Footing the Bill: How a Podiatrist Can Help Manage Foot and Ankle Arthritis

Footing the Bill: How a Podiatrist Can Help Manage Foot and Ankle Arthritis

May’s Arthritis Awareness Month isn’t over yet, so we want to spread the word however we can. Arthritis, a broad group of conditions causing inflammation and pain in the joints, can affect any part of the body, including your feet and ankles. These weight-bearing joints are susceptible to wear and tear over time, making foot…

What to Know About Hammertoe
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What to Know About Hammertoe

Hammertoes are among the most pervasive foot conditions, and they can cause significant pain and discomfort. For this blog, the Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Institute is going to break down what defines the deformity, how to handle it conservatively, and a few surgical options we use to resolve the worst cases. What Makes Hammertoes Happen?…

Diabetic Foot Care: Prevention, Management, and More
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Diabetic Foot Care: Prevention, Management, and More

Diabetics face unique challenges when it comes to foot health, and some of those challenges can lead to other issues down the road. Peripheral neuropathy, a common complication, is particularly worrisome. It can cause numbness and reduced blood flow, making feet more susceptible to subsequent injuries and infections. Here at Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Institute,…

3 Hidden Culprits Behind Your Heel Pain and What You Can Do
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3 Hidden Culprits Behind Your Heel Pain and What You Can Do

Heel pain is often dismissed as a minor consequence of “growing pains” or “bad shoes” (which we’re always happy to help with!). But what if the source of your discomfort is something entirely different? While plantar fasciitis might be the first suspect, several lesser-known culprits can be the root of heel pain as well. For…

How to Prepare for a Slip-Free Season of Falls Prevention
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How to Prepare for a Slip-Free Season of Falls Prevention

Stay surefooted in winter with Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Institute. Learn about fall hazards and prevention methods. Dr. Daniel Michaels, DPM, offers risk assessment, Moore Balance Braces, and home construction solutions. Schedule an appointment in Hagerstown & Frederick, MD. Call 301-797-8554 or contact us online.

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