It’s well understood that a good heel can take any ensemble to the next level, but did you know that your heels may add an unsightly and painful bump to your look? Let’s take a look at this funny-sounding—yet potentially painful—foot deformity. What is pump bump, exactly? Pump bump—also known as Haglund’s deformity, Haglund’s syndrome, Haglund’s heel or Mulholland deformity—is … Read More
With summer quickly drawing near, you’re likely getting ready to expose your toes in a fashionable flip-flop or summer sandal set. However, while your toes may be ready, the rest of your foot may be in rough shape, such as your heels. The skin on the heel of the foot is susceptible to fissures (cracks)—a common condition that can be … Read More
As you’re getting ready to expose your toes this summer, you may not realize that fungus is lurking on some of the surfaces you’re walking on, waiting for the right moment to strike. Then, suddenly—bam!—you find your toenails in the throes of a fungal infection. Unfortunately, the internet is wrought will false information about toenail fungus and what to do … Read More
Although it may not feel this way for many, summer is, in fact, just around the corner. The days of snow and cold will be swept away for an abrupt affair with spring, and then summer will come barreling in just in time to expose your toes. With the whirlwind of seasons in high gear, it’s time to think about … Read More
Feet are one of the most-utilized—yet underappreciated—parts of the body. They take a beating every day and bear the bulk of our body weight. They are also intricate parts of the network of tendons, muscles and ligaments that make up our bodies. Despite all of this, however, feet are typically ignored when it comes to stretching and exercise routines. Thankfully, … Read More
Our very own Dr. Sarah Haller recently had a study published in The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. The study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of two procedures that correct Lisfranc injuries and dislocations. Lisfranc injuries are damage that occurs to the bones or ligaments exist in the middle of the foot (midfoot). Congratulations, Dr. Haller!
It seems that exposing your ankle is one of the newer fashion trends these days for men. Known colloquially as the Italian style, men are strutting down the catwalks and streets with sockless feet that are coupled with a pair of chic, shortened slacks. (We’re certain women are also sporting this look.) However, with so much foot-on-shoe contact, could you … Read More
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament (a thick band of fibrous tissue) on the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes. While it may not be one of the more common medical household terms, the condition has been an official diagnosis since the 1970s. In fact, approximately 10 percent of … Read More