Many people don’t realize how common it is for arthritis to occur in the feet.
But the people who have it sure do!
Arthritis of the foot comes in two common types: Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis. With Rheumatoid Arthritis, the foot bones progressively deform and joints can become dislocated. In its most severe form, the . . . → Read More: Arthritis…of the feet?
If you follow any professional sport that involves running, you are likely to hear of a player who is suffering from tendonitis. But, what is it? And, do you have it?
All muscles of your extremities (arms, legs, hands, feet, etc.) have tendons. The tendon is the part of the muscle that attaches to . . . → Read More: Tendonitis anyone?
America is exercise crazy!
We Zumba, yoga, hip-hop, box, triathalon, boot camp, and sweat-to-the oldies. But one of the easiest, most inexpensive and enjoyable exercise forms is walking. It’s a great way to lose weight, stay fit,and enjoy life. But like anything else, proper preparation can help avoid problems and injuries.
Before getting started, . . . → Read More: Walk This Way
What is the largest bone in the foot?
Right…your heel bone, also known as the calcaneus. It absorbs all of your body’s weight each time you take a step, run or jump. So, is it any wonder that one of the most common foot ailments people have is heel pain?
A heel spur is . . . → Read More: When Your Heels Hurt
There’s a saying that goes, “when your feet hurt, you hurt all over.”
And that’s because every time your foot hits the floor, it absorbs the weight of your entire body. It’s all connected.
When there’s something wrong with your feet, you will alter the way you walk or run, sometimes without even knowing . . . → Read More: “The foot bone’s connected to the…”
As you step off a curb, your roll your ankle and gasp as pain shoots through your foot. After a moment or two, you try to “walk it off,” but that doesn’t work. Nevertheless, you take a “wait and see” approach, thinking that if it still hurts in a few days, you’ll have it . . . → Read More: Don’t Just “Wait and See”
Do you have shoes that don’t quite fit, but you wear them anyway? You might think a little discomfort is worth it because those shoes look great! But your small toe, or “baby” toe, isn’t impressed. It’s the one taking the brunt of this fashion-driven sacrifice. And that can lead to problems.
Of all . . . → Read More: Your 5th Toe: Don’t Let That Little Piggie Make You Cry All the Way Home.
Ask any of the specialists here at HVFA and they will tell you that most of the conditions we treat are foot issues that have developed over time. However, there are times when we’ll get a call from someone who has just suffered an acute foot and ankle injury and requires immediate attention.
Sprained . . . → Read More: 911 for Your Feet
Toads have them. Witches have them. And yes, even every day normal humans have them.
The most common form of warts on the feet are plantar warts. A plantar wart is actually a virus. It grows on the bottom of the foot. It is considered contagious and can be spread to other parts . . . → Read More: Warts And All: How To Get Rid of Warts on Your Feet
You’ve probably heard of being “weak at the knees,” referring to a feeling that you might fall because of your emotional response to something, or someone. But being weak at the ankles is a real condition that can lead to true loss of stability.
Weak ankles are caused by over-stretched ligaments that occur when . . . → Read More: Ankle Stability: Are You Feeling Weak in the… Ankles?