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COVID-19: What You Can do to Boost Your Immune System Apr 1st, 2020

There’s no vaccine yet and there are no magic pills or supplements you can take to guarantee immunity against viral illnesses like COVID-19. However, when it’s functioning correctly, your immune system produces powerful substances designed to wage war against viruses that threaten your health. Jeremy Moran, DPM, or ToeOp, in...

How to Know If It's Time for Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery Mar 1st, 2020

If you’re suffering from chronic foot pain or a deformity that isn’t improving with corrective devices or physical therapy, it may be time to consider minimally invasive foot surgery. For many of our patients, this type of treatment can reduce discomfort and restore function with less risk of complications than...

How to Recognize If You Have Foot Problems Feb 11th, 2020

Whether you’re living with pain, a skin irritation, or a deformity, foot problems can interfere with your ability to perform daily activities. But if you’re like most people, you’re not taking the right steps for treatment.  Despite the dramatic effect that foot problems can have on your quality of life,...

When You Should Have Your Feet Examined for Hammertoe Jan 8th, 2020

You may be in the habit of wearing stilettos to work or on a night out. You may like the way fashionable shoes look, but they’re not always healthy for your feet. If your toes are in pain, or remain bent even after you take off your shoes, the cause...

High Heels and Morton's Neuroma: Yes There is a Connection Dec 3rd, 2019

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), women are up to eight to ten times more likely to develop Morton’s neuroma than men, and high heels are one of the most common culprits of this painful condition. Jeremy Moran, DPN, and our team of foot specialists offer podiatry...

When Does an Ingrown Toenail Require a Podiatrist? Nov 19th, 2019

When the corners or sides of your toenails dig into the soft tissue that forms a pad around them, you experience inflammation — or an ingrown toenail. Toenails typically grow straight out of the nail bed. Improper trimming, a hereditarily abnormal toenail growth, tight shoes, or repetitive trauma to the...

Heel Pain? Try These Simple Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis Oct 23rd, 2019

Everyone experiences a little heel pain from time to time, especially if you spend a lot of time on your feet or in uncomfortable shoes that don’t provide enough support. But chronic heel pain can be a sign of plantar fasciitis, one of the most common foot and ankle injuries....

4 Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent Bunions Sep 17th, 2019

As many as one in three people over age 65 have bunions. A bunion is a bony protrusion at the base of your big toe that develops when your big toe pushes against your other toes. Over time, the big toe joint can grow large and stick out. Bunions may...

Does Toenail Fungus Ever go Away on Its Own? Aug 26th, 2019

Onychomycosis — even the name isn’t all that attractive. But when it strikes your toenails, the effects can be downright unsightly. Toenail fungus is an incredibly common, and tenacious, condition to deal with. Once it takes hold, the fungal infection seemingly mocks your every effort at eradication, which is where...