It’s easy to overlook the value of foot health until you’ve experienced the excruciating symptoms of a hammer toe. Unfortunately, some people mistake it for a bunion, which is also a painful condition. Knowing the difference between a hammer toe vs. bunion will help find relief and lasting solutions for these common foot problems.
Have you been suffering from pain in your heel or foot for ages, and you haven’t even run a marathon? Does your foot pain get worse in certain types of shoes? There’s a chance you may need custom orthotics to handle these issues. Why? Chances are if you need custom orthotics, you likely suffer from problems in how you walk, stand, or run. That’s right, and it’s not something you’ve done wrong through injury or overuse.
The good news is that Dr. Yeargain and Dr. Agyen should be able to remedy your issue in no time by creating custom orthotics for your left and right foot. At Yeargain Foot & Ankle, we work closely with you to develop custom orthotics that suit your daily activities and put you on the road to pain relief. The earlier we catch the problem, the sooner you will feel better.
Our bodies are incredibly good at taking precautions to protect themselves. Think of stomach acid and how it kills bacteria, or how inflammation helps carry blood supply to affected areas.
But did you know that when you regularly experience stress on the backside of your heel, your body may create extra bone tissue to protect itself? This excess bone tissue forms a lump on the back of your heel, which can unfortunately then cause further problems for you.
Your Achilles tendon is the biggest, strongest tendon in your body, but that doesn’t make it immune to problems, especially since it’s working with every step you take. Like most other tendons and muscles, your Achilles tendon is prone to inflammation due to overuse, particularly when there’s a sudden increase in repetitive activities involving your feet. And, of course, this kind of ongoing stress can lead to an injury of your tendon fibers.
Have you noticed pain or tenderness when putting pressure on your feet while walking, a pain that just doesn’t seem to go away? There’s a chance you’re dealing with Plantar Warts. To know for sure, look for a circular flat spot on your skin, slightly yellowed with a depressed middle area, crust, or even a black spot in the middle. If you think you’ve found it, it’s time to see a specialist.