An older adult is treated in an emergency room every 11 seconds for injuries related to a fall. More importantly, an older adult dies from a fall every 19 minutes!
If you have ever had an attack of gout, you would definitely know it! Gout is a form of arthritis that flares up suddenly, often in the big toe.
There are many types of diseases and conditions that, when developed, put you at risk of then developing other related issues. For example, when you have a disease like diabetes, you’re at a higher risk for developing other conditions like nerve disease and gout.
Maybe you’re thinking about finally scheduling an appointment at Lighthouse Foot & Ankle Center to see one of our wonderful podiatrists. In an effort to get ready for that consultation, we urge you to focus on your feet during the days leading up to that appointment.
The importance of seeing your primary care doctor every 6 to 12 months is common knowledge, but what about seeing a podiatrist?
Out of all the different types of foot and ankle conditions you could develop, bunions are arguably one of the most painful during the winter season.
Ankle fatigue is no joke. There is no one better suited to understand your struggle with ankle discomfort than a podiatrist like Dr. Michele Kurlanski.
This is commonly known as “hammertoe,” a condition where the muscles within the affected toe begin to weaken and cause digital contracture, i.e. abnormal tightening, which results in the physical deformity of the toe.