DPM vs MD
Your foot, ankle, or lower leg is in pain. You know you need help, but how do you know if you should be seeing a podiatrist or a medical doctor (MD)? How does each medical professional differ when treating foot, ankle, and lower leg problems? Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) are far more than simply foot doctors. Only podiatrists are thoroughly and specifically trained to treat the lower legs, feet, and ankles.
Top Signs You Have a Neuroma
Do you experience a burning or a tingling feeling in your feet? You could have a neuroma. A neuroma, which is a benign nerve tumor, is caused by mechanical irritation to the tissue in the ball of the foot. However, they can also occur in other spots on your foot, including your heel. KC Foot Fact: The most common place a neuroma is found is in between the third and fourth toes on the ball of your foot. This is called a Morton’s Neuroma.
At KC Foot Specialists, we’ve seen it all; including the most common complaints patients with neuromas have before they are even aware of the problem.
4 Secrets to Smooth Heels for Summer Sandals
We’ve all been there. You slip on a cute pair of sandals on the first warm spring day and realize that your heels are NOT ready for public viewing. They are dry, cracked, ash-colored, and nasty looking. What’s a girl to do? Don’t worry. The docs at KC Foot Specialists have some remedies for dry heels
Best Shoes for Pain in the Ball of Your Foot
So you have pain in the ball of your foot, or the fancy podiatrist term for it - metatarsalgia (met-uh-tahr-SAL-juh). Many of our patients have asked us about pain and or swelling in the ball of the foot (the part of the sole just behind your toes). Here is our best advice for treating metatarsalgia, as well as common causes and risk factors. We’ve also included a list of 10 brands of shoes that have been compared and evaluated and chosen to relieve pain in the balls of your feet. Give them a try!