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Posts for: April, 2015

By Family Foot Care
April 07, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Untagged

What Causes Heel Pain?

​Wearing shoes with poor cushioning can irritate the tissue in your heel (plantar fascia). Being overweight or standing for long periods can also irritate the tissue. Running, walking, tennis, and other sports that put stress on the heels can cause tiny tears in the tissue. If your lower leg muscles are tight, this is more likely to occur. A tight Achilles tendon can also contribute to heel pain.

Symptoms

You may feel pain on the bottom or on the inside edge of your heel. The pain may be sharp when you get out of bed or when you stand up after sitting.  You may feel a dull ache after you've been standing for a long time on a hard surface. Running can also cause a dull ache. If a nerve is irritated, you may feel burning or a shooting pain in your heel.

Dr. Richard Adams will be talking about a new treatment for heel pain and plantar fasciitis.  If you are suffering with this, come and learn about the new treatments available. The seminar is free but please RSVP.

Next Heel Pain Seminar is:  Tuesday, April 14, Noon. Location:  1310B Paluxy Rd. Medical Office Bldg. #2 (LGMC 2nd Floor Conference Room) Please RSVP to:  817-579-2979

 


By Family Foot Care
April 07, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Calluses   Corns  

CullesesCorns and calluses are thick, hardened areas of skin that develop in response to your body's natural defense to repeated pressure or friction. While neither condition presents a long-term or serious health risk, they can be painful, irritating and unattractive.

Identifying a Corn or Callus

Corns and calluses are similar in nature, but differ in size and location. Corns are smaller than calluses and usually have a hard, thickened center surrounded by red, inflamed skin. They typically develop on the tops and sides of your toes and can be painful when touched. Calluses generally develop on your heels and balls of your feet. They vary in size and shape, although almost always larger than corns.

For most people who develop calluses or corns, eliminating the source of pressure is usually enough to make the thickened skin disappear. Family Foot Care recommends the following for treating corns and calluses:

  • Wear comfortable shoes and socks. When footwear fits properly, there is less opportunity for friction and rubbing to occur.
  • Soak your feet in warm, soapy water to help remove corns and calluses. Rub the thickened skin with a pumice stone to remove toughened layers more easily.
  • Keeping your feet moisturized with foot cream or lotion will help improve the quality of your skin and rid your feet from calluses or corns.

When to Seek Care from Family Foot Care

When corns and calluses don't respond to conservative care, contact Family Foot Care for a careful evaluation. We can investigate the possible causes of your corn or callus, safely remove the thick, hardened area of skin, and recommend appropriate footwear and treatment, including padding and inserts. Never attempt to cut away a corn or callus on your own, especially if you have diabetes or poor circulation. Instead, seek advice from a podiatrist for careful removal and proper care.