Entries by Hayley Caruso

How does pregnancy affect my feet?

Pregnancy can have a number of effects on a woman’s feet, including: Swelling: Pregnant women may experience swelling in their feet and ankles due to the increased pressure on the blood vessels and the accumulation of fluid in the tissues. Flat feet: The increased weight and changes in hormones during pregnancy can cause the arches […]

What do Cortisone injections do for foot pain?

Cortisone injections are a common treatment option for foot pain caused by various conditions such as plantar fasciitis, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions. Cortisone is a type of steroid hormone that is naturally produced by the body’s adrenal gland. Cortisone injections deliver a synthetic form of the hormone directly into the affected area, helping to […]

Foot Arthritis

Foot arthritis is a condition that occurs when the joints in the foot become inflamed, leading to pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving the foot. There are several factors that can contribute to the development of foot arthritis, including: Age: As people age, the cartilage that cushions the joints can wear down, leading to arthritis. Genetics: […]

What is a Bunion?

A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. It occurs when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place, causing the joint to become enlarged and misaligned. Bunions can be painful and cause discomfort, particularly when wearing shoes or walking. […]

Arch Pain

Arch pain is a common foot problem that can be caused by a variety of factors, including: Overuse or excessive standing or walking Injury or trauma to the foot Structural issues, such as flat feet or high arches Poor footwear or unsupportive shoes Weight gain or obesity Aging and wear and tear on the feet […]

Achilles Tendon Disorders

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human body, connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. Some of the common Achilles tendon disorders include: Achilles Tendinitis: This condition is caused by the overuse of the Achilles tendon, leading to inflammation and pain. Achilles Tendinosis: This is a chronic degenerative condition caused by […]

How do I stop my feet from smelling?

Foot odor is a common problem that can be caused by several factors, such as sweating, poor hygiene, or bacterial and fungal growth on the skin. Here are some tips to help prevent foot odor: Wash your feet regularly with soap and water, and make sure to dry them thoroughly, especially between the toes. Use […]