Heel pain affects almost 15% of the population. “Spurs” are not the only cause of heel pain. Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Achilles Tendinopathy, Bursitis, Nerve Entrapments and Stress Fractures require professional treatment.
Custom Orthotics, like eye glasses, are made to fit your foot and allow normal and pain free walking. Off-the-shelf arch supports sold in shoe stores are not custom orthotics and can be harmful. If you’re having foot problems, don’t delay treatment.
If someone you know has a hip, knee, or ankle joint replacement, unsanitary toenail care can cause infections. For Medical Nail Care make an appointment today.
If you or a member of your family have Diabetes, you need to read Diabetes and Your Feet. Remain healthy and active. The American Diabetes Association suggests that all diabetics and individuals with "poor" circulation (PAD) check their feet daily. To prevent serious foot problems, have a professional evaluation at least once a year.
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 120,000 new cases of Melanoma are diagnosed each year. Anyone who has more than 100 moles is at greater risk for melanoma.
What are the ABCDs of Melanoma? If you notice a mole, bump, or patch on the skin on your foot or leg that meets any of the following criteria, make an appointment:
- Asymmetry - If the lesion is divided in half, the sides don't match.
- Borders - Borders look scalloped, uneven, or ragged.
- Color - There may be more than one color. These colors may have an uneven distribution.
- Diameter – The lesion is wider than a pencil eraser (greater than 6 mm).
Many foot deformities i.e. Bunions and Hammertoes occur in families and are aggravated by shoes, exercise activities, and weight gain. If you or a member of your family are prone to foot problems, let us help you prevent them. Contact us today for a complete foot evaluation.
Dr. Candice Edwards is the newest member of our team. Dr. Edwards joins us after completing a fellowship in Sports Medicine in Irvine, California.