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Toe Walking: What Every Parent Should Know

Toe Walking: What Every Parent Should Know

When kids learn to walk, they sometimes start with heels lifted off the ground. Called toe walking, it's a normal part of childhood. Most children outgrow it as they become more confident on their feet, but some continue long after their peers stop.
Feb 2nd, 2024

5 Tips for Preventing a Gout Flare-Up Over the Holidays

Gout goes through periods of remission and flares. During remission, you might forget you have gout. But a flare can make normal activities difficult, and a flare during the holidays can interfere with your festivities.
Dec 19th, 2023
What Can I Do to Prevent My Bunions from Getting Worse?

What Can I Do to Prevent My Bunions from Getting Worse?

Bunions are a common cause of foot pain and disability, and they tend to worsen over time. Fortunately, there are things you can do to relieve bunion pain and keep the problem from compounding. These tips can help.
Sep 1st, 2023
How Custom Orthotics Can Relieve Back Pain

How Custom Orthotics Can Relieve Back Pain

You know that customized orthotics ease foot pain, but did you know that they help back pain, too? Misalignments in your feet can throw off your gait and balance, putting pressure on your back. Orthotics set things straight.
Aug 4th, 2023

Why is Plantar Fasciitis More Common in Summer?

As the thermometer rises, so does your chance of developing plantar fasciitis. Read on to learn why this painful foot condition is more prevalent during the summer and what you can do to protect your feet.
Jul 1st, 2023

The Health Hazards of Going Barefoot

Pool and backyard fun often includes going barefoot. But when your tootsies are exposed to the elements, you need to be cautious of the health hazards that lie underfoot. Read on to learn what these are.
Jun 1st, 2023
Getting Back on Your Feet After an Ankle Sprain

Getting Back on Your Feet After an Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains typically heal within about 2-3 weeks with proper medical care. Without the right care, healing can take longer — and you might have problems in the future. Here’s what you can do to support a full recovery.
May 2nd, 2023
What to Expect During and After Nail Restoration

What to Expect During and After Nail Restoration

When your nail suffers trauma, fungal infection, or is pitted, you may suffer discomfort and embarrassment. Nail restoration with the KeryFlex® system strengthens your nail and repairs defects so you can flaunt your toes with pride. Here’s how.
Apr 3rd, 2023
Is it a Plantar Wart or a Callus?

Is it a Plantar Wart or a Callus?

When you hear that you can get HPV on your feet, you think someone’s pulling your leg. But the human papillomavirus (HPV) spreads easily through bare feet, creating tough callus-like patches on your foot called plantar warts.
Mar 2nd, 2023

4 Exercises for Flat Feet and Fallen Arches

Did you know a few simple exercises could reduce pain from flat feet and fallen arches? Practice these four podiatrist-approved exercises to strengthen your arches and restore pain-free mobility.
Feb 9th, 2023
How Does Psoriatic Arthritis Affect Your Feet?

How Does Psoriatic Arthritis Affect Your Feet?

You may know psoriasis as a persistent skin rash, but it can also attack your joints — including those in your feet. Keep reading to find out how psoriatic arthritis affects your feet, your gait, and your life.
Jan 4th, 2023
6 Problems Caused by Ill-Fitting Shoes

6 Problems Caused by Ill-Fitting Shoes

Your shoe choices can make all the difference in preventing or worsening your painful foot problem. Learn about six common issues that proper footwear can help.
Dec 6th, 2022
Are High Heels Really That Bad for Your Feet?

Are High Heels Really That Bad for Your Feet?

High heels may define your fashion, but they wreak havoc on your biomechanics. These shoes cause structural changes in your feet and disrupt your posture. So next time you put on a pair of high heels, consider what you’re doing to your body.
Oct 1st, 2022
 5 Potential Causes of Swollen or Inflamed Feet

5 Potential Causes of Swollen or Inflamed Feet

Swelling and inflammation in your feet are symptoms of many conditions, from injuries to circulation problems. What’s causing your swollen or inflamed feet? Click here to learn about potential causes.
Sep 6th, 2022
How to Manage Your Blood Sugar for Healthier Feet

How to Manage Your Blood Sugar for Healthier Feet

What does your blood sugar have to do with your feet? If you have diabetes, a lot. Glucose-damaged veins and arteries in your feet could lead to ulcers, neuropathy, and even gangrene and amputation. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Jul 6th, 2022
How to Prevent and Treat Shin Splints

How to Prevent and Treat Shin Splints

If you have the throbbing ache at the front of your leg known as a shin splint, it can take you out of activity you love for days, weeks, or even months. Here’s how to prevent them — and help them heal quickly if they do develop.
Jun 4th, 2022
How to Avoid Athlete’s Foot and Staph Infections

How to Avoid Athlete’s Foot and Staph Infections

Athlete’s foot is not only (literally) irritating and uncomfortable in itself, the fungal infection also raises your risk for a more serious infection with the bacterium staphylococcus aureus. Both athlete’s foot and staph infections are preventable.
May 11th, 2022
My Shoes Don't Fit. Are My Feet Changing?

My Shoes Don't Fit. Are My Feet Changing?

Are your shoes suddenly pinching your toes? Do you have more room in your sneakers than you used to? You’re not crazy — your feet may actually be changing. Here’s what you should know about some of the natural transformations your feet go through.
Apr 3rd, 2022
How Is a Sprained Ankle Graded?

How Is a Sprained Ankle Graded?

A sprained ankle can be painful and restricting, whether it's due to a sports injury, a severe collision, or a simple slip. Learn what you need to know about this common joint injury, including how it's evaluated for severity.
Mar 1st, 2022
What is Hammertoe and What Can I Do About it?

What is Hammertoe and What Can I Do About it?

Hammertoe is a condition in which a toe permanently bends into a claw-like shape. The condition can make walking difficult and cause painful corns and calluses. Here’s more about why the condition develops and what you can do to treat it.
Feb 9th, 2022
7 Ways to Prepare Your Home in Advance of Foot Surgery

7 Ways to Prepare Your Home in Advance of Foot Surgery

Recovery from foot surgery can be tough, especially if you’re not prepared ahead of time. Getting your home ready in advance may make all the difference. Click here for ways to prepare your home for your foot surgery.
Jan 1st, 2022
Are Ingrown Toenails Dangerous?

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

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?

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
Diabetic Foot Wound

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

The Importance of Rest When You Have a Sprained Ankle

Ankle sprains are common injuries regardless of whether you’re an athlete or weekend warrior. When you sprain your ankle, rest is always at the top of the treatment list, but is it really that important?
Mar 1st, 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

4 Simple Fixes for Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Do your feet hurt when you wake up after a good night’s sleep. You could be suffering from plantar fasciitis. Here are simple fixes for plantar fasciitis pain.
Oct 8th, 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
At Apple Podiatry Group, under the expert leadership of podiatrists Jarna Rathod-Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt, we help our patients

5 Nonsurgical Solutions to Your Bunion Pain

While bunions may present an eyesore, they can also lead to considerable pain and discomfort. Here’s how you can relieve your bunion pain, all while avoiding surgery.
Jul 1st, 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