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Dietary Steps for Managing Gout Jul 23rd, 2020

More than eight million people in the United States struggle with gout — an inflammatory form of arthritis — with men outpacing women three to one. The prevalence of gout has been on the rise in recent decades and many medical experts point toward the rising incidence of obesity, high...

Telltale Signs You Need Bunion Surgery Jul 23rd, 2020

When they first start developing, bunions typically don’t present any significant issues, medically speaking. Bunions are progressive, however, and left untreated, they can quickly pose more serious concerns in several areas, including comfort and aesthetics. At Neuhaus Foot and Ankle, our team of podiatric specialists understands well the line that...

Why Does My Nail Fungus Keep Coming Back? Jun 18th, 2020

A fungal infection starts out small enough — usually a white or yellow spot appears on your toenail. All too soon, your entire nail is consumed by the fungus and your neighboring nails become infected, too. This leaves you with crumbling and unsightly toenails that you’re forced to hide. These...

Safe Exercises When You Have Arthritis Jun 18th, 2020

When even walking around the block is uncomfortable because of arthritis in your feet or ankles, exercise may seem out of the question. While we understand your hesitation, exercise and stretching are two of the best ways to offset the pain, discomfort, and inflammation in your lower extremities, and these...

Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Causes and Treatment May 22nd, 2020

More than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes and there are 1.5 million new diagnoses each year. Of the many complications that can develop from diabetes, foot ulcers are among the most common — one study found that ulcers affect 19-34% of all diabetics. More alarming is...

Orthotics for Hammertoe: Can They Help? May 22nd, 2020

Do you have a toe that’s starting to bend upward at the joints, giving it a claw- or hammer-like appearance? The odds are fairly good that you’re developing a hammertoe, which requires early intervention so it doesn’t get worse. At Neuhaus Foot and Ankle, our team of highly qualified podiatric...

How to Prevent Athlete's Foot Apr 21st, 2020

The term athlete’s foot may be somewhat misleading as this fungal infection can strike almost anyone, whether you’re active or not. And once athlete’s foot takes hold, it can lead to a very uncomfortable rash, which can turn into a more painful experience if blisters and cracks form. At Neuhaus...

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Ankles to Prevent Sprains Apr 21st, 2020

Sprained ankles are among the most common injuries, which makes sense given that your ankles are hard at work from the moment you take to your feet each morning. While there are varying degrees of sprains, any injury to the ligaments in your ankle leaves you more susceptible to instability...

Telemedicine with Your Podiatrist Mar 30th, 2020

Get expert foot and ankle care from the comfort of your home! Neuhaus Foot and Ankle has podiatrists available to diagnose and treat your foot or ankle issues in a more convenient way than ever before.  How does telemedicine work? Telemedicine works just like making a video call with your...

Neuhaus Foot and Ankle COVID-19 update Mar 16th, 2020

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. We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and...

Tips for Selecting the Right Running Shoes Mar 9th, 2020

  We’re going to kick this off with a fairly obvious statement — your feet are important and safeguarding their health will serve you well for years to come. While your feet are designed to withstand quite a bit as they carry you through life, when you add activities like...

5 Ways to Soothe Bunion Pain Without Surgery Feb 26th, 2020

Bunions are painful bumps that develop on the inside of your feet at the base of your big toes. Unfortunately, bunions are progressive, so the larger the bump becomes, the more problems it can cause when it becomes inflamed, making even a brush with a bedsheet painful. While there are...

5 Unexpected Benefits of Custom Orthotics Jan 10th, 2020

Foot pain can limit your life in a lot of ways. Whether you're dealing with foot deformities, bunions, or some other foot or ankle problem, custom orthotic inserts fit into your shoes, providing the support your feet and ankles need to help relieve pain. Orthotics can also prevent foot or...

3 Ways Eliminate Toenail Fungus before Sandal Season Jan 10th, 2020

Are you avoiding open-toed shoes because of a foot fungus? You're not alone. Fungal infections are extremely common, making up 50% of nail conditions. While toenail fungus is unsightly, it can be cured with proper care and medication, and then prevented from recurring. At Neuhaus Foot and Ankle, with locations...

Announcing Our New Podiatry Clinic in Smyrna Dec 29th, 2019

After many years serving Rutherford County patients with foot or ankle pain in our Smyrna office at StoneCrest medical center, we're excited to provide podiatry services in our new and improved Smyrna podiatry clinic!  Our podiatrists, Dr. Matthew Neuhaus and Dr. Jason Knox, will continue to see patients dealing with...

Are Your Feet Getting Flatter with Age and Causing You Pain? We Can Help Dec 18th, 2019

Your feet work tirelessly, day in and day out, ferrying you to where you need to go, usually without complaint. But as age catches up with them, the structures in your feet can weaken, and you may find yourself dealing with increasing foot pain, often due to flat feet. At...

