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When Do Bunions Require Surgery

Are you bothered by bunions? Have you switched your shoes but still aren’t comfortable? Bunion surgery can help you find the relief you’re looking for. Here are three signs it’s time to consider surgery.

May 22nd, 2020
Taking Care of a Sprained Ankle

One wrong step and you could just end up dealing with a sprained ankle. A sprain occurs when the ankle suddenly rolls inwards or outwards, which jolts the ankle ...

Jan 6th, 2020
What Causes Toenail Fungus?

Toenail fungus is a common problem that can be rather challenging to get rid of. While toenail fungus can happen to anyone it most often occurs in older adults. If you are noticing that one of your ...

Nov 26th, 2019
Taking Care of Little Feet

A child's feet grow rapidly during the first year, reaching almost half of their adult foot size. This is why podiatrists consider the first year to be the most important in the development ...

Nov 3rd, 2019
Foot and Ankle Injury Prevention for Athletes

Make sure you are doing everything to protect yourself both on and off the field. Injury prevention is the name of the game when it comes to the longevity of an athlete’s performance. We all know how ...

Sep 10th, 2019
Dealing With Foot Odor

The feet have more sweat glands than any other part of the body, which means they have the ability to sweat profusely. With your feet encased in your shoes all day and the sweat unable to evaporate, bacteria will begin ...

Aug 29th, 2019
What are Hammertoes?

A hammertoe is a common foot deformity that affects the middle joint of the smaller toes. As a result, this causes the toes to bend downward ...

Jun 28th, 2019
Foot and Ankle Center Blog

A hammertoe is a common foot deformity that affects the middle joint of the smaller toes. As a result, this causes the toes to bend downward. Since this bend ...

Jun 28th, 2019
Treating Diabetic Feet

Diabetic feet need special care because of decreased circulation, neuropathy, joint deterioration, and more. While your primary care physician ...

May 30th, 2019
Taking Care of Bunions

A bunion is one of the most common foot deformities, often affecting the joint at the base of the big toe. Anyone can develop this painful condition but it most ...

May 3rd, 2019
Ways a Podiatrist Can Help You

The human foot and ankle contain 33 joints, 26 bones and over 100 tendons, ligaments and muscles. While all of these parts of the foot should work together ...

Apr 3rd, 2019
Have Plantar Fasciitis? We Can Help

Have Plantar Fasciitis? We Can Help! Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed and irritated. Podiatrists offer treatments that ...

Apr 2nd, 2019
What is Achilles Tendonitis?

Heel pain is one of the most common complaints a podiatrist hears about from patients. If you are dealing with heel pain above the heel bone then you could ...

Feb 5th, 2019
What is a Crush Injury?

What is a Crush Injury? Have a foot crush injury? A crush injury occurs when pressure or force is put on a body part. A foot crush injury may cause pain, swelling, and ...

Jan 3rd, 2019
What is Sesamoiditis?

What is Sesamoiditis? Sesamoids are small bones that are only connected to tendons or surrounded in muscle. This only appears in a few places in the body, one of which is the foot ...

Dec 6th, 2018
Treating Toenail Fungus

Treating toenail fungus Toenail fungus--it's one of the most common podiatric problems children, teens, and adults have. Causing thickened, yellow ...

Nov 1st, 2018
Treating Heel Spurs

Have you been experiencing any heel pain or bothersome tenderness without any obvious cause? Although heel spurs themselves sometimes do not cause ...

Oct 3rd, 2018
Cause Of Ingrown Toenails And How We Can Help

Ingrown toenails are a common problem. Depending on the severity, they can cause everything from mild irritation and discomfort to ingrown toe nail infection and significant pain. Toenails become ingrown when ...

Oct 1st, 2018
Caring For Arthritic Feet

Arthritis is a joint condition that affects roughly 54 million American adults according to the Arthritis Foundation. It can show up in joints all around the body ...

Aug 31st, 2018
What to Do When You Keep Getting Blisters

A foot blister is a small pocket of fluid that forms on the foot. Blisters can be painful while they heal. Foot blisters are caused by several things, including friction ...

Jul 30th, 2018
What You Can Do About Hammertoes

When most people think about foot deformities they most often think about bunions; however, hammertoes are just as common ...

