Paronychia: How is It Different from an Ingrown Nail?

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Paronychia: How is It Different from an Ingrown Nail?

Dr. Bowman, My referring doctor told me I had a Paronychia. What is it? I get this question at least once a week. A Paronychia is a skin infection that occurs around the nails and is often occur with an Ingrown Nail. This condition is usually caused by an injury to the surrounding tissue of […]

I Had Foot or Ankle Surgery, Now What? Post

Recently I wrote a blog on pre-operative tips before having foot and ankle surgery, and I got many requests to write about what to do after foot surgery. These are general tips, and different procedures may require more individualized instructions. Make sure your podiatrist gives you instructions for your specific needs. Your actions the first […]

Running With the Elite: Post

No, I didnt really run with them. If anything, I ran after them. On Saturday January 14, 2012, I had the honor of serving on the medical team for the US Marathon Olympic Trials held in Houston. The best runners in the United States gathered to vie for being the top three men and women […]

Platelet Rich Plasma – Can It Help Get Rid of Pain??

When I was young, I dreamed of being an NFL star just like a lot of my friends. Now, I am glad I never made it that far in football. Why? Easy to answer – look at all those injuries. After just watching my home team the Houston Texans, those injuries seem to be even […]

Having Foot or Ankle Surgery? Pre

Having foot or ankle surgery is not as bad as some make it out to be if you are prepared. In this blog, you will learn some tips from foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Bowman and Houston Foot Specialists. First, and most important is to ask your podiatrist before the procedure any questions you […]

Why Do I Keep Getting Ankle Sprains? The Lowdown on Chronic Ankle Sprains

Chronic ankle sprains, also known as ankle instability, are usually due to repetitive accidents or injuries to the ankle joint. This differs from an acute ankle sprain when only one injury occurs. I often get asked by my patients, Why does my ankle give way simply from walking? I answer by asking, How many times […]

The Curse of Mistletoe – Gout

As we enter the holiday and winter season, many of us will be attending Holiday parties, eating and drinking with our co-workers, friends and family. Soon after these parties many of you will be seeing your podiatrist because of severe pain to your joints in the foot and ankle. Gout is one of the most […]

Frostbite Can Take the Fun Out of Winter

As we now enter the cold winter weather, many of us will be skiing, sledding and shoveling snow. Many people will get cold feet as well as wet feet. Having Jack Frost nipping at your nose sounds great when Nat King Cole sings it, but its no fun when affected by serious cold weather hazards […]

Winter Sports Injuries – Are You Prepared?

For many athletes and weekend exercise warriors, winter is a time to continue their cardiovascular health. Many partake in winter sports such as snow sledding or skiing, snowboarding, rough-and-tumble ice hockey or casual ice skating. Yes, winter provides a fast track for fun, but exposes the body to injuries, especially to foot and ankle injuries. […]

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery: Is It Right For You?

You may have recently seen television ads regarding Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery or Mini Bunionectomy. This is a procedure available at Houston Foot Specialists performed by Dr. Jeffrey Bowman. The first step in evaluating whether the Mini Bunionectomy is right for you is to understand what causes the bunion or Hallux Abducto Valgus deformity. The […]