Category: Foot Problems (Page 3)

Painful Toe? Could Be a Bed Post Fracture

Today is a sad day in history as I am actually writing a blog about a show that no one on earth should ever watch. Based on some competitive mother’s of pre-teen cheerleaders, this show covers what is wrong in our world. However, on TLC’s Cheer Perfection, a tiny tumbler suffered a broken 5th toe. […]

Can A Foot Amputee Race A Horse and Win? Oscar Pistorius, His Story

Many of you may remember the fantastic events around the Summer Olympics when Oscar Pistorius and his “Cheetah legs” became the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics. Pistorius didn’t medal, but made history by winning his heat and making it to the semi-finals for the 400 meter run. He also competed with the […]

Is Your Foot Like Rudolf The Red Nose Reindeer?

Do you have the sudden urge to jump up on to a roof top? Do you have an itch to pull a sleigh? Have you been searching around your house for that big red clown nose? Do you know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixon? To keep you “on your toes”, today’s blog is […]

Do I have a Bunion?

If the answer to this is yes, you fall into an elite group of celebrities including Oprah, Victoria Beckham, Katie Holmes and many super models. What? That doesn’t impress you? Well here are the facts about what a bunion is and why it is a problem. A bunion (Hallux Abducto Valgus) deformity is a one […]

What Is a Bunion Anyway?

Simply put, a bunion is an enlargement on the side of the foot near the base of the big toe (hallux)the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. A bunion forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. The toe is forced to bend toward the others, causing a painful lump of […]

Do You Have Funny Looking Toes? Lowdown On Hammertoes

Take a good look at your toes. Is one of your toes pointing down instead of out? Does it make an upside-down “V” at the first joint? Ouch. You have a hammer toe. Dr. Jeffrey Bowman of Houston Foot Specialists has been treating this condition for over 25 years. A hammer toe generally refers to […]

Do You Suffer From Burning Feet?

Recently I was reading the paper and came across an article about motivational speaker Tony Robbins and his seminar Unleash the Power Within. Part of the seminar the participants (thousands) can opt to walk across a four foot stretch of hot coals. The temperatures of these coals can reach as high as 1000 degrees. 21 […]

Feet Suffer With Excess Weight

Have you ever been told by your doctor to lose weight? You may want to heed this advice for your overall health and the health of your feet. A patient called Sherri weighed in at 352 pounds. She was sluggish, had hard time walking with comfort and had constant problems with ingrown nails to both […]

Form Over Function

This last week, I saw a new patient with bone spurs on all ten of her toes, which is not an unusual thing for a podiatrist to see; but, the issue here is Cindy is only 23 years old. Looking over to the side of the examination table, I saw a pair of shoes with […]

Is There a Rubbing Cream Designed to Relieve Foot Pain?

Foot pain may be relieved by selecting and wearing appropriate footwear or even receiving massage therapy that targets the feet. However, there are topical pain medications available in forms such as balms, lotions, gels, creams, ointments, and patches which can alleviate foot pain. There are distinct types of topical medications, and they fall into one […]