Jul 25th, 2018
Signs You May Have Sprained Your Ankle

You've been running on an uneven surface in the local park. Every now and then, your left ankle would twist, but you kept going. Now at ankle sprain home, that ankle is super ...

Jul 25th, 2018
Are You Dealing With Bunions?

Are you dealing with a bunion? A bunion is a protrusion of the bone at the base of the big toe. While a bunion may seem like a bump, according to the (APMA) American Podiatric Medical Association a bunion is actually the enlargement of the ...

Apr 27th, 2018
Intoeing in Children

Normally, most people will walk with their toes and feet pointing straight ahead. However, sometimes children’s feet turn when they walk, which can be called intoeing or being pigeon-toed. Your child may ...

Apr 3rd, 2018
Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that can partially or completely block blood flow back to the heart and cause damage to ...

Mar 6th, 2018
Relieve Your Metatarsalgia Foot Pain Today!

Unlike most Americans who can’t wait to come home at night and kick off their shoes, some people with Metatarsalgia (met-a-tar-sal-gia) actually experience more pain when they ...

Feb 2nd, 2018
Fit Feet and Fitbits

The Digital Revolution is expanding its impact on our lives every minute. Smartphones, wireless internet networks, biometric authentication devices ...

Jan 3rd, 2018
Problems Associated with Flat Foot

Flat feet are common and are the source of many foot problems. Also called fallen arches, flat foot is a condition in which a person has no arch on the bottom ...

Dec 4th, 2017
New Advancements for Hammertoe Surgery

If you are suffering from hammertoe pain and discomfort and hate the appearance of your feet, you are not alone. Jennifer, a 37-year-old mother of three children under the age of six ...

Nov 7th, 2017
What You Can Do For Your Broken Toe

Whether it's dropping a can of soup on your foot or whacking your toe against a wall, we've all been there before—hopping and holding our beaten, bruised toe. While you may not think anything of these common “stubs,” you may soon ...

Nov 3rd, 2017
Joint Pain in the Foot and Ankle

With more than 30 joints in your foot, joint pain may seem like it can come from anywhere and everywhere. Swelling, tenderness, stiffness, redness, bruising or increased warmth--these all can come along with the pain and ...

Oct 3rd, 2017
Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors With Foot and Ankle Problems

One of many people’s biggest fears about the physical aging process is the risk of injury from falling. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for people 65 years of age and older. So prevalent that, in the United States, ...

Aug 13th, 2017
Expanding Best Practices!

Traditionally, providers have referred patients who needed magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) to other facilities like imaging centers or hospitals. Patients who required therapeutic footwear were also referred elsewhere...

Aug 10th, 2017
Ankle Sprains and Instability

Over one million people visit an emergency room or prompt care for ankle injuries per year, and the majority of these incidents are the result of a sprain...

Aug 10th, 2017
Step Up Fall Prevention Efforts for Seniors

The National Council on Aging launched Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 23. This year’s theme was, “Take a Stand to Prevent Falls.” Hundreds of state and national associations are building awareness that falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonf

Aug 10th, 2017
Foot Care Tips for Senior Athletes

Wow! The Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area was buzzing with excitement this past month as they hosted the 2015 National Senior Games...

Aug 10th, 2017
Foot Care Tips for Pregnant Moms

I thought it would be fitting to address the topic of foot care during pregnancy in honor of Mother’s Day. This topic has been on my mind for the last nine months because my wife recently gave birth to our new baby girl, Sophie...

Aug 10th, 2017
Diabetic Awareness Month

CHAMPAIGN, Ill - Dr. John SIgle talks with Matt & Heather about how Diabetes effects the foot...

Aug 10th, 2017
Ankle Replacement

Prior to STAR, surgeons had limited options when performing a total ankle arthroplasty. Surgeons now have STAR – the first and only three-piece approved mobile bearing ankle implant available in the United States...

Aug 10th, 2017
A Good Time to Grow

Autumn is my very favorite time of the year. The leaves are a mass of color as we watch green turn into a sea of brilliant colors. The fields are harvested as pumpkins, apples, and pears appear...

Aug 10th, 2017
Are you ready for Hammertoe Surgery?

Many of my female patients have been muddling through life in severe pain caused by hammertoes and reluctantly stopped doing physical activities they once loved...

