All About Athlete’s Foot

All About Athlete’s Foot

While the name implies that non-athletes may be safe when it comes to developing athlete’s foot, this condition can target anyone. Since this ailment more frequently occurs during hot weather months, it has a way of interrupting summer fun. The team at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists is here to help patients learn more about this…

Don’t Let Ankle Instability Wobble you: How to Stay off the Sidelines 

Don’t Let Ankle Instability Wobble you: How to Stay off the Sidelines 

High impact sports come with consequences, often for the feet and ankles that hit the ground first. No sport makes this clearer than basketball, which features plenty of jumping and quick changes in direction that can leave you aching later on. At Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists, we know firsthand that chronic ankle instability often starts…

Road to Recovery: The Benefits of Physical Therapy After Foot or Ankle Injury

Road to Recovery: The Benefits of Physical Therapy After Foot or Ankle Injury

After a foot or ankle injury, it’s understandable that you want to get back on your feet fast. However, the recovery process is crucial in order to make sure you won’t experience any setbacks. In this blog post, Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists explores the numerous advantages of physical therapy after a foot or ankle injury…

What Could Be Causing Pain in the Balls of the Feet?

What Could Be Causing Pain in the Balls of the Feet?

Experiencing pain with every step is not the way anyone wants to spend their day, and ball of foot pain is known to significantly impact mobility and daily activities. Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists has outlined the potential causes below so patients can take the first step toward finding relief. Metatarsalgia Metatarsalgia occurs when excessive pressure…

How Genes Influence Foot Conditions

How Genes Influence Foot Conditions

While we often associate foot conditions with external factors like footwear or lifestyle, genetics play a significant role in shaping the health and structure of our feet. In this blog, Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists explores how genes influence various foot conditions and offers insights into managing these concerns. The Genetic Blueprint of Feet Our genetic…

Arthritis Awareness Month: Understanding How Arthritis Manifests in the Feet

Arthritis Awareness Month: Understanding How Arthritis Manifests in the Feet

It’s Arthritis Awareness Month, and since foot arthritis causes a variety of symptoms that impact mobility and overall quality of life, it’s important to the team at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists that patients understand how arthritis affects the feet. Symptoms of Foot Arthritis Foot arthritis can present with various symptoms, including pain, stiffness, swelling, and…

Foot Care for Active Kids: Promoting Healthy Habits for Happy Feet

Foot Care for Active Kids: Promoting Healthy Habits for Happy Feet

Whether they’re running around the playground, playing sports, or exploring the great outdoors, healthy feet are essential for kids’ enjoyment and well-being. In this blog, the team at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists discusses the importance of foot care for active kids and offers practical tips to encourage healthy habits. Choose the Right Footwear Choose shoes…

The Surprising Link Between Stress, Blood Pressure, and Your Feet

The Surprising Link Between Stress, Blood Pressure, and Your Feet

We all know the mental toll that comes with increased stress levels, but the physical ramifications can be just as serious. While stress is inevitable, the full scope in which it impacts our lives is not always considered, and some connections may be surprising—one of them being the relationship between stress and our feet! Since…

Understanding Why Prompt Treatment is Essential for Corns and Calluses

Understanding Why Prompt Treatment is Essential for Corns and Calluses

While seemingly harmless, untreated corns and calluses can lead to complications that affect not only foot health but overall well-being. The expert team at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists wants patients to be aware of all foot-related conditions that require prompt treatment to avoid complications in the future. Read on to see why taking care of…

The Impact of Gait Abnormalities on Overall Health

The Impact of Gait Abnormalities on Overall Health

The way we move plays a crucial role in maintaining proper posture, balance, and musculoskeletal alignment. The team at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists wants patients to be fully informed about all aspects of foot care, including how their gait affects mobility, risk of falls, and joint health. Understanding Gait Abnormalities: The connection between gait abnormalities…

Three Chronic Calcaneal Conditions and How to Treat Them

Three Chronic Calcaneal Conditions and How to Treat Them

Foot conditions are tricky because they affect your daily mobility, and chronic calcaneal conditions are no exception. Below, the team at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists explores three common chronic calcaneal conditions to help you find the potential culprit of your foot pain. Plantar Fasciitis This condition is characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a…

