Blog Archive

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle from Becoming Chronic Instability Sep 1st, 2019

Your ankle is a small joint that endures a lot of force with every step you take. One misstep or awkward landing and you can easily overstretch or tear the ligaments, resulting in an ankle sprain. While it may seem like a minor injury, without the right care your sprained...

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Feet? Aug 2nd, 2019

Those new to the world of diabetes are sometimes surprised to learn about the far-reaching effects that high blood glucose can have on their bodies. After all, glucose is the fuel that your body needs to function and therefore you might wonder why high levels are a problem, since there’s...

Why Your Shoe Choice Is So Important for Your Foot Health Jul 17th, 2019

The first time you spied an outdoors-lover wearing the popular shoes that are like custom-fitted second skins for the feet — also known as “five fingers” shoes — you may have been intrigued, horrified, or immediately sold on them.  Whatever your first impression was, they and other so-called “minimal shoes”...

Easiest Ways to Help Prevent Ingrown Toenails Jun 20th, 2019

An ingrown toenail will announce its arrival in painful and unsightly ways and is always a most unwelcome guest. The condition’s hallmark is a toenail — often the big toenail — that grows in the wrong direction or curls so that it cuts into and breaks your skin. This puts...

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Ignore Ankle Pain May 16th, 2019

Most of us consider aches and pains a normal part of daily life. Don't get us wrong, some aches are in fact normal. But others can be indicative of a severe health problem. Don't ignore sharp or dull ankle pain. Instead, visit Town Center Foot & Ankle. Dr. Stephen Eichelsdorfer...

The Best Ways to Get Rid of Your Heel Spur Apr 10th, 2019

Yes, jogging and jumping are great for your heart. But for your heels? Not so much. Constant pounding on hard surfaces can create a heel spur, a half-inch bony protrusion on the bottom of the heel bone. If you’re lucky, heel spurs are painless, more an oddity than a condition...

Why Toenail Fungus Should Never Go Untreated Mar 1st, 2019

While toenail fungus is common — about 10% of all Americans and 50% of people over 70 get it — it’s still an unpleasant and embarrassing condition. It’s also contagious and difficult to treat. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t avoid treating it. In the early stages, toenail fungus will...

3 Great Tips for Preventing Athlete’s Foot Feb 14th, 2019

Whether you’re an athlete or not, chances are that you or someone in your family has had an episode of athlete’s foot, also called tinea pedis. It’s a common and contagious fungal infection that affects up to 15% of the US population. While it’s not a serious condition, it can...

Learn How Custom Orthotics Can Prevent Sports Injuries Jan 11th, 2019

Whether you’re a small size 6 or your friends joke about your clown shoes, your feet are still extremely small relative to their task. These compact appendages are not only responsible for supporting your entire body; they provide balance and mobility, which are critical to any athletic pursuit. If they...

How Bunions Can Lead to Additional Foot Problems Dec 13th, 2018

Bunions often start out innocently enough — a small bump begins to form at the base of your big toe, creating a minor cosmetic inconvenience. Before you know it, that minor bump pushes your big toe over or under your second toe and throws your foot into a world of...

The Importance of Having a Podiatrist on Your Diabetes Management Team Nov 15th, 2018

Each day Americans face the difficult predicament of having a lower limb amputated as a direct result of diabetes complications. That’s why it’s crucial to take the best care of your feet if you’re living with diabetes -- because blood sugar problems and foot problems go hand in hand. In...

6 Tips for Preventing Running Injuries Oct 1st, 2018

Running is an excellent form of exercise and sport for children and adults alike, but as with any form of physical activity, it brings injury risks. Each year more than half of runners will deal with an injury, but many can be prevented. Whether you’re new to the game or...