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  • A-Primer-on-Athlete's-Foot-by-Dr.-Salma-Aziz

    A Primer on Athlete’s Foot

    Athlete’s foot is a common condition that is easily acquired and transmitted. It is a fungal infection that is caused by the same organism responsible for jock itch and ringworm. This fungus thrives in warm, humid environments, which is why damp shoes and socks are the perfect place for it to grow. Wet surfaces such

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  • The-Most-Common-Sports-Injuries-by-Dr

    The Most Common Sports Injures

    Athletes are particularly susceptible to a variety of common sports injuries. These injuries can result from mishaps on the playing field, but also from repetitive movements and overuse. Here we discuss three of the most common foot injuries reported by athletes. Stress Fractures One in ten sports-related injuries can be attributed to stress fractures. Stress

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  • Children's Foot Development- What You Need to Know

    Children’s Foot Development: What You Need to Know

    A child’s foot develops most rapidly during the first five years of life. This process does not stop until the foot reaches skeletal maturity, around the age of 13 to 15. Many parents become concerned when they notice that their child’s foot structure or gait differs from the norm. In some cases, these problems correct

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  • Understanding-Foot-Arthritis

    Understanding Foot Arthritis

    Arthritis is characterized by joint inflammation, and it is common in the small joints that are located in the foot and ankle. There are more than 30 joints in the foot and ankle that work to provide support, balance, and range of motion. The ends of your bones are covered with articular cartilage, which helps

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  • Understanding Neuromas Dr. Salma Aziz - Understanding Neuromas

    Understanding Neuromas

    A neuroma is characterized by a growth of nerve tissue, and understanding what causes them and how they are treated can be challenging. Neuromas grow directly onto the nerve, usually between the third and fourth toes. The exact cause of neuromas is unclear, but women are more at risk of developing them. There are certain

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  • Calluses and Corns What Can You Do

    Calluses and Corns: What Can You Do?

    Corns and calluses are hardened and thick layers of skin, often found on the toes and feet as well as hands and fingers. Corns and calluses develop when the skin protects itself from pressure and friction by hardening. Many things can contribute to the development of corns and calluses on the feet, including poorly fitting

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  • All About Ganglions

    All About Ganglions

    Ganglions are round or oval non-cancerous lumps that form along the joints or tendons. Although ganglions are most common in the hands and wrists, they can also develop in the ankles and feet. The lumps are filled with a fluid that resembles jelly, and they can range from a pea size to an inch in

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  • Pressure Ulcers- Causes and Treatments

    Pressure Ulcers: Causes and Treatments

    When consistent pressure and rubbing occurs on one area of the body, it can cause the skin to break down. This is because the pressure results in reduced blood flow in the area that contributes to dying skin. Also referred to as pressure ulcers, these spots are more likely in patients who are older, have

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  • All About Ankle Sprains

    All About Ankle Sprains

    An ankle sprain occurs if there is injury to one or more of the ligaments in your ankle. Ligaments are thick bands of tissue that connect bones to one another. They are an important part of maintaining stability for your ankle. Ankle sprains can vary in severity—the ligament can be stretched, partially torn, or completely

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  • All About Fissures

    All About Foot Fissures

    Your skin needs moisture in order to stay healthy and operate efficiently, but it can be hard to make sure you are getting enough moisture on your feet. At the same time, too much moisture can lead to problems. Fissures are cracks on your skin, typically found on the heels, which can be caused by

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