Can a Podiatrist Remove Dead Skin?

Beautiful female feet

Dead skin at the bottom of the foot is something you might not want to think about, but letting it build-up over the years can lead to a situation that only professional medical assistance can deal with. So when you need to have dead skin on your heels dealt with, where should you go to have it treated? Can a … Read More

Do Podiatrists Cut Toenails?

Podiatrist treating toenail fungus.

Podiatrists are the specialist doctors to see for patients who require specialized diagnosis and treatment for pains and conditions related to the lower legs and foot. This includes diabetic issues, bunions, Achilles tendonitis, heel spur, arthritis of the foot, and many other ankle and foot conditions. But one question we often get is whether podiatrists also help patients cut their … Read More

How Do Podiatrists Remove Cracked Heels?

Before after feet care concept, female foot, cracked heels

There are plenty of articles describing home remedies that anyone can try out for their cracked feet – pumice stone treatment, lotions, and soaking them in water every morning and night. And while these home remedies might work great for mild conditions of cracked heels, or cracked heels that are just beginning to develop, they do nothing for cracked heels … Read More

What Does a Podiatrist Do?

Podiatrist using special grinding equipment.

We see doctors all our lives, so we’re generally pretty familiar with the role of general doctors and when and why it is necessary to see them. But for most people, doctors that specialize in certain areas aren’t as commonly visited. One medical specialty that many people aren’t familiar with is podiatry. So what is a podiatrist and what do … Read More

What’s the Difference Between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist?

The doctor-podiatrist does an examination of the patient's foot

When patients need specialized foot and ankle care, doctors generally recommend that they see a podiatrist. Podiatry is the focused branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of foot problems and conditions related to the lower legs. Podiatrists treat everything from bunions to infected toenails, and patients are guaranteed to receive the best answer for their foot … Read More

4 Common Causes of Heel Pain

Common causes of heel pain

Do you know what the most common foot and ankle problem is? It?s not bunions, flat feet or Achilles tendon tears. It?s simple heel pain.? What makes heel pain so tricky is that there are so many possible sources. The source of the heel pain will dictate the treatment to ease it, so an accurate diagnosis is critical.  Here are … Read More

Dr. Haller Featured on TLC’s “My Feet Are Killing Me”

Essex Union Podiatry Dr. Sarah Haller featured on TLC's My Feet Are Killing Me

Dr. Haller on TLC? Not to worry? Dr. Sarah Haller isn’t going anywhere. She?ll be right here at Essex Union Podiatry, providing top-notch foot and ankle care to her patients. But do you know where else you can see her? On TV! Dr. Haller is featured on TLC?s hit new show, ?My Feet Are Killing Me.? This program features stories … Read More

Are You Sure Thats a Bunion?

Bunions are not the only source of hallux pain

When your foot hurts, youll jump on any answer as to why if it means treatment and relief. But what if you get it wrong? Bunions are some of the most common sources of foot pain, but theyre far from the only source. Although you may think you have a bunion, you should be prepared for a podiatrist to tell … Read More

Is It Cold Feet…or Something More?

Raynaud's disease causes cold toes in response to stress or slight temperature changes

Wintertime is the time to break out the snow boots and the funky socks. Your feet might look like theyre snug and comfy in those fuzzy slippers, but theyre still cold. What gives? Do you need to turn up the heat, or is something else going on? Heres a clue: If your toes get super cold in response to either … Read More

Gout Diet: Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid With Gout

Cherries and vitamin C may be protective against gout

If you have gout, you know how painful it can be. Odds are, youre stumbling around during a gout flareup because the condition probably affects your big toe. Such a little digit does a big job of helping you move and balance yourself. Often, when your toe hurts, you can be pretty significantly disabled. Gout is a form of arthritis … Read More