Articles about foot pain

“I Have A Knot On The Top Of My Foot!”

Footworks June 2011 By Alexandra Buk, DPM “I Have A Knot On The Top Of My Foot!” Few medical problems are as disconcerting, and worrisome, to patients as “lumps”, cysts or masses under the skin. In fact, I try to avoid the word “tumor” as much as possible when referring to soft tissue masses because […]

Understanding Neuromas

Morton’s neuroma is an incredibly painful condition affecting the foot. It is a thickening or swelling of the sensory nerve that runs between the toes. The swelling is usually caused by irritation to the nerve by a neighboring ligament or base of the toe bone. Women seem to experience neuromas more often than men, so […]

Gout – a real pain in the foot

Gout, a type of arthritis, is a painful joint inflammation caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. When your body produces more uric acid than the kidneys can process, the excess builds up in the blood and accumulates in your joints. The disease bothers more than 1.8 million Americans, mostly men over […]

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

By Dr Alexandra Buk Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a major crippling disorder and probably the most serious form of arthritis. It is a disease in which certain cells of the immune system malfunction and attack healthy joints. RA causes inflammation in the lining (synovium) of joints, most often the joints of the hands and feet. […]

What causes gout?

Gout is the result of the buildup of uric acid in the tissues of a joint, most often the big-toe joint. An attack of gout can be miserable, marked by intense pain that comes on suddenly (usually in the middle of the night) and redness, swelling and warmth over a joint. Uric acid is normally […]

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 increases […]

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 […]

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 […]

About the Arkansas Foot & Ankle Clinic

The Arkansas Foot and Ankle Clinic, established in 1966, is the largest and most comprehensive provider of lower extremity care in central Arkansas. All of our surgeons are board certified and work toward the common goal of providing the highest standard of care for your family. We treat the entire spectrum of foot and ankle […]

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