Tuesday, 03 August 2021 00:00

The strength of your feet influences proper foot biomechanics, walking pattern, ankle stability, and overall balance. Therefore, it is just as important to exercise the feet as any other part of the body. There are several easy exercises that you can do to strengthen your feet, such as toe lifts. You can do toe lifts by standing with your feet firmly on the ground and then lifting just your big toe. Practice this movement on both feet until you have mastered it. Over time, progress to lifting and lowering each toe individually. This exercise can improve your toes’ dexterity, strengthening them and reducing the likelihood of toe injuries in the process. To learn more about various foot stretches, please consult with a podiatrist.

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries and build strength. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Houston Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important, and we often forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate enough to not have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rises, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, and flexing the toes. It is best to speak with Our doctors to determine an appropriate regimen for your needs. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different, and the activities required to maintain strength in the feet vary from individual to individual. 

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Inner Loop, Southwest, and Greater Heights Houston, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Monday, 02 August 2021 00:00

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Tuesday, 27 July 2021 00:00

The Achilles tendon is a fibrous band of tissue located in the back of the leg that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. This tendon is a frequent area of injury among people who play sports. Injuries that may affect the Achilles tendon include Achilles tendinitis, tendinosis, or rupture. To diagnose an Achilles tendon injury, your podiatrist will complete a thorough physical examination. The doctor may do a Thompson test, in which they squeeze the calf to assess the integrity of the Achilles tendon, and may ask you to do exercises such as leg lifts, hops, or jumps to see which activities cause pain, as well as the severity and exact location of the pain. Diagnostic imaging tests such as an MRI or ultrasound may be ordered to rule out other conditions or to get a detailed view of the injury. The doctor will also take a medical history and ask you to describe your symptoms. If you suspect that you may have injured your Achilles tendon, please see a podiatrist as soon as possible.

Achilles tendon injuries need immediate attention to avoid future complications. If you have any concerns, contact one of our podiatrists of Houston Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can create immense difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What Are the Symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common injuries are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.

Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms

  • Inflammation
  • Dull to severe pain
  • Increased blood flow to the tendon
  • Thickening of the tendon

Rupture Symptoms

  • Extreme pain and swelling in the foot
  • Total immobility

Treatment and Prevention

Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation, which can include an MRI. Treatment involves rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as:

  • Thorough stretching of the tendon before and after exercise
  • Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Inner Loop, Southwest, and Greater Heights Houston, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 20 July 2021 00:00

Foot pain is a common ailment among many patients, and there are several reasons why this can occur. Foot sprains can cause severe pain and discomfort, and can happen as a result of tearing or overstretching the ligaments. Plantar fasciitis affects the heel and arch of the foot, and it can cause difficulty walking and completing daily activities. Some patients experience tarsal tunnel syndrome, and symptoms of this condition can consist of a tingling or numbing sensation in the bottom of the foot. Charcot arthropathy of the foot can cause the bones in the foot and ankle to weaken. Any type of foot pain requires a consultation with a podiatrist, who can effectively diagnose and treat your pain. 

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Houston Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Inner Loop, Southwest, and Greater Heights Houston, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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