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Heel Pain: The 3 Most Common Causes

Countless Americans suffer needlessly with chronic heel pain. Don’t let your heel pain keep you from jumping into life with both feet. Find out the most common causes of heel pain and what you can do about it.

Mar 1st, 2019
How Botox Can Help Treat Foot and Ankle Conditions

Botox® has a surprising range of uses in the medical profession. For example, did you know that injections from this versatile drug can help treat many foot and ankle issues? We outline how and why it can work for you.

Feb 1st, 2019
5 Tips for Buying Shoes Your Feet Will Love

Do you have a closet full of shoes that just aren’t comfortable? Knowing how to shop for shoes will ensure you buy comfortable, supportive footwear every time you make a purchase.

Dec 10th, 2018
5 Tips to Prevent Ankle Sprains

A sprained ankle is not only painful, but puts a damper on your activities for a few weeks. While you can’t prevent all ankle-related accidents, here are a few strategies that might make a sprain less likely.

Sep 26th, 2018
5 Common Exercise Injuries of the Foot

Exercising is one of the most effective ways to keep healthy and fit. It can even be a remedy for some disease conditions, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other common medical afflictions.

Dec 10th, 2018
Winter is Here!

The winter is here and we need to protect our feet from the cold weather. Whether from the environment or a physical condition, the skin on our feet can become vulnerable levels of dryness.

Dec 10th, 2018
William Levy’s Ankle Injury

As if Maria Menounos ankle injury was not enough, there has been another injured soul in Dancing with the Stars.

Dec 10th, 2018
Summer Feet

SUMMER is here and it may present quite a challenge to keep your feet cool when walking around in extremely hot weather.

Dec 10th, 2018
Kevin Garnett Ankle Injury

WALTHAM, Mass. — Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Kevin Garnett is battling inflammation in his injured left ankle and estimated the team will give him two weeks off to recover.

Dec 10th, 2018
Fungal Toenails Remedy

Since they’re so close to the ground, our feet are probably also exposed to more fungal diversity than other parts of our body.

Dec 10th, 2018
Johnathan Horton’s Foot Injury

Artistic gymnast Jonathan Horton is not letting a foot injury (which he suffered last October)stops him from competing in the summer Olympics. Although he considers the injury a minor setback, he still calls it a “blessing.”

Dec 10th, 2018
Summer and Toenail Fungus

Summer weather has arrived in Houston! It is time to jump in the pool! Here are some precautions you can take while being in public pools or water parks where toenaill fungus is more likely to catch on:

Dec 10th, 2018
Summer and Ingrown Toenails

The last thing you want is an ingrown toenail to prevent you from showing off your feet this spring and summer.

Dec 10th, 2018
Our Shoe Store

Common foot problems caused by the use of high heels include bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, corns, and calluses.

Dec 10th, 2018
News About Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)

Two million Americans suffer from plantar fasciitis. One out of 10 people experience it in their lifetime — making it the most common cause of heel pain. So, what can you do to not only treat it, but prevent it?

Dec 10th, 2018
New York Yankees Shortstop May Need Surgery on Broken Ankle

New York Yankees shortstop and captain Derek Jeter reportedly will visit a foot and ankle specialist in Charlotte, N.C., in the coming days to determine whether he will need surgery to repair the broken ankle he sustained in Saturday’s ALCS Game 1.

Dec 10th, 2018
New Online Store

We have added our brand new online ourdoctorstore.com/maislos!

Dec 10th, 2018
Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is one of those conditions where you feel like that is all people notice, so you keep your toes out of sight no matter what the weather is!

Dec 10th, 2018
Dealing With Nail Bed Injuries

Our nails are a specialized body structure present only in primates. They are believed to be an evolutionary adaptation of claws, designed to support grasping while protecting the fingers and toes.

Dec 10th, 2018
5 Benefits of Orthotics

When treating foot and ankle conditions, foot care specialists will often prescribe orthotics to place in your shoes as a first measure.

Dec 10th, 2018
Treating Your Ingrown Toenail

Warmer weather is here in the Houston area! Are your toenails healthy and in good condition for spring and summer footwear?

