Do you have a board-certified podiatrist on your personal care team? If not, National Diabetes Awareness Month is a good time to enlist the help of a foot and ankle expert to address diabetic foot issues. The team at Apple Podiatry explains why.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bony protrusions on the top of your feet can be painful and sometimes even debilitating. Find out what causes bone spurs, what you can do to treat them, and how to prevent them from forming in the first place.
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
During the course of your lifetime, your feet will rack up about 115,000 miles. That natural wear and tear alone can put you at risk for many foot problems including plantar fasciitis. Learn how you can prevent this condition.
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.
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.
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.
Ingrown toenails are common and usually a minor issue, but an ingrown nail can become infected and painful. If not treated early enough, the infection can spread to deeper layers of the skin or even to other toes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Custom orthotics can relieve more than just foot pain. They can help prevent injury, improve sports performance, and even remedy back, ankle, and knee pain. Read on to learn whether custom orthotics may be right for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.