Blog Archive

Dos and Don'ts When It Comes to Ingrown Toenails Jun 17th, 2020

Perhaps you got a little overzealous with the nail clippers and cut your toenail too much. Or maybe you injured it during a soccer game, or perhaps your nail just grows naturally at an odd angle. All of these factors can lead to an ingrown toenail. While an ingrown toenail...

When Flat Feet Are Problematic May 13th, 2020

Flat feet might have prevented you from wearing those killer heels to a big event, and years ago it was reason enough not to be able to serve in the military. Now, flat feet aren’t often considered a problem, but certain symptoms can quickly transform them into a medical concern....

Testing for Neuropathy Mar 9th, 2020

More than 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy, which is a condition caused by damaged or diseased nerves. Symptoms can include numbness, tingling, sharp pain, and even weakness to the affected area of your body. Our caring team of physicians at Premier Foot & Ankle specializes in treating peripheral...

How Are Prescription Orthotics Different Than the Drugstore Type? Feb 13th, 2020

Custom orthotics are important therapeutic corrective tools that can help with a host of foot problems. You might wonder, though, whether custom orthotics are worth getting considering you can get generic orthotics at the drugstore. While custom orthotics can cost more ― even though they’re often covered by insurance ―...

Does Wearing High Heels Really Cause Foot Damage? Jan 9th, 2020

So many of us love the look of high heels, and this style of shoe generates billions every year. This is quickly changing, though. A combination of changing times and new fashion modes has made flats and sneakers the contemporary footwear of choice. Even with these new developments, however, high...

Can I Prevent Diabetic Foot Pain? Dec 17th, 2019

Up to 50% of people who are diabetic may experience nerve pain, typically starting in the hands or feet. This pain can make it hard to sleep, walk, and enjoy normal daily activities. Diabetic nerve pain is often sharp and stabbing, or it may feel like your extremities are on...

Do Bunions Require Surgery? Nov 1st, 2019

Bunions can cause much pain and limit your mobility. Furthermore, they are a progressive issue that can cause more complications to occur if left untreated. Most people who suffer from this condition find relief with conservative treatment options.  Wearing wider shoes or using special insoles can help alleviate pain. If...

How to Tell if You Have a Hammertoe Oct 14th, 2019

A hammertoe is one of those medical conditions that pretty much looks the way it sounds. When you have a hammertoe, one of your toes bends at its middle joint, causing the end of your toe to stick out, kind of like the head of a hammer. Having a hammertoe...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle from Becoming Chronic Instability Sep 1st, 2019

Have you ever sprained your ankle and gritted through the pain? Toughing it out or “walking it off” may seem like a good idea at the time, but you could end up paying for your bravado in the years ahead if you managed to damage your ankle ligaments. The team...

Preparing Your Home for Foot Surgery Aug 6th, 2019

Are you preparing for foot surgery? Make sure you consider all the different ways it can impact your life. From making work a challenge to requiring a bit of extra finesse when it comes to getting around, foot surgery can definitely force you to spend more time at home. That's...

How to Choose the Right Running Shoes Jul 3rd, 2019

Whether you’re getting back into running or you’re already a seasoned jogger, you should know that running shoes are essential for a speedy and safe run. People usually have their own ideas about how to choose the right running shoes, often based on feel, but many don’t have a holistic...

Learn About our Cutting-Edge Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis Jun 21st, 2019

Heel and foot pain can literally stop you in your tracks. Often, the culprit is the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Your plantar fascia helps your feet absorb the...

What Causes Toenail Fungus and How can I get Rid of it Before Summer? May 29th, 2019

Toenail fungus is a common condition that can easily be hidden with shoes and socks during cooler months, but you’re bound to head outdoors to spend a day at your favorite lake or pool during the summer. Instead of feeling excited about summertime leisure activities, you might feel self-conscious or...