Month: February 2016

Are Your Children In-toeing or Out-toeing?

Parents often bring their children to our office to ask about the appearance of their feet and legs. Sometimes the child’s feet point in towards each other when walking. This abnormality is called “in-toeing” and is also referred to as being “pigeon-toed.” Less commonly we see the opposite – the child walks with the toes […]

Heel Spurs Are a Common Cause of Heel Pain

A heel spur is a small, bony protrusion that sticks out from the bottom of the heel bone and is often associated with plantar fasciitis, or inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from the heel bone towards your toes. When this […]

Gout: A Painful Joint Inflammation

If you have a flare-up of gout in your big toe you will know it – and it’s unlikely that you’ll forget it. Gout is a form of arthritis caused by urate crystals accumulating in a joint, resulting in inflammation and intense pain. These crystals develop when your blood has a high level of uric […]