Archive for 2018

It’s just a tiny blister, right?

What Is a Blister? A blister is a small pocket of body fluid (lymph, serum, plasma, blood, or pus) within the upper layers of the skin, typically caused by forceful rubbing (friction), burning, freezing, chemical exposure or infection. Most blisters are filled with a clear fluid, either serum or plasma. Blister Causes Improperly fitting shoes, and the rubbing or […]

November is National Diabetes Month

According to the American Diabetes Association, one in 10 Americans have diabetes — that’s more than 30 million people. And another 84 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news? People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by […]

Let’s Talk Bunions

A very common foot condition, a bunion is a bony bulge that forms on the metatarsophalangeal joint at the base of the big toe. Affecting more than 3 million people a year in the US, bunions are more common in women than in men. They occur when the first metatarsal bone of the foot (the […]

It Is Marathon Time!

Only few days before the marathon! The excitement is really building. We have some last-minute tips for you before the big day. This is NOT the time to try anything new. Stick with your routine and the things you know.  You should have decided upon the shoes and socks and clothes you will wear for […]

Ingrown Toenails: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention and Treatment

If you’ve ever had an ingrown toenail, then you know how painful and uncomfortable it can be. From making it difficult to walk, exercise, or even put on shoes, an ingrown toenail can be a pain in your toe – literally! Although anyone can experience an ingrown toenail, people with thick nails are more susceptible. […]

Preparing for a Marathon? Here’s what you need to know

So, you’ve decided to go for it and run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? Great idea! Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities for an urban marathon with plenty of green cityscape for a comfortable yet scenic run. Whether you’re a seasoned runner and have 99 marathons under your belt or are preparing […]

Sunscreen Tip – Don’t forget your feet!

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) warns that the feet are not only susceptible to skin cancer, but are especially prone to melanoma, the most potentially deadly of skin malignancies. Skin cancer on the feet is particularly dangerous because it can easily remain undetected, appearing as a mole or freckle. Truth is […]

When Is A Bunion Not A Bunion

We often have patients come to see us about their bunion when in reality they have an arthritic joint. Yes, it can be easy to confuse the two because they can give a look alike, but they are very different. Let’s say you are looking at your foot. And there below your big toe there […]

Got big toe joint arthritis? We have Cartiva.

Arthritis of the big toe joint is one of the most common foot problems affecting millions of Americans. There have been multiple methods to treat this common condition, from removing arthritic bone spurs to joint replacement to joint fusions.  The latest procedure to treat this condition is the insertion of a synthetic cartilage like implant […]

Chronic Heel Pain Got you Down?

Feet – You may not think much about them until they hurt. And when they do, you want relief. To get the right treatment, you need to know the problem. If your pain is in your heel, you may have Plantar Fasciitis – most common ailment among the young and old. Referred to as heel pain […]