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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....