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Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot. Other areas of the foot can also be susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding … Continue reading Morton’s Neuroma

Five Benefits of Ankle Foot Orthotics

Compared to drugstore inserts, orthotics tend to have many more advantages; people should consider the following five benefits to ankle foot orthotics. Customized orthotics are designed professionally to ensure they personally fit the user. Any specific modifications or changes needed can also be included in a patient’s orthotics design. Orthotics are especially useful in relieving … Continue reading Five Benefits of Ankle Foot Orthotics

Julie Lopez Shoes creates Comfortable Heels

After unsuccessfully trying to find a pair of shoes that are both stylish and comfortable, Julie Lopez used her background in orthopedic nursing to create Julie Lopez Shoes. The brand’s shoes are designed for women who suffer from bunions, mild arthritis, larger shoe sizes, and wide feet. “Women will be women, and we feel strong … Continue reading Julie Lopez Shoes creates Comfortable Heels

Foot Surgery Revolutionized with Google Glass

Dr. Selene Parekh, an orthopedic surgeon at Duke Medical Center, always makes sure to put on his glasses before scrubbing in for surgery. These are not your typical glasses, however, but a pair of Google Glass—the camera- and monitor-wielding wearable computer. In a recent operation, Dr. Parekh had the voice-activated glasses video-record his progress as … Continue reading Foot Surgery Revolutionized with Google Glass

Working on Your Feet

Overworking your feet can put stress on your entire body, so taking care of your feet is an absolute priority for overall good health. Standing all day can cause a myriad of different conditions such as bunions, callouses, and plantar warts. These conditions are all very painful but can be avoided with proper foot care, … Continue reading Working on Your Feet

Podiatric Care Not Priority Even In Spite of Pain

The American Podiatric Medical Association found through their survey that seventy-seven percent of Americans report experiencing some form of foot pain. One third of those surveyed who said they had foot pain aid mentioned seeking the care of a podiatrist. Additionally, half of the respondents who suffer from foot pain say this pain happens to … Continue reading Podiatric Care Not Priority Even In Spite of Pain

Nurse Struggled with Morton’s Neuroma for Four Years

Wendy Desbrow, 60, a nurse from Bruntingthorpe, starting feeling pain in her foot one day while she was doing repair work on her house. As time went on the pain grew intense, eventually becoming so agonizing that it gave her trouble with activities like driving and walking. Desbrow tried to get help from several doctors, … Continue reading Nurse Struggled with Morton’s Neuroma for Four Years

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot. Other areas of the foot can also be susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding … Continue reading Morton’s Neuroma

Systemic Diseases of the Foot

There are several systemic diseases, or diseases that affect the whole body, that either display symptoms in the feet or affect the health of the feet. Common systemic diseases that affect the overall health of the feet, and the patient’s ability to walk comfortably, include gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis. In gout, which … Continue reading Systemic Diseases of the Foot