• Foot Conditions

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different foot conditions and professional treatments

    Arch Pain, Ball of Foot Pain, Blister, Bunion, Callus, Corn, Ingrown Toenail, Spurs and more...

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  • Ankle Conditions

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different ankle conditions and professional treatments

    Ankle Sprains, Arthritis Pain

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  • Skin Conditions

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different skin conditions and professional treatments

    Athlete's Foot, Foot Odor & Perspiration, Nail Fungus, Rough and Dry Skin, Warts and more

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  • Children

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different conditions and professional treatments
    in childrens

    Flatfoot, Warts or Petty, Ankle Sprains, Juvenile Bunions, Ingrown toenails

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  • Services and Treatments

    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different treatments and professional services at
    Rivera Foot & Ankle

    Foot Scanner, Anatomic Insole, Laser Therapy, Ankle Prosthesis, Laser Tatoo Removal and more...

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Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain Symptoms and Causes

Podiatry in Houston

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain along the bottom of the foot and particularly the heel. It's easy to identify because most sufferers describe it as sharp, intense heel pain upon stepping out of bed in the morning. The first steps are usually the worst, and the pain eases up as the day goes on. The heel pain also spikes at the start of activity and goes away with use. It may also spike after a long rest when restarting activity.

Ankle Anatomy and Physiology

Foot And Ankle Clinics in Houston

The ankle and foot are incredibly complex, with a variety of connecting bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The ankle is the joint where the foot attaches to the bones of the lower leg, allowing the foot to move both up and down and side to side. It is the hinge that must support your body weight and take the impact when you walk, run or jump. The ligaments, tendons, and muscles provide stability and balance.

Podiatrist in Houston

Tips to Take Care of the Feet

To take care of the feet it is advisable to walk barefoot in safe places, on the grass, the sand, the carpets, etc. It is a very healthy exercise for them; this will activate the circulation and help it to transpire freely, resting better by not having anything that oppresses them.

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