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Hammertoes

Hammertoes Did you know??? Hammertoes can be the result of ill-fitting shoes, types of trauma, and can also be inherited. A hammertoe is a contracture–or bending–of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth (little) toes. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop…. Read More


Plantar Fasciitis

Did you know??? The age group most likely to be struck by plantar fasciitis is those between 40-60 years of age. That’s because the tissue in the foot starts losing elasticity as we age! Runners are more likely to have plantar fasciitis. The impact your feet absorb when you run can be as much as… Read More


Summer Feet

Summer activities can be rough on your feet. Did you know?  A single pair of flip flops can harbor a whopping 18,000 bacteria, including Staphylococcus. Rethink those flip flops…  Over wearing flip flops can cause stress fractures, heel pain and tendonitis, and can exacerbate hammertoes.  These are not shoes that we should wear from 8am… Read More


Summer Sandals

Did you know?  A single pair of flip flops can harbor a whopping 18,000 bacteria, including Staphylococcus. Rethink those flip flops…  Over wearing flip flops can cause stress fractures, heel pain and tendonitis, and can exacerbate hammertoes.  These are not shoes that we should wear from 8am til 8pm. However, not all flip flops are… Read More


Change to Medicare Cards

Did you know? Medicare will be issuing new insurance cards to all of their members starting in April 2018.   Information provided by www.cms.gov. Here are 10 things to know about your new Medicare card: Mailing takes time: Your card may arrive ata different time than your friend’s or neighbor’s. Destroy your old Medicare card:… Read More


Gout and Nail Fungus

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. Gout symptoms may come and go, but there are ways to manage symptoms and prevent flares. Did… Read More


Raynaud’s Disease

Did you know? Women and people who live in colder climates are more prone to getting Raynaud’s disease. Raynaud’s (ray-NOHZ) disease causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers and toes — to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress. In Raynaud’s disease, smaller arteries that supply blood… Read More


Happy New Year

The New Year is an exciting time for our diabetic patients.  January marks the opportunity for our Medicare patients to receive a brand new pair of diabetic shoes.  All other insurance carriers provide this opportunity one year from the date of your last pair of diabetic shoes.  Our practice utilizes two different diabetic shoe vendors… Read More


Choosing the Proper Winter Footwear

Did You Know? Your feet and hands are where you sweat more than anywhere else on your body. Your hands and feet also react strongly to cold temperatures. Exposure to cold results in our bodies redirecting blood flow to internal organs and away from the hands and feet. Certain medical disorders affecting circulation or the… Read More


Plantar Faciitis

Plantar fasciitis (say “PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus”) is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Then your heel or… Read More


Fall Foot Care

Summer is over and your feet will now be hidden away in fall socks and boots for the next several months, but contrary to popular belief, now is not the time to take a break on regular foot care. In fact, foot experts say fall foot care is one of the most crucial steps to… Read More


Neuromas

Did you know? The most common neuroma of the foot is called Morton’s neuroma which is between the third and fourth toe bones.  It forms when bones in the feet press together and irritate a nerve.  Causes include:  wearing tight or poorly fitting shoes, repeated stress on the foot, frequently wearing high heels, injury, or… Read More


Summer Foot Care

Everyone should be familiar with their feet and check them over on a regular basis. Things to look for would include:  discolored areas of the skin, thick or discolored nails, cracks or cuts in the skin, and lumps or bumps.  Thoroughly dry your feet and in between your toes to avoid infection and never put… Read More


Bunions

Did you know???  Your big toe joint carries 60% of the body’s weight while walking. Are you suffering from the following symptoms: a firm bump on the outside of the foot at the base of the big toe, swelling, redness, or pain, restricted motion of the big toe? A common misconception is that a bunions… Read More


Warts

Plantar warts are common, especially in children.  These warts are named for where they appear on the body.  Plantar warts are located on the bottom of the foot.  Plantar warts are noncancerous skin growths, caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin.  The culprit is a strain of virus called human papillomavirus… Read More


Healthy Summer Feet

Healthy Summer Feet Did you know?  A single pair of flip flops can harbor a whopping 18,000 bacteria, including Staphylococcus.   Rethink those flip flops…  Over wearing flip flops can cause stress fractures, heel pain and tendonitis, and can exacerbate hammertoes.  These are not shoes that we should wear from 8am til 8pm. Not all… Read More


Sandals

JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER!!!! Orthopedic sandals are available in our office. We have a variety of colors to choose from. Enjoy your summer without sacrificing the health and comfort of your feet.


Treat Your Feet!!

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, which makes now the perfect time to get your feet back in shape.  Just about everything you do during the day involves being on your feet.  Did you know there are about 7,200 nerve endings in your foot? Tips For Healthy Feet!!!!!  Everyone should be familiar with their… Read More


Exciting News

Exciting News!!!!!  We are now offering a 2 year warranty on your new custom orthotics. For a small enrollment fee you receive peace of mind for your orthotic investment.  Listed below are the coverages you receive with this amazing offer. Basic Warranty – guarantees adjustments and repairs will be made at no charge, under this… Read More


Ligament and Tendon Care

Ligament and Tendon Care Ligaments in your foot attach bone to bone and tendons attach muscle to bone. Strengthening tendons and ligaments by performing foot-strengthening exercises is important in enhancing the overall strength of your foot and helps to prevent injuries. Dr. Mussett does recommend a supplement known as CoLig-10, which contains a number of… Read More