How Bad are High Heels for Your Feet? Dec 2nd, 2019

Women, let’s face it, wearing your favorite stilettos for a fun night out often comes with aching feet. But did you know you might be causing permanent damage to your toes and arches for the sake of fashion? While your feet may recover after a day or two, just exactly...

5 Tips for Preventing a Gout Flare-Up Over the Holidays Nov 1st, 2019

Gout is a common form of inflammatory arthritis that can appear suddenly and painfully. If you have gout, your body has higher-than-normal levels of uric acid. The uric acid collects around joints in your body — typically in your feet or at the base of your big toe. Uric crystals...

When an Ingrown Toenail Requires Help from Your Podiatrist Oct 21st, 2019

 If your big toe is throbbing and hurts when you put on shoes or walk, you may have an ingrown toenail, which is a common condition that occurs when a piece of your toenail cuts into the corner of your toe skin.  Causes of ingrown toenails There are many factors...

Why You Need a Podiatrist on Your Diabetes Wellness Team Oct 11th, 2019

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects more than 30 million Americans today. If you have diabetes, it means there’s too much glucose, or sugar, in your blood and your body can’t process it effectively.  High blood sugar and diabetes contribute to a number of health complications, from cardiovascular...

Podiatry Now in Murfreesboro! Oct 2nd, 2019

Exciting things are happening in Murfreesboro! The same great podiatry Middle Tennessee residents have enjoyed from Neuhaus Foot & Ankle for years is now available in Murfreesboro. Local patients can trust that they are in excellent care with lead podiatrist Dr. Knox now accepting patients in Murfreesboro. Treatment for All...

Heal Plantar Fasciitis Pain With Shockwave Therapy May 26th, 2019

Heal Plantar Fasciitis Pain with Shockwave Therapy   This non-surgical treatment helps the body heal itself.   Have you noticed a sharp, stabbing pain at the bottom of your heel as you get up to go to the bathroom in the morning? Does the pain ease as you walk around...

4 Advanced Heel Pain Treatments You Can't Get Anywhere Else May 20th, 2019

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common causes of heel pain. It is the inflammation of a band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. Studies show that 7-10% of the US population has plantar fasciitis at any given point. If you fall into that percentage you understand...

5 Reasons Your Heel Pain Isn't Going Away May 13th, 2019

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...

What are orthotics and how do they benefit you Apr 19th, 2019

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. Made of different materials and quality, not all orthotics are created equal. Understandably, people spend much...

This place will fine you $2,800 for wearing flip-flops Mar 6th, 2019

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.  The new rule fines anyone wearing flimsy...

10 Step Guide for Treating Bunion Pain Feb 21st, 2019

Will my bunion go away on its own? Patients often ask us, "will my bunion go away on its own?" While the answer, unfortunately, is that it won't, there are things you can do to prevent your bunion from getting bigger. Not all bunions are caused by the same thing....

15 Rules for Preventing Diabetic Foot Problems Jan 31st, 2019

Uncontrolled diabetes is extremely dangerous to your feet. Even a small cut can have serious consequences.  Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because of these problems, you might not notice a pebble in your shoe. You could...

Almost-Instant Cure for Plantar Fasciitis, Juicing Blog Claims Jan 21st, 2019

In our world of high deductibles and rising healthcare costs, we all look for ways to avoid the doctor.   If a youtube video, quality how-to guide, or all-natural remedy can save us the trip, why not treat our problem from home?   The internet if full of great information...

Diabetic Man Loses Leg and Shares Story to Help Others Jan 17th, 2019

Diabetic Man, 50, Shares Story to Help Others from Losing Limbs In Greater Nashville, Podiatrists are seeing the results from the latest epidemic to hit United States over recent years. The Centers for Disease Control states that over 30 million people have diabetes and 1 in 4 don’t even know...

4 Surprising Reasons Your Feet Are Always Freezing Jan 13th, 2019

Thankfully, Middle Tennessee winters are pretty mild. While the podiatrists in Nashville aren't treating frostbite, our foot doctors have seen a number of lost toes and amputated limbs.  We are a far cry from the frozen tundra and risk of frostbite, but you may still find that your feet are...

Relieve Mild Heel Pain Today with These 7 Tips Dec 31st, 2018

One of the most common problems we see at Neuhaus Foot & Ankle is heel pain. Heel pain has many causes. Most people assume they have a "heel spur: if they have heel pain. The truth is, heel spurs rarely cause pain. The most common cause of heel pain is...

7 Ways to Save Money and Be Healthier This New Year Dec 30th, 2018

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!  As you kickstart things in 2019, here are 7 things you can do...

15 Years with Foot Pain, Finally Treated. Dec 29th, 2018

  How has foot pain affected you? I started having foot problems when I was about thirty years old and had been dealing with it for 15 years.   I remember waking up one day and getting out of bed, I felt like I was stepping on pins and needles. I...