Applying Relief

Pain is one of the most common reasons that a person visits the doctor. Often kidney disease, a fear of addiction, side effects, etc. may prevent a person from taking oral medications. What is left for the person to control the pain and go about their daily lives and special occasions? The following topical medications […]

Big Toe Joint Pain

Hallux limitus is a condition in which the joint that moves the big toe becomes stiff and possibly painful from arthritic changes. The pain usually is with lifting the toe or stretching the toe toward the leg. The pain may occur with walking, with jumping or over time if the joint is damaged, at rest. […]

When is Sweaty Feet Too Sweaty?

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating often associated with white, soft skin that is prone to breakdown and infection. The feet of patients with increased sweating often demonstrate the skin breakdown or infection between the toes. Often the inter-web spaces smell strongly and develop fissures and ulcers. The excess sweating may be localized to the feet or […]

When Nerves Hurt: Part I

Neuritis is the inflammation of a nerve. Usually the inflammation causes pain in the area surrounding a nerve, such as in the outside of the heel with sural neuritis. However, it can also cause paresthesias, or odd sensations in the same area. Examples include tingling, numbness, the sensation of bugs crawling on you, burning, and […]