What are bunions? Bunions are bumps or prominences on the inside of the foot near the great toe joint. Although we just think of a bunion as the bump on the side of the foot, there is more occurring than just that. When a bunion develops, the big toe starts to angle or lean towards […]
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Flatfeet is a condition of the foot where the arch appears to collapse. In medical terminology, we refer to this as pes planus or as an overpronated foot type. There are two main types of flatfeet: flexible and rigid. Flexible flatfeet typically present in childhood and progress with age and can become rigid. When a […]
Ingrown toenails are one of the most common conditions we see in our office at Star Foot and Ankle Specialists. Ingrown toenails can be extremely painful and can lead to infection. We most commonly see ingrown toenails on the big toes, but they can happen to the nails on the remaining toes as well. Symptoms […]
In honor of 2/22/22, here are 22 facts regarding podiatry and your feet: Both feet contain a combined total of 52 bones: 26 in each foot! Archeologists have found evidence of foot doctors in ancient Egyptian tombs and Greek ruins. APMA (The American Podiatric Medical Association) estimates that everyone will walk close to or more […]
Toenail fungus, which medically is termed onychomycosis, is a common condition that can cause changes to the thickness and color of a nail. Fungus, in general, is an organism that likes moist and dark environments, just like how we can find in our shoes! Wearing shoes, especially when snug, can cause repeated friction and […]
Heel pain is often caused by a very common condition called plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a ligament that starts on the heel bone, runs across the bottom of the foot, and ends near the base of the toes. This means that the plantar fascia acts as […]