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Why Do I Have Pain When Curling My Toes?

Why Do I Have Pain When Curling My Toes?

Usually when we think of foot problems, we expect pain and discomfort to come from the bottoms of our feet. They are, after all, the parts of us that most frequently make impact with the ground, right? While that may be true, it is very much possible to experience...

Is Bunion Surgery Right For You?

Is Bunion Surgery Right For You?

There is a common misconception that recovering from bunion surgery is an absolute horror. But this couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, most patients are happy with their bunion surgery results, and are able to return to normal physical activities within a reasonable timeframe.

Pros and Cons of Shockwave Therapy

Pros and Cons of Shockwave Therapy

Almost every decision in life has pros and cons—or at the very least, benefits and risks. Should I watch one more episode or go to bed? Should I eat that last piece of cake? Well, the same goes for medical treatments and procedures, including shockwave therapy. That’s...

3 Reasons Custom Orthotics Can Change Your Life

3 Reasons Custom Orthotics Can Change Your Life

When pain is a fact of life, your world starts to shrink. We’ve seen it over, and over, and over again. That’s really the heart of the matter. People don’t see us because they have pain—not really, anyway. They see us because they can no longer play with their...

Pain on the top of your foot can make for an ugly run

Pain on the top of your foot can make for an ugly run

Pain in the top of the foot is a common complaint with runners, and it is often due to a condition called extensor tendonitis. With this condition, the tendons that run along the top of the foot become overused and inflamed.

5 Great Hiking Trails Near Hamden, CT

5 Great Hiking Trails Near Hamden, CT

The New England weather is finally, slowly, fitfully getting warmer, and that means we have our minds set on enjoying the outdoors! There’s nothing like a good hike to clear the mind and refresh the soul. Plus, hiking (or even just walking) remains one of the best ways to get the blood flowing, improve cardiovascular health, and manage or prevent health risks like diabetes and neuropathy.

No Doubt: What You Eat Is Linked to Gout

No Doubt: What You Eat Is Linked to Gout

Food and drink is only part of the solution, however. Most people with gout will also require medications to reduce the risk and rate of attacks (and limit their length and severity).

Why Do My Feet Ache?

Why Do My Feet Ache?

That’s a big question! There’s no one universal cause of aching feet. As a matter of fact, there are dozens of potential conditions, ranging from muscle aches and swollen tendons to hairline bone fractures, pinched nerves, arthritis joints, and more. Still, there are...

How to Avoid Spreading Nail Fungus to Your Family

How to Avoid Spreading Nail Fungus to Your Family

The thickened, yellowish, and ugly looking nails that result from a fungal infection of the nail bed can cause a lot of frustration and embarrassment. They can also cause a bit of fear—fear that you might have to show those nails in public, yes, but also fear from...

What to Do When Kids Have Flat Feet

What to Do When Kids Have Flat Feet

There’s a reason that arches are so commonly seen in nature and used in the construction of bridges and homes—they do a great job spanning distances and carrying heavy loads effectively. The same is true of your foot arches, which flex gently with each step to support your weight and absorb and cushion shocks efficiently.