur is defined as a small bony protrusion that extends from the heel to the sole of the foot.

Sep 10th, 2018
What is a Podiatrist?

The branch of medicine that is focused on the treatment, diagnosis, and study of disorders of the lower leg, ankle and foot is referred to as podiatry.

Sep 4th, 2018
The Benefits of Pursuing a Podiatric Career

Podiatric medicine treats disorders of the ankles and feet. There are several conditions that fall under this category, including ingrown toenails, hammer toe, bunions and general foot pain.

Sep 4th, 2018
Proper Care of Diabetic Feet

If you are diabetic it’s important to learn how to properly take care of your feet. This may prevent possible infections that many diabetic patients may suffer from, and can ultimately lead to serious foot conditions.

Aug 27th, 2018
Ingrown Toenail Care

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

Aug 20th, 2018
Falls Prevention

Elderly Americans are very susceptible to falls as they get older. Everyone experiences decreases in flexibility, balance, strength, and the senses as they age.

Aug 6th, 2018
How Falling May be Prevented

Research has shown the importance of developing muscle strength, which may aid in the prevention of falling.

Aug 6th, 2018
How Did I Get My Flat Feet?

People who have the condition known as fallen arches, or flat feet, generally have feet that roll inward due to lack of arches.

Jul 30th, 2018
Pregnancy and Foot Health

Many pregnant women complain about foot pain while they are expecting. Foot pain can primarily be caused by weight gain and hormonal changes taking place in the body.

Jul 23rd, 2018
What Happens to Feet During Pregnancy?

For pregnant women, the general health of the feet may be affected. The additional weight gain may cause the feet to become bloated, and has been known to alter some women’s sense of gravity.

Jul 23rd, 2018
Why Does Heel Pain Occur?

There are several types of heel pain that many people experience. This type of discomfort may range from Sever’s disease, which affects children, to plantar fasciitis that is a result of inflamed tissues that connects the heel to the sole of the foot.

Jul 9th, 2018
How to Prevent Running Injuries From Occurring

Many joggers are acutely aware of how incurring an injury can hinder running activities. Achilles tendinitis is a common injury that is felt by runners who increase the miles they run in a short amount of time.

Jun 25th, 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 Dangers of Falling

There are several reasons why people fall, including poor vision, ingesting specific medications, or having difficulty in balancing.

Jun 4th, 2018
Barefoot Running

Barefoot running is becoming a more and more popular running trend throughout the running and jogging communities.

May 29th, 2018
Running Barefoot in the Park - Yay or Nay?

Barefoot running has its own share of benefits and disadvantages. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contact the podiatrists from Apple Podiatry Group. 

May 29th, 2018
How to Treat Toenail Fungus

Onychomycosis, more commonly known as Toenail fungus, affects approximately half of all Americans by the age of 70.

May 21st, 2018
Causes of Corns

If you experience a bony knot on your toes or feet, you may have what is referred to as a hard corn.

May 19th, 2018
Does Hammertoe Have to be Treated?

One uncomfortable deformity of the middle toes is hammertoe. The name is derived from the word “hammer,” as a result of the toe bending in the middle of the joint.

May 14th, 2018
Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is a frustrating problem that affects many people. It can be persistent and hard to get rid of.

May 12th, 2018
Foot Conditions Caused by Obesity

Fallen arches are a common result of being obese. The feet provide a natural support system for the body, and imbalance may occur due to the excess weight the feet must withstand.

May 8th, 2018
Can Being Obese Hurt My Feet?

The feet are considered to be the foundation of the body, and when the body endures pressure from being overweight, the feet bear the brunt of these abnormal stresses.

May 7th, 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.

May 3rd, 2018