Houston Foot and Ankle Podiatry

Gout: Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors

Overview

Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It's characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in the joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe. 

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What is causing the tingling in the feet?

Overview

Tingling the feet is a common concern and often the feet may also feel numb and painful. This isn’t usually a reason for concern, as may be caused by pressure on the nerves when you’ve been in one position for too long. The feeling should go away when you move. 

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Foot Growth Plate Injuries

Growth-Plate Injuries in Children

Playing sports and taking part in fun outdoor activities is a great way to keep children mentally and physically fit. But these activities can also lead to foot problems, from minor ones like a fungal nail or ingrown nail to serious ones like growth-plate injuries. 

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Common Foot Problems in Children

Identifying and treating foot common foot problems in children is not always straightforward. Children can experience a variety of conditions as they grow and mature, caused by growth spurts, learning to walk, or other superficial factors. 

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How to know when it's time to bunion surgery?

When you suffer from bunions, they don’t just make you uncomfortable in a pair of sandals. Bunions can make it hard to do your daily activities and lead to a significant amount of pain. 

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

What Is PTTD?

The posterior tibial tendon serves as one of the major supporting structures of the foot, helping it to function while walking. Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a condition caused by changes in the tendon, impairing its ability to support the arch. This results in flattening of the foot. 

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Treatment Care of the Diabetic Foot

People with diabetes are prone to foot problems caused by prolonged periods of high blood sugar. There are two main foot problems, each of which can have serious complications. 

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Ankle Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment

Ankle Disorders

The ankle allows us to move our foot up and down and supports us in our daily activities. The demands on the ankle make it prone to injury, especially in athletes. Roughly 25,000 ankle sprains occur in the United States every single day. 

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Dry & Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are a common problem that may develop into painful fissures or openings if left untreated. You may see dehydrated feet as a minor nuisance; however it can lead to further problems such as fungal infections and ulcerations.