Do You Have Aching Feet?

podiatrists-los-angelesThe American Podiatric Medical Association estimates that about 20 percent of Americans experience at least one foot problem annually.

These problems may be caused by the shoes you wear, or an underlying health problem.

To learn what to do about your aching feet, keep reading!

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What To Do About Athlete’s Foot

foot-doctors-los-angelesYou don’t have to be an athlete to get athlete’s foot, which is a skin infection caused by fungus.

Fungus often grows on the feet because it thrives in a dark, moist, warm environment such as a shoe.  Fungus is  common in damp areas such as swimming pools, showers, and locker rooms.

What should you do if you get athlete’s foot? Keep reading!

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Could You Have A Bruised Heel?

los-angeles-foot-surgeonA  bruised heel is one of the more painful kinds of foot/ankle injuries that people can experience.

When you bruise your heel, you have actually injured the calcaneus bone and/or the fat pad that surrounds it.

What should you do if you bruise your heel? keep reading!

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Healthy Foot Advice For Wearing High Heels

los-angeles.foot-doctor-surgeonsHumans are supposed to walk heel-to-toe, with the leg at about a 90-degree angle to the foot, while the ankle joint uses a 60-degree range of motion during normal activities.

But if you wear high heels, you’re altering the position of the foot and how it is supposed to function, which can lead to serious problems.

To learn how to wear high heels in a healthy way, keep reading!

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Common Causes Of Foot Pain And Solutions

foot-surgeons-los-angeles-californiaThe American Podiatric Medical Association estimates that the average person will walk 25,000 miles in their lifetime.

Not surprisingly, that much time on your feet can lead to foot injuries.

To find out which foot injuries are the most common and what to do about them, keep reading!

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What You Need To Know About Flat Feet

los-angeles-foot-doctors-best-findFlat feet is a condition in which your foot (or feet) lacks a normal arch when you are standing. Your entire foot will touch the ground if you have flat feet.

Flat feet is usually painless, but may cause problems in your other lower extremities, including your ankles and knees.

To learn what you can do about flat feet, keep reading!

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Why Flip-Flops Are Bad For Your Feet

los-angeles-foot-surgeons-doctorsAs we near spring, the weather is warming up in some parts of the country.

With the warmer weather, usually comes sandals and flip flops

However, if worn too frequently, your flip flops can actually lead to foot pain.

To learn why, keep reading!

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When Bunions Lead To Toe Dislocation

los-angeles-foot-surgeonA bunion is a bony “bump” that usually appears on the side of the foot at the base of the big toe. Contrary to popular belief, a bunion isn’t an extra growth of the bone.

The bones inside the foot have actually shifted direction. If a bunion is not treated, it can actually lead to the complete dislocation of the toe. What should you do if this happening? Keep reading!

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Common Childhood Foot Problems

los-angeles-foot-doctorMany times, the problems that children have with their feet are diagnosed structural development that kids will outgrow.

While that is sometimes true, it is not always the case.

When should you consult a doctor about your child’s feet? Keep reading!

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