foot and ankle
Laser Therapy for Foot Pain
Not all pain responds to traditional treatment methods. Even when it does, recovery timelines sometimes feel excessively long for patients who need to get back to their regular routines. Laser therapy is an excellent treatment option for individuals experiencing chronic foot pain or athletes who need to speed up the healing of a foot or […]
Clinic Spotlight: Tooele Podiatry
Whether you’re facing a sudden injury or dealing with a painful issue that doesn’t seem to be getting better, deciding where to go and who to trust with your care can be difficult. The choice involves answering questions about which doctors are the best, how far you’ll have to drive to see them, and whether […]
Treating Ankle Tendonitis
Tendonitis is a common word, which makes it seem like a simple thing to treat. Its definition is straightforward: Tendonitis is inflammation (“-itis”) of tendons, the strong tissue bands that connect muscle to bone. Its treatment, however, isn’t something that should be glossed over. While some tendonitis cases respond to consistent home treatment, others require […]
How To Tell if Your Foot Is Fractured
“I think I broke my foot!” We’ve all said it in our more dramatic moments, soon discovering that, while it hurts, it’s not actually broken. Sometimes, however, a mild injury turns out to be a hairline fracture. Other times, an obviously traumatic event sends you to the emergency room. It’s important to know what to […]
What Can You Do to Prevent Running Injuries?
Running is a demanding sport. Many runners are driven individuals who are passionate about their performance and push themselves to the limits. However, with pushing limits come challenges, including running injuries. Whether they’re beginners or seasoned athletes, runners tend to get hurt. Estimates of the exact number are wide-ranging, but sources approximate 20%-80% of runners […]
10 Signs You May Have Morton’s Neuroma
According to Cleveland Clinic, there’s a condition affecting approximately 30% of Americans, yet you may never have heard of it. This condition is often described as a feeling of having a small rock in your shoe, a stinging pain when you lift onto the balls of your feet, or a burning sensation between your toes […]
Is your heel pain plantar fasciitis?
Does your job require you to spend a lot of time on your feet? Are you a long-distance runner or have you recently picked up running? Are you overweight or have poor foot mechanics? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your heel pain may be plantar fasciitis. What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar […]
Pes Cavus: More than Just High Arches
Typically discovered in children during the first decade of life, pes cavus – or cavus foot – is prevalent in approximately 10% of adults in the U.S. What is cavus foot? Cavus foot is a condition in which the foot has an arch that is higher than normal. While cavus foot deformity varies in severity from a […]
Ingrown Toenails: Symptoms, Treatments & Common Questions
The foot is a complicated system made up of 26 bones, 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons. With so many anatomical parts, it’s no wonder that the foot is incredibly easy to injure. One foot condition that is often overlooked but can have a significant impact on your quality of life? Ingrown toenails. […]
What is an orthopedic sports medicine doctor?
Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior or simply lead an active lifestyle, you will almost certainly suffer from an orthopedic injury at one point or another. A study in the Journal of Athletic Training found that while male athletes had a higher rate of acute injuries, female athletes see a higher rate of overuse […]