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Boost Your Immune System

Boosting your immune system is not only important during the Coronavirus outbreak but also for a healthy life. The immune system is also important for healing your body during all phases of your life. Here are some basic practices that can help

Mar 21st, 2020
Get Rid of a Foot Bone Spur Fast!

Bone spurs can occur in the foot and ankle in various areas. They can cause foot and ankle pain and decreased joint motion in some cases. With specialized techniques, many bone spurs can be removed quickly in the office through a tiny incision.

Mar 1st, 2020
Why Is It Red and Itchy Between My Toes?

Redness and itching between the toes may indicate a type of infection. In some cases, it could be caused by an allergic reaction or tight-fitting shoes. A podiatrist can help you with this problem.

Mar 1st, 2020
Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

Often when you see your podiatrist with foot and ankle pain or medical conditions, it will be recommended that you lose weight. With so many temptations and so many diets you may be asking "why am I not losing weight"? There are many possible reasons.

Feb 17th, 2020
What is a Matrixectomy and Why do I Need One?

A matrixectomy is a minor office procedure to cure your ingrown toenails. Typically there are no incisions or stitches. The procedure is 95% successful! Why suffer with ingrown toenail any longer when you can have permanent relief.

Feb 15th, 2020
What is Tendinitis of the Foot or Ankle?

Tendons under excessive strain or following injury will begin to develop swelling within the tendon. Tendinitis can start out with occasional pain, but with continued use of the foot or ankle, the tendon will be painful whenever it is used.

Jan 31st, 2020
What is Foot Ischemia?

Foot ischemia can be a serious problem and needs to be addressed by your podiatrist. If you have cramping in your calf muscles when you walk and you need to stop and take breaks this may indicate a problem. Also, foot pain can be the result of ischemia.

Mar 21st, 2019
Why is one Toe Much Shorter than the Others?

For the most part, brachymetatarsia results when the metatarsal development plate closes too early. This fancy term just refers to a shortened toe because the metatarsal bone behind the toe is shorter than normal. Learn about the condition by reading now

Mar 14th, 2019
What is Morton's Neuroma?

An enlargement of a nerve on the bottom of your foot and behind your toes may be a Morton's neuroma. The most common area for this problem is between the 3rd and 4th toes. It may cause burning or numbness in the toes or between the toes.

Feb 27th, 2019
How Do I Know if I Have Athlete’s foot?

Athlete's Foot is a fungal infection and a common problem for many people and it can be controlled when treated properly. First, the infection must be identified and then the proper treatment can be used. In some cases, problems may mimic athlete's foot.

Feb 27th, 2019
What are Shin Splints?

Another condition that your Brandon Podiatrist can help you with is shin splints. Shin discomfort and pain in the front of your lower leg can be a troubling problem. To get back to your activities, Call Dr. Cruz today.

Feb 21st, 2019
What is a Claw Toe?

Claw toe is a condition in which your toes bend into a claw-like position. These can be painful especially in shoes. At Gentle Foot Care Clinic in Zephyrhills and Brandon, Florida, Jairo Cruz, DPM, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of claw toe.

Feb 7th, 2019
Is Your Foot Pain Caused by Your Sesamoid?

Podiatrists see many different painful foot problems. However, one cause of foot pain on the bottom of the foot can often be missed. Pain on the ball of the foot behind the big toe may be from a fractured or inflamed sesamoid bone!

Dec 12th, 2018
What is Metatarsalgia?

A problem that affects athletes or very active people is called metatarsalgia, which is pain and inflammation of the metatarsal or long bones of the foot. Metatarsalgia commonly occurs from overuse injuries in sports that involve running and jumping.

Dec 10th, 2018
Foot Tips While You Shop!

With any walking adventure, you will be putting some mileage on your feet. Wearing comfortable shoes is going to be one of the best pieces of advice you can follow. There are many big shopping days during the year and it is important to avoid foot injury.

Nov 22nd, 2018
How can dancers avoid foot injuries?

Foot injuries in dancers are very common. Not only is there added stress to the foot, there are motions and movements that make a dancer more prone to injuries. Taking the proper precautions can make your dancing injury-free.

Nov 15th, 2018
Do you have cold feet?

While it is unusual to get much cold weather in the Tampa area, cold feet can be unrelated to the weather outside. There are many causes of cold feet that are important to understand as they may be a sign of a medical problem that should be treated.

Nov 8th, 2018
Tips for Hikers to avoid Foot and Ankle Injuries

Hiking is a great way to enjoy the weather and relieve stress. It can also be an excellent form of exercise. Being prepared for hiking can help you prevent foot and ankle injuries. Hiking may lead to injuries of the foot and ankle so care must be taken.

Oct 22nd, 2018
Foot Care Tips for the Senior Community

Many seniors will need to see a podiatrist for periodic care of minor issues. However, as we age, painful conditions may arise such as foot and ankle arthritis and painful conditions such as bunions and hammertoes. There is relief for seniors!

Oct 10th, 2018
Brandon Podiatry clinic offers athletes some good advice

Roughly one-quarter of all the bones in the human body are in the feet. Whether you are an athlete or a person that exercises on a regular basis, your feet can end up with a number of conditions. Fast treatment will allow you to stay active!

Oct 3rd, 2018
Do I have fallen arches?

Do you have flat feet? This is the same condition as fallen arches and can worsen over time and cause many painful foot and ankle conditions. Treatments are available to stop your current pain or prevent future foot and ankle pain.

Sep 19th, 2018
Orthotics to ease foot pain

Orthotics are an excellent way of relieving foot and ankle pain without having surgical procedures. They are custom made and help with many foot conditions.

Sep 5th, 2018
Other Foot Treatments

At the Gentle Foot Care Clinic, you can get some many other types of foot problems.

Sep 17th, 2014
Does Laser Toenail Fungus Removal Work? A 2020 Review.

Lasers have been used for many years now for the removal of toenail fungus. After all of these years, laser for toenail fungus has not shown a cure or significant improvement in toenail fungus. There are no studies that show it can cure fungus.

Sep 10th, 2014
Corns & Callouses Treatment

Foot Corns & Calluses are hard skin areas that are trying to protect the foot from areas of high pressure. As the skin thickens you often develop pain from the corns and calluses. Proper treatment from a podiatrist can quickly relieve the pain

Sep 2nd, 2014
What is an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenails may be caused by trimming the toenail too short, mostly on the side of the big toe. However, any toe can become ingrown and infected. Other causes include tight shoes and injury to the toe and fungal infections of the nail.

Sep 1st, 2014