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Venous Ulcers

Venous ulcers occur because of poor blood flow in the leg veins. Valves inside the leg veins control blood flow through the veins. But these valves can get damaged, altering blood flow and leading to ulcers. Without adequate blood flow, your body has trouble healing, causing the ulcers to linger. Doctors at Eastside Podiatry, PLLC, […]

Walking Tips During The Cold Weather

One of the best ways to stay fit and reduce your stress is to go walking. However, this isn’t always easy to do when winter hits and it’s snowy and icy. You may be nervous about stepping foot in the snow and ice and worry about it being too cold. While it may be challenging […]

How to Prevent and Treat PVD Leg Ulcers

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a progressive blood circulation disorder that causes your blood vessels to become narrow or blocked, particularly in your legs and feet. A common complication of PVD is the development of painful leg ulcers. However, proper management can effectively treat and even prevent these ulcers. Here at Eastside Podiatry PLLC, in […]

How to Treat Venous Ulcers and Stasis in the Leg

Venous ulcers are open sores that typically form on the lower leg, ankle, or foot. They occur when the blood in your legs doesn’t circulate properly. Poor blood circulation in your legs can cause a backup of blood in your veins and increased pressure on local vessels and tissues. Blood pooling and increased venous pressure […]

Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Why You Should Never Ignore Them

Living with diabetes puts you at a significantly higher risk of developing diabetic foot ulcers, or slow-healing sores on your foot. This is because diabetes can cause decreased circulation and sensation in your feet. Given that a foot ulcer can take several weeks or months to heal, it’s essential to know what to look out for […]

4 Common Causes of Heel Pain

You rely on your feet to get to work, move around the house, and enjoy recreational activities. If your feet hurt, it’s a lot harder to live your best and most active life. For many people, foot discomfort affects the back of the foot. Heel pain has some common causes, most of which can be […]

Running Tips

If running is something that sparks your interest and has been an approved activity by your doctor, add this exercise into your regimen with a plan! It’s critical to do your research for any new program to understand the safety requirements. Here is a beginner’s running guide to running to tackle this sport effectively from […]

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s Disease (calcaneal apophysitis) is a condition that mainly affects growing children, when they’re going through a  growth spurt during puberty. Activities like running and jumping cause the already tight Achilles tendon to pull on and irritate the heel bone growth plate, causing pain in the heel. So, what’s a growth plate? It’s a soft area of […]

Osteochondral Defect Talus

INTRODUCTION Osteochondral defect (OCD) is a problem that causes pain and stiffness of the ankle joint. It can occur in all age groups. Most cases of OCD usually follow a twisting injury to the ankle and are actually fractures of the joint surface. This guide will help you understand how OCD develops how the condition causes […]

Winter Sports Injuries

Winter sports injuries can include blisters, strains, sprains, calluses, athlete’s foot, frostbite and even fractures. Peroneal Tendon pain is very common with winter shoegear Hitting The Slopes One of the most exhilarating winter sports is skiing. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned skier, it’s important to make sure you are in good shape for […]

Heloma Molle

A heloma molle is a soft callus or corn that commonly occurs at the fourth interdigital space, between the fourth and fifth digits. The callus may be located at other sites, depending on the anatomy and biomechanics of the individual. The callus may appear in the webbing of the interdigital space or on either side […]

Plantar Fibroma

What is the Plantar Fibroma? A plantar fibroma is a fibrous knot (nodule) in the arch of the foot. It is embedded within the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot. A plantar fibroma can develop in one or both feet, is […]