Stepping into Awareness: Recognizing Warning Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis in Your Feet

Stepping into Awareness: Recognizing Warning Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis in Your Feet

Your feet are remarkable indicators of your overall health, and paying attention to subtle changes can be pivotal in identifying warning signs of serious conditions. Since March is Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month, the expert team at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists wants to provide useful information and guidance about this ailment and, more importantly, show…

Ways to Ease Flat Foot Pain

Ways to Ease Flat Foot Pain

You may not always feel like you’re walking on clouds, but experiencing discomfort and pain with each step definitely should not be the norm. Flat feet, also known as fallen arches, can lead to discomfort and pain, affecting your daily activities. The team at Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists often provides advice to patients with this…

Blister Care 101: Pro Tips for Treatment  

Blister Care 101: Pro Tips for Treatment  

Whether it’s from walking too long in ill-fitting shoes or a symptom of infection, we’ve all experienced the occasional blister popping up here and there. While blisters like to make their presence known with every step you take, it’s still tempting to ignore them, especially since they’re typically common and mild. However, even conditions like…

Why A Primary Care Physician Sends You to a Podiatrist For Ingrown Toenails

Why A Primary Care Physician Sends You to a Podiatrist For Ingrown Toenails

That throbbing pain around your toenail, the redness, the swelling – seems like you’ve got all the telltale signs of an ingrown toenail. But before you head straight to your primary care physician, consider saving yourself a trip: These days, you’ll probably be referred to a podiatrist anyway. Why do you need a specialist visit…

Managing Morton’s Neuroma and Tackling Tarsal Tunnel

Managing Morton’s Neuroma and Tackling Tarsal Tunnel

Issues with the nerves can be complex to resolve, often requiring a multifaceted approach. One particularly prevalent problem is Morton’s neuroma, a condition that involves the thickening of a nerve between your toes. Inflicting an uncomfortable pins-and-needles sensation, neuromas share a few symptoms with another unpleasant affliction: Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. For this post, Desert Podiatric…

Cozy Comfort, Minus the Foot Frets

Cozy Comfort, Minus the Foot Frets

Slippers could be considered the coziest of all footwear options, yet while they may feel like a fluffy hug for your feet, these indoor options can harbor hidden dangers for your foot health. Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists want to help you with even the most pedestrian foot-care problems before they turn into something worse. This…

RPT Makes Feet Pain-Free

RPT Makes Feet Pain-Free

Any DPM will tell you that chronic foot and ankle pain can substantially hamper your mobility and detract from your quality of life, making even the most straightforward tasks into arduous trials. But what if there was a treatment that could help you get back on your feet, pain-free, without surgery or injections? An FDA-approved,…

Help With Hygiene 

Help With Hygiene 

Time to break the bad habit! Desert PodiatricMedical Specialists offer hygiene tips for happy feet. Learn about the importance of having clean & dry feet, how to properly trim toenails, moisturize skin, and choose breathable socks. Schedule with our expert DPMs in Tucson, Oro Valley, and Green Valley, AZ.

PAD and Foot Health

PAD and Foot Health

Peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD, affects the blood flow in the blood vessels, specifically the ones furthest away from the heart and brain. PAD can greatly affect the health of our feet and overall happiness. Learn about management and treatment options.

Celebrate National Love Your Feet Month with Proper Foot Care

Celebrate National Love Your Feet Month with Proper Foot Care

August is National Love Your Feet Month. Our feet are incredibly impressive, carrying us through endless strides and exciting journeys. However, we often neglect them until there’s a problem. On this “National Love Your Feet Month,” we’re here to provide you with expert tips on how to keep your feet strong, healthy, comfortable, and ready for any adventure. After all, they deserve the best care possible.

The Struggle of Swollen Feet: Causes and Solutions for Travel-Related Swelling

The Struggle of Swollen Feet: Causes and Solutions for Travel-Related Swelling

Extended periods of sitting while driving or flying necessitate a static body posture, which reduces blood flow and other bodily fluids and causes swelling. What Causes Swollen Feet? Lower leg swelling when traveling might happen for a variety of causes. It can be due to medical conditions, but there are other reasons. The stationary sitting…

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