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5 Important Ways to Encourage Blood Flow to Your Feet

When something is compromising blood flow in your body, the effects often show up first in areas that are farthest from your heart, such as your feet. Here are some tips to keep the blood flowing to your feet.
Nov 8th, 2022

How to Tell if Your Blister Is Infected

While a blister on your foot may not seem all that significant, its location can make getting around uncomfortable. But if the blister develops an infection, this seemingly minor problem can become a cause for concern.
Oct 11th, 2022

Managing Sleep When You Have Gout

When you’re experiencing a gout flare-up, the odds are good that your sleep is being disrupted. Unfortunately, when you’re not getting enough sleep, your gout may worsen. Read on to learn more.
Sep 14th, 2022

Can Plantar Warts Spread?

You’ve developed plantar warts on your feet, and you’re worried they might spread. There’s potential for any wart to spread, but prevention is easy thanks to effective treatments.
Sep 7th, 2022

4 Effective Treatments for Painful Bunions

So you’ve developed bunions. At first, you're not thrilled by their appearance, but now they’re also causing pain and discomfort. Here are four options to help you find relief from painful bunions.
Aug 10th, 2022

How to Run Safely When You Have Plantar Fasciitis

Running is an important part of your life and greatly improves your physical and mental health. The last thing you want is to discontinue the practice because of plantar fasciitis. Here are some tips to keep on running.
Aug 8th, 2022

Can a Tendon Tear Heal on Its Own?

The tendons in your feet and ankles are incredibly tough tissues that play a significant role in your mobility. So, if you tear one of these tissues, you want to understand the healing timeline and whether you might need intervention.
Jul 6th, 2022

When It's a Good Idea to Seek Treatment for Calluses

Most everyone develops calluses at some point, but some can be more problematic than others, especially those that develop in weight-bearing areas on your feet. Here’s when to seek our help for calluses.
Jun 1st, 2022

Treating Your Plantar Fasciitis With Orthotics

Whether you’ve been through plantar fasciitis once or it’s a recurring problem, you don’t want to feel that searing pain again. Here, we take a look at the role that orthotics can play in helping to improve your plantar fasciitis.
Jun 1st, 2022

5 Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Your feet undergo a fair amount of abuse under the best of circumstances, but when you add an issue like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), things can get worse. Here’s a look at the signs of RA in your feet and how we can help.
May 1st, 2022

How to Manage Neuropathy in Your Feet

Nerve damage in your feet, or peripheral neuropathy, affects at least half of those who have diabetes. Our goal is to help you to avoid permanent nerve damage in your feet through vigilant management.
May 1st, 2022

Preventive Health Benefits of Custom Orthotics

Bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis — these are just a few of the most common issues that occur in your feet. If you want to stay one step ahead of your foot health, custom orthotics are a great choice.
Apr 5th, 2022

How to Prevent Nail Fungus Infections

As the temperature begins to warm, you can ditch the socks and boots and let your feet enjoy the fresh air. But the last thing you want is for a toenail fungus to force your feet back into hiding, and they shouldn’t if you follow these tips.
Apr 5th, 2022

Can a Plant-Based Diet Help My Gout Symptoms?

The incidence of gout in the United States has doubled in the past two decades, and diet plays a significant role. Explore how a plant-based diet can prevent this painful condition from flaring. Read on to learn more.
Mar 8th, 2022

5 Common Sports Injuries That Affect Your Feet and Ankles

Outside of rowing, it’s hard to think of a sport that doesn’t rely heavily on your feet and ankles. As a result, these areas of the body are prone to injury. In this article, we outline five of the most common sports injuries.
Mar 7th, 2022

5 Effective Treatments for Foot Warts

You’ve developed painful warts on the bottom of your feet, and you want them gone. Here’s a look at four ways we can effectively eliminate plantar warts, allowing you to walk with ease again.
Feb 6th, 2022

Do High Heels Fuel Bunion Pain?

