Articles about foot problem

All About Achilles

By Dr Alexandra Buk The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body, and it is located in one of the most overused and under-appreciated body parts – the foot. Because the foot is subjected to great amounts of stress every day (while walking the pressure on each foot can be twice normal body […]

What Is A Tailor’s Bunion?

Footworks September 2009 By Dr Alexandra Buk What is a Tailor’s Bunion? Tailors bunion, also called a bunionette, is an enlargement of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe. The metatarsals are the five long bones of the foot. The enlargement that characterizes a tailor’s bunion occurs at the metatarsal “head,” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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