Do you have a hobby or profession--like dancing--that is seriously hard on your feet? Learn how a podiatrist can help your feet.

Nail/Foot Care To Prevent Ingrown Toenails

30 May 2018
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Ingrown toenails are painful and can feel very sore even to touch them. Ingrown toenails can lead to infections and can make getting through the day difficult. You may even begin to walk differently, and the change in your gait may cause other health issues for you. Preventing ingrown toenails to begin with is essential, and caring for your nails properly is one way to prevent them. Read on for tips to help you prevent ingrown toenails. Read More …

Can A Sprain Heal Incorrectly?

3 April 2018
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Sprained ankles are relatively common with statistics indicating that they occur by the thousands in the US every single day. In most of these cases, the diagnosis and treatment are rather straightforward; rest, ice-pack, elevation, compression, and medication to prevent inflammation. In such situations, it should take no more than a few weeks before you're back on your feet. However, there are cases where the pain from the ankle sprain, or some other symptom, lasts for significantly longer. Read More …

Preventing Ingrown Toenails: Nail And Foot Care Tips

30 December 2017
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Ingrown toenails can be extremely painful, so much so that even walking can be a difficult task. Ingrown toenails can be caused from a number of things and could end up with infection and possibly surgery. Ingrown toenails can be prevented. See below for tips on how to prevent this from happening to you.  Wear The Right Footwear Footwear is important in preventing ingrown toenails. Your shoes should fit your foot properly and shouldn't be too tight. Read More …

How To Deal With Minor Achilles Tendon Pain As A Runner

20 October 2017
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As a runner, you are probably used to some muscle soreness now and then, especially after a hard workout. But when your Achilles tendon starts hurting, this is different. Tendon pain usually indicates the beginning stages of an injury. Push through it, and you may end up with a serious case of tendinitis. Act at the first sign of pain, on the other hand, and you could be back to running, pain-free, in a week or two. Read More …

4 Tips To Avoid Foot And Ankle Injuries During Physical Activity

7 July 2017
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Whether you just enjoying something as simple as running every single day or something more like playing soccer, physical activity puts your body at risk of developing strains, fractures, and other injuries. It is true that some sports injuries can be avoided, but it is also true that you can take precautionary measures to reduce your risk of overall injury. Here are four things you can do to prevent foot and ankle injuries (and potentially others): Read More …

About Me
Talking About Podiatrists

Hi there, I’m Samantha Duggar. Welcome to my site. As a dancer, I have to keep my podiatrist on speed dial. Bunions, blisters and broken toes are the name of the game while dancing your heart out on stage. Since the adrenaline produced during the performance masks the pain, I often cause extensive damage before noticing the problem. My podiatrist helps me minimize the pain and heal quickly so I can return to the stage as soon as possible. Please use the information on my site to help keep your feet healthy with regular visits to your podiatrist. Thanks for visiting.