Foot Pain

What Is a Foot Doctor Called?

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Blog, Foot Pain | Comments Off on What Is a Foot Doctor Called?

Have you been in the market for a foot doctor but can’t figure out what foot doctors are called? Wonder no longer! Foot doctors are more commonly known as podiatrists and they go through extensive, specialized training to earn that title. Similar to other doctors, podiatrists spend at least four years training in podiatric medical school, which is then followed by at least three years of residency at a hospital. Even within the field of podiatry there are specializations, which include pediatric podiatry, diabetic care and sports medicine (typically for athletes), as well as podiatrists who focus primarily on foot surgeries. Services Offered by Podiatrists There...

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5 Signs It’s Time to See a Doctor About Your Swollen Feet and Ankles

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Foot Pain | Comments Off on 5 Signs It’s Time to See a Doctor About Your Swollen Feet and Ankles

5 Signs It’s Time to See a Doctor About Your Swollen Feet and Ankles

As we get older, our bodies start to remind us daily of our age even when we feel young. Our joints start to ache more and our vision becomes less sharp, and at some point our ankles and feet begin to swell and throb with pain.  The truth is that aging brings a lot of questions about our bodies that we typically wouldn’t have in our younger years. Let’s take a closer look at one of the physical responses that’s common among many adults and when it’s serious enough to seek medical attention: swelling of the feet and ankles. The most common cause behind feet and ankle swelling in older adults is edema, which is the swelling of soft tissue from the result of excess fluid...

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Causes of Foot Pain

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Foot Pain | Comments Off on Causes of Foot Pain

Causes of Foot Pain

1. Most foot pain is caused by the foot not working properly, which causes the painful part to slowly wear and break down, including tendons, ligaments, nerves, muscles, joints and bones. Your body is telling you it has done all it can do. It needs help. That is why you are here at Advanced Podiatry seeking a foot doctor! a. Most improper foot function is caused by the slightly abnormal foot structure we were born with. 80% of us have foot problems. b. It is like your car tires being out of alignment, which causes them to wear out early. How fast is related to the degree of misalignment. c. Unlike tires, our body can repair itself and reinforce the stressed areas, like...

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6 Ways to Prevent Chronic Ankle Instability

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Foot Pain, Uncategorized | Comments Off on 6 Ways to Prevent Chronic Ankle Instability

6 Ways to Prevent Chronic Ankle Instability

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The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Diabetic Foot Care, Foot Care, Foot Pain | Comments Off on The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

A variety of orthotics can be used to correct conditions of the foot and ankle. Orthotics align the foot and ankle while providing support. This allows them to prevent, correct, or accommodate foot deformities and improve the overall function of the foot or ankle.

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Do Flip-Flops Hurt Your Feet?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in Foot Care, Foot Pain | Comments Off on Do Flip-Flops Hurt Your Feet?

Do Flip-Flops Hurt Your Feet?

Flip-flops are a summer favorite! They’re easy to slide off and on that make great beach and pool wear. But do flip-flops damage your feet? The short answer: yes. This doesn’t mean you have to ditch your flip-flops though. Flip-Flops: The Good Flip-flops are great for the poolside and beach because they’re easy to slide on and off and actually serve to protect your feet from grounds that are too hot. They also protect your feet against plantar warts and athlete’s foot in public showers. They’re great because they’re not confining. Your feet can breathe all day. However, the openness and lack of support also pose problems for our feet. Flip-Flops: The Bad While most...

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