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Understanding Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

January 15, 2017

Do you experience pain, tingling and numbness in the sole of your foot?  This numbness may come and go, and then begin to last for longer periods of time. If this sounds familiar, you may have tarsal tunnel syndrome. There is a narrow space on the inside of your ankle next to your ankle bone called…  read more


Frustrated With Foot Cramps?

December 15, 2016

Foot cramps are involuntary and painful spasms that affect either one or a group of muscles. And when your foot and calf muscles spasm or cramp, it causes sharp and intense pain that can last for as long as three minutes. If you’re experiencing foot cramps, there are several reasons why this may be happening,…  read more


The pedCAT™ Allows Us to Really See the Problem

November 15, 2016

With the number of bones and connective tissues in the foot and ankle, it’s helpful to have as many tools as possible to help with diagnoses. Dr. Watson uses the pedCAT™ CT (www.curvebeam.com) to provide the latest in CT scan imaging that focuses solely on the lower extremities. It has the advantage over traditional CT…  read more


Don’t Live With an Ingrown Toenail

October 15, 2016

An ingrown toenail is a common and often painful condition that occurs when the corner of your toenail grows into the skin of your toe. You may develop an ingrown toenail for a number of reasons, including: Cutting your toenails in a curved fashion rather than straight across Wearing shoes that don’t fit right and…  read more


What’s to Blame for Your Heel Pain?

September 15, 2016

Do you experience pain when you take your first steps getting out of bed in the morning? How about when you sit for a long period of time and then get up? You could have plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heal pain. Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which the flat band of…  read more


The Importance of a Trained Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon

August 15, 2016

You wouldn’t go to an appliance repairman to fix your car, nor would you go to a pet groomer to cut your hair. In much the same way, when it comes to treating conditions that have to do with your foot and ankle, enlisting the expertise of an orthopedic surgeon trained in this specialty makes…  read more


When Bunion Surgery Is Really Necessary

July 15, 2016

A bunion occurs when the bones of your big toe are misaligned and the joint at the base of your big toe becomes enlarged. This causes your ligaments and tendons to stretch around your big toe joint while causing inflammation and pain in the soft tissue over the joint. With time, the cartilage in this…  read more


Foot Care and Diabetes: What You Need to Know

March 15, 2016

If you have diabetes, your feet are at risk. Diabetes can cause nerve damage which results in loss of sensation in your feet, making it harder to heal from an injury or ward off infection. What’s more, when you have loss of feeling in your feet, you’re at greater risk of hurting your foot without…  read more


The Most Common Types of Bunion Procedures

February 15, 2016

A bunion is an unnatural, bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe where it attaches to the foot. Because a bunion develops at the joint where your toe bends when walking, your body weight rests on the bunion with every step, meaning bunions can be very painful. And if you wear…  read more


5 Tips to Treat Your Feet Right

January 15, 2016

Our feet are the unsung heroes of the body. They withstand significant impact and pressure just from an average day of walking. Most of us take our feet for granted until an injury occurs. That’s why it’s important to take care of your feet, and you don’t need an expensive spa treatment to do it….  read more