Babies are born with flat feet and it is rare that they encounter problems. Some notable issues can arise however if the young child cannot engage in activities such as walking and running. If you notice your child is awkwardly engaging in these activities or if they start to complain of pain in their feet, legs, or knees, it is important to have the child examined by a podiatrist like Dr. Applegate.
Ankle sprains can occur during common activities such as playing, running, dancing, or just walking down the sidewalk. Many times and ankle sprain can be confused with an ankle strain. If you are suffering from an ankle sprain, consider scheduling an appointment at Texas Foot and Ankle Specialists. We are conveniently located adjacent to the La Centerra outdoor shopping center across from Cinco Ranch High School in the Katy area of west Houston.
Athlete's foot is one of the most common fungal infections of the skin and is frequently seen in the clinics of foot and ankle specialists. Whether you've had it or not, it's important to understand how you can avoid and treat this highly contagious infection if you do contract it.
Plantar warts are benign growths that develop on the bottom of your feet, and are caused by direct contact with the human papilloma virus (HPV). This is the same virus that causes warts on other areas of the body. Some people are more susceptible than others to HPV, and not everyone will develop plantar warts if they come into contact with the virus. Individuals with weak immune systems or damaged skin on the feet are also at a higher risk for plantar warts.