Ask any foot health expert about the pitfalls of high heels, and you’ll likely receive a lengthy response. Many painful problems can arise because of high heels, and exacerbating bunion pain is one of them.
Feb 4th, 2022

Tips for Easing Your Plantar Fasciitis Pain at Home

The pain that comes with plantar fasciitis can be sharp with your first steps in the morning. To help you jump out of bed without pain, we recommend these tips. Read on to learn more about easing your plantar fasciitis pain.
Jan 11th, 2022

Can I Prevent Getting Nail Fungus?

While toenail fungus may not be a serious medical issue, the problem can be incredibly frustrating once it takes hold. The best way to deal with toenail fungus is to prevent it in the first place. Here are some tips.
Jan 4th, 2022

How Do Orthotics Work?

Perhaps you’ve heard a friend rave about their new orthotics, or you’re encountering problems with your feet and looking for answers. Here, we explore the often invaluable role that orthotics can play in your mobility.
Dec 9th, 2021

Are Calluses Serious?

Calluses — those areas of thick, hardened skin on your feet — can range from mild nuisances to significant sources of pain. Here’s a look at when calluses can become serious and how we can treat them.
Dec 9th, 2021

What's Causing Your Painful Gout?

You’re tired of losing sleep to a big toe that’s throbbing with pain thanks to gout. While there are steps we can take to solve your immediate discomfort, it’s essential to address the underlying cause for longer-term relief.
Nov 9th, 2021

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Foot Health

Of the many complications caused by diabetes, those that affect your feet are among the most common and significant. Here’s a look at how diabetes can impact your feet and what we can do to prevent complications.
Nov 9th, 2021

The Link Between Your Immune System and Warts

You’ve developed uncomfortable warts on your feet, and they won’t go away. That could mean that your immune system isn’t responding to them properly. Here’s a look at the link between plantar warts and your immune system.
Oct 10th, 2021

4 Ways to Prevent Bunions

Perhaps you’ve seen bunions in a friend’s feet, or you’re noticing an alarming shift in the shape of your own feet. Whatever the case, you want to avoid problematic bunions from developing. These tips can help!
Oct 8th, 2021

3 Risk Factors for Fungal Nails

While toenail fungus may not be the most serious problem, the infection is stubborn once it takes hold. To prevent the infection, it’s helpful to understand the risk factors. Read on to learn more.
Sep 15th, 2021

Who’s at Risk for Osteoarthritis?

When osteoarthritis develops in your feet and ankles, it can make moving about your life painful. Here’s a look at some of the factors that may place you more at risk for this common form of arthritis.
Sep 8th, 2021

What to Do About Flat Feet

Flat feet may be something you were born with, or you may acquire them as an adult. In either case, there can come a time when you may need some help with this structural problem, which we explore here.
Aug 16th, 2021

Diagnosing Foot and Ankle Injuries

Any time you injure your feet or ankles, you’re reminded just how much you rely on them. To restore pain-free movement as quickly as possible, it’s important that you seek a professional diagnosis.
Aug 16th, 2021

Uric Acid and How It Works in Your Body

If you’ve ever had gout, you’re likely familiar with uric acid and the role it can play in causing a painful flare-up of this form of arthritis. Here’s a closer look at gout and how you can control it through uric acid management.
Jul 27th, 2021

How to Prevent Bunions

Perhaps bunions run in your family, or you’ve seen friends go through bunion surgery. Now, you want to avoid painful bunions from developing in your feet. Read on to learn a few tips that can help.
Jul 18th, 2021

Do Your Shoes Fit Properly?

