Blog Archive

Helping Your Child With Flat Feet Dec 5th, 2022

When you squeeze those adorable feet of your baby or toddler, they probably feel like malleable little balls of dough, and that’s normal. As children get older, though, most develop an arch in their feet or the raised portion of the bottom of the foot. Its purpose is to help...

Shoe Hacks That Help With Arthritis Pain Nov 1st, 2022

If you’re one of the nearly one-quarter of Americans, or 58.5 million, who suffer from pain, swelling, and mobility problems caused by degenerative osteoarthritis, you know that this diagnosis is no laughing matter and that it can affect virtually any joint in your body — including your feet and ankles....

Worried About a Wart? Here’s How We Can Help Oct 6th, 2022

Have you noticed unsightly growths on your feet, and are you puzzled about how they emerged? The problem is likely a wart, and although this type of growth isn’t cancerous, it is the cause of embarrassment. You have options other than keeping your feet covered up forever, fortunately. The care team at South Florida Foot...

Why Toenail Fungus Isn’t Something You Should Ignore Sep 6th, 2022

How does a toenail fungus problem develop, and who’s at risk? Toenail fungus typically starts out small and results from a fungal infection entering your nail bed. You spy just a little yellow or white spot on a single nail, but the discoloration eventually affects your whole nail and tends...

Reasons Why a Normal Gait Matters Aug 1st, 2022

Even though walking comes as naturally to us as breathing, the act takes coordination between your brain and muscles. Your heart and lungs play important roles too.  When you propel yourself forward into a stride, you create a pattern of walking that is known as your gait.  As you get...

How to Properly Care for Ulcer Wounds Jul 1st, 2022

People who live with diabetes face challenges from the disease that range from vision loss to an increased risk for heart disease.  One of the most significant problems is cuts and injuries of the foot due to diabetic neuropathy. Neuropathy typically affects your legs and feet, and symptoms range from numbness...

Complications of Untreated Neuropathy Jun 1st, 2022

Diabetes is a condition that affects over 37 million people in the United States, and it causes varied serious problems, from kidney disease to vision loss.  One problem that impacts up to 50% of diabetes sufferers is neuropathy — high blood sugar-induced nerve damage. This problem occurs frequently in the feet.  It’s critical to...

When You Should Worry About Your Warts May 1st, 2022

Warts are the growths that typically pop up on the hands and feet — but don’t worry, they’re not cancerous. Warts are extremely common, affecting a full 10% of the world’s population. They’re also quite prevalent in children, emerging on 10-20% of them. The highly skilled team at South Florida...

3 Foot Problems Every Diabetic Needs to Look Out For Apr 1st, 2022

Type 2 diabetes is an epidemic in the United States. Of the 37 million-plus individuals living with diabetes, 90-95% have Type 2 diabetes, which typically strikes adults. This is unlike Type 1 diabetes, which is diagnosed more in children and adolescents.  Insulin is the hormone that’s vital in helping your body turn...

What’s the Difference Between a Callus and a Corn? Mar 1st, 2022

Your feet are ever faithful, taking you where you need to go over your lifetime. On average, Americans walk 3,000-4,000 steps a day, equating at least 1½ miles, one study found. Elsewhere, researchers in England estimated that people walk nearly 75,000 miles during their years on earth. That’s the equivalent...

Change Your Shoes to Improve Your Hammertoe Pain Feb 1st, 2022

If you’re a woman who has spent many a day at work or night on the town in sky-high stilettos, you may suffer from hammertoe, a condition where a toe becomes deformed and develops an extreme, unnatural bend in the middle of the toe.   Wearers of high heels aren’t the...

4 Telltale Signs of Gout Jan 1st, 2022

Gout is a type of painful arthritis that typically affects the big toe joint. Gout’s nickname is “the disease of kings” because those wealthy enough to eat rich diets would often be plagued by it. One famous sufferer was King Henry VIII of England in the 16th century. It’s possible...

Understanding the Different Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis Dec 1st, 2021

The pain is unmistakable, and it can be excruciating. When you suffer with a foot condition called plantar fasciitis, the heel pain can make you wince when you take your first steps after waking up or resting for long periods of time.  Keep in mind how complex the foot is,...

How Laser Wart Removal Works Nov 1st, 2021

It’s safe to say that no one loves a wart. These unsightly but benign bumps typically appear on your hands, feet, and knees. The bumps are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which has more than 100 types. Plantar warts are a type that develops on the bottom of your...

Solutions for Your Gout Oct 4th, 2021

Many people think of gout as a disease that was prevalent centuries ago, but believe it or not, it’s quickly becoming more and more of a modern malady — to the tune of 8.3 million sufferers.  Often associated with the gluttonous King Henry VIII, gout is indeed related to excess....

I Have Flat Feet: Is That a Problem? Sep 14th, 2021

When you look at a baby’s cute feet, you may notice that they don’t have arches, especially before they learn to walk. Sometimes it takes years for them to develop arches, while some toddlers’ arches are visible when they stand on their tiptoes.  About 10-20% of children never develop arches,...

How to Prevent and Treat Ingrown Toenails Aug 17th, 2021

If you suddenly notice persistent throbbing and worsening pain in your big toe, take a look — you may have an ingrown toenail. Visual cues that indicate possible infection include swelling and redness, and the painful area can even feel hot. Though ingrown toenails can be treatable at home if...

What Is Osteoarthritis, and How Is It Treated? Jul 20th, 2021

There are more than 100 varieties of arthritis, with some occurring often and others rarely. The most commonly diagnosed include rheumatoid arthritis, the autoimmune condition known as lupus, and osteoarthritis, which is the most prevalent, with  27 million sufferers.  Arthritis symptoms are varied but painful, and they can dramatically compromise...

What Every Diabetic Should Know About Foot Care Jun 30th, 2021

If you live with diabetes, you know how vital good self-care is. To stay healthy, you need to keep on top of your blood sugar, be mindful of taking your insulin correctly if you use it, and stick with a healthy diet and exercise to keep your weight in check. ...

What to Expect During MLS Laser Therapy May 26th, 2021

You probably don’t think about it often, but your feet and ankles are the foundation for everything you do. That’s why at South Florida Foot and Ankle Centers, our goal is to give the highest quality foot and ankle care to our patients. We know that when your feet are...