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Common Causes of an Ingrown Toenail Sep 1st, 2021

An ingrown toenail happens when the edge of one of your toenails grows into the skin, causing irritation and pain. Left untreated, the nail will continue to dig into the skin and can become infected.  At Concord Podiatry, David E. Biss, DPM, and our team are here to help you...

How Orthotics Help With Plantar Fasciitis Aug 4th, 2021

If you’re experiencing heel pain, it could be due to a condition known as plantar fasciitis. In the United States, plantar fasciitis contributes to about 1 million outpatient office visits annually. Research suggests that shoe inserts, including custom orthotics, can dramatically reduce symptoms of plantar fasciitis.  If you’re experiencing plantar...

Take These Important Steps to Care for Your Feet if You Have Diabetes Jul 19th, 2021

If you have diabetes, you may also have diabetic foot problems. Caring for your feet is important so you don’t cause further complications. If you’ve noticed pain or other problems due to diabetic foot issues, you can take steps at home to ensure your feet are well taken care of,...

The Most Common Symptoms of Hammertoe Jun 24th, 2021

Hammertoes are a type of foot deformity that can occur for a variety of reasons. Often uncomfortable, hammertoes can be corrected under the care of a doctor. Some require surgery, while others can be relieved with nonsurgical intervention. David Biss, DPM, board-certified podiatrist at Concord Podiatry in Concord and Plymouth,...

Why You Should Never Ignore an Ingrown Toenail May 19th, 2021

An ingrown toenail can be uncomfortable. On the surface, it may not seem like something to be worried about, and you may think it could just go away. However, if an ingrown toenail goes untreated, it can become infected and lead to more severe conditions such as open sores or...

Here’s How You Can Prevent Bunions Apr 15th, 2021

Bunions are an aggravating and often irritating deformity of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint at the base of the big toe. Bunions develop when feet are repeatedly squeezed into pointed footwear, because of an injury, when you have certain types of arthritis, or possibly because they run in your family. The...

3 of the Most Common Risk Factors of Plantar Fasciitis Mar 23rd, 2021

You feel a stabbing pain in your heel that it only gets worse when you move around. You might have plantar fasciitis, a podiatry condition that affects an estimated 1 in 10 Americans. In fact, plantar fasciitis alone could account for up to 80% of all cases of heel pain....