Common Foot Disorders

Top 3 Home Remedies For Toenail Fungus (and why they don't work) Being a podiatrist I can tell you that I have heard them all and then some. Everyone has their preferred method of fighting nail fungus at home, and they swear by it. First, let's look at the three most common home remedies I'm asked about, and then why I don't recommend them for my patients. Tea...

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Ankle Sprains A lateral ankle sprain is the most common form of ankle sprain. Patients report an inversion of the ankle, meaning the foot twisted underneath the leg.  The patient may complain of pain outside of the ankle with bruising, the technical term for which is ecchymosis. The severity of the sprain can prevent the patient from bear...

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Why Is “The Gout” So Funny? We don’t often find ourselves chuckling at infections, heart disease, or other illnesses that can affect us. But gout? This excruciating condition has been at the center of jokes of cartoonists and comedians for centuries. The reason why gout is sometimes depicted as humorous lies in its causes. It is known to be a disease of...
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Do You Suffer From Hyperhidrosis? Did you know that there are over 250,000 sweat glands in your feet? Each foot normally produces half a pint of moisture per day. Three percent of the population suffers from excessive perspiration, which is called hyperhidrosis. Disproportionate sweating can be a very embarrassing problem for some people, but the good news is there are many...
What You Need to Know About Gout Part 3: Treatment Read Part 1 and Part 2 How Can I Treat Gout? The goals of the treatments are alleviation of pain, prevention of future gout attacks, and most importantly, prevention of the development of long-term complications like kidney damage and joint damage. Medications are an efficient way to treat an acute attack of gout. This includes: Non-steroidal...
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