Posted at 09:42h
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been introducing you to foot and ankle problems that are very common, despite their overcomplicated names. Today, I’m going to talk about another very common problem with a very simple, forward name – the ingrown toenail.
And while the...
Posted at 14:42h
In the podiatry field, or really any field having to do with medicine, we use a lot of fancy, over-complicated words to describe parts of the body and procedures – and believe me, it’s enough to drive ME crazy, let alone my patients.
That said, one...
Posted at 09:31h
If you run, hike, jog, stand – really, if you do anything that impacts your feet on a regular basis – you may be experiencing constant pain on the bottom of your feet, right above your heel. You may not know what the cause of...
Posted at 14:06h
As a foot and ankle surgeon, I’ve learned (and continue to learn) a lot about ankles, feet and toes, and the one thing that seems to stay rather consistent with this area of practice are all of the funny and hard to pronounce names associated...
Posted at 12:06h
When was the last time you had your foot measured to check your shoe size? I ask this question to my patients a lot, and not surprising, the majority haven’t been truly measured – for both size AND fit – since adolescence.
Big mistake. Many patients...
Posted at 12:31h
This week I was privileged to give Alamo Heights High School student Matthew Rendon an inside, close and personal look at what I do as a foot and ankle surgeon. I’ve done this for a while, now, hosting high school students who are interested in...
Posted at 17:03h
For more than 25 years, I’ve had the privilege of serving the San Antonio community. And while I’ve been practicing for over a quarter of a century, I can honestly say I absolutely LOVE what I do. I love continuously learning, I teach at the...
Posted at 10:31h
It could be as simple as a stroll down the street or as complex as making the winning shot for your basketball team – sprained ankles come when you least expect it and often when doing an activity you’re used to doing, like, for example,...
Posted at 08:39h
You’re experiencing chronic foot pain. You’ve ditched your uncomfortable shoes, you’re more aware of the amount of time you spend on your feet, you have no foot or ankle injuries that you can recall and no conditions that could be the culprit, for example, arthritis,...
Posted at 10:41h
Bunions are a fairly common disorder that is hereditary – not the bunion itself, but rather the foot. Yes, it’s a bit confusing, but basically, you inherit a foot from your relative(s) that makes a person more likely to develop a bunion.
So what exactly is...