Ankle and Feet Issues and Care Tips: A Podiatry Blog

A Short Guide to Bunions

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Bunions are a very common foot condition that can be painful and require foot surgery to fix. However, many people do not understand the condition or what can be done to relieve it. This short guide explains bunions in detail, from how to identify one to what you can do about them.  Identifying Bunions The most obvious symptom of bunions is, of course, the bunion itself: a bony bump at the base of the big toe, which can be red or sore.…

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Three Ways to Ease Your Heel Pain

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One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Whether you are an athlete or live a sedentary lifestyle, it is quite easy to over-pronate your foot, and this will lead to inflammation of the plantar fascia. And since this injury is so common, most people assume that it will eventually go away on its own if the afflicted foot is given enough rest. Nonetheless, this does not mean that you cannot accelerate the healing with a few stretches that you can carry out at the comfort of your home.…

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Insoles Vs Orthotic Inserts: What Is The Difference?

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If you have developed a foot-related problem due to either strain or lack of support, you may be considering investing in some insoles or orthotics. However, if you are like most people, chances are you are using these two terms interchangeably, as you assume that the devices perform the same function. Although both the insoles and the orthotics do work to address postural problems and other foot related ailments, they are not the same type of solution.…

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