Category: Common Foot Conditions

Is a Contusion a Bad Thing?

Earlier this month, running back Devonta Freeman of the Atlanta Falcons was injured in a game after having just returned to the field from a previous injury. As CBS Sports put it, “Freeman has swapped a right knee bruise with a foot contusion.” Wait, what? How can you swap a bruise for a contusion? Well, […]

The Danger of Mistreating Ankle Sprains

When it comes to foot injuries, you’re going to see a lot of them among athletes. Specifically, ankle sprains. It doesn’t matter if it’s football, rugby, soccer, field hockey, or volleyball. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about professional athletic teams or high school clubs. In fact, sprained ankles make up almost 23% of all […]

When Arthritis Hits Your Big Toe

Tens of millions of adults suffer from some sort of arthritis. Arthritis is a general term for any sort of pain or stiffness in a joint. When it hits your big toe, movement can become severely limited. If you were to ask anyone with arthritis in their big toe, you’d learn that it really hurts […]

Who Gets Warts and Why?

A wart on your foot is called a plantar wart – but it’s only one of several different kinds of warts. The one thing that all warts have in common is this: they’re all caused by the human papillomavirus, also known as HPV. HPV has been in the news a lot in recent years because […]

Got Questions about Psoriasis? We’ve Got Answers

If you’ve got psoriasis, you’re already aware of how difficult a disease it can be. If you’re not quite sure what psoriasis is all about, there’s no better time to learn – because August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Let’s take a look at psoriasis by answering some frequently asked questions: What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is […]

Beware the Public Shower Stall

Germs – they’re everywhere, right? How many bacteria are lurking on your phone screen right now? How about your keyboard? And just who’s been touching your computer mouse lately? There’s another common spot in which germs love to live and multiply: the shower stall. Fungi especially enjoy a warm, moist environment, so unless you’re in […]

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