April is National Foot Health Awareness Month

Special attention is given to foot health each April as Foot Health Awareness month is observed. The podiatrists and staff of Ryan Foot & Ankle Clinic would like to remind you and your loved ones that this is the perfect time to determine what shape your feet are in. Examining our feet can help identify early symptoms of other serious disorders such as vascular disease and diabetes. Foot...

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Bunion Treatment Tips

A bunion is a bony bump that grows on the joint at the base of your big toe. It forms when your big toe pushes against your next toe and forces the joint of your big toe to enlarge and stick out. Treatment options vary according to the type and severity of the bunion and a surgical procedure is the most invasive method. Below are some helpful bunion treatment tips. Surgery: This operation is also...

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Podiatric Care for Elderly People: It’s Not Just About Shoe Inserts and Bunion Creams

Do you suffer from poor circulation in your feet? If so, and you happen to be over the age of 50, chances are you’re in good company. Why? It is a condition that commonly affects our country’s senior members, especially those that live rather sedentary lifestyles. It may lead to edema, undesirable skin changes, prolonged infections, painful cramps and a thickening of the toenails. On an...

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Bunion Treatment Options

Bunions are deformities of the MTP (metatarsophalangeal) joint, which lies at the base of your big toe. This condition can severely affect your foot from functioning properly, as well as cause discomfort and damage your other toes. If you have a bunion, you need to get a professional diagnosis and receive treatment from a Center Line podiatrist. Diagnosing Bunions It can be obvious that you have...

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Conservative Non-Surgical Bunion Treatment

Bunion treatment is often comprised of both surgical and non-surgical treatments. A bunion is a painful deformity of the joint located at the base of the great toe. Although ill-fitting shoes can trigger the development of a bunion, they are not the cause, according to Harvard Health Publications. It is important that bunions get treated because they can eventually cause damage to your other...

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Celebrities Suffer Foot Problems Too

Victoria Beckham. Michelle Yeoh. Sarah Jessica Parker. What do these ladies have in common? Less than perfect feet. Each of these ladies suffers from bunions. You may have heard of bunions and associated them with old age. That isn’t the case however. Bunions are very often caused by ill fitting shoes and high heels. So what is a bunion? A bunion is a bump that forms at the base of the big...

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