Podiatrists Heidi M. Christie, DPM, and Chanda L. Day-Houts, DPM focus on feet, but we’re interested in our patients’ overall health, too. Here are some ideas for making resolutions that can help you live better in 2020
Prevent foot injuries associated with soccer, such as heel pain, bone fractures, tendinitis, turf toe, and sesamoiditis, by taking these steps:
Did you know that arthritis can affect your feet? Today at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists, in recognition of Arthritis Awareness Month, we’re putting the focus on arthritic feet and what you can do about them.
Orthotics is the overall term we use at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists for specialized shoe inserts. We prescribe custom orthotics to fix a number of different foot problems. Here’s a rundown of what orthotic shoe inserts are and what they can do, offered by our expert podiatrists, Dr. Heidi M. Christie and Dr. Chanda L. Day-Houts:
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.
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.
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).
Many of our patients here at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists have diabetes. It’s a disease that affects a person’s life and health in many, many ways.