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Learning About Podiatry

Hi there, my name is Frazier. I am happy to share my knowledge about podiatry on this site. My feet have always been in poor shape. When I was a toddler, my parents had my club foot fixed by a surgeon. Since then, I have required ongoing care from a podiatrist. The podiatrist monitors the health of my feet on yearly basis. I have to wear orthotics to keep my foot supported with every step I take. I will use this site to talk about all of the care and treatment options provided by podiatrists. Hopefully your feet stay healthy so you can stay happy.

What You Need to Know About Your Podiatry Visit and Bunion Surgery

Do you have a bunion? Even though this common podiatric problem may start out small, without treatment these bony bumps can grow into a serious (and painful) issue. Before your bunion goes from minor to major, take a look at what you need to know about your upcoming podiatrist visit and surgical options. When Should You Go to the Doctor? A misalignment of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint in the big toe can cause a bunion. Read More 

Morton’s Neuroma In Runners: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

Running can have many health benefits, but pounding the tarmac day after day can take its toll on your feet. Amateur and professional runners are all vulnerable to a type of nerve damage known as Morton's neuroma, and this painful condition can become extremely debilitating without proper medical treatment. What Is Morton's Neuroma? Morton's neuroma affects the nerves that run along the length of your feet and into your toes. It is most common in people who regularly wear tight, high-heeled shoes, but it is also frequently observed in runners, as well as others who engage in frequent, high-impact sports and exercise. Read More 

Cracked And Bleeding: Can Anything Be Done For Your Torturously Painful Feet?

Your feet are like the wheels on a car: Without good treads, you really can't go anywhere. If the skin on your soles are cracked to the point of bleeding, you need help, fast. Just like that car, your treads need to be in good form, lest you grimace in pain with every step. Understand The Origins Of Your Deeply Dehydrated And Disturbed Skin Unfortunately, genetics or disease may play a role in your painful predicament. Read More 

Do You Need a Partial or Complete Toenail Removal for Ingrown Nails?

The lateral (side) parts of a toenail may be removed to eliminate an ingrown toenail, especially if the same nail becomes repeatedly embedded in the skin. In some instances, removing the entire toenail might be a better strategy than performing a partial removal. Toenail Fungus If the ingrown toenail is also affected by fungus, removing the entire nail can be a better option. When you simply have the sides removed, the remaining nail is still infected and you will need a long course of treatment to combat the fungus. Read More 

Learn The Basics About Podiatry Clinical Trials

Podiatry clinical trials are done with the use of volunteers. These clinical trials are done to find out specific information regarding treatments or medications. A few of the answers a clinical trial can answer include whether a treatment or medication works, whether it works better than other treatments or medications used for the same issues and does it have side effects. If there are side effects, then the clinical trial will be able to tell what they are and how common they are. Read More