If you're planning on spending a day or two at a waterpark this summer, you're likely dreaming of a day of fun and sliding in the sun. What you might not be thinking about, however, is the health of your feet. Given that you'll likely be spending the bulk of the day walking around barefoot, you could be at risk of dealing with a variety of foot conditions that could leave you needing podiatry care.
5 July 2016
One of the more common conditions that a podiatrist will deal with is plantar fasciitis, mostly because it is among the most common causes of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is caused when the plantar fascia ligament in your foot becomes stressed or inflamed, which can lead to substantial pain. Listed below are just a few of the ways that a podiatrist can help you deal with plantar fasciitis. Lifestyle Changes
17 May 2016
Post polio syndrome – a condition that can strike years after you recover from polio – often causes problems with the feet. Polio is caused by a virus that affects the nervous system; therefore, symptoms can reappear decades after the initial infection. Muscle and joint pain, muscle weakness, and spinal and foot deformities are common symptoms of post polio syndrome. That's why it's important to learn more about the postural changes and feet problems polio can cause.
22 March 2016
Many people tend to play one sport or another. Whether it's simply tossing the ol' pigskin around or being involved in a vigorous game of pickup basketball, Americans love engaging with sports. Sports is a great way to let off a bit of steam, be engaged with camaraderie and gain an ample amount of exercise while you're at it. However, you should be careful whenever you're out on the court or running laps at the track, as you can fall victim to a sports-related injury.
3 February 2016