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What Every Athlete Should Know About Their Achilles Tendon Mar 1st, 2021

Whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior looking to get some extra exercise, injuries are almost an inevitability, especially when it comes to vulnerable parts of your anatomy like your Achilles tendon. Unfortunately, many athletes from both ends of the athletic spectrum don’t understand the basics of this...

5 Helpful Tips to Care For Your Diabetic Foot at Home Feb 11th, 2021

Diabetes is a growing problem in our country. Approximately 34.2 million Americans have diabetes, and 1 in 3 are at serious risk or are prediabetic. Many of those with diabetes will also have to deal with foot problems as a result of this disease.  The high levels of sugar in...

What Causes Hammertoe and What Are My Treatment Options? Jan 13th, 2021

Your toes are important, albeit very small, parts of your anatomy. Unfortunately, they’re extremely vulnerable to problems and deformities like hammertoe.  Dr. Kelly Geoghan knows that hammertoe is both a painful and embarrassing condition. She offers only the best treatments and therapies for your foot problems and wants to make...

4 Exercises to Relieve Heel Pain Dec 8th, 2020

Heel pain. You know it as the sharp, stabbing sensation in the bottom of your foot. While you may eventually need surgery to completely get rid of your heel pain, there are lots of ways you can manage it conservatively in the comfort of your own home.  Our experienced and...

When an Ingrown Toenail Requires Help from Your Podiatrist Nov 1st, 2020

There’s little quite like the irksome pain of an ingrown toenail. While not as severe as other medical issues, a toenail that grows into your skin rather than over it can become increasingly bothersome and even lead to complications in some cases.  Dr. Kelly Geoghan provides comprehensive care for painful...

Taking Care of Your Feet in the Colder Months Sep 28th, 2020

The cold winter weather can be brutal on our skin, particularly our feet. If you find yourself dealing with dry, cracked, and painful feet every year, it’s important to understand the best ways to keep feet supple and healthy throughout the winter months. While some people such as diabetics will...

Common Foot and Ankle Injuries And How a Podiatrist Can Help Sep 14th, 2020

Foot and ankle injuries are fairly common and can happen to anyone, not just athletes. While minor strains and sprains can be nursed back to health by simply resting and icing your injury, it’s important to be able to discern when you need to see a podiatrist for care. Put...

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How Do Orthotics Work? Aug 26th, 2020

A healthy body starts with healthy, happy feet. After all, your feet have to do a lot of heavy lifting, providing your body with a sturdy foundation and support to walk, run, and climb stairs. Of course, many people will deal with biomechanical problems in their feet due to flat...

Reasons for Foot and Ankle Swelling Aug 11th, 2020

There are many reasons why someone may be dealing with swollen ankles or feet. The most common reason is an injury such as a sprained ankle; however, not all causes are as obvious. If you aren’t dealing with a foot or ankle injury, then you may be wondering what could...

What To Do About Your Hammertoe Jul 27th, 2020

While tight, cramped shoes and those towering high heels may not immediately show you the damage that’s being done to your feet, over time you will certainly notice changes in the structure and function of your feet. Along with bunions, a common foot deformity, hammertoes are another deformity that causes...

Treating Your Bunions Jul 14th, 2020

If you’re dealing with a bunion then you know that this pain is no joke. If you’re dealing with a throbbing, aching pain at the base of your big toe then you could very well be dealing with a bunion. This problem, a common complaint among women, usually develops gradually...

What to Expect When You See a Podiatrist Jun 26th, 2020

Are you wondering whether you should be turning to a podiatrist for care? We don’t often think about the health of our feet until they start to cause us problems. Once foot pain, swelling and other problems set in, it is most likely a good time to visit a podiatrist...

Tips To Keep Your Feet Healthy With Diabetes Jun 15th, 2020

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how your body uses and processes blood sugar. One of the main symptoms of diabetes is nerve pain, creating numbness in the hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy). If you have diabetes, it’s important that you regularly see a podiatrist. The nerve damage prevents...

Solutions For Toenail Fungus May 29th, 2020

Onychomycosis is the technical term for toenail fungus. It’s when fungus gets under the nail and causes an infection. You’ll notice that the nail changes color and starts emitting an odor. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the other toes and even the fingers. The best thing to...

What Is Morton's Neuroma? May 21st, 2020

A podiatrist can help you with a variety of conditions that affect the feet, including Morton’s neuroma. A neuroma is the thickening of nerve tissue in the body, with Morton's neuroma specifically happening in the ball of the foot. It’s caused by an irritation in the nerve between the third...

