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What to Expect When Recovering From Bunion Surgery Feb 1st, 2019

It’s estimated that nearly 25% of adults in the United States have a bunion, or what we medically refer to as hallux valgus. While bunions develop slowly, they can cause pain and make it hard for you to do the things you enjoy. Surgery may be recommended. As with any...

7 Common Traits Among People Who Develop Heel Spurs Jan 10th, 2019

If you have a bone spur, then a portion of a ligament has calcified (hardened) in an effort to better distribute and support your weight. When this bone spur occurs on the heel, it's called a heel spur, and because even a relatively light person puts a lot of weight on this...

Here's Why You Want to Visit Your Podiatrist for Ingrown Toenails Dec 21st, 2018

Ingrown toenails can quickly become infected  Your feet are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria: Because of shoes, socks, and sweat, they provide all the warm, dark moisture that bacteria need to survive and thrive. For this reason, open skin and sores on your feet are at high risk of becoming...

Reduce Your Flat Feet Pain With HyProCure Surgery Nov 28th, 2018

As many as 30 percent of people have a common foot deformity known as "flat feet." Many people have flat feet with no complications, whereas others experience severe pain and other related conditions. If you are in pain, know that there is a minimally invasive solution that works. Let's explore this condition and how...

Hiking Boots Your Feet Won't Hate You for Wearing Oct 29th, 2018

Whether you are hiking locally at Duff Park or planning a weeks’ long adventure to the Adirondacks in New York or the Rockies in the West, you’re going to need a good pair of hiking shoes. Unfortunately, not all hiking shoes are created equally. At Achilles Foot Care, we see...

10 Tips For Buying Shoes That Are Good For Your Feet Sep 20th, 2018

Running, walking, standing, hiking, biking, etc. If it involves your feet then you’ll be wearing shoes. We buy them for the look, to match an outfit or to feel comfortable at work. But how many of us actually buy shoes that are good for our feet? Do we give any...

10 Tips for Managing Foot Neuropathy Aug 16th, 2018

Foot neuropathy can cause not only pain and numbness, it can also put you at risk for infections if you get any sores on your feet and toes. In some cases, foot neuropathy may even make it hard to walk.These 10 tips can help you learn to manage your foot...

When Does Hammertoe Require Surgery? Jul 5th, 2018

When treating hammertoe at Achilles Foot Care, our top concern is relieving your pain and restoring normal movement so you can stay active and healthy. With early treatment, we can usually do that without surgery.If your hammertoe goes untreated, however, it progressively worsens. Eventually, it reaches a stage where surgery...

Are Flat Feet Genetic and How Can I Relieve the Pain They Cause? Jun 20th, 2018

Nearly 50% of Americans have misaligned feet. When your feet are misaligned, a domino effect occurs that can throw your knees, hips, and back out of whack. Foot pain, bunions, and hammertoe are also common consequences of flat feet. If you’re tired of how flat feet interfere with your day-to-day...

Eradicate Toenail Fungus Before Sandal Season May 25th, 2018

Onychomycosis is an infection that’s usually caused by dermatophyte fungi, but may also be caused by mold or yeasts. Some onychomycosis infections arise when an untreated athlete’s foot infection spreads to your nail bed.If you’ve got onychomycosis, your toenails may look thick, crusty, and yellowish. In its earliest stages, an...

How to Know When It’s Time for Bunion Surgery May 9th, 2018

When you suffer from bunions, they don’t just make you uncomfortable in a pair of sandals. Bunions can make it hard to do your daily activities and lead to a significant amount of pain. At Achilles Footcare, with office locations in both Delmont and Monroeville, Pennsylvania, we offer a variety...

Have Diabetes? Your Nails Are at a Greater Risk of Fungal Infection Mar 23rd, 2018

If you have diabetes, you’re acutely aware that you should watch out for blisters and sores on your feet, as they can have trouble healing and lead to serious infection and even amputation. Toenail fungus is another very real health threat. People with diabetes develop toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, about...

How Can You Treat Arthritis in the Feet? Feb 23rd, 2018

Osteoarthritis in the feet can cause pain, swelling, tenderness, and the inability to walk. It happens when inflammation and injury to the joints cause the cartilage to break down over time. Your bones grind together, causing pain and swelling. The joints at your heel, big toe, and ankle commonly experience...

When Should You See a Specialist for an Ingrown Toenail? Feb 15th, 2018

If your big toe feels sore or swells, you may have an ingrown toenail. This common condition leads to skin growing over the edge of your nail, causing pain, swelling, and infection. At Achilles Foot Care, with two conveniently located offices in Demont and Monroeville, Pennsylvania, we can eliminate your...

Why Custom Orthotics Are Better Than Over-the-Counter Shoe Inserts Dec 29th, 2017

Have you looked at the orthotic inserts in the drugstore and wondered whether they would help with your foot or back pain? You may have even purchased these over-the-counter solutions. Although retail inserts can bring a bit of relief for some people, it’s best to choose custom orthotics for several...