foot and ankle

How do you know if you have a heel spur? Heel spur symptoms, causes and treatments.

Believe it or not, it’s possible to have a heel spur without even realizing you have one. That’s because heel spurs don’t always cause pain. In fact, many people discover they have a heel spur after undergoing an X-ray for unrelated foot pain and injuries, and according to the Cleveland Clinic, 50% of people with […]

Diabetes, Podiatry and What You Need to Know About Diabetic Neuropathy

According to the CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020, 34.2 million Americans have diabetes. That’s more than one in 10 people in the US. What’s more, 88 million American adults – approximately one in three – have prediabetes and both type 1 and type 2 diabetes have significantly increased in American youth. As the rate […]

3 Common Causes of Foot Pain from Running

As the coronavirus pandemic has pushed more and more people out of their daily routines, workplaces and gyms, people are taking to the streets in ways they haven’t before. Namely, first-time joggers, gym-goers and bored people everywhere are hitting the pavement in an effort to stay – or get – in shape during quarantine. Running […]

Climbing Foot Injuries – They’re More Common than You Might Think

When it comes to common climbing injuries, climbers suffer primarily from upper extremity injuries. In a study published in the US National Library of Medicine at the NIH, 90% of the 357 participants who climbed regularly reported sustaining an upper extremity injury. Per the study: “Fingers (41%) were the most commonly injured, followed by the […]

Types of Ankle Sprains: High vs Low Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are the most common lower extremity injury and one of the most frequent orthopedic injuries overall. In fact, approximately 28,000 Americans sprain an ankle every day and – according to the International Ankle Consortium, 55 percent of people never seek orthopedic treatment for their ankle injury. And while active people, including amateur and […]

Peroneal Tendonitis: Causes and Treatment

Chronic ankle pain has a significant impact on quality of life. Peroneal tendonitis is an ankle condition primarily impacting athletes and runners, although people from all walks of life may suffer an ankle injury related to overuse. Prevention and treatment of peroneal tendonitis can keep your ankle flexible and reduce pain. What is peroneal tendonitis? […]

Why Treating Flat Foot Prevents Further Issues

Flat feet are very common and are typically painless – for most. Occasionally, flat feet can be a symptom of other problems in your foot’s bone structure, tendons, or an underlying medical condition. If your flat feet are causing pain or other difficulties, it’s time to call Heiden Orthopedics. Dr. Feria-Arias is our orthopedic surgeon […]

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