Cracked Heels

Cracked heels may make you want to think twice about showing off your feet in warmer weather. However, cracked heels may be harmful to more than just the appearance of your feet. If deep fissures and cracks develop in your heels, they may make walking and standing painful for you. Additionally, these openings make way … Read more Cracked Heels

Frostbite

Frostbite occurs when a body part is exposed to extreme cold. If conditions are cold enough for the water within the tissues to freeze and form ice crystals, cell death can occur. The feet, hands, ears and nose are particularly prone to frostbite due to their location away from the body’s core. Mild exposure to … Read more Frostbite

Blisters

Blisters are a common ailment of people who wear shoes that are either too tight or rub against the feet in an uncomfortable way. Knowing the basics of blisters is important for understanding how they are formed and what treatments should be used for them. A blister on the foot, or any other part of … Read more Blisters

Actinic Keratoses: Pre-Skin Cancer in the Feet

Actinic keratoses (AKs) are pre-cancerous lesions that most often occur on the face, scalp, hands and arms.  These lesions, which can progress to invasive squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), can also occur in the feet.  The estimated percentage of actinic keratosis lesions that progress to squamous cell carcinoma is 0.1 percent per lesion per year. Actinic … Read more Actinic Keratoses: Pre-Skin Cancer in the Feet

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

Over 100 different procedures have been described in the scientific literature for correcting bunions.  Currently, the most common procedures involve correction via a distal metatarsal osteotomy, a cut at the end of the bone just behind the big toe, due to the ease of use, reproducibility and predictable postoperative course. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has … Read more Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery