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 […]

What is Causing This Rash?

Up to 25% of Americans have an allergy to nickel resulting in rashes, itching, pain, swelling and flaky skin. But often people do not associate their symptoms with nickel because they find the rash in odd places, without recognizing the nickel because it is hidden as part of an alloy. An alloy is a metal […]

Happy and Safe Fourth of July!

Fourth of July brought with it flags, parades, family and fun. It also brought barbeques and fireworks. Over 9,000 people each year are burned by fireworks, a third of which are children. Most are burned on the face and upper limbs, but occasionally small children step on lit fireworks or the fire spreads down a […]