Dec 10th, 2018
Pregnancy and Your Feet

When you are expecting a little one, your body goes through enormous changes, both physical and emotional.

Dec 10th, 2018
5 Common Running Injuries

The foot is a complex and integral structure made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 ligaments and muscles working together to support our body weight.

Dec 10th, 2018
Benefits of Physical Therapy

When people hear physical therapy, they may think of athletes who underwent surgery or had a major injury.

Dec 10th, 2018
Treating Morton’s Neuroma

Nerve pain can be a frustrating condition to have because the source of the pain is not always obvious.

Dec 10th, 2018
Shoes for Diabetics

People with diabetes have the inability to create or use insulin to produce energy from sugars, starches and other foods.

Dec 10th, 2018
Diabetic Foot Ulcers

People who have diabetes are faced with many challenges to their health due to the abnormally high levels of blood glucose.

Dec 10th, 2018
8 Ways to Prevent Fungal Infections

Developing fungal infections on your feet can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, especially during hot summer months when you want to show off your feet!

Dec 10th, 2018
How to Prevent Swollen Feet

Many people experience swelling in the feet or ankles, which can be due to a variety of reasons ranging from minor local conditions to more serious conditions that involve the whole body.

Dec 10th, 2018
Healthy Eating for Your Feet

When people talk about healthy eating, they may talk about it in the context of maintaining a healthier weight or improving heart health, but it can also play an important role in having good foot health.

Dec 10th, 2018
Summer Foot Pain

Now that it’s officially summer in Houston and school is out, many people are enjoying their summer vacations.

Dec 10th, 2018
How Runners Can Prevent Achilles Tendinitis

Fall is coming. With the drop in temperatures, more people will be participating in physical activities of all kinds, such as school sports, league competition, and recreational fitness.

Dec 10th, 2018
Treating Tendon Problems with the Tenex Procedure

Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis are conditions that are common among people who are involved in physical activities of all kinds, such as running, jumping, or walking on a regular basis.

Dec 10th, 2018
Five Exercises for Fit Feet

Exercise. We read that word and immediately think of all the ways people choose to work out: for sports, weight management, recreation, stress management, and countless other reasons.

Dec 10th, 2018
Gout and Your Feet

Gout, or gouty arthritis, is a form of inflammatory arthritis that is very painful. It occurs as a result of excess uric acid in the bloodstream.

Dec 10th, 2018
What is Ankle Arthroscopy?

Ankle arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that involves the use of a small fiber-optic video camera known as arthroscope.

Dec 10th, 2018
5 Reasons to See a Podiatrist

Out of sight, out of mind? For many individuals, foot care is often neglected. It’s easy to take feet for granted and put up with discomfort, especially when we can still move through life without major hiccups

Dec 10th, 2018
Avoid Foot and Ankle Injuries on the Slopes

With popular ski resorts across North America set to open in the coming days, many Houstonians are already planning trips to hit the slopes this holiday season and beyond.

Dec 10th, 2018
What We’re Grateful For…

When Dr. Maislos set out to establish his Houston podiatry practice many years ago, his goal was to bring modern innovation into every aspect of patient treatment, while preserving the time-tested gold standard of patient care that is rarely seen.

Dec 10th, 2018
What is Turf Toe?

If you’ve ever watched a sports event and heard that a player was suffering from “turf toe” you may have wondered what that meant.

Dec 10th, 2018
Is My Toe Broken?

You’re frantically – painfully – hopping around the gym, wondering how on earth you could have possibly dropped that weight directly on your toe.

Dec 10th, 2018
What is a Ganglion Cyst of the Foot?

A ganglion cyst of the foot is a fluid-filled sac this often forms over a joint or tendon. They can appear anywhere on the body, most commonly on feet, wrists and hands.

Dec 10th, 2018
Raynaud’s and Your Feet

Raynaud’s syndrome is a rare autoimmune disorder that affects blood vessels in the fingers and feet. It causes vasospasms, a brief constriction of those blood vessels, when you feel cold or when you are under high levels of stress.

