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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Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton’s neuroma may feel as if you are standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in your sock. Morton’s neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the...

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Morton’s Neuroma is Capable of Sidelining Tennis Pros and Amateurs Alike

Many international tennis fans were saddened to learn about Milos Raonic. In the week before Memorial Day 2015, the 24-year-old, Canadian tennis player found himself in an unfortunate situation. The source of his consternation was an ongoing foot injury. For those that may have missed the sports headlines, he had Morton’s neuroma. The tennis pro tried surgical intervention to correct the...

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Can You Treat Morton’s Neuromas with a Trip to the Massage Parlor?

Many Americans struggle with Morton’s neuromas. Blamed on repeated nerve irritation and compression, it causes people to experience great pain directly in between their third and fourth toes every time they take a step. Consequently, they may decide to get foot massages at the local mall. Although this sounds like a superlative idea, it isn’t. Remember, the nerve is already irritated and...

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Morton’s Neuromas: A Common, Painful Condition

Have you ever felt excruciating pain in the ball of your foot? Was it enough to make you remove your shoes and check for small, foreign objects? If you didn’t find anything inside of your shoes, you could be suffering from Morton’s neuromas. Here’s a rudimentary summary of the condition and what can be done about it: If you were to look at the anatomy of a human foot, you would discover...

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