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What Causes Plantar Warts and How Can I Get Rid of Them? Jun 12th, 2020

 If you have unsightly, bumpy growths on your feet that hurt when you stand, walk, or apply pressure, you may have plantar warts. They’re caused by a virus and are easily spread from person to person. In fact, an estimated 33% of kids and teenagers have warts, while they affect...

How to Select the Right Running Shoes for Your Feet May 18th, 2020

Running for exercise has an abundance of benefits. From acting as a stress reliever to helping you maintain a healthy weight, there are plenty of reasons to start pounding the pavement.  It’s a convenient form of exercise because you can run almost anywhere and you don’t need a gym membership....

Preparing Your Home for Bunion Surgery Recovery Apr 24th, 2020

Your big toe is made up of two main joints. When the largest of the two moves out of alignment, a painful bony protrusion called a bunion can form on the outside of your big toe. A bunion affects your bone and soft tissue and as it gets progressively worse,...

5 Ways Custom Orthotics Can Improve Your Life Mar 9th, 2020

Your feet provide a foundation for you to stand, walk, balance, and move through life. Their role in your good health is difficult to overstate. Providing them with a little extra support is the least you can do for your heroic feet.  Custom orthotics might just be the answer to...

When is a Podiatrist Necessary for an Ingrown Toenail? Feb 18th, 2020

Ingrown toenails are a common problem, especially among those that wear tight or ill-fitting shoes. Knowing when you can wait for the problem to self-correct and when to see a podiatrist can save you a lot of stress and pain when it comes to your feet.   At Glendale Foot &...

What Causes Varicose Veins and How Can I Get Rid of Them? Jan 2nd, 2020

Varicose veins result naturally from the accumulated pressures of life. Also called spider veins, these distended or discolored veins can be an unsightly aesthetic concern and could potentially indicate other health concerns as well. Although one in four people in the United States will deal with varicose veins at some...

How Flat Feet Can Cause Back, Hip, and Knee Pain Pain Dec 2nd, 2019

Everything in your body is designed to work together for optimal function, and it all starts in your feet, which provide the foundational support for your entire musculoskeletal system. So when there’s a problem in your feet, such as flat feet, the effects are not only local, they can also...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle from Turning into Chronic Instability Nov 1st, 2019

Spraining the ankle is one of the most common injuries of inactive people. A sprain, which occurs when the ligaments in this area are injured, can become chronic if the injury does not heal properly the first time. If you suffer a sprain, fast and proper treatment is the best...

Banish Nasty Toenail Fungus With Laser Therapy Oct 11th, 2019

Not only is toenail fungus an embarrassing problem, but it’s also a difficult condition to fix. Even prescription medication doesn’t always work. Now that it’s sandal season, you may be looking for a more effective treatment to get rid of your ugly toenail infection. At Glendale Foot and Ankle Podiatry...