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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Advances In Bunion Surgery

podiatrists-los-angelesMore than 20 percent of Americans currently suffer from bunions, and about 66 percent will develop a bunion within their lifetimes.

While surgery isn’t always needed, sometimes it may be the only option if the bunion is interfering with normal life and work.

The good news is bunion surgeries have advanced, keep reading!

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What Causes Swollen Ankles And Feet?

los-angeles-podiatristMost people experience swollen feet and ankles in their lives. Most of the time, this condition is not serious and will resolve it quickly, but sometimes it can be a sign of a health problem that requires medical attention.

To find out what causes swollen feet and ankles, and what to do about it, keep reading!

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Bunions In Kids

foot-doctors-california-los-angelesBunions are normally associated with adults, but juvenile bunions can also form.

The usual causes are the foot structure and gait (walk) that children inherit, which causes the big toe to lean inward, creating problems in alignment for several bones in the foot. Bunions can also be caused by trauma or injury.

To learn what you should do, keep reading!

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How Diabetics Can Avoid A Serious Foot Problem

Los-Angeles-Foot-surgeons-podiatristsApproximately 30 million Americans have diabetes, which can affect many parts of the body, including feet.

An estimated one third of all diabetic patients develop peripheral neuropathy (lack of feeling) in their feet, which can lead to nerve problems in the foot and the development of Charcot foot.

How can diabetics avoid getting Charcot foot? Keep reading!

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Foot Injuries Increase During Winter Weather

podiatrist-los-angelesWhen temperatures dip, cold-weather related injuries increase.

During the winter months, some hospitals experience up to a 500 percent increase in ER patients.

Many of these injuries are the result of slips and falls.

What is the most common foot injury during the winter and what should you if it happens to you?

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Does A Bunion Shield Work?

los-angeles-podiatristA bunion usually appears as a bony bump at the base of the big toe. Inside the foot, there is a  structural misalignment of the big toe.

Bunions are caused by an inherited faulty foot structure, but can be worsened by tight-fitting shoes, especially high heels.

Can bunion shields help people who suffer from this condition? Keep reading!

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What Are The Best Shoes For Preventing A Bunion?

foot-surgeons-los-angelesA bunion is a bony bump that appears on the big toe.

Bunions are caused when the big toe bends inward towards the other toes.

The type of shoes that you wear can aggravate bunions. Wearing the right kind of shoes can help you delay and prevent the development of bunions.

To learn which types of shoes can help prevent bunions, keep reading!

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What You Need to Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis in Feet

foot-specialists-los-angelesRheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that affects multiple joints in the body, but usually  starts in the small joints of the hands and feet.

Rheumatoid arthritis happens when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. The same microbes that protect the body from infection can damage normal tissue.

What can you do? Keep reading!

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