Most of us have nursed a blister or two from ill-fitting shoes, but constantly wearing shoes that don’t fit properly can lead to painful structural changes in your feet. Here’s a look at how to choose a shoe that fits.
Jun 28th, 2021

How Cryotherapy Helps Get Rid of Warts

While not necessarily dangerous, plantar warts can be an incredibly frustrating and uncomfortable condition to manage. If you’re tired of ineffective, over-the-counter treatments, explore how cryotherapy can help.
Jun 28th, 2021

When to Consider Bunion Surgery

You watch as your big toe slowly turns toward your other toes and a large bump forms on the inside of your foot. Is this a bunion? Will you need surgery? Let’s take a look at some key points to consider.
May 13th, 2021

Toe Fractures: Why Some Are Serious and Others Aren't

Broken toes are extremely common, but differentiating between a problematic fracture and one that just needs a little taping can be tricky. Here are some tips to help guide you on when to seek our care for a toe fracture.
May 13th, 2021

Lifestyle Habits to Prevent Warts

While warts may not be a major medical concern, they can be painful and unsightly. To avoid the problem altogether, we’ve pulled together some tips to keep warts at bay. Read on to learn how to protect yourself from contracting warts.
May 10th, 2021

How to Prevent Athlete's Foot

Athlete’s foot isn’t a dangerous medical condition for most, but it can make for an uncomfortable and sometimes painful experience. Not only is it common among athletes, but others as well. Here are a few tips to keep athlete’s foot in check.
May 6th, 2021

Is Toenail Fungus Contagious?

While not necessarily a serious issue, toenail fungus can be a frustrating condition that forces you into a months- or years-long battle. Here’s how a fungal infection develops and what you can do to prevent it.
Apr 4th, 2021

Adult-Acquired Flatfoot: Is It Serious?

Adult-acquired flatfoot is a complex condition that affects five million people in the United States. For some, the problem presents nothing more than a mere nuisance, while others struggle with persistent pain.
Apr 1st, 2021

4 Treatments that are Proven to Alleviate Pain from Neuroma

Even a seemingly small problem in your foot can have a major impact on your life as you struggle to get around. Take Morton’s neuroma as an example. This pinched nerve can make every step a painful one. Fortunately, there are treatments.
Mar 4th, 2021

5 Signs of Gouty Arthritis

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, affecting up to 4% of adults in the United States. To help you determine whether you have gouty arthritis, here are the top five signs to watch out for.
Feb 7th, 2021

Common Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries

Few sports don’t involve your feet and ankles. Therefore, if you play sports, they put these areas at risk of injury. Here’s a look at five of the most common foot and ankle sports injuries. Read on to learn more.
Feb 7th, 2021

How to Avoid Ingrown Toenails in the Winter

While not always medically serious, an ingrown toenail can make your life miserable, especially during winter, when they’re more prone to develop. Here’s why ingrown toenails develop and how you can prevent them this winter.
Jan 6th, 2021

Help! How Can I Get Rid of My Warts?

Warts are the most common viral infection of the skin, and they can be frustrating. If you have warts on your feet that stubbornly resist your every effort at clearing them away, we can help. Read on to learn more.
Jan 5th, 2021

How to Stop Your Bunions From Getting Worse

Bunions don’t develop overnight, which leaves you ample time to take action before they become problematic. Here are a few tips to stop developing bunions in their tracks, keeping your feet healthy.
Jan 5th, 2021

How Tight Calves Affect Your Feet

The human body functions best when it’s properly balanced, which is why a problem in one area can lead to issues in another. That is certainly true of tight calves and your feet. Explore here how tight calves can affect your feet.
Dec 1st, 2020

Tips for Buying the Right Winter Shoes

Winters in Tennessee often mean freezing rain and wet conditions. Do you have the correct footwear for the chilly weather? To help keep your feet both safe and warm, here are a few tips to keep in mind when buying winter shoes.
Nov 2nd, 2020

5 Best Exercises to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis

If you’re met in the morning by searing pain in your feet as you take your first steps, you might have plantar fasciitis. While painful, this condition can be greatly improved by doing a few exercises at home. Read on to learn more.
Oct 1st, 2020

Is Bursitis Behind Your Foot Pain?

