Category Archives: General Foot and ankle Health

Why Flip Flops Are Bad For Your Feet

foot-surgeon-los-angelesDuring the summer months, it’s common for people to wear flip flops.

Despite their popularity, flip flops are not good footwear and long term effects of flip flops can cause serious issues.

Why are flip flops a problem for feet? Keep reading!

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Five Things You Should Know About Your Feet

Podiatrist-Los-AngelesIt’s often amazing how much we don’t know about our own bodies, including our feet.

While we don’t have to go to medical school, it wouldn’t hurt us to know more about our feet in order to take better care of them and get them the care they need.

To learn five things about your feet, keep reading!

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Women’s Foot Pain & What To Do About It

podiatrist-los-angelesWomen are usually more likely to have foot problems than men.

This can happen because of physical differences in the structure of the foot, muscles and ligaments, shape and length of the arch, width of the forefoot, size of toes and hormones.

To find out what you can do to keep your feet healthy, keep reading!

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Can Foot Problems Cause Shin Or Knee Pain?

Los-Angeles-PodiatristDo you have shin splints or knee pain? The cause could be your foundation, i.e. your feet.

Weak feet or ankles that lack stability can cause several problems. Feet determine which muscles will be emphasized when your body moves. If your feet are weak, then your balance can be off.

To learn more, keep reading!

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How Advances In Bunion Surgery Can Help You

foot-surgeons-los-angelesMore than 20 percent of adult Americans currently suffer from bunions, and close to 66 percent will have a bunion in their lifetime.

The good news is that bunion surgery has advanced and progressed, so there is much less (if any) scarring and a faster recovery time. To learn more, keep reading!

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What You Need To Know About Walking

los-angeles-california-foot-doctorsAs warmer weather arrives, more and more people will be outside walking.

Most people think that walking is an easy activity, but walking for longer periods of time or far distances can be hard on the feet for people who do not normally walk much.

To learn how to keep safe, keep reading!

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Is Your Big Toe Feeling Stiff? Here’s What To Do

los-angeles-california-foot-surgeonsDoes your big toe feel stiff?

Is it getting harder for you to bend it?

You may have a condition called “hallux rigidus,” which is a form of degenerative arthritis.

What should you do if you suspect  this problem? Keep reading!

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Do You Have Numbness In Your Heel?

foot-surgeons-california-los-angelesAre you experiencing any numbness in your heel or in other areas of the foot? You may be suffering from a condition called Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.

The tarsal tunnel houses nerves and links part of the ankle bone to a set of ligaments in the foot.

When one of those nerves inside the tarsal tunnel, the tibial nerve, becomes compressed, you may feel numbness on the bottom of your foot. Symptoms may also include shooting pain and tingling sensations.

What should you do if you suspect you have Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome? Keep reading!

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