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.
If you are suffering from pain in your feet, particularly in your big toe, and the straightforward act of walking around is hurting, then it may be time to see a specialist. Arthritis, fractures, gout, and bunions can all cause big toe pain. But having a proper diagnosis can quickly put you on the road to recovery.
Did you know that bunions are very common, and some people are born with them or even develop one at a young age? That’s right. Studies have shown that one quarter to one-third of the adult population has bunion deformities, with the incidence significantly higher in women compared to men.
Sandal season isn’t a celebrated time for everyone. If you have noticed your toenails aren’t looking as smooth and healthy as they used to, and you are too embarrassed to slip on your leather sandals this summer, perhaps there is something more serious going on.
Toenail fungus often goes unnoticed, especially in the elderly, as most people may think it’s just part of the aging process. However, toenail fungus is quite a common infection and is prevalent among both young and older adults.
This post looks at how to identify, treat, and prevent toenail fungus and how Yeargain Foot & Ankle can help you heal.
Ankle injuries are frequently thought of as sports injuries, but you don’t have to be a collegiate or professional athlete to suffer from an ankle sprain. You don’t even have to be a “weekend warrior” to twist or turn and injure your ankle. That’s right. It can be something as unfortunate as missing a step when walking down a flight of stairs or twisting an ankle while wearing heels on a girls’ night out.
So yes, ankle sprains can happen with daily activities or while playing a pickup game of basketball. Ankle injuries occur daily, and more than 1 million people visit emergency rooms each year for these issues.
This post looks at the different types and grades of ankle sprains, how to minimize further injury, and how Yeargain Foot & Ankle can help you heal.