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Foot Health

Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study of diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity.

Hometown Health Blog

Expert tips for running shoe fit

Running doesn't require much gear, but well-fitting, running-specific shoes are a must. Start by shopping at a specialty shoe store and keep these expert tips in mind to ensure a good fit.

Stephanie Kvas DPM By Stephanie Kvas January 18, 2023

Heel pain? It might be plantar fasciitis

If you experience excruciating heel pain when taking those first steps in the morning, think plantar fasciitis. This common condition is easily treated. Learn who's susceptible and how to get relief.

Stephanie Kvas DPM By Stephanie Kvas January 16, 2023

Ankle instability causes and fixes

Multiple sprains, an old break, rolling, inflammatory disease or age can lead to activity-limiting ankle instability, stiffness and pain. Learn about treatments to keep you moving with confidence.

Taylor Beahrs MD By Taylor Beahrs December 13, 2022

Sprained your ankle? Now what?

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries, whether you're an athlete or simply took a misstep. Learn how to treat this injury at home and when you may need to see a health care professional.

June 6, 2022

How to determine your foot arch type

Whether you're a casual or competitive athlete, sports put tremendous pressure on your feet, ankles and legs. Here's how to choose a shoe that best fits your foot.

Stephanie Kvas DPM By Stephanie Kvas March 23, 2022

Diabetes: 4 steps to put your best foot forward

A complication of diabetes is restricted blood flow to your feet. Follow these steps to develop a daily foot care routine to minimize infection and injury.

Stephanie Kvas DPM By Stephanie Kvas March 3, 2022

Changes due to COVID-19 pandemic can affect feet

The transition to home for work and school has led more people to skip wearing shoes. While it may feel good in the short term, the lack of arch and foot support can cause some problems. Here's what you need to know.

Sara Vande Kieft DPM By Sara Vande Kieft February 9, 2021

Foot surgery success for Turtle Lake woman

A recent foot surgery has helped put the pep back in Jeanie Bruner’s step.

December 22, 2014

Healthy Feet

Many people take for granted being able to walk pain-free, and don’t realize how problematic foot pain can be on a day-to-day basis until they experience it for themselves. 

Luke Madsen, D.P.M. By Luke Madsen March 12, 2014