At any given time, over 40% of Americans experience foot pain. One of the many reasons why foot pain develops is bursitis. Here’s a look at how inflammation in your tiny bursa sacs can have a hobbling effect.
Sep 17th, 2020

Recognizing the Early Signs of Neuropathy

Millions of people are affected by neuropathy, largely due to diabetes. When caught early, there’s much we can do to halt and even reverse the nerve damage, which is why knowing the early signs of neuropathy is important.
Sep 13th, 2020

HPV and Foot Warts: What's the Connection?

If you’ve developed warts on your feet, the problem stems from a viral infection, namely the human papillomavirus, or HPV. Here’s a look at HPV and how it can lead to troublesome, and sometimes painful, skin growths.
Aug 19th, 2020

Safe Athletics: How to Prevent Ankle Injuries

There are few sports or activities that don’t involve your ankles, which makes them highly susceptible to injury. Here are a few tips for preventing ankle injuries so that you can maintain your active lifestyle.
Aug 18th, 2020

Dietary Steps for Managing Gout

Anyone who struggles with gout understands how painful the condition can be, which makes preventing a flare-up the best course of action. One of the best ways to limit gout is through your diet. We review some dietary do’s and don’ts here.
Jul 23rd, 2020

Telltale Signs You Need Bunion Surgery

Bunions start out small enough, but without early intervention, they can become much larger and more problematic, often requiring surgery. Here’s a look at some of the warning signs that surgery might be your best option.
Jul 23rd, 2020

Why Does My Nail Fungus Keep Coming Back?

Toenail fungus can be one tough condition to get rid of once it takes hold. To eradicate the infection and keep it from recurring, fighting toenail fungus requires patience and vigilance. Here’s how.
Jun 18th, 2020

Safe Exercises When You Have Arthritis

When your feet and ankles are in pain because of arthritis, exercise may be the last thing on your mind. The truth is that exercise is one of the best things you can do. Here are some tips for exercising safely with arthritis.
Jun 18th, 2020

Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Causes and Treatment

Of the many potential complications that stem from diabetes, foot ulcers are among the more common and most dangerous. Thankfully, you can stay one step ahead of diabetic foot ulcers with a little diligence and the right care.
May 22nd, 2020

Orthotics for Hammertoe: Can They Help?

The key to halting progressive foot conditions like hammertoes is taking early action — and the earlier we can address the problem, the less invasive the solution. Explore whether custom orthotics can play a role in halting your hammertoe.
May 22nd, 2020

Telemedicine with Your Podiatrist

Treat your foot and ankle issues from home and get the expertise you need from a podiatrist with telemedicine. Our podiatrists are available to diagnose and treat your foot or ankle pain or problems in a more convenient way than ever before. 
Mar 30th, 2020

Neuhaus Foot and Ankle COVID-19 update

Neuhaus Foot and Ankle is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our patients and team members. We are grateful for the exceptional care our dedicated team continues to provide. Please read what we're doing to maintain a clean...
Mar 16th, 2020

Tips for Selecting the Right Running Shoes

We applaud great health choices like running, but as advocates for your feet, we want to make sure they’re protected with the right equipment. And that obviously starts with your running shoes. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
Mar 9th, 2020

5 Ways to Soothe Bunion Pain Without Surgery

If you’re starting to develop a bunion and you’re already experiencing discomfort, there are some steps you can take to relieve the pain without resorting to surgery. We review five of them here.
Feb 26th, 2020

5 Unexpected Benefits of Custom Orthotics

Do your feet hurt when you stand or walk? Custom orthotic supports can benefit your feet and ankles in several different ways. Read on to learn if prescription custom orthotics might be the right solution for your foot problems.
Jan 10th, 2020

Announcing Our New Podiatry Clinic in Smyrna

We're celebrating the new year with a new podiatry clinic in Smyrna! Podiatrists, Dr. Neuhaus and Dr. Knox look forward to seeing you in our new Smyrna office starting in 2020. We're just a mile from our old office at StoneCrest Medical Center.
Dec 29th, 2019

How Bad are High Heels for Your Feet?

