The single most common foot injury in sports is the inversion ankle sprain. It’s caused by twisting the foot inward, which stretches the outer ligaments and causes damage. Choosing the right foot specialist to evaluate it is important!
The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue going from the heel bone to the calf. It’s a crucial tendon for walking, running, and jumping. Just going through daily activities can put pressure and stress on your tendon. If the tendon experiences irritation, pain, and swelling, these are signs you may need Achilles tendon injury treatment.
Are you embarrassed about your bulging purple or red patches of varicose veins and tired of hiding them? Summer fun with friends and family often means shorts and bathing suits, especially in hot, humid climates like Florida. If you suffer from the discomfort and embarrassment of varicose veins, you may be wondering if laser vein treatment can help.
Venous insufficiency is a disease process which can affect all age groups. The older the group, the higher the prevalence. The overall prevalence of the disease is 25-40% for women and 10-20% for men. For any age group, women are more commonly affected than men. The annual occurrence rate is 6% and 1.9% for women and men, respectively. According to the Cleveland Clinic, 40% of people in the U.S. have venous insufficiency with varying degrees of symptomatology.
Have you ever had heel pain that just won’t seem to resolve on its own and thought “maybe I have plantar fasciitis”? While the most common cause of chronic heel pain is plantar fasciitis; it is important to see your podiatrist to get a proper work-up, diagnosis and treatment plan.
The causes of plantar fasciitis are varied. We know that certain foot types (flat feet and high arches), poor shoe choices, certain activities (running, dancing, etc), body weight, and profession can all contribute to heel pain.
The treatments available for acute Achilles tendinitis concentrate on reducing inflammation. This is done by protecting the tendon, resting it, immobilization through a cast or walking boot, gentle compression, elevation, icing, and oral anti-inflammatory medicine.
In order to heal complex ulcers, there are 5 M’s then need to be taken into account for diabetic foot care which we do routinely at a Certified Foot and Ankle Specialist location.