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Keeping Your Feet Healthy In Summer

Although you can technically get away with wearing sandals in Texas year-round, summer is officially upon us and there’s no excuse not to show off your feet now. Whether you need some help getting your winter-worn feet in shape for sporting sandals or simply want to know how to keep them healthy during the blistering summer months, we have got you covered. Make foot care a part of your daily routine. A little TLC every day will go a long way in keeping your feet healthy, especially in the summer months when they’re more prone to dryness and cracking. One…
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How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects your Feet

Rheumatoid arthritis is known for attacking multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, however ninety percent of people suffering from the condition have it in their feet or ankles. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the feet by starting at the toes and front of the feet. Feet swelling and stiffness are also a common symptom and can even deform the foot after a period of time. What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which your own immune system will strike the lining in your joint membranes. This can cause tenderness and pain, and can gradually destruct the…
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How to Shop for Proper Shoes!

As summer approaches and the kids’ dirty old school shoes get tucked away or discarded, it’s important to get them the proper shoes for the summer break. Please consider these factors when shoe shopping: Children's Feet Change with Age. Keep an eye on those shoes and socks, making sure they fit properly. Children’s feet can grow and change in a matter of weeks. Shoes That Don't Fit Properly Can Aggravate the Feet. When shoe-shopping, always take advantage of the sizing chart or ruler. This way you can ensure that you know your child’s foot size. Never Hand Down Footwear. Shoes…
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Sports Injuries

Many athletes, whether professional, competitive or recreational put demands on their feet and lower limbs. This kind of stress can lead to different types of injuries. From something as small as a blister to sprains, torn ligaments, broken bones or general soreness, these injuries need to be addressed. Some additional complaints could be corns, calluses and even fungal infections. Your running technique and the type of athletic shoes you choose can add insult to injury when it comes to your feet and ankles and can also lead to a sports injury. Your first line of defense when you’ve suffered an…
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Chronic Ankle Pain?

When you’ve got a nagging pain, it can really interrupt your life, especially if it is in your foot or ankle. When you are unable to accomplish simple tasks without discomfort you come to realize how much you rely on your feet! There are various conditions that can cause chronic ankle pain and if it’s nagging you, you should really have it checked out. Some conditions can cause damage to tissue and the threat of long-term disability. Don’t wait to get to the bottom of your ailment. When you come in to discuss the issues you are having, more often…
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Do You need Foot Surgery?

Do You need Foot Surgery?

If you suffer from a foot injury, disease or deformity you might consider foot surgery. How do you know if surgery is the best thing for you? There may be other treatments that will allow you to reduce the pain and lead a healthy lifestyle. Regardless of the specific problems you are dealing with, if you’ve seen a podiatrist and tried all methods for relieving your ailment, surgery may be the best course of action. Your issues might be too serious for non-surgical treatments or could even worsen if you delay treatment. TENDONS: When your tendons become torn and can’t…
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It’s Not Hammerhead. It’s Hammertoes.

It’s Not Hammerhead. It’s Hammertoes.

Most have heard the term "hammertoe" however, most do know what it is. Curled toes or "hammertoes" are a very common podiatric problem. Talk to anyone who is unhappy with their feet and this is usually at the top of their list. Many do not know this particular condition is caused by a muscle imbalance in the foot. Foot biomechanics are very important to the overall foot health. Consider this, there are six set of muscles responsible for stabilizing the bones that keep the toes flat to the ground when walking. If there are indeed abnormal biomechanics it can lead…
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Meet Lakeway’s Newest Surgical Podiatrist!

If you are a primary care physician or podiatrist in the Lakeway, Austin, Cedar Park or the Dripping Springs area, please come meet Lakeway's new surgical podiatrist this Thursday, October 23, at The Grove located on 620 across from Lakeway Regional Medical Center at 6pm. Dinner is sponsored by Stryker Orthopedics.
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