Prevent Injuries With The Right Shoes Apr 30th, 2020

Exercise is an important aspect of keeping our bodies healthy and happy. That’s why it’s so important to wear the correct shoes for certain activities. Whether you’re an athlete, workout buff, or enjoy walking and hiking, you need the proper footwear. It makes the difference between enjoying your favorite activities...

Arch Disorders Apr 21st, 2020

The arches of the feet play a role in supporting your body’s weight when standing or in motion. The tarsal and metatarsal bones make up the arches of the feet, also receiving additional support and stability from tendons and ligaments; however, our feet, like the rest of our body, can...

Treating and Dealing With Athlete's Foot Apr 7th, 2020

Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection of the feet that is typically characterized by itchy, burning patches of skin between the toes that may also crack or bleed. Since untreated athlete’s foot can spread to the toenails, it’s particularly important that you treat this problem as soon as you...

Treating Tendon and Joint Pain Mar 23rd, 2020

There are 52 bones in your feet and ankles, which means that feet contain about 25 percent of the bones in our bodies. Our feet also contain about 20-25 percent of the total joints in our body; therefore, it’s not too surprising to find out that your feet and ankles...

Treating Broken Metatarsals Mar 4th, 2020

Did you know that the metatarsals, or bones in the foot, are the most commonly broken bones in the human body? These long bones run the length of the foot and a fractured metatarsal means that there is a break in at least one of these five bones (the fifth...

Are You Struggling with Heel Pain? Feb 18th, 2020

Heel pain is a common foot problem that podiatrists often treat. Knowing the cause of your pain is important in determining the most effective treatment method. Even if the pain seems minor, it’s amazing how much it can affect your whole body, making it difficult to get out of bed...

Treating and Preventing Peripheral Artery Disease Feb 6th, 2020

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition that often affects blood flow to the legs due to narrowing of the arteries. PAD is caused by atherosclerosis, a serious condition in which fat deposits known as plaques build up in the arteries and eventually restrict or block blood flow. If you...

Treating Warts Jan 22nd, 2020

Oddly enough, there are a lot of Old Wives Tales and folk remedies surrounding warts. Perhaps you’ve even heard of some one them; however, if you end up dealing with one or clusters of these hard, skin-colored bumps you may be wondering how you got them and how to treat...

Taking Care of a Sprained Ankle Jan 8th, 2020

One wrong step and you could just end up dealing with a sprained ankle. A sprain occurs when the ankle suddenly rolls inwards or outwards, which jolts the ankle joint out of place and also overstretches (and perhaps even tears) the ligaments and tendons of the ankles. These tendons also...

Treating and Preventing Ingrown Toenails Dec 11th, 2019

An ingrown toenail is a common foot problem that occurs when the corner of a toenail, usually the big toe, grows into the skin. As you might imagine, this can cause pain and swelling in the affected area. If you are a healthy inpidual you can often treat the ingrown...

What Causes Toenail Fungus? Dec 2nd, 2019

Toenail fungus is a common problem that can be rather challenging to get rid of. While toenail fungus can happen to anyone it most often occurs in older adults. If you are noticing that one of your toenails has thickened, become brittle and turned yellow then chances are good that...

Plantar Fasciitis Nov 13th, 2019

While heel pain is a common problem this doesn’t mean that it should just be brushed aside or considered a small matter. Untreated heel pain can lead to long-term pain and other problems. While there are many causes of heel pain the most common cause is plantar fasciitis. This condition...

Taking Care of Little Feet Nov 5th, 2019

A child's feet grow rapidly during the first year, reaching almost half of their adult foot size. This is why podiatrists consider the first year to be the most important in the development of the feet. Proper care at a young age is essential for healthy development. Since many adult...

What to do about toenail fungus under your nails Apr 19th, 2019

Are you embarrassed about your unsightly toenails? If your toenails look discolored, thickened, or are becoming more brittle or painful, you may have toenail fungus under your nails. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Millions of Americans have toenail fungus infections, called onychomycosis. It’s estimated to affect 10 percent of the general...

Trip to Haiti Jun 4th, 2014

Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world and the poorest place in the Caribbean is Port-au-Prince, Haiti. On January 12, 2010, Port-au-Prince sustained an earthquake of 7.0 and had 230,000 deaths as a result. In October 2013, I decided to be part of a team and to...