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Living With Plantar Fasciitis Oct 1st, 2019

It’s hard to ignore plantar fasciitis, thanks to the stabbing pain it causes on the bottom of your heel. Even though this condition causes pain in the back of your foot, your foot isn't the problem. It's your plantar fascia. This ligament covers the bottom of your foot, stretching from...

What Causes Toenail Fungus, and How Can I Get Rid of It? Sep 1st, 2019

If your toenails are crusted with white, yellow, or brown patches, or are crumbly or flaky, scraping them or painting them over with regular nail polish won’t solve your problem. Most of the time, when your toenails look deformed or discolored, you have a fungal infection. Nail fungus, or onychomycosis,...

Why You Should Never Ignore Diabetic Foot Ulcers Aug 1st, 2019

While scare tactics make for poor motivators, it’s hard to ignore the numbers when it comes to diabetes and the health of your feet. To start, every 17 seconds in the United States, someone is diagnosed with diabetes. But the really sobering statistic is the fact that 230 Americans with...

How to Avoid Athlete’s Foot This Summer Jul 17th, 2019

Summer is a great time to release your feet from their winter boots and feel the earth under your feet. Unfortunately, this season comes with some risk as infection-causing fungi lurk in warm, moist environments ready to give you a nasty case of athlete’s foot. At Foot and Ankle Excellence,...

When Does an Ingrown Toenail Require a Visit to Your Podiatrist? Jun 24th, 2019

If you’re experiencing throbbing pain in your toe that makes walking unbearable, then you may have an ingrown toenail. While it’s possible to treat your ingrown toenail at home, if your toe pain is getting worse, or it looks as though your toe may be infected (draining fluid, swollen and...