Finding the Right Shoe for Young Athletes

Finding the Right Shoe for Young Athletes

Children’s feet are not fully developed until the age of 18 or so. For this reason, parents need to be aware that the size and shape of their child’s foot may have changed since the last time they got new shoes. Kids involved in sports need special attention to their...
Common Foot Injuries Among American Football Players

Common Foot Injuries Among American Football Players

With any sport, there is risk of injury while training or playing. This is true for American football as well. The four most common foot injuries among football players are an Achilles tendon rupture, turf toe, a Jones fracture, and plantar fasciitis. An Achilles...
Causes of Cracked Heels

Causes of Cracked Heels

When we are born, our feet are soft, supple, and beautiful. As we age, the softness decreases and the skin on our feet can become thick, hard, and our heels can crack. It is when the thick, dry skin on our feet and heels become cracked that problems can arise. A heel...
Ankle Arthritis

Ankle Arthritis

While the ankle joint is less likely to be affected by arthritis than other joints, when it is, it means that the tibiotalar joint – the joint between the shin bone and ankle bone – is worn out. The most common cause of this condition is a previous injury, such as an...
Gout Attacks Are Painful

Gout Attacks Are Painful

Gout is a form of arthritis and it can create debilitating pain. It affects the joints in the big toe and it is caused by excess uric acid in the blood. This converts to crystals and lodges in the toe joints. There are specific foods that have high levels of purines...