Blog Archive

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...