Posts Categorized: Foot Care

Uriah Hall breaks toe in UFC bout

UFC Middleweight fighter Uriah Hall suffered a broken toe in the first round of his bout against Thiago Santos on Saturday, and despite the injury, Hall went on to win a decision victory over Santos. Visibly in pain, Hall fought the final 2 rounds limping yet dominating his opponent. He was attended to immediately following… Read more »

Heel Pain Relief Center Now Open!

Introducing the Heel Pain Relief Center, now open at Fenton Foot Care!  If you have not experienced heel pain yourself, you probably know someone who has.  As a recent article points out, 85% of adults will develop heel pain in their lifetime.  Without treatment this heel pain will last on average for 3 years, but… Read more »

The Best Sandals of 2014

The Active Times has rated the best flip-flops and sandals of 2014, and on that list are the sandals recommended by Dr. Hirt and Dr. Holdren-Otis, which are on sale now at Fenton Foot Care!  Our doctors recommend the Yumi sandal by Spenco because of its excellent arch-support and shock absorption, which can help mitigate… Read more »

Is Heel Pain Slowing You Down?

The website, an online resource for running and runners, has identified the 5 most troublesome injuries runners face.  Number one on that list: Plantar Fasciitis, the most common cause of the heel pain that some runners experience.  Dr. Hirt agrees that 1 in 4 patients he sees suffers from heel pain. There are several… Read more »

Diabetic Foot Care

Why is proper diabetic foot care important? Diabetes is a condition which requires care from a network of specialists in order to be best managed. The role of a podiatrist in the diabetic team is to provide expert diagnosis and treatment for foot and ankle issues. Diabetic foot wounds, amputations, and infections are a growing… Read more »

Running Injuries

What are some common issues that you see in runners? I would say tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and heel spurs are very frequent problem which runners suffer from.  Due to limited time of this discussion I will focus on tendonitis as this is a painful condition that often frustrates many athletes because it tends to prevent… Read more »

Ingrown Nails

Dr. Hirt what is the most common summer foot problems you see? I would say by far the two biggest problems I see are: Ingrown toenails and Planter Fasciitis (heel pain, heel spur).  In this interview I will discuss ingrown nails and will discuss heel pain in next interview due to limited time. What is… Read more »

Bunion Treatment

What is a bunion? A bunion is an abnormal shifting of the bones in the foot which causes a bone bump on the inside of the foot and the big toe tends to deviate toward the 2nd toe.  The big toe is critical to walking and when it is misaligned it can cause pain in… Read more »