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5 Benefits of Wearing Supportive Flats Jun 11th, 2020

Women have long sacrificed comfort for fashion — especially when it comes to shoes! But wearing fashionable high heels can cause more than an evening of discomfort. They could cause permanent damage to your feet and toes.   At Arlington/Mansfield Foot & Ankle Centers, we treat women of all ages in...

Dietary Changes for Managing Gout May 11th, 2020

Did you know that you could be having a gout flare-up if your big toe swells? Gout is a type of arthritis that usually affects the health of the joint of your big toe. The experienced podiatrists at Arlington/Mansfield Foot & Ankle Centers are skilled at diagnosing gout and helping...

Why You Should Never Ignore Diabetic Foot Ulcers Mar 1st, 2020

If you’re one of the more than 100 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes, you might not be focused on how the disease affects your feet. But each year, 230 Americans undergo amputation due to diabetes every single day. What’s more? Over 85% of those amputations are due to...

Risk Factors for Developing Shin Splints Feb 1st, 2020

Do your shins hurt after exercise, walking fast to catch up with colleagues, or simply being on your feet all day? If so, you’re not alone. The problem could be shin splints, a condition affecting over 3 million Americans every year.  At Arlington/Mansfield Foot & Ankle Centers, we understand the...

Best Treatment Options for Plantar Warts Jan 1st, 2020

When you develop a painful growth on the bottom of your foot, finding the root cause of pain becomes your number one priority. It’s likely you’ll also want immediate solutions for quick pain relief. In many cases, it’s a plantar wart that’s causing that intense foot pain. The experienced podiatry...

5 Good Habits to Prevent Tendonitis Dec 1st, 2019

Inflammation can be a good thing. When you have a bacterial infection or get attacked by a virus, your body sends white blood cells and other substances to the area to fight the foreign intruders.  On the other hand, inflammation hurts. For instance, certain types of arthritis are associated with...

Getting Active Again After an ACL Injury Nov 1st, 2019

Your joints are designed to do a lot of amazing things: bend, hinge, pivot, twist, and rotate. But, they're not designed to do two of those things at once. All that movement could lead to problems, like an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).  Our team at Arlington/Mansfield Foot & Ankle Centers...

Living With Plantar Fasciitis Oct 1st, 2019

If the first steps you take in the morning are anything but pleasant because of foot pain, you may be living with plantar fasciitis. While the pain might decrease as you move about, it’s likely to return after lengthy periods on your feet or whenever you stand up.  Thankfully, there’s...

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Feet? Sep 1st, 2019

The numbers surrounding diabetes are eye-opening — almost 10% of the population in the United States has diabetes, and this number is increasing by 5% each year. It’s little wonder that the medical world is calling diabetes a national (and global) crisis. And one of the more insidious side effects...

How to Keep an Ankle Sprain From Becoming Chronic Instability Aug 2nd, 2019

Your ankle bears all of the weight of your body, and it’s a joint that’s used every single day.  While a sprained ankle may seem like a minor injury, if it’s left untreated or is not treated properly, it can all too easily lead to chronic instability.  This is not...

Summertime Tips to Keep Your Feet Healthy Jul 12th, 2019

It’s summertime, and that means it’s time to break out the bathing suits and sandals. But not so fast. Have you noticed that your feet start to ache by the end of the summer? Or maybe you notice that your feet get injured more often during the summer months.  Just...

5 Helpful Tips for Selecting the Right Orthotics for You Jun 21st, 2019

Did you know that many aches and pains throughout your musculoskeletal system can be traced to problems with your feet? Functional problems or misalignment in your foot and ankle can lead to misalignment elsewhere. The result? Pain and instability. You don’t need to live with this pain. There are treatments...

5 Nonsurgical Ways To Alleviate Bunion Pain May 9th, 2019

Unless you live your life on the couch, you need to spend some time on your feet each day. And if a bunion has formed, you may start to experience persistent or intermittent foot pain. Wearing shoes may be uncomfortable due to a protrusion or callous. You don’t have to...

Different Types of Ankle Fractures and Treatment Options Apr 19th, 2019

Consider the size of your feet in relation to the rest of your body, and you realize that your entire support and mobility rests on a pair of very small appendages. And making the connection are your ankles, which facilitate your every step, allowing you to walk, run, jump, and...

Identifying When Your Ingrown Toenail Requires Medical Attention Mar 27th, 2019

Pain and swelling around your toe and the inability to wear certain shoes might be signs of an ingrown toenail. It’s a common condition that you can sometimes take care of at home. But if the pain becomes unbearable, or you can see an infection in the tissue around your...