What is a Ganglion Cyst?

As temperatures rise, the shoes come off, and with that people may be more invested in the state of their feet. You may notice a bump on the top of your foot that you don’t remember being there before. Or, you may be noticing that a bump is increasing in size. If the lump is […]

What is a Subungual Hematoma?

Summer is upon us, which means more people heading outdoors for recreational activities. A common problem new runners or joggers may encounter includes a subungal hematoma. Subungal hematoma, or ‘runner’s toe’ refers to a painful condition caused by an accumulation of blood (hematoma) underneath the toenail. Hematomas may develop after acute or repetitive trauma to […]

Dancer’s Fracture

A dancer’s fracture, also known as an avulsion fracture, is a break off the base of the 5thmetatarsal bone, which is the long bone of the midfoot that attaches to the 5th (little) toe. This type of fracture occurs due to an inverting and twisting injury of the ankle and foot causing a small break […]

Treating Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are small rough skin growth caused by a viral HPV (human papillomavirus) infection, which is the most common viral infection of the skin. Walking barefoot is a risk factor since the virus enters the skin often on the heels or soles of the feet through thin breaks or cuts on the feet. They […]

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a painful benign fibrotic enlargement and swelling of the 3rd common digital nerve in the foot often as a result of nerve compression or micro-trauma. This entrapment syndrome is more common in females possibly due to certain shoe gear with high heels and a small toe box. When walking, especially in these […]