Flat feet, also called fallen arches, can cause a variety of problems. It is important to recognize flat feet and to understand how to treat them.
What Are Flat Feet?
The arch of a foot is created by tendons that run along the bottom of the foot, attaching the heel bone to the foot bones. When the tendons do not pull tight enough, this causes a relaxation of the arch, called flat foot or fallen arches. Your podiatrist can tell if you have flat feet, but a simple way to find out for yourself is to...
While ingrown toenails may seem like small nuisances, if they are left untreated, they can lead to much larger problems. Occurring when a segment of a toenail embeds itself in the skin around the nail, ingrown toenails are characterized by swelling, a feeling of warmth, tender or red skin where the toenail has dug in and pain that can be more than annoying. If the nail digs far enough into the flesh to break the skin, an infection can also result.
Some people are simply more prone to...
It’s October, which means it’s time for Halloween and all things scary, and very few things are scarier than problems with our feet. Because our feet are responsible for our daily movement, any problems with them can have a systemic effect on the rest of our bodies and our overall quality of life.
What is a Bunion?
A common ailment that affects many of our feet is the bunion. Characterized as a bump on the joint at the base of the big toe, bunions form when the joint becomes enlarged and causes...
Dr. Palmer Branch
Why You Should Care About Your Foot Health in the New Year
The New Year is the perfect time to consider ways to improve your health. Many of us have losing weight, exercising, and eating healthy high up on our list of New Year’s resolutions. These are great New Year’s resolutions because they help to keep us healthy. But another area that is often overlooked — albeit unintentionally — is foot health.
The Importance of Proper Foot Care
It first helps to understand the importance of proper foot...
The holidays are filled with activities, events, and distractions that can throw us all off our daily routines. Unfortunately, the need for positive foot care practices doesn't go away during this festive time of year. In fact, it can be even more important during the endless hours of shopping for the perfect gifts to give loved ones and friends. Keep these great tips in mind as you prepare for and celebrate the holidays this year.
Wear Sensible Shoes
It's so tempting to go with the prettiest...