Teenage girls and women who are self-conscious about their feet may be hiding them for a good reason: bunions. If you start hearing questions from the teenager in your life such as “what is a bunion?”, it is smart to start investigating the matter with the podiatrist. Bunions can lead to a whole host of other foot problems, and the sooner they can be stopped from progressing, the easier it is on the bunion sufferer.
Morton’s Neuroma (also known as Morton's Metatarsalgia or Morton's disease) is a condition that occurs in the foot—most often between the 3rd and 4th toes—where the tissue thickens around the nerves leading to the toes. Frequent or constant pressure to this area of the foot will cause the formation of a benign tumor or what appears to be a hard ball under the skin. Full Story
As parents, we are instinctively aware of our children's needs. When it comes to the proper development of a foot arch as a toddler, support for our bustling youth on the athletic fields, or even our teen whom is transitioning into adulthood, we want what is best in footcare for our kids. Yet the hardest part is actually educating ourselves and finding the best insoles for kids. Personally, with my children active in both soccer & baseball, I have witnessed children coping with foot pain from sever's disease to strained heels & arches. Full Story
Women have known for years that high heels are not good for their feet, and most will not deny that they can be extremely uncomfortable. Still, high heels remain an important fashion piece! It is understandable that women choose to wear heels, but it is also important to realize the potential damage that high heels can cause to your feet. Full Story
What is Sever's disease?
Sever's disease occurs in children when the part of the heel that is still growing, the growth plate, is injured. The foot is one of the first body parts in children to grow to full size. Typically this occurs in early puberty. During this time, bones often grow faster than surrounding muscles and tendons. As a result, muscles and tendons will become tight. The heel area is less flexible than other areas of the body and can be easily injured. During weight-bearing activity (activity performed while standing), the tight heel tendons may put too much pressure at the back of the heel (where the Achilles tendon attaches) resulting in injury.