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Radiofrequency Therapy for Chronic Heel Pain

A NEW PROCEDURE FOR TREATING HEEL PAIN You may be a candidate if you suffer from: Heel spurs Plantar fasciitis Nerve entrapment Minimal results from cortisone injections This effective new treatment is available now! Benefits include: No down time Insurance coverage Performed in the office 98% of patients who have had this treatment recommend it […]

Is Barefoot Beautiful?

A question frequently asked of doctors of podiatric medicine is whether it is wise to venture out without shoes or socks during the warm weather months. The answer, as you probably suspect, is no – despite the fact that running barefoot in the park does sound like great fun. Common sense says that going barefoot […]

Hot Weather and Your Feet

Hot weather! It lasts longer than we think-even through September and October in most parts of Arkansas. You can’t keep your feet covered in the sand or in shoes all summer long, so take a few minutes to read about your feet and how to keep them healthy in the heat. The skin on the […]

Sandal Savvy

Here are a few tips on finding and fitting those hot weather sandals: Shop for your sandals at midday or towards evening. Feet tend to swell during the day, so it makes sense to fit new footwear when your feet are at their largest. Don’t just put on one shoe when testing. Put them both […]

Afraid to show your toes? (Onychomycosis – Toenail Fungus)

As warm weather approaches, people with toenail fungus (onychomycosis) may want to run for cover. This problem tends to affect people over the age of 40, and causes thickening and discoloration of the nails. Sometimes the nails even crumble. Onychomycosis isn’t usually serious, but it can be if the sufferer is diabetic or has a […]

Corns – More Than Just Skin Deep

Like many recurring conditions, corns are often ignored as a “skin problem.” But left untreated, corns can progress to a painful and chronic condition. A corn is a circular area of thick skin caused by friction on non-weight bearing areas of the foot. The lesions most commonly form over enlarged joints on the toes, particularly […]

Pressure Ulcers

Ulcers are sores that occur when pressure cuts off the blood supply to the skin. They form in areas of increased force and friction. The stress of body weight, the impact of walking, bony deformity and poorly fitting shoes place the ball of the foot, the heel and the big toe at great risk. Health […]

Healthy Holiday Feet

Long hours of holiday shopping, standing in line at the post office and rushing to and from parties can be as tough on your feet as it is on the rest of you. Make the holidays a lot gentler on your feet by following these health care tips: Wear shoes that are comfortable, cushioned and […]

Skin Cancer Affects Feet

Sun tanning is a national pastime but statistics reveal the damaging effect: in the past 50 years, the incidence of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, has risen nearly 800%! Basal cell carcinoma is the most frequently occurring form of skin cancer. It is most common in people with fair complexions and those […]

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