Foot Pain

At-home Ankle Stretches

By Dr. Nicole Freels / December 4, 2019 / Comments Off on At-home Ankle Stretches

Ankle pain presents itself in many different forms, from throbbing and aching feelings to shooting, sharp pains. When your ankles hurt, almost everything you do on a daily basis can be affected—walking, exercising, sleeping and even sitting down comfortably. One of the best ways to help manage (and even prevent) ankle pain is to take…

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Sprained Ankle Myths BUSTED!

By Dr. Nicole Freels / June 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Sprained Ankle Myths BUSTED!

Even Taking Care of Minor Injuries is So Important! Summer sports are in full swing, but with summer sports often come summer sports injuries. Caring for foot and ankle injuries correctly is incredibly important, especially if you are trying to get back on your feet for the fall sports that are right around the corner.…

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Your Orthotic Prescription May Need An Adjustment

By Dr. Nicole Freels / October 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Your Orthotic Prescription May Need An Adjustment

If you’ve been wearing your orthotics for years without an adjustment, your orthotics probably aren’t supporting you the same way that they once did. Just like with eyeglasses, you need to regularly check your prescription, because our bodies change as we age. We can count on our eyes getting weaker and we can count on…

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Custom AFO: Expectation vs Reality

By Dr. Amy Barko / September 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Custom AFO: Expectation vs Reality

AFO stands for “ankle-foot orthosis” and can be the difference-maker in many patients lives. While some patients have never considered AFO bracing before, others have done some research and come up with more questions than answers. For example, some people expect that the brace is going to be extremely bulky and obvious. That’s not generally the…

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What is HyProCure Surgery for Flat Feet?

By Dr. Amy Barko / July 9, 2018 / Comments Off on What is HyProCure Surgery for Flat Feet?

If you’ve heard the radio ads, HyProCure surgery sounds like a magic fix for flat-footed patients. For many patients the results ARE magical, the before and afters are stunning, and the change in lifestyle is significant. So Why Doesn’t Everyone Do It? There are several diagnosis that work for this type of surgery. HyProCure is…

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Will CBD Oil Help My Foot or Ankle Pain?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / July 2, 2018 / Comments Off on Will CBD Oil Help My Foot or Ankle Pain?

Patients Keep Asking Us About CBD Oil… Many of our patients have heard about this pain relieving stick, so we did some investigating. Shelly, owner and pharmacist at Grassroots Pharmacy, was able to help us out. What is CBD Oil? CBD is an element found in the cannabis herb, you can find it as a…

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Ingrown Toenails Explained

By Dr. Nicole Freels / June 4, 2018 / Comments Off on Ingrown Toenails Explained

One of the most common things we treat are ingrown toenails. Why? Because they can happen to anyone. Many of my patients ask me “What will it look like afterwards?” This is a great question! The most important thing is that we get it healed up properly, but we understand that aesthetics are important, too.…

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Do I Need Plantar Plate Surgery?

By Dr. Amy Barko / June 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Do I Need Plantar Plate Surgery?

A plantar plate tear means that you have damaged a strong ligament on the ball of the foot that supports and provides stability to the toe. This ligament prevents your toe from over-extending. The tear can technically be on any of the toes, but it’s many times found on the second toe. This injury is…

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Pediatric Deformed Toenail Removal

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 18, 2018 / Comments Off on Pediatric Deformed Toenail Removal

Moms just know. Choosing to remove a child’s toenail is not an easy one, but Mom had a feeling that it needed to go. And she was right. Recently, a mother brought her son into the office because she feared his awkwardly-shaped toenail would not correct itself on it’s own. It was causing her son…

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Teachers; Regenerative Medicine for Foot Pain Gets an A+

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Teachers; Regenerative Medicine for Foot Pain Gets an A+

Can I get a round of applause for my teachers out there? Listen, with everything they’re dealing with right now, foot pain is not another thing teacher’s need on their plate. Standing and getting up and down all day create a lot of pressure for the feet. Does This Sound Familiar?  If you’re the teacher…

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