Blog Archive

Treatment for Your Uncomfortable and Unsightly Spider Veins Apr 1st, 2021

Did you know about 60% of people develop spider veins? These small blue, purple, or red veins appear close to the surface of your skin and can make you self-conscious about the way your legs look.     At New Canaan Podiatry in New Canaan, Connecticut, board-certified podiatrist Jennifer Tauber, DPM, and...

Treatment for Your Plantar Warts Mar 2nd, 2021

Plantar warts are extremely common, caused by a highly contagious virus that enters your body through small openings and cracks in your skin. Usually located on the heels or balls of your feet, these bumps on the soles of your feet can cause irritation and discomfort or make you self-conscious...

How Custom Orthotics Can Stop Your Bunion From Growing Feb 1st, 2021

Did you know bunions are one of the most common foot problems in America? Researches estimate about one-third of American adults have or will develop bunions, a bony protrusion or bump that forms at your metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint where your big toe and foot meet. When bunions first develop, you...

What You Should Know About Nail Fungus Jan 1st, 2021

Toenail fungus can be embarrassing. The thick, yellow, and crusty nail can make you self-conscious about exposing your feet. But nail fungus isn’t only a cosmetic condition. Onychomycosis, or toenail fungus, changes the appearance and health of your nails and can lead to further infections that can spread to other...

High Heels and Bunion Pain Dec 1st, 2020

After a long day at work or a fun night out wearing your favorite high heels, chances are your feet hurt. But the root of your discomfort is bunion pain, you might worry that your shoe choice is doing more than causing achiness — it could be the source of...

Common Causes of Heel Pain Nov 3rd, 2020

You’re not alone if you suffer from heel pain. Over two million Americans struggle with heel pain each year, and it accounts for about 15% of all foot pain in the United States. But knowing you aren’t alone doesn’t help solve your pain. From wearing the wrong type of shoes...

Do Warts Go Away on Their Own? Oct 1st, 2020

Almost everybody will develop a wart at some point in their life. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t embarrassing! When you don’t know how to get rid of one of these bothersome bumps, they can become a real pain. You may even be wondering if your wart will go away...

How Diabetes Affects Feet Sep 3rd, 2020

Did you know that as a diabetic, you have a much greater risk of developing troublesome foot complications? At least half of all diabetic have debilitating foot pain and another 10% get problematic foot ulcers.    Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent diabetic foot issues and stop complications...

When do I Need Surgery For My Flat Feet? Aug 9th, 2020

If you or your child have flat feet, you may feel embarrassed or worried the condition will cause health problems. We have good news. About one in four Americans have flat feet, and in many cases, they don’t cause any problems.   But for some people, flat feet can lead to...

Are You a Candidate For Laser Hair Removal? Jul 20th, 2020

It’s summer, the time of year when you want to feel the sun on your skin. But if you have unwanted facial and body hair, it can be embarrassing to bare your skin. Staying covered up isn’t always practical, and other hair removal options like waxing, plucking, shaving, or creams...

Which Tendonitis Treatment Is Best For You? Jun 11th, 2020

Tendonitis impacts people of all ages and can cause sufferers to feel intense pain. In fact, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 70,000 people miss work every year because of this painful condition. At New Canaan Podiatry, we know that no matter the cause of your...

The Link Between Obesity and Charcot Foot May 11th, 2020

Did you know that over 27% of adults in Connecticut are obese, reporting a body mass index (BMI) >35?  With the majority of Americans now overweight or obese, it can be easy to overlook the negative impact excess pounds can have on your physical wellbeing — including your feet. At New Canaan Podiatry,...

5 Tips for Protecting Your Feet and Ankles From Sports Injuries Apr 1st, 2020

There’s no question that sports and physical activities are a great way to stay in shape and keep your heart healthy. In addition to the physical benefits, playing sports helps you build friendships and boosts self-confidence. But with the positives comes the potential for injury, especially to your feet and...

Top Signs of Charcot Foot Mar 4th, 2020

When Charcot foot first begins, you may not realize anything is wrong. Over time, however, Charcot foot can cause painful sores and even change the shape of your foot.  Early treatment is key. If you catch Charcot foot early and treat the condition, you can potentially avoid permanent deformity.  At...

Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy Feb 1st, 2020

If you’re experiencing the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, you’re not alone. At least 20 million Americans have this potentially debilitating condition, and medical researchers believe many more go undiagnosed.    At New Canaan Podiatry in New Canaan, Connecticut, podiatric specialist Jennifer Tauber, DPM, and our compassionate care team want to help...

How Do Flat Feet Affect Your Overall Health? Jan 1st, 2020

Everyone’s feet are flat to some degree, but if your feet lack sufficient arching, you can develop health problems. Research conducted by the NPD Group for the Institute for Preventive Foot Health showed that about 8% of adults in the US, ages 21 and older, have completely flat feet. And...

What Causes Toenail Fungus and How Can I Get Rid of It? Dec 1st, 2019

Unsightly toenails aren’t just an embarrassing condition that causes you to feel self-conscious about anyone else seeing your feet; they’re usually a sign of a fungal infection. If your toenails are crusty, thick, or crumbly, and yellow or brown in color, the problem is beyond cosmetic. Nail fungus, or onychomycosis,...

Understanding the Different Types of Hammertoe Surgery Nov 1st, 2019

A whopping 77% of adults in the United States have foot pain, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association, but only a third seek treatment. Plus, almost 35% of patients who sought help from a podiatrist learned of underlying issues like circulatory problems and diabetes.  Hammertoe might affect one toe...

Are Spider Veins a Health Risk? Oct 1st, 2019

If you don’t have them yourself, you’ve certainly seen them — small web-like clusters of veins, most often on the legs, and sometimes the face. These small, visible veins are called spider veins, and they have many different potential causes.  Dr. Jennifer Tauber at New Canaan Podiatry has the knowledge...

What Causes Warts, and Will They Go Away on Their Own? Aug 31st, 2019

The idea that touching a frog can give you warts makes great fairy tales and folklore, but in reality, warts come from something much less slimy and much more prevalent — viruses. Viruses are everywhere in the air and on the surfaces we touch hundreds of times each day. Some...

Summertime Foot Care Tips Aug 14th, 2019

Summertime may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still learn a few foot care tips for the hotter months. After all, shouldn’t you be enjoying all the beach days, late evening picnics, and other summer fun you can before school and work start up again? ...

Tips for Preventing the 5 Most Common Sports Injuries Jul 10th, 2019

When thinking about sports injuries, your mind may automatically go to the most acute, traumatic injuries. The freak accidents and wounds that alter seasons and careers are what fans remember: Joe Theimann’s infamous career-ending leg injury comes to mind. While traumatic, or acute, injuries may be the most memorable, overuse...

Avoid Bunion Surgery with Supartz Injections Jun 12th, 2019

Bunions might be hard to spot at first, and for many people, they’re not intrusive in everyday life. Eventually, some bunions lead to daily pain and need to be addressed. That fix used to mean surgery and months of rehab. Now, luckily, there are less invasive ways to treat bunions....

5 Steps for Nursing Your Diabetic Foot at Home May 17th, 2019

If you have diabetes, you probably already know you have a higher risk of developing complications in your feet. These complications arise due to prolonged periods of high blood sugar. The most common diabetic foot problems are diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease. Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve...

Is Surgery Your Best Option for Repairing Plantar Fasciitis? Apr 17th, 2019

That stabbing pain you feel in your feet when you take those first few steps in the morning can be excruciating and make you want to remain snuggled up in your comforter. But that foot pain caused by your plantar fasciitis can get better, and without surgery. In fact, surgery...