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When Do You Fix A Bunion?

When should you think about having bunion surgery? Is it covered, or is it considered cosmetic? Read on to find out more.
Nov 17th, 2021

Bunions Are A 3D Problem, Here's A 3D Solution

Bunions are a common problem that frequently gets neglected by sufferers of this painful condition. They affect about 25% of people in the United States alone. Watch Dr. Suykerbuyk explain an innovative new solution to bunions.
Jul 21st, 2021

Heel Pain

Heel pain can interfere with our daily life and activity. Plantar fasciitis/heel spurs is the most common diagnosis we see in our office. Here are some tricks and tips to stop the pain!
Jan 17th, 2022

Stop! Hammer Toes.

Hammer toes are a contraction of the toes causing them to curl. This disorder can be painful and cause rubbing in shoe gear. Luckily conservative and surgical options are available to treat this disorder!
Dec 15th, 2021

Hammer Toes

Hammer Toes are a deformity caused by abnormal tendon pull. Over time, this can become rigid and painful. There are many non-surgical and surgical options available to treat this common toe problem.
Oct 18th, 2021


Warts are an unsightly and often painful problem that can occur at any age. Luckily there are several options for treatment.
Aug 20th, 2021

Minimal Incision Bunionectomy

As technology progresses, minimal incision bunionectomy surgery has become more available. Not all procedures are equal, though.
Jun 28th, 2021

Post-Op Bunion Recovery

The post-op recovery for bunionectomy is one of the biggest factors in picking a procedure and time to do the surgery. When can I walk, drive, run and return to work? In this article, we explore the post op course and care of bunionectomies.
May 21st, 2021

Flat Foot in Kids

Pediatric flat foot is a condition where the arch is collapsed while standing. There are several causes of flat foot and treatment options vary based on age of the patient and type of flat foot.
Apr 9th, 2021

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are the most common cause of pain in the toe area. If they are left untreated, they may become infected and cause other issues.
Mar 8th, 2021

Help! My Bunion Came Back!

Traditional bunion surgery, known as a bunionectomy, can result in up to a 40-60% recurrence rate. Lapiplasty 3D Bunionectomy can prevent the return of bunions, and correct bunions that have returned after traditional bunionectomy.
Feb 17th, 2021

Caring For Your Feet at the Gym

As spring starts to warm up many people are hitting the gym and increasing their outdoor fitness. It is important that you not neglect your feet as you start or progress in your fitness journey.
Apr 3rd, 2019

Turf Toe

As we continue into the fall season of sports, a frequent injury we see in our clinic is "turf toe". Turf toe is a sprain of the first metatarsalphalangeal joint (MPJ) (big toe joint) resulting from the toe hyper-extending while planted.
Nov 5th, 2018

The Knee Bones Connected to the Leg Bone...

Can your knee pain be connected to your feet? The short answers is yes! The long answer is it depends on the bio mechanics of your foot, structure of your body and the functions you are placing across them.
Oct 31st, 2018

Arthritis and Your Big Toe

 The most common site for degenerative arthritis on the body is the thumbs. The second most common site is the big toe. It makes sense, doesn't it? The big toe is just the thumb of the foot!
Oct 17th, 2018

Achilles Tendinitis

Pain in the back of the ankle can be a major problem to both the athletic and non-athletic populations. Although more commonly seen in athletes, achilles tendinitis can be seen in patients of all ages and athletic involvement.
Oct 10th, 2018

Case Study: Vascular Disease

Vascular disease is becoming more common in America as the number of patients with diabetes continues to increase. In a previous blog, I spoke of the dangers of diabetes in relation to vascular disease Diabetes and Your Feet (Part 1).
Oct 7th, 2018

Arthroscopic Surgery

 Many ankle injuries can result in damage to ligaments, swelling in the joint or even damage to cartilage. Over time, this can lead to significant ankle pain. Thankfully, we can treat several of these problems with arthroscopic surgery.
Oct 2nd, 2018

Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are shoes inserts molded to fit a patients unique foot type. There are several benefits of custom orthotics over products that can be purchased off the shelf.
Oct 1st, 2018

Fungal Nail Treatments

Fungal toenails are a condition caused by a dermatophyte infecting under the nail bed causing the nail to become thickened, yellow, brittle and painful. There are many nail treatments on the market, but not all of them work. So what do you do when...
Oct 1st, 2018

FAQ: Can You Do Anything For a Broken Toe?

Talking to people out in the community, I often hear "I broke my toe a while back, but there's nothing you can do for it, so I didn't get it checked out." The same people go on to tell me how the toe has never felt right, or rubs on their other toes now.
Sep 28th, 2018

Running and Your Feet

 You are going to injure yourself if you run. Sorry for the bad news, but it will happen sooner or later. That isn’t to say running is bad for you or bad for your feet necessarily, but as in any sport, injuries occur.
Sep 26th, 2018

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains can happen all of the time, but what is an ankle “sprain”? A traditional ankle sprain occurs along the outside of the ankle at the lateral ankle ligaments during an inversion injury. The foot rolls inwards and causes a stress across...
Sep 25th, 2018

Diabetes and Your Feet (Part 1)

Why do diabetics need to see the foot doctor? Regularly scheduled appointments for diabetic foot checks are essential to the health and wellbeing of our patients. Much like seeing your Dentist for routine teeth cleaning, seeing the Podiatrist can help...
Sep 24th, 2018

Gout: Prevention and Treatment

Gout has been a problem for patients for thousands of years. It was referred to as “The King’s Disease” due to the prevalence in the monarchy and upper class. In this blog, we will go over what gout is, how to avoid it and how to treat it.
Sep 21st, 2018

FAQ #2: What Are Amnio Injections?

What are amniotic injections? Amniotic injections are a type of human amniotic membrane allograft. This means they are harvested from the amniotic sack or "afterbirth". All of the tissue is donated by consenting mothers after C-section.
Sep 20th, 2018

Ow! My Toe Hurts!

Why is your toe hurting by the nail? It could be from ingrown toenails. Ingrown nails occur when the toenail begins to grow into the surrounding skin. There are several causes, including congenital (from birth) nail shape, injury, tight shoes...
Sep 19th, 2018

Bunions: When Do I Need Surgery?

When does a bunion require surgery? Bunions are an outgrowth of bone at the big toe joint caused by the joint moving out of alignment. The big toe can cross over or under the second toe and can cause pain while walking, in shoe gear and durring athletics.
Sep 18th, 2018

Nail Fungus: How Did This Happen?!

September 13,2018 Nail Fungus: What is it and How did I get it? Nail fungus is an infection of the nail caused by a dermatophyte, a type of fungus that lives off of skin cells. It is often the same kind of fungus that causes "athletes foot" and...
Sep 13th, 2018

Heel Pain Causes and Treatment

Heel pain is a common complaint in patients of all ages. There are many factors that can cause heel pain including injury, foot type, tight tissues, shoe gear and growing pains. In this post, i will explore some common causes in different groups...
Sep 6th, 2018

Back to School Shoe Shopping

A frequent question I hear this time of year is, "What kind of shoes should I be buying for my kids?". There is no easy, one size fits all answer to this question, but here's some tips for finding the right shoe for your kiddos.
Aug 29th, 2018