Patient Education

Bunions

A bunion is a foot disorder that occurs when the big toe points toward the second toe. causing a bump to appear on the inside edge of the big toe. The bump may become painful as it grows. Extra bone and a fluid-filled sac may develop along the side of the toe. Wearing narrow-toed, high-heeled shoes may lead to the development of a bunion. In some cases, surgery may be performed by a podiatrist to realign the toe and remove the bony bump Talk to a podiatrist if you have a bunion that continues to cause pain after self-care measures, it prevents you from doing your usual activities, or it shows signs of infection. More...

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot pain. Plantar fasciitis occurs when this fascia becomes irritated and inflamed due to overuse. This leads to pain on the bottom of the foot near the heel. People may experience pain with the first few steps after getting out of bed or after sitting for prolonged periods. The pain usually subsides after a few minutes of walking. The pain tends to be greater after activity, not during activity. Speak to an podiatrist about treatment options for plantar fasciitis. More...