Aug 9th, 2017
Turn Back the Clock on Foot Problems in 2017!

Not too long ago, many of us thought that turning 60 meant retiring from a career, starting a hobby, babysitting the grand kids, and winding down during the golden years of life...

Aug 9th, 2017
Expanding Best Practices! Extremity MRI

Traditionally, providers have referred patients who needed magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) to other facilities like imaging centers or hospitals. Patients who required therapeutic footwear were also referred elsewhere...

Aug 9th, 2017
Dr. Sigle Visits with Journey's Jonathan Cain

Did you ever wonder what a day in the life of a foot and ankle surgeon is like? Every day, Dr. Sigle is “up and at ‘em” at six o’clock in the morning, and he’s ready for a long demanding day...

Aug 9th, 2017
Shin Splints Soar During Spring!

Spring marks the beginning of the running season for many fitness enthusiasts who have been cooped up for the long, hard winter. This time of year, complaints from shin splints soar...

Aug 6th, 2017
Foot Gout: Don't Ignore Your Aching Feet

How many times have you found yourself yelling, “Oh, my aching feet,” but then shrugged it off, figuring that "aching feet" are a natural part of life? You don’t have to putup with aching feet...

Aug 2nd, 2017
Keeping Your Feet Safe and Healthy While Working

Since your feet bare the brunt of your weight, it is important to take extra precautions while working to protect them from harm. When your job requires you to stand on your feet for a long period of time, ...

Jun 5th, 2017
Give Your Feet a Break from Flip Flops

As the temperatures rise and the weather begins to heat up, many will stay cool by slipping on a pair of their favorite flip-flops. Whether you are hitting the beach or simply walking around town, ...

Mar 30th, 2017
In The Heat, Protect Your Feet

Skin cancer is common, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society...

Feb 28th, 2017
Senior Games

Holy Mackerel! Birmingham, Alabama was buzzing with excitement this past month as it hosted the 2017 National Senior Games...

Feb 8th, 2017
When to Visit Your Podiatrist

Whether you suffer from chronic heel pain, are embarrassed by toenail fungus or were recently diagnosed with diabetes, you can benefit from visiting a professional podiatrist...

Jan 3rd, 2017
Taking Steps Toward Healthier, More Attractive Feet

The feet are perhaps one of the most overlooked parts of the body. Don’t wait until something is wrong to give your feet extra attention. Keeping your feet feeling healthy and looking beautiful is easy! ...

Dec 2nd, 2016
Common Childhood Foot Injuries and Ailments

Like adults, children and adolescents can experience a variety of foot and ankle problems. Many foot problems, such as flat foot, are congenital, while problems like heel pain are usually the result of an injury...

Nov 1st, 2016
Foot Surgery: Get Back on Your Feet

When foot problems don’t respond to conservative treatments, your podiatrist may recommend surgery to relieve pain, correct a foot deformity or restore function in your foot and/or ankle...

Aug 1st, 2016
RICE: Early Treatment for Minor Foot Injuries

An unexpected fall or twist can result in an injury of the foot or ankle, such as a sprain or strain. Immediate first aid can help prevent complications, reduce pain and improve recovery...

Jun 1st, 2016
Ready to Run? Visit Your Podiatrist First

Your feet are made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 112 ligaments and a vast network of tendons, nerves and blood vessels. Each of these parts works in harmony, enabling you to walk, run and jump normally and without pain...

Mar 31st, 2016
Treatment Options for Hammertoe Pain 03.08.16

Hammertoes are one of the more common foot deformities that women suffer from. Women are more likely to get hammertoes than men and account for nearly 80 percent of the hammertoe cases I treat...

Mar 8th, 2016
Got Turf Toe?

Turf toe is a sprain of the joint just below the big toe, also known as the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. This foot injury is particularly common among athletes who play on artificial turf, hence the name “turf” toe...

Mar 1st, 2016
What's Slowing Down Your Game? It Could Be Faulty Foot Mechanics

When your feet aren’t working correctly, you may experience injuries and pain in other areas of the body, such as the knees, hips and back. Even the slightest changes from the norm, such as leg length discrepancies or fallen arches, can have a huge impact

Jan 31st, 2016