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How do You Treat Heel Pain?

Seeking medical attention from your podiatric physician is the first line of defense in treating heel pain. However, there are several steps you can take to avoid heel pain in the first place: *Wear shoes that fit well and have shock-absorbent soles, rigid shanks (the part of the shoe that supports the foot and helps […]

What Causes Heel Pain?

Do you feel a stabbing pain in your heel with your first steps out of bed in the morning? Youre not alone! Every day, thousands of Americans suffer from this condition. Plantar fasciitis, more commonly known as heel pain, is by far the most common complaint patients bring to podiatric physicians. Aching heels can truly […]

A Response to Christartist

Dont know if you know it or not, but one of Dr. Bowmans patients, Christi, has been keeping a blog through her experience with Dr. Bowman. If you havent already, you should check it out and read her blog to hear straight from a patient what its like to have Dr. Bowman as your podiatrist. […]

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 […]