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Tailors Bunion – How We Can Help!

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TAILOR’S BUNION Tailor’s Bunion, also called a bunionette, is an enlargement of the fifth metatarsal bone at the base of the little toe. Why is it called a tailor’s bunion? Centuries ago, tailors sat cross-legged all day with the outside edge of their feet rubbing on the ground which caused a painful bump to form at […]

Big Toe Pain? Is it Hallux Rigidus?

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There are an array of factors that can contribute to big toe pain and sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish between hallux rigidus – a disorder of the joint that is located at the base of the big toe or a bunion – a bony bump that forms on the joint where your big toe […]

6 Tips for Thankful Feet Before Thanksgiving

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1. Try on All of Your Fall/Winter Shoes  As the cooler weather approaches, our feet can quickly feel the effects. Probably the easiest way to combat foot and ankle issues in the Fall is to try on, and examine, all of your shoes that you plan to wear. Make sure that you have enough wiggle […]

Scarier Than Ghouls and Goblins – Toenail Fungus

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With Halloween approaching this week we are sure to see some scary things, but ghosts and goblins don’t compare to the fright of contracting a toenail fungus! Toenail fungus can be extremely difficult to eradicate and can cause a great deal of pain. Not to mention, its unsightly appearance causing those who have it to […]

Ankle Fracture – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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When one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint are broken, it is identified as an “ankle fracture”. A fractured ankle can range from a small break in one bone to several full breaks in multiple bones. Both are extremely painful and can affect people of all ages. When dealing with […]

5 Products We Love and Carry at Da Vinci Foot and Ankle

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At Da Vinci Foot and Ankle our Podiatrists- Dr. Christopher Menke and Dr. Allison Menke- carefully hand select every product that is used at each of our locations. When it comes to treating our patients, we have a high standard of quality and filter everything we use or sell through that standard.  Because we want […]

8 Amazing Facts About Your Feet

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Our feet are unfairly forgotten body parts a lot of the time. We tend to forget about intentionally washing them in the shower, we seem to become “bathroom doctors” instead of going to a professional when it comes to them and rarely do they get self-love outside of the routine pedicure (if even that for […]

Heel Pain – When Surgery is Necessary

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Heel pain can be terribly painful and even debilitating if left untreated. For many who experience pain in and around the heel area, it is most likely what is known as plantar fasciitis (inflammation to the plantar fascia ligament). Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis is most commonly caused by strain or injury to the tissue in the […]