Category: Foot Health

Metatarsalgia – Plantar Plate Tears

Pain in the ball of the foot, also referred to as Metatarsalgia, is a very common complaint for which patients seek treatment. There are many ailments that can cause Metatarsalgia, some of the more common being Morton’s neuroma, stress fracture, plantar plate tear, capsulitis, and arthritis. Some of these conditions can be difficult for the […]

Summer Time Perils For Your Feet

Flip Flops, Sprains, Puncture Wounds, Cuts, Contusions, Sun Burns, Blisters, and Tetanus The other day I was mowing and stepped off the mower right onto a nail. It was old, rusty and dirty just the kind of thing to put me at risk for tetanus. Aside from the actual injury, the dirt on the nail […]

Nail Trauma

Man how it hurts when you drop something on your toe! I did that very thing before this past Christmas. It hurt so bad that I fell down and held it for a while. It hurt for weeks. The nail didn’t fall off, although it can do that depending on how bad it’s damaged. I […]

The Achilles Tendon

Coming from an athletic background, and still loving to watch and participate in sports, I commonly find myself contemplating different foot and ankle injuries that could happen while I am playing. While shooting around last weekend, I found myself thinking about Achilles tendon ruptures. They happen very commonly while playing basketball from either jumping or […]

Got Toenails?

Summertime is here, and it is hot! With sandal season in full swing, I have many patients tell me that they won’t be wearing them because of their ugly toenails. There are many reasons that a nail may look odd or ugly. Trauma like dropping a heavy object on the nail or repeated jamming in the end […]

Are My Shoes Still Good?

A common question I receive from my patients are in regards to whether they are in the appropriate shoe gear and if their shoes remain in good condition. The first thing I do to begin answering this question is determining the tread wear pattern at the bottom of the shoe. If there is little tread left or if […]

Winter Wonderland

This time of year is special in that we celebrate our Savior’s birth. Start a New Year with all the expectations we can muster. There are so many things to do, people to see, things to get done and presents to buy. I have always tried to set aside time to reminisce about the good times and plan […]

Be Careful Out There!!!!!

Today we wake up to some bitterly cold weather. Today people all across Oklahoma continue to go to work, go to the grocery store, and do their daily activities. Today, ER visits spike with broken bones from slipping and falling on the ICE! There are some simple things to do that WILL help to avoid being another […]

Tis The Season For Great Food

This time of year, we share many meals with family, friends, and coworkers. Turkey, beef, ham, lots of good sausages, cheeses, stuffing, mashed potatoes, insert other vegetables that I personally couldn’t care less about, and desserts! With that in mind, this is the time of year that we start to see many patients in our clinic for painful, […]