Nail infections are common. We treat them regularly here at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists. The two types of toenail infections that we see most are fungal infections and ingrown toenails.
The best distance runners in the world will meet in just a few days for one of running’s biggest and most prestigious races: the Boston Marathon.
Are your feet giving you problems? It might never have occurred to you that you should see a podiatrist. But a podiatrist is the only kind of doctor that specializes in just the feet.
If a person’s second toe is longer than their big toe, they’re said to have Morton’s toe. About 20% of the population has Morton’s toe. It’s more prevalent in women than in men. There’s nothing inherently bad about this particular toe configuration. However, it can affect the way you walk.
If we were to gather together all of our patients who’ve ever suffered from heel pain, first of all, most of the rooms here at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists would be crowded with people several times over.
If you’ve put on some extra pounds and you’re trying to get them off – good for you. Our podiatrists, Dr. Chanda L. Day-Houts and Dr. Heidi M. Christie of Montgomery Foot Care Specialists encourage our patients to maintain a healthy weight in order to avoid foot issues like plantar fasciitis, arch pain, and even stress fractures.
How’re you sleeping lately? If you’re like most people, turning off the stimulus of the day isn’t always an easy process.
With the introduction of the iPhone around 2007, the word “app” became synonymous with something that could make our life easier. So it is with apps that help people with medical conditions like diabetes.
With the exception of injury, you can try home treatment when the reason for foot swelling seems clear. These include walking around to get your circulation going, resting with your legs propped up higher than your heart, and limiting your intake of salt (which encourages water retention).
Will you need foot surgery sometime in your life? Well, if you’re among the 75% of Americans who will eventually suffer some kind of foot pain, it’s something you might have to consider.