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6 Tips for Thankful Feet Before Thanksgiving

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Laser Treatment for Hair Removal

Maintaining a hairless appearance can be nearly impossible and can turn into a full-time job if you let it. Constantly shaving and waxing can add strain to your skin, and leave you spending even more money on skincare in the end with upkeep. Luckily, there is a permanent hair removal solution: The Cutera XEO Laser The […]

Could You Have a Morton’s Neuroma? Symptoms, Causes and Treatment!

A Morton’s neuroma is a non-cancerous thickening of nerve tissue along the foot that carries sensations from the toes.  Once swelling begins, the nearby bones and ligaments put pressure on the nerve, causing inflammation and terrible irritation. This produces symptoms like burning pain, numbness, tingling and other abnormal sensations in the toes.    NEUROMA SYMPTOMS A […]