What to Do If You Get a Bunion

Bunions can be a foot condition that can cause pain and swelling. They occur when the big toe bends inwards and forces the joint at the base of the toe to protrude outwards. They can be caused by genetics, inflammatory conditions, improper footwear, or other factors. You may be able to treat your bunion using…

4 Causes of Itchy Feet

Persistent itchy feet, accompanied by swelling, pain, and skin changes, might require the attention of a healthcare expert. A Horizon Foot & Ankle Institute podiatrist can diagnose the cause and recommend foot pain treatment to manage the itching. Here are four potential causes of itchy feet: 1.¬†Fungal Infections Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis,…

What Are Prescription Orthotics and How Can They Help?

If you’ve been experiencing pain or discomfort in your feet, legs, or back, prescription orthotics may be the solution. Horizon Foot and Ankle Institute can help reduce foot pain and enhance performance by offering custom orthotics which provide cushioned support and can help by adjusting improper body mechanics related to lower limb pathologies. What Are…

How to Choose the Right Pair of Hiking Boots

When hiking, your feet and ankles bear the brunt of the pressure. Wearing the wrong pair of hiking boots can cause your feet and ankles discomfort or even long-term injuries. Here are tips to help you find the perfect pair: Consider the Cut and Style Hiking boots are a general term for a shoe designed…

When Should You Wear Compression Socks?

Compression socks can be worn in various situations and can assist with medical conditions related to the feet and ankles. These specialized socks apply pressure to your lower legs, ankles, and feet, supporting blood circulation and offering various health benefits. Here are some of the situations where you should consider wearing compression socks and how…