Dec 10th, 2018
Treating Nerve Pain in the Feet

Nerve pain, sometimes referred to as neuropathic pain, is a prickling, tingling or stabbing pain that arises as a result of damaged nerves sending false signals.

Dec 10th, 2018
Dealing with Dry, Cracked Feet

The amount of work your feet perform in a lifetime is enormous. According to statistics, an average person living until they are 80 years old has walked about 110,000 miles.

Dec 10th, 2018
Do I need an ankle replacement?

While the ankle is a tough and durable part of the body, often able to withstand a lifetime’s use and function, it is also susceptible to wear and tear.

Dec 10th, 2018
What is Restless Legs Syndrome?

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the part of the nervous system that causes throbbing, pulling and other kinds of unpleasant sensations in the lower legs and feet.

Dec 10th, 2018
Preventing CrossFit Foot Injuries

CrossFit has become unstoppable, now one of the biggest fitness trends in the U.S. And it’s not just popular in America. In fact, there are over 13,000 gyms in more than 120 countries around the world.

Dec 10th, 2018
Ask a Podiatrist: What is Morton’s Toe?

Morton’s toe is a common forefoot disorder where the second metatarsal bone (at the base of the second toe) is longer than the first metatarsal (at the base of the big toe).

Dec 10th, 2018
When Being Barefoot Can be Risky

We’ve written in the past about the benefits of walking barefoot, especially for the purposes of strengthening the soft tissue structure and bones of your feet.

Dec 10th, 2018
What are Claw Toes?

You may have heard about hammer toe or mallet toe, but did you know there is also a condition known as claw toe?

Dec 10th, 2018
Podiatrist Tips: TLC for Your Sore Feet

On your feet all day? Being on the go means our feet take a pounding pretty regularly. Yet, how often do you really stop to take care of tired, achy feet?

Dec 10th, 2018
All About Ankle Fractures

An ankle fracture, or broken ankle, occurs when there is a break in one or more bones of the ankle joint.

Dec 10th, 2018
What are Orthotics and What Do They Do?

Orthotics are devices inserted into shoes to restore natural foot function. They are also referred to as shoe inserts, orthotic insoles or Orthoses.

Dec 10th, 2018
Pregnancy Foot Pain Relief

Expectant moms experience a lot of unique emotions and symptoms as they await the pitter-patter of little feet. However, mom’s feet can also go through a lot, including pain and discomfort.

Dec 10th, 2018
Peroneal Tendinosis and Outside Ankle Pain

Peroneal tendinosis (also referred to as peroneal tendonitis) is a swelling and thickening of the peroneal tendon that passes behind the lateral malleolus on the outside of the ankle.

Dec 10th, 2018
Excess Body Weight and Foot Pain

It goes without saying that the feet are a very important part of the body. They keep you mobile, active and self-sufficient in so many ways.

Dec 10th, 2018
Following in Dad’s Footsteps at Memorial Hermann

While fathers and father-like figures wear many hats, a number of dads at Memorial Hermann are creating family legacies in health care by inspiring their children to also devote their careers to advancing the health of patients and the community.

Dec 10th, 2018
Midfoot Pain – Sprain or Lisfranc Injury?

If you’re involved in sports or activities that involve rapid “cutting” and/or twisting movements, such as football, soccer, basketball, or field hockey, you may be more prone to midfoot injuries.

Dec 10th, 2018
Shin Splints Linked to Flat Feet

You’ve probably felt shin splint pain before, when you did too much, too soon – and developed pain along the front of your lower leg.

Dec 10th, 2018
Bursitis of the heel bone

Retrocalcanceal (heel bone) bursitis is the swelling of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) located at the back of the heel bone.

Dec 10th, 2018
Why Are My Toenails Black?

The natural color of toenails is a soft transparent white. However, you can see changes in color from white or yellow to black due to a variety of causes, including trauma, hematoma and fungal infections among many others.

Dec 10th, 2018
Why Are My Feet Burning or Tingling?

Some people are afflicted by a condition in which there is a sensation of burning, tingling, pain or numbness (paresthesia) in the feet. There are a number of potential causes for burning feet.

Dec 10th, 2018