Are Your Toes Bunched Up and Painful?

Do you have toes that are flexed to look like little hammers? These toes are appropriately called hammertoes. They occur as a result of your tendons that cause them to flex overworking against your other tendons. We don’t really know why this happens, but we do know...

Do I Have a Bunion?

A bunion is a condition where your toe starts to shift to the outside of your foot. This leads to a big bump that can form on the inside of your toe. Although we are not completely sure what causes the condition, it can result from wearing tight shoes or can be...

How can a foot orthotic help me?

Orthotics are an important tool for your feet, which correct many problems both structurally and mechanically. They are able to do this because they ultimately realign your feet to a more usual or “neutral” position. On a daily basis many people suffer...

Home Treatment for Heel Pain

Mother’s Day is this weekend and what better way to celebrate your mom than by taking her aboard The Odyssey on Sunday May 11th. There will be dancing, so now is not the time to let heel pain ruin your day. Home treatment and therapy can help manage your discomfort,...

How to Avoid Heel Pain during Flip Flop Season

Your summer plans may include spending lazy days walking along the beaches near Cape Cod in your flip flops. Be careful though, because these summer shoes may end up causing you heel pain, which should not be a part of your plans. Make sure you take a few extra...

Wise Winter Footwear Choices

Sleet, and snow, and ice … oh my! Winter is definitely here, and that means pulling out the winter footwear. Maybe this year you could put aside the old, worn-down shoes from last year and rethink your boot choice. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style,...

Practicing Good Winter Foot Care

Though the weather outside may still be frightful, your feet should still be feeling delightful. By practicing good winter foot care you can prevent a number of conditions that affect your feet more during the colder times of the year. Don’t let a little snow and ice...

Tailor’s Bunion Home Treatment

While spring may not have quite decided if it’s here to stay, the Friends of North Andover Trails are still out and about enjoying beautiful North Andover. This Sunday, April 12, they are doing a guided walk at Ward Reservation. If you have a tailor’s bunion it may...

What a Gait Analysis Can Tell You

Training for marathon season can be strenuous and difficult, but it’s even more difficult if your feet are bothering you. Having a gait analysis done can help with a number of different foot conditions. It can tell you if you aren’t wearing the right shoes for your...

Burning Pain in Your Foot? Might Be a Pinched Nerve

The official start of summer has finally begun and all you want to think about is your family vacation, sitting outside with a cold drink in your hand, and enjoying those late evenings with good conversation around the picnic table. Don’t let a pinched nerve put a...

Still Christmas Shopping? Try Gift Ideas from Your Podiatrist

There are usually two types of gift shoppers: the people who create gift lists and buy all their presents early, and those who wait until the last minute to find everything. Neither gift-buying style is necessarily right or wrong, but if you haven’t gotten all your...

Facts and Half-Truths: What Causes Bunions?

There’s a lot of misleading and misunderstood information floating around—and being constantly connected through smart phones and social media can make it hard to identify and filter what’s true. As a result, people can believe things that aren’t accurate. This can...

Tips for Preventing Heel Pain at Work

For those who work on their feet—even for part of the day—heel pain is not only frustratingly common, but can frequently affect both your job performance and your ability to enjoy old hobbies after business hours. When your heels hurt at work, you’re not at your best,...

Best Ways to Protect Your Feet at Work

Doing anything for hours on end can be draining and take a toll. Whether you’re lifting objects, typing at a computer, driving long distances, or even just standing and walking, do it for long enough and your body starts to feel the strain. Anyone who works on their...