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Dr. Shannon Cairns educates on how your podiatrist has an important role in fall prevention.
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What is the Bump on the top of my Big Toe Joint?
A noticeable bump on the top of your joint of your big toe, can be caused by several conditions. Most commonly it is a result of arthritis. Arthritis can affect the joints in your foot resulting in cartilage damage, decreased range of motion, as well as a painful bone spur at the top of the joint.
A podiatrist can take x-rays of your foot to see the cause of the bump, and if it is due to arthritis the extent of the damage can be determined. If you have a painful bump on your foot or pain with range of motion at a joint in your foot or ankle go to our website at www.toetalfootandanklecare.com or call Toe-Tal Foot & Ankle Care for more info at (817) 656-0303.
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Osteoporosis, the “Silent Killer” of the Foot

We have all heard of a family member or someone that we may know that has osteoporosis. It is hard enough to say the word, let alone know what it means. Osteoporosis affects over 50 million Americans and 50% of women and 25% of men in their lifetime.
Osteoporosis is a degenerative condition due to loss of bone mass. A simple way to look at bone mass in our body is to think back to when we were young. Children and young teens grow bone faster than their bodies resorb bone. As we become a young adult the process levels out and we reach peak bone mass. Unfortunately, as we age the process flips. The body cannot keep up with bone production and we lose bone mass faster than we create it. When this process is severe enough, the condition is classified as osteoporosis, which causes weakened bones.

Head over to our website to learn more! http://toetalfootandanklecare.com/2017/05/osteoporosis-silent-killer-foot/
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I can’t reach my toenails and they are thick and painful. Does my insurance cover toenail cutting?
This is a question we receive often at our practice. As patients age, they may have trouble cutting their toenails, and naturally turn to their podiatrist for help. There are certain conditions that make it dangerous for you to cut your own toenails, such as diabetes with neuropathy, or severe circulation problems. If you have difficulty cutting your toenails, please visit our office and we will examine you and decide if you qualify as an at-risk patient. If not, we will do everything we can to develop a plan so that you, or your geriatric family member, can maintain healthy, happy feet.
See more frequently asked questions on our website: http://toetalfootandanklecare.com/faq/
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This is Your Feet on Cigarettes

Most will remember the 90’s PSA commercial “This is your brain on drugs.” It was a highly effective campaign to get the message out about the harmful effects of drugs on the brain. Just like drugs can be harmful to your body, cigarette smoking can have the same destructive effects on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Smoking can cause serious issues on the lower extremity including complications with blood flow and wound and bone healing.

Dr. Daniel Cairns discusses how cigarettes can effect your feet from wound healing to surgery healing, today on the blog.

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Is the painful spot, on the bottom of my foot, a wart or a callus?

A wart is a virus that invades your skin causing thickening in that area. It may or may not be painful, but usually will be painful when you squeeze the lesion from side to side. You may be able to see small black dots throughout the thickened skin. It will usually bleed easily once shaved down in the office. Sometimes they resolve on their own, but often need to be treated with a strong topical medication. Warts can be contagious and spread to other areas of the foot or to other family members.

A callus forms due to an area of pressure. There may be a prominent bone, or area of rubbing or friction, that the thickened skin is trying to protect. If a large amount of callus builds up in one area, it can become very painful and feel like you are walking on a rock. These are usually treated by shaving them down and using padding or inserts in your shoes to decrease pressure and friction on the area.

Either of these conditions can be easily treated in the office. If you aren’t sure if you have a wart or callus, or are having foot pain of any kind, please call our office for an appointment. (817) 656- 0303.

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Can the Wrong Shoes Affect My Feet While Playing Sports?

Every athlete knows the right shoe can make all the difference in their performance. Unfortunately, the wrong shoe can not only affect your performance, but hurt your feet.

Wearing the proper shoes for the sport you’re playing as well as the surface you’re on is critical for your athletic success and foot health. Ill-fitting shoes, low-top vs high-top, hard cleats vs soft cleats can contribute to foot pain.

Shopping for shoes can be a daunting task. To ensure you select the right pair for you, Toe-Tal Foot & Ankle Care is here to help. Visit our website at www.Toetalfootandanklecare.com or call us for more info at (817) 656- 0303.
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Dr. Shannon Cairns discusses plantar Faciitis, or heel pain, which is a common condition that affects people of all activity levels.
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How Sports Can Affect Your Toes

Pretty much everyone is getting active these days. Whether that involves running, playing various sports, dancing, or even if your still hunting Pokémon, we take for granted the beating we put on our feet. Our feet are always there for us, so we take them for granted until something is wrong with them. Our precious little toes seem to get neglected more than any other body part.

Dr. Daniel Cairns discusses sports and toe injuries today on the blog. Follow the link to read more: http://ow.ly/HKUA30abQMs
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How Sports Can Affect Your Toes

Pretty much everyone is getting active these days. Whether that involves running, playing various sports, dancing, or even if your still hunting Pokémon, we take for granted the beating we put on our feet. Our feet are always there for us, so we take them for granted until something is wrong with them. Our precious little toes seem to get neglected more than any other body part.

Dr. Daniel Cairns discusses sports and toe injuries today on the blog. Follow the link to read more: http://ow.ly/4YxZ309WlHr
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