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Covid Crash and Burn
During the first few months of Covid, a bunch of us in our neighborhood got into the habit of walking 6-8 miles every day.
 
We would walk 3 to 4 miles in the morning and another 3 to 4 miles in the evening. Most of us spent the time pleasantly strolling along and chatting about events and...
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Be Sure to Wear Shoes That Fit Properly

Before buying shoes online, make sure to go in person to have the shoes fitted properly. Finding the right shoes includes taking into consideration the correct length and width of your feet. Our feet are prone to growing wider as we age, especially as we spend more time walking and...

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Benefits of Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics are foot devices that are inserted into your shoes to help accommodate and treat your foot conditions. Orthotics provide support for the arches of your feet, distributing pressure more evenly across the feet and helping to relieve pain in target areas, depending on your...

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Did you hear THAT? A story of boat races and broken toes.

I don’t know about you, but I find those boat races on Lake Marble Falls to be quite loud.

 

I was visiting a friend's house out in the county about 5 miles from Burnet, which is about 9 to 10 miles away from the lake,  and we heard the high-pitched whining of the race boats from...

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Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)

 

Broken toes and broken metatarsal bones can be painful, significant injuries. The structure of the foot is complex, consisting of bones, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. Of the 28 bones in the foot, 19 are toe bones (phalanges) and metatarsal bones (the long bones in the...

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Hammertoes

Hammertoes get their name due to the abnormal appearance of the toe, in which it bends down like a hammer.

A hammertoe’s shape is formed by a deformed bending in the toe’s middle joint. There are many factors that play into how hammertoes form.

Trauma to the toe, such as stubbing,...

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Foot & Ankle Pain

Foot pain can come in various forms and for a number of different reasons.

When discomfort is experienced, it’s extremely important that you visit with a podiatrist who can properly diagnose the reason for the pain.

Common causes of foot pain may include overuse injuries, such as from...

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Flat Feet

Those who have a very low foot arch or no arch at all have a condition referred to as flat feet.

Most children are born with flat feet and will gradually develop arches in their feet over time.

However, if the arch does not develop, it’s likely for one to experience foot pain as they grow...

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Bunions

If you have arthritis, frequently wear tight fitting shoes such as high heels, and are older in age, it’s very likely that you may develop a bunion.

A bony hump at the base of the big toe is the biggest sign that you may have developed this condition.

Bunions are often painful and...

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Neuropathy

Nerve damage (neuropathy), can lead to numbness, burning, and electrical sensations that become so severe, you experience weakness in your feet and ankles. Before living another day with neuropathy discomfort, see how leading podiatrist Dr. Frank Henry, Foot and Ankle Specialist can help. Book...

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What Are Plantar Warts?

There are over 100 different varieties of HPV, or human papilloma virus.  Nearly 12% of the global population have had warts at one time, and plantar warts are but one of these types.  They all share one basic characteristic, they have the ability to infect skin cells....

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Orthotic Use for Athletes

Among athletes, foot-related sports injuries are extremely common because of repetitive strain and overuse. Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis are most common, but surprisingly, happen to those who engage in sports irregularly most often. Nevertheless, these conditions should not stop...

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