Foot injuries are a normal part of life. Even those of us who don’t work out or play sports can take one wrong step off the curb and sprain our ankles or fracture our feet. What most Frisco patients want to know is the most common foot problems that need treatment from a podiatrist. While all injuries can technically…(more)
We put our feet through strenuous exertion daily. When friction created by socks wears away at a specific spot, it causes fluid to collect between the upper and lower layers of skin, forming a blister. The blister forms to protect your skin from further damage but when a blister forms under a callus, rough protective skin that acts as…(more)
A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled lump that grows near joints and crops up without warning and no direct cause. The current theory is that they are related to joint or tendon irritation or mechanical changes, but do not typically cause pain. Plano patients should visit a podiatrist once they notice a ganglion cyst growing in size or causing…(more)
Still deemed as a physical impairment for military service, flat feet, or fallen arches, is a condition where the arches of your feet are flatter than usual. These arches do not exist when we are infants, but develop when we begin walking. Frisco patients with flat feet either did not develop arches during childhood or have flattened their arches through…(more)
Both blisters and calluses signal your body is on the defensive from foot trauma. A blister is fluid-filled skin that often causes pain, while a callus is painless hardened skin. The cause of these injuries can be as simple as breaking in a new pair of shoes or the result of running several miles a day. Dr. Verville is…(more)
10 easy foot care tips while hiking. Including ingrown toenail prevention along with treatment of corns and calluses.
Like the rest of your body, your feet need exercise to stay in great shape. Try these moves, from New York City podiatric surgeon Jacqueline Sutera, morning and night. Toe grip (to strengthen the foot muscles to improve balance): Drop a sock on the floor and use your toes to grip and lift it off the floor. Hold for…(more)
(HealthDay News) — Hot weather can give your feet a beating, but you can take a few steps to protect your sensitive soles from the heat and sun. The American Podiatric Medical Association lists these tips to keep feet healthy in hot weather: Try not to walk around barefoot to help reduce the risk of injury and infection. Slip…(more)