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4 Benefits of Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis Pain Nov 7th, 2022

The plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue on the bottom of your foot that travels from the heel to the toes. It supports the arch of your foot, which is especially important when walking. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain that occurs when the plantar...

When Can I Exercise Normally After an Ankle Sprain? Oct 5th, 2022

If you begin exercising too quickly after an ankle sprain, you risk causing more damage and delaying your recovery. Familiarizing yourself with the ins and outs of ankle sprain recovery can help you determine when it’s safe and appropriate to return to exercising and your regular active lifestyle. As a...

Signs Your Ingrown Toenail Is Infected Sep 1st, 2022

Ingrown toenails are very common and can affect anyone at anytime. Toenails become ingrown when the nail grows into the skin of the nail bed, causing pain and inflammation. This issue can strike any toe, although the big toe is most often affected. Here at Concord Podiatry, board-certified foot and ankle...

How to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers Aug 8th, 2022

Foot ulcers are the most common diabetes complication, and it’s crucial to take them seriously as they’re the most common reason for diabetes-related amputations. If you have diabetes, it’s necessary to take special care of your feet. Foot and ankle specialists like Dr. David E. Biss at Concord Podiatry are specially trained to prevent...

Ways to Reduce Your Lingering Bunion Pain Jul 1st, 2022

Bunions are a common foot problem, and when they develop, you can experience chronic pain in the big toe joint that affects your mobility. Scheduling a visit with a foot and ankle specialist is a wise choice and an important step in getting relief from bunion pain.  At Concord Podiatry, board-certified podiatrist Dr....

Are Your Shoes to Blame for Feet Problems? Jun 16th, 2022

Flip-flops, stilettos, running shoes — not all shoes are created equal. If you've ever removed your heels after a hard day at work or your tennis shoes after a long run to find blisters, you know that the fit of your shoe can impact your feet. Ill-fitting footwear can throw...

Reasons Why You Should Always Wear Clean, Dry Socks May 17th, 2022

Your feet are such an important part of your body. They give you the freedom to move around freely, and they help you stay healthy by encouraging physical activity. However, it’s easy to take your feet for granted — at least until you experience a foot problem. Everyone's foot health...

How to Spot Diabetic Nerve Damage Apr 7th, 2022

Most people with diabetes know that nutrition is a major part of staying healthy, but did you know that taking care of your feet is also a crucial part of living well with diabetes? People with diabetes are at risk of developing foot ulcers, a common problem in people with...

What Athletes Should Know About Plantar Fasciitis Mar 13th, 2022

Plantar fasciitis is a common overuse injury that plagues athletes. While it can affect any athlete in any sport, and even non-athletes it’s most likely to affect runners. In fact, plantar fasciitis is commonly referred to as “runner’s heel.” It causes a sharp pain in the heel and sometimes the...

Ingrown Toenails and Bone Infections: What You Need to Know Feb 1st, 2022

An ingrown toenail may not seem like a big deal at first. But left untreated, it can cause some serious problems — even an infection that affects the bone. That’s why it’s important that you never ignore an ingrown toenail. If you notice an ingrown toenail, it’s best to visit a...

Post-Traumatic Arthritis: How It Affects Feet Jan 1st, 2022

Old injuries can come back to haunt you, and that's certainly the case with post-traumatic arthritis, which may develop after an injury to your foot or ankle. Fractures and dislocations that damage the surface of the joint are the most common injuries that lead to post-traumatic arthritis. An injured joint...

Bunions: Common Causes Dec 7th, 2021

Bunions affect more than 64 million Americans each year, and they can cause major pain. If you’re dealing with foot pain or having trouble walking, it’s wise to schedule a visit with a podiatrist to evaluate your foot problems. Bunions don’t get better on their own. Left untreated, bunions tend...

Do High Heels Cause Hammertoes? Nov 3rd, 2021

Hammertoe is a toe deformity that causes the toe to bend at the middle joint with the tip curling down, resembling a hammer. As the condition progresses, the joint is stuck in an upward position, causing pain and problems walking. It's common for a callus to appear at the top...

6 Symptoms of Ankle Arthritis Oct 4th, 2021

Arthritis most commonly affects your knees, hips, spine, and hands, but it can develop in any joint, including your ankles, which consist of three bones: tibia, fibula, and talus. Arthritis of the ankle can affect any or all of these bones.  While it isn’t life-threatening, ankle arthritis can have a...

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....