Planning a night out and thinking about footwear? Here’s a friendly reminder from your feet: High heels hurt, and they may cause long-term damage to your feet. Learn what you need to know about high heels, their effect on your feet, and what to do about it
Dec 2nd, 2019

5 Tips for Preventing a Gout Flare-Up Over the Holidays

The holiday season brings together family and friends — and gout flare-ups. From certain foods to increased stress, a sudden gout-flare up can quickly zap your holiday cheer. Find five tips to prevent gout pain here.
Nov 1st, 2019

Why You Need a Podiatrist on Your Diabetes Wellness Team

Many Tennesseans have diabetes, a condition that causes nerve damage. If you have diabetes, it’s important to take care of your feet to prevent nerve damage and serious wounds. Learn more about how a podiatrist can prevent diabetic foot issues.
Oct 11th, 2019

Heal Plantar Fasciitis Pain With Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a gentle, quick non-surgical treatment that helps eliminate heel pain from plantar fasciitis. This treatment is currently one of the most advanced and highly-effective therapy available for plantar fasciitis. Read on to learn more.
May 26th, 2019

4 Advanced Heel Pain Treatments You Can't Get Anywhere Else

Tried all the treatments for plantar fasciitis and still living with pain? Did you know there are non-surgical ways that most primary care physicians don't know about. We're getting the word out on these advanced heel pain treatments. Click to learn more.
May 20th, 2019

5 Reasons Your Heel Pain Isn't Going Away

If you are like so many other Americans, you have a nagging heel pain that will not leave. You have google searched home remedies and none of them seem to be ending the pain. You begin to wonder if pain is a part of your life that you need to accept.
May 13th, 2019

What are orthotics and how do they benefit you

Experiencing foot or heel pain? Considering buying orthotics to help relieve the pain? The first thing you should know is an orthotic is a shoe insert that supports the abnormal movement of a foot. Read on to learn more!
Apr 19th, 2019

This place will fine you $2,800 for wearing flip-flops

Planning a trip to Italy soon? Packing your favorite sandals or flats to wear on vacation? Be careful! Officials at Cinque Terre's national park have had enough of tourists wearing the wrong footwear throughout their park according to a new rule this year.
Mar 6th, 2019

10 Step Guide for Treating Bunion Pain

"This bump on my big toe seems to be getting bigger and more painful. What is it and will it go away?" Women in their 40's or older are more likely to develop bunions than anyone else. If this is you, read on to see what you can do about it.
Feb 21st, 2019

4 Surprising Reasons Your Feet Are Always Freezing

Feet always cold? It's not just your socks. There may be a surprising cause to constant cold feet. If you have a history of smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, you definitely want to read this...
Jan 13th, 2019

Relieve Mild Heel Pain Today with These 7 Tips

One of the most common problems we see at Neuhaus Foot & Ankle is heel pain. Heel pain has many causes can be effectively treated when properly diagnosed. Here are 7 things you can do to treat mild heel pain yourself.
Dec 31st, 2018

15 Years with Foot Pain, Finally Treated.

Rowland made a special visit to review Neuhaus Foot & Ankle and share his experience with us. Dealing with chronic foot and heel pain for over 15 years, he decided it was time to see a podiatrist at Neuhaus Foot & Ankle to get back to doing what he loves.
Dec 29th, 2018

15 Rules for Preventing Diabetic Foot Problems

Uncontrolled diabetes is extremely dangerous to your feet. Foot ulcers, infections, even toe and foot amputations. Because of these problems, you should be aware of the warning signs and take action to prevent diabetic foot problems before they get serious
Jan 31st, 2019

7 Ways to Save Money and Be Healthier This New Year

Happy New Year Middle Tennessee! Making a change in 2019? If you're making a new year's resolution, chances are it relates to saving money and getting in shape. Neuhaus Foot & Ankle can help you do both!
Dec 30th, 2018

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