Is it nerve pain?

Two of the most well-known and common nerve conditions in the body are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and sciatic nerve pain. If you have had either of these, you know how painful and persistent they can be. Nerve conditions are common in the feet as well. One of the telltale...

Protecting our feet from germs

Much of the devastation caused by the Coronavirus is because of how extremely contagious it is. Certain germs are more contagious than others. And as far as the foot is concerned, fungus and viruses are the two most common germs that lead to problems. Fungus in the...

Pain in the ball of your foot

If you are experiencing pain on the ball of your foot, you may have a common condition we see every day. You may feel like you are walking on a ball or something raised. Women over the age of 40 are most prone to this symptom. An injury is rarely the cause of this...

Conservative Care Options for the Arthritic Foot

By Paul J. Betschart, DPM What Is Arthritis? Arthritis is a medical term that describes inflammation of a joint; swelling and tenderness are common symptoms. Joints are areas where 2 different bones contact one another. Some joints allow for motion to occur and some...

Bunion Surgery Options

By Paul J. Betschart, DPM Who is this for? People with bunions that may have failed conservative care and are considering surgical treatment. Who is this not for? People looking for a miracle cure or are chasing the latest fads in bunion treatment. The bunion...

Is there conservative care for bunions?

Who is this for? People suffering with pain from their bunion deformity that aren’t ready for, or cannot have surgical correction. What is a bunion? The bunion deformity, technically termed Hallux Abductovalgus or HAV for short, is much more than just a bump of bone...

Is foot rest necessary?

If you stop to think about it, it is rather amazing what our feet do for us throughout our lifetime. Anyone who can get through life unaffected by a foot problem is incredibly lucky. When a foot problem does arise, we usually ask our feet to plow through in spite of...

Bone Spurs

There are many places in the foot where bone spurs can develop. One person might have pain from a spur, while another might not feel anything. Some spurs are obvious, like the ones on the top of the foot, whereas most can’t be seen. The only way to discover any of the...

What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common and well-known condition. You or someone you know has probably had it. What isn’t so common, and definitely not known by the majority of people, is a condition called tarsal tunnel syndrome. It’s essentially the foot’s version of...