26Oct

Unbalanced Foot Structure

By WestMountainFootcareClinic / October 26, 2013 / Foot Conditions & Solutions / No Comments

Orthotic inserts are custom made insoles that fit inside the shoe to help improve a person’s gait (walking or running) in order to eliminate any discomfort from poor muscle function resulting from unbalanced foot structure. The orthotic insert is an aid to improve foot function and not specifically a device to correct foot structure. The […]

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Ingrown Toe Nails

By WestMountainFootcareClinic / October 20, 2013 / Foot Conditions & Solutions / No Comments

Ingrown toe nails are defined as the edge of the nail border penetrating the skin of the side of the toe. The toe usually appears red, swollen and infected with pain associated with the condition. The causes can include poor fitting shoes or socks, poor nail cutting techniques, or injury such as hitting the toe […]

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Heel Pain

By WestMountainFootcareClinic / October 20, 2013 / Foot Conditions & Solutions / No Comments

Often associated with plantar fasciitis, heel pain can be uncomfortable and crippling during normal walking. There are many reasons for heel pain such as plantar fasciitis (the irritation and swelling of the bottom of the heel bone resulting from improper footwear or injury) as well as muscle imbalances of the lower leg that put extra […]

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Callouses and Warts

By WestMountainFootcareClinic / October 20, 2013 / Foot Conditions & Solutions / No Comments

Callouses are hard areas of the skin that are under constant pressure from shoes. If the pressure on the foot is concentrated to a specific spot, a deep corn can result. Callouses are often painful and can be difficult to walk with. Callouses can be treated with proper paring and debridement at the West Mountain […]

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Diabetic Foot Complications

By WestMountainFootcareClinic / October 20, 2013 / Foot Conditions & Solutions / No Comments

Placing importance on proper foot care is critical for the overall health of a person with diabetes. The fact that diabetes can affect a person’s feet makes it imperative that the feet are continuously checked for any potential problems. It has been shown that a person with diabetes is more than twice as likely to […]

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