Our Ballantyne Foot Surgeon Explains Why You Should Never Cut Off Calluses

December 10, 2019
You may be familiar with calluses from your childhood days of swinging on the monkey bars, or perhaps you’ve struggled to build up good calluses while practicing the guitar. However, when there are calluses on your feet, it can be tempting to just cut or shave them off. In today’s...
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Ask a Ballantyne Podiatrist: How to Help High Arches

September 3, 2019
High arches (pes cavus) are the excessive, fixed flexion of the arch of the foot. While weight-bearing stress is typically distributed across the entire foot in people with normal arches, those with high arches carry their weight mainly on the heels and balls of the feet. This places undue stress...
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Still in Pain After Your Bunion Surgery? Our Ballantyne Podiatrist Describes Some Treatment Options

December 22, 2018
Podiatrists perform bunion surgery to alleviate pain and to restore normal toe and joint alignment. Bunion treatment, offered by our Ballantyne podiatrists, may require wires, plates, or screws to firmly hold bones in place. While surgery can be successful, there are no guarantees that surgery will fully relieve the patient’s...
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Ballantyne Podiatrist Shares How to Properly Care for Your Children’s Feet

September 26, 2018
It is important for parents to pay attention to their children’s feet. Protecting your children’s feet can prevent them from developing problems later on down the road. There are several things that our child podiatrists in Ballantyne recommend that people do in order to protect their children’s feet. Wear the...
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What Causes Pigeon Toes & How To Fix Them? Ask a Ballantyne Podiatrist

August 16, 2018
Most commonly people experience difficulties with their feet and legs due to various ailments. However, sometimes development issues cause these difficulties. What we refer to as “pigeon toes” is one example of difficulties with developmental origins. Identifying Developmental Issues Especially regarding toddlers, it is very important to know what normal...
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Ballantyne Podiatrist Shares All You Need to Know About Achilles Tendinitis

June 6, 2018
Although small, the Achilles tendon plays a vital role in your body: it the calf muscle to the heel bone, allowing you to walk, jump, run, and stand on your tiptoes. This is why injuries such as Achilles tendinitis can be so debilitating. Below is information on this painful condition...
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