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Heel Pain: 5 Common Causes Oct 7th, 2020

For each mile you walk, you place 60 tons of stress on each foot. That’s a heavy load, but your feet can handle it. Too much stress, though, can cause a damaged, painful heel, the most common issue that affects the foot and ankle. When you continue activity despite a...

The Link Between Certain Toxins and Neuropathy Sep 11th, 2020

Neuropathy refers to any diseased condition of the nerves. Peripheral neuropathy covers damage to nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, called, appropriately, the peripheral nerves. The condition manifests with weakness, numbness or tingling, and pain, most often in the hands and feet, though it can affect other areas...

Exercise Dos and Don'ts When You Have Plantar Fasciitis Aug 10th, 2020

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition in the heel. It results from inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue running across the bottom of your foot and connecting your heel bone to the bones of your toes. Plantar fasciitis often causes a stabbing pain when you take...

Here's How You Can Prevent Bunions Jul 31st, 2020

Bunions, or bony bumps that jut out from the base of the big toe joints, are the product of a progressive bone disorder. They develop due to a structural problem in the bones of the feet and toes, usually in the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. The phalangeal bone of the big...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle From Becoming a Chronic Instability Jun 23rd, 2020

The ankle is the part of the body most injured in sports activities — accounting for 10-30% of all sports injuries — and a sprain is one of the most common ankle injuries. A sprain occurs when you twist, turn, or roll your ankle beyond its normal limit, which can...

10 Tips for Prepping Your Home before Foot Surgery May 12th, 2020

You’re having foot surgery. You know where you’re supposed to go and what time you’re supposed to be there. You’re prepared, right? Absolutely not. First, you have to set up your home to accommodate your rehabilitation. Podiatric physician and surgeon Dr. Elliott Perel of Monroe Foot & Ankle Care in...

Why Our Custom Orthotics Are Superior to Over-the-Counter Options Apr 24th, 2020

If you’re suffering from foot, leg, or back problems, your doctor may prescribe orthotics for you. Orthotics are special inserts you place in your shoes to help correct problems with the mechanics of balance and walking due to deformity or disease. Orthotics can be purchased over-the-counter at drug stores, but...

5 Foot Ailments Remedied by Non-Invasive, Drug-free MLS Laser Therapy Mar 16th, 2020

We all tend to take our health and wellness for granted until something goes wrong and we lose function of one or more body parts — especially your feet. If you have foot or ankle pain, you stop moving and your whole world comes to a halt. Depending on what’s...

Ankle Sprains Can Take a Long Time to Heal Properly Feb 27th, 2020

Spraining an ankle is a common injury that can be quite painful and debilitating. Unfortunately, many people don’t take the time to heal properly and end up reinjuring the ankle. Being patient is essential. After the initial healing period of an ankle sprain has been completed (which can vary from...