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COVID-19 Toes

COVID-19 Toes

April 17, 2020, 8:49 AM CDT / Source: TODAY By Maura Hohman Have you heard of COVID-19 toes? The longer the novel coronavirus circulates, the more unexpected...

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What is Edema?

Edema is a medical term for swelling, or inflammation, in the body. Edema occurs when bodily tissues become engorged with fluids leaked...

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Can Nerve Damage Be Healed?

We have billions of nerves embedded throughout our bodies, creating a network with the purpose of transmitting messages between the brain, spinal...

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Dealing with Arch Pain

Your arch is an important structure in your foot that helps absorb shock and distribute body weight for balance. It is made up of...

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Treating Hammer Toe In Children

Hammer toe is a foot deformity that affects the toes and alters their appearance. The condition is usually symptomized by a downward facing, claw-like...

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Daily Foot Care Tips

Feet are one of the most neglected parts of the body. They are the most used too, which can lead to problems....

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Treating Ingrown Toenails

No podiatrist goes a day without facing an ingrown toenail. The painful condition arises from causes that are avoidable but often not obvious...

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the fibrous tissue that runs along the arch of the foot to connect the heel...

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How Are Bunions Treated?

Bunions form at the base of the big toe joint. Over time, the toe begins to point inward against the smaller toes, putting...

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What Is Hammertoe?

Hammertoe is an abnormal bend in the joints of one or more toes, typically occurring in the second toe. It starts out...

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Different from the rest

Gabriel Maislos, DPM, FACFAS, and his team at Houston Foot & Ankle Care are dedicated to providing patients with cutting-edge foot care...

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Preventing Neuromas

A neuroma is a pinched nerve that can also be a nerve tumor. The cause of a neuroma can be unclear, with...

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PinPointe Laser Treatment

The first clinically proven laser device for the temporary increase of clear nail in patients with onychomycosis, or nail fungus. Stop suffering...

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Danny Granger Injures Ankle

In the first half, Danny Granger came down on LeBron James and injured his ankle. He wound up scoring zero points in the second quarter after...

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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes, is damage to the nerves that allow you to feel sensations such as pain. There are...

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EPAT- Heel pain

EPAT – Heel Pain ReliefThis modern technology is providing a new, non-invasive treatment for foot and heel pain relief. EPAT – Extracorporeal...

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Flat Feet in Kids

A flatfoot deformity is where the arch on the inside border of the foot is more flat than normal. Flatfoot deformities can...

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Cycling and Foot Pain

Late winter/early spring is prime time for cyclists throughout Houston and southeast Texas. As our mild winters fade away, you’ve probably noticed...

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What is Foot Drop?

Foot drop is a gait abnormality condition in which an individual finds it difficult to lift the front part of the foot,...

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Lasers and Toenail Fungus

People have been fascinated with lasers going all the way back to the iconic image of James Bond being nearly split in...

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Surgical Removal of Hardware

In our last post, we provided an overview of how surgical hardware, or implants, are used by podiatric surgeons in order to correct bone fractures...

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Happy Thanksgiving

We know that today, you’re probably busy enjoying time with family, friends, old traditions and new experiences. Whether you are gathered in...

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What is Ischemic Foot?

The human body is an amazing and complex system of interdependent structures, organs and tissues that work together day in and day...

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Psoriatic Arthritis of the Feet

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of arthritis (joint inflammation) that affects people suffering from psoriasis. While psoriasis is most commonly perceived as...

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Understanding Ankle Osteoarthritis

In ankle osteoarthritis, the ankle’s articular cartilage begins to degenerate, resulting in pain, stiffness and swelling of the ankle. It usually occurs...

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All About Charcot Foot

Charcot foot is a syndrome that arises from neuropathy (nerve damage) in the foot and/or ankle. With the loss of sensation caused by the...

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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...

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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. The bursa...

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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...

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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? In...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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....

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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...

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What is Ankle Arthroscopy?

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

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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...

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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...

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Summer Foot Pain

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

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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...

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Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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

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Shoes for Diabetics

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

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Treating Morton’s Neuroma

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

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Benefits of Physical Therapy

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

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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...

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Pregnancy and Your Feet

When you are expecting a little one, your body goes through enormous changes, both physical and emotional. During the 9-month gestation process,...

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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. Orthotics, especially...

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New Online Store

We have added our brand new online ourdoctorstore.com/maislos! Just click on the shopping cart next to our blog button at the top right...

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Our Shoe Store

Common foot problems caused by the use of high heels include bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, corns, and calluses.  Some women are even having...

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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. ...

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Fungal Toenails Remedy

Nail infection is a complex problem because if can start in some people because of family history of susceptibility, increasing age, poor...

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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...

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Summer Feet

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

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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...

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