Hair Tourniquet Syndrome

What is Hair Tourniquet Syndrome? Like all new parents, I find myself continually rifling through a repetitive mental checklist every time I hear the new addition to the family start to cry. Is she too hot? Is she too cold? When did she last eat (she can’t possibly be hungry already!)? Does she need to […]

New Treatment for Arthritis of the Big Toe Joint

Great toe arthritis, or arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (the joint at the base of the big toe), is one of the most common problems seen in podiatry and can be significantly painful with walking, running and exercising, and can even make it difficult to wear shoes comfortably. Hallux Rigidus, or Hallux Limitus, which […]

Gout Makes You Want To Shout!

Kansas City Foot and Ankle explains the Gentlemen’s Disease What do singer Jared Leto, baseball pitcher David Wells, King Henry VIII of England, and inventor Benjamin Franklin all have in common? Apart from being men, they all had a condition called gout. Gout is a disease that arises from the buildup of uric acid crystals […]

Ingrown Toenails

It seems like the smallest injuries hurt the worst. Nothing is more painful and annoying than having a teeny tiny paper cut; unless, of course, you’ve had the misfortune of having an ingrown toenail. This type of nail has a curved shape on its sides that starts all the way from where the nail originates, […]