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When do Plantar Warts Require a Visit to the Podiatrist? Jul 22nd, 2019

A wart is a soft tissue condition caused by the human papillomavirus. When this virus enters your body through cracks or tiny cuts on the bottom of your feet, they can cause plantar warts. These small growths typically develop on your heels or other weight-bearing spots on your feet, which...

Custom Orthotics May Resolve Your Chronic Lower Back Pain Jun 4th, 2019

Is your back pain keeping you from living an active, engaging life? Lower back pain is the most common cause of disability in Americans aged 18-45, and it can turn a formerly vibrant and physically fit person into someone who spends much of their day sitting or lying down due...

How to Select the Right Running Shoes May 20th, 2019

How to Select the Right Running Shoes One of the best parts of running is that it requires only a pair of shoes. Those shoes must fit properly though. To help facilitate that, Premier Podiatry offers the following tips: Prepare for your shopping trip For the best fit, shop at...

4 Types of Foot Pain Remedied by K-Laser® Treatments Apr 5th, 2019

Foot pain has a way of hijacking your life, making even the simplest task a painful journey. If you’re tired of being sidelined by foot pain, and you’re understandably hesitant about invasive procedures, low-level laser therapy can help heal your damaged tissue for long-term results. Here at Premier Podiatry, Dr....

What Puts You Most at Risk of Developing Bunions? Mar 1st, 2019

More than 20% of men and women ages 18-65 have bunions, and more than 35% of men and women over age 65 have these toe deformities. Along with age, there are several other factors that can make it more likely you’ll develop bunions. If you have a bunion, Premier Podiatry...

Why You Need a Podiatrist on Your Diabetes Management Team Feb 1st, 2019

When you have diabetes, you know it’s important to see your family doctor regularly. During routine visits, your doctor monitors your blood sugar levels and checks your overall health. But it’s also important to have other specialists on your diabetes management team, especially as you age. And one of those...

Will I Need Surgery to Deal with My Plantar Fasciitis Pain? Jan 11th, 2019

If you cringe in pain as you take your first steps each day because of plantar fasciitis, you’re far from alone. An estimated 10 percent of people in the U.S. experience bouts of heel pain, and this condition is the most common reason related medical care is sought. It’s especially...

Understanding Why You Should Never Ignore Ankle Pain Dec 14th, 2018

For many people, getting older is associated with simply accepting some aches and pains as part of the aging process. The creaks and pops when you get up in the morning tend to loosen up as you move, and so do some of the little, nagging pains. When it comes...

5 Symptoms You May Experience From Peripheral Neuropathy Nov 15th, 2018

If you’ve had recent episodes where your fingers or toes went numb, you want to understand what’s causing it and get help. The problems may have been caused by peripheral neuropathy, which results from nerve damage. Your peripheral nervous system includes the nerves outside your brain and spinal cord. It...

The Nonsurgical Approach to Treating Bunions Oct 16th, 2018

It starts out innocently enough — you begin to develop a bump on the inside of your foot at the base of your big toe. All too soon, the tip of your big toe starts to move toward your second toe and the bump becomes more pronounced. If you’re developing...

Experiencing Pain In the Arch of Your Foot? You May Have Plantar Fasciitis Sep 26th, 2018

If you have pain in your heel, the arch of your foot, or both, you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis, one of the most common causes of foot pain.At Premier Podiatry, Dr. Scott O’Connor sees many patients with plantar fasciitis, and provides treatment solutions that alleviate the pain and...

Common Ankle and Foot Sports Injuries and How to Remedy Them Aug 22nd, 2018

Healthy ankles and feet take you where you want to go. That’s especially true in sports. All the running, twisting, turning, and pivoting you do in basketball, volleyball, and other constantly-moving games can be pretty much impossible without healthy feet and ankles.But it’s not just the fast-paced, sweat-producing sports that...

Proper Foot Care When You're Barefoot at the Beach Jun 1st, 2018

You want to be barefoot at the beach, but letting your toes touch the sand poses some very real risks. Take certain precautions to keep your feet safe while at the beach or while playing water sports and boating. Proper foot care at the beach makes for healthier feet and...