FAQs

Ankle Injuries

  • What is peroneal tendinitis?
  • What are common symptoms of an ankle sprain?
  • How do I know if my ankle is sprained?
  • What is a the difference between a sprain and a break?
  • Why does my ankle give out?
  • How long does it take to recover from an ankle fracture?
  • What causes posterior tibial tendinitis?

Arthritis

  • Can I prevent arthritis in my feet?
  • Can the progress of rheumatoid arthritis be slowed?
  • Is rheumatoid arthritis hereditary?

Biomechanics

  • Are biomechanics affecting my running?
  • Could my feet be causing my leg pain?
  • What can you learn from a gait analysis?

Bunions

  • Can shoes cause bunions?

Cancer

  • How do I know if I have a bone tumor in my feet?

Children’s Feet

  • Should my child see a podiatrist?
  • What should I do if my child has flat feet?
  • Does my child need treatment for in-toeing?
  • Why do my child’s toes overlap?
  • Can children get bunions?
  • How do I find the right shoes for my child?

Circulation Problems

  • Why are my feet always cold?
  • How do I know if I have poor circulation in my feet?
  • How can I improve circulation in my feet?

Deformities

  • What causes high arches?
  • Is bunion surgery right for me?
  • Can I prevent adult-acquired flat feet?
  • How do I know if I have a bunion?
  • Can I get rid of hammertoes?

Diabetic Foot Care

  • I’m diabetic, am I at risk for skin problems?
  • How are diabetic socks different?
  • How can I prevent amputation if I’m diabetic?
  • Should I wear special shoes as a diabetic?
  • Why are my feet tingling?
  • Can I prevent ulcers?
  • What should diabetics do to care for their feet?
  • Why do my feet feel like they’re burning?
  • When should I worry about diabetes?

Fractures

  • What is the best first aid for a fracture?
  • How long does it take to recover from a heel fracture?
  • How do I know if my toe is broken?
  • What is the difference between a fracture and a dislocation?
  • What is an avulsion fracture?
  • Will my toe fracture need surgery?

General Foot Care

  • How do I prepare for my first podiatrist visit?
  • What types of problems do podiatrists treat?
  • Does my lifestyle really affect my feet?
  • How can I protect my feet in cold weather?
  • Can foot exercises make a difference?
  • Are there home remedies for smelly feet?
  • How does pregnancy affect your feet?
  • How can I safely warm my feet?
  • How can I reduce swelling in my feet?

Heel Pain

  • Why does my heel hurt in the morning?
  • How do I avoid foot pain while wearing high heels?
  • Can orthotics help relieve my heel pain?
  • How is plantar fasciitis treated?
  • What are some causes of plantar fasciitis?
  • What stretches can I do to relieve heel pain?
  • Can stretching help my Achilles tendon pain?
  • Does shockwave therapy hurt?

Shoes and Orthotics

  • What are prescription, custom orthotics?
  • How can I safely wear high heels?
  • How do I keep my running shoes from smelling?
  • Are there benefits to going barefoot?
  • How do I break-in soccer cleats?
  • Does my pet need shoes?
  • Should I wear golf-shoes?
  • How often should I wear my prescription shoes?
  • Why do you dispense specialty and therapeutic shoes or sneakers from your office?
  • Will certain types of shoes help my foot pain?
  • How do custom orthotics and over-the-counter orthotics differ?
  • What are the best shoes to wear when pregnant?

Skin Problems

  • What are the symptoms of dermatitis?
  • Do I need to see a foot doctor for a skin tear?
  • What is causing the Psoriasis on my feet?
  • How do I treat my cracked heels?
  • How do I get rid of calluses?
  • What is the difference between a corn and a callus?
  • Are my feet infected?
  • How do I care for blisters at home?
  • What is safe to put on a burn?
  • What are the best ways to prevent blisters?
  • How do I prevent dry feet?
  • What would cause a rash on my feet?

Sports Injuries

  • How can I speed up my recovery from a sports injury?
  • What is sesamoiditis?
  • What causes turf toe?
  • How are shin splints treated?
  • How do I know if my Achilles tendon is ruptured?
  • Why does the top of my foot hurt?
  • Can I still be active with a stress fracture?

Toenails

  • How do I make sure my nail polish is safe?
  • How do I treat my child’s ingrown toenail?
  • How do I prevent black toenails?
  • Is laser treatment for nail fungus painful?
  • Is nail polish toxic?
  • How do I get rid of toenail fungus?
  • How do I properly trim my toenails?
  • Does my ingrown toenail need surgery?
  • How do I prevent toenail fungus?

Treatments

  • Do I need surgery to correct a bunion?
  • What does K-Laser treatment feel like?
  • What can be treated with K-Laser?
  • How do I know if my medications can be taken together?
  • How does laser treatment for fungal toenails work?
  • How does compounding pharmacy work?
  • Can physical therapy help my foot pain?
  • What happens after foot and ankle surgery?
  • How does cryosurgery work?

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