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Identifying and Treating Hammertoes

Identifying and Treating Hammertoes

If you have a toe which is bent abnormally, you may have something called hammertoe. What is a hammertoe? A hammertoe is a deformity of one or two joints in your 2nd, 3rd or 4th toes. A hammertoe can be painful. Causes of a hammertoe include: Tight-fitting shoes –...

Recognizing and Treating Athlete’s Foot

Recognizing and Treating Athlete’s Foot

With school back in session, many of our children will be participating in sports. This can be a perfect time to start looking for signs of athlete’s foot. What is athlete’s foot? Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a fungal infection of the foot that can be...

Battling Bunions

Battling Bunions

If you have a painful bump on the joint of your big toe, you may have what is called a bunion. Bunions are caused when your big toe pushes against the next toe causing the big toe joint to develop a bump. Causal factors for a bunion include: High-heeled shoes – pushes...

Treating Turf Toe

Treating Turf Toe

With school back in session, sports like football become a big part of many students’ lives. Whether it’s in college or high school, quite a few schools have replaced their grass fields with artificial turf in the hope of increasing an athlete’s speed. With this,...

5 Foot Health Tips for Diabetics

5 Foot Health Tips for Diabetics

At Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central PA, we know that diabetic patients have special foot health care needs. Two conditions commonly associated with this disease, decreased circulation and neuropathy, conspire together to make certain minor foot issues potential...

Fight Fungal Infections This Fall

Fight Fungal Infections This Fall

Did you know that it’s just as easy to get a fungal foot infection like athlete’s foot or toenail fungus in the fall as in the summer? At Foot and Ankle Specialists of Central PA, we find that patients associate these types of foot problems with summertime when people...