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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 […]

Painful Flat Feet

One of the most common things I hear from patients is their feet are tired and hurt, and patients wonder why. Usually, tired, sore feet are the result of flat feet. Flat feet are a progressive collapse of the arches, which can be due to trauma, bone and joint malformations, ligament laxity, weakened muscle, or […]

Feet can make your whole body hurt!

Just as your house has a foundation, feet are your bodys foundation. Imagine what would happen if your houses foundation was out of alignment. Doors would stick; walls would crack; etc. Similarly, your body can react the same way if your feet arent correctly doing their job. However, if you take care of your feet […]

Ingrown Nail

One of the most painful and frequent foot ailments is an ingrown nail. There are three major causes of ingrown nails. The most common cause of getting an ingrown nail is improper trimming of the nails. If you round the nails or cut into the corners, your chances of getting an ingrown nail are much […]

A Common Fungal Infection

Despite its name, athletes foot can happen to anyone. So whats with the name? According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, athletes foot received its name because the infection was common among athletes who used facilities such as swimming pools, showers, and locker rooms. These areas are warm and damp, which are a breeding ground […]

Is it a broken bone or a sprained ankle?

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick is out for the next 3-4 weeks with an ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s season-opening loss to the New York Jets. While it is not always easy to determine if it is a sprain or a fracture the only way to be sure is through an x-ray ankle sprains are […]