What is a Foot or Ankle Sprain or Fracture?

What is a Foot or Ankle Sprain or Fracture?

The following article are taken from the APMA.org website. The feet and ankles work together to provide support and mobility to the body. A foot or ankle sprain is a soft tissue injury. Most often, a sprain occurs when an injury pulls, stretches, or tears the...

How Are Bunions Treated?

How Are Bunions Treated?

The Root Causes to Bunions Bunions or hallux abductovalgus is a foot deformity.  It arises from a hereditary trait.  Certain foot type, like flat feet, can accelerate the deformity.  In that particular scenario, muscle imbalance and the biomechanics of the feet can...

Finding the Right Shoes for Your Foot Type

Finding the Right Shoes for Your Foot Type

During this difficult time of stay-at-home mandate due to the COVID-19 virus, many people are stressed and feeling anxious.  One of the best stress-relieving activities that you can do as a family is to get yourself outdoors.  Walking or running does not require a gym...

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

On March 31, 2020, Family Podiatry of Maryland consolidated or closed several locations in light of the coronavirus pandemic.  Thanks to the efforts of local, state and federal government and the cooperation and sacrifices of Marylanders who stayed home and practiced...

HEEL PAIN CAN BE DEBILITATING

HEEL PAIN CAN BE DEBILITATING

The heel bone is the largest of the 26 bones in the human foot, which also has 33 joints and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Like all bones, it is subject to outside influences that can affect its integrity and its ability to keep us on our...

Limb Length Discrepancy

Limb Length Discrepancy

Are you a runner, walker, or person who is on their feet throughout the day?  Do you sometimes experience lower back pain, hip or knee discomfort, tightness of lower limb muscles or cramping?  It could be you are living with a condition called limb length discrepancy....

What Causes Heel Pain?

What Causes Heel Pain?

What are the Causes of Heel Pain?Heel pain is one of the most common pathologies that I encounter at the office on a daily basis.  It is also very painful and disabling.  People who work outside or who are on their feet a lot at work are predisposed to the condition. ...

Treatment for Cracked Heels

Treatment for Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are often a complaint of patients, especially in the summer.  You may ask why it is so prevalent during the summer season?  Well, during the summer months people wear flip flops and Crocs.  Additionally, summer is typically a drier season that...