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Dr. Bruce Zappan | Dec 15, 2017

Beware of Skin Cancer on Your Feet


Yes, you can get skin cancer on your feet, even on the bottoms! Skin cancer is often a result of excess sun exposure, and some folks are more susceptible ...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Dec 06, 2017

What is Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

The tarsal tunnel occupies a space adjacent to your ankle bones and thick ligaments that shield the nerves, arteries, veins, and tendons enclosed in the tunnel....

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Dec 01, 2017

Why Do My Arches Hurt?

Whether your arch pain began slowly and gradually after many days of rigorous training, or if you just woke up one morning with a sudden severe pain in ...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Nov 21, 2017

How Diabetic Shoes Can Help

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are over 30 million people in the U.S. alone that are dealing with the complications of diabetes....

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Nov 16, 2017

Caring for Your Feet After a Run

Running is an excellent exercise that doesn’t require a lot of equipment, and it gets you up and exercising with nothing more than a good pair of running ...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Nov 10, 2017

Alleviating Corn & Callus Pain

Both corns and calluses are created as the body responds to friction and pressure on the feet. Corns can form where toes rub against each other, and can also form on top...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Nov 03, 2017

Treating & Preventing Ingrown Toenails

When a toenail grows into the surrounding skin it can often cut into the skin, allowing bacteria to enter which can result in a painful infection. While some people have naturally curved...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Oct 27, 2017

Tips for Healthy Feet

The average active person can easily walk over 4000 steps per day, so you need to be proactive about your foot health and take steps to keep your feet and ankles strong...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Oct 19, 2017

Stretching Prevents Injuries

While we all know that stretching before exercise helps warm up the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, many people neglect adding a foot and ankle stretching program to their overall routine. Since your...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Oct 13, 2017

How to Prevent & Treat Blisters

Even a tiny blister can cause severe pain and discomfort, which is why taking steps to prevent blisters in the first place is a great tactic to employ. Blisters are caused by...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Oct 05, 2017

Bone Spur Relief

A bone spur shows up as a bump on your heel and can cause considerable pain and discomfort, making routine activities like standing and walking very difficult. A bone spur can be...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Sep 29, 2017

How to Choose Athletic Shoes

If you don’t have a pretty good idea of what you are looking for, shopping for athletic shoes can become a mind-boggling experience. Many folks are unaware that an athletic shoe needs...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Sep 21, 2017

Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

One of the leading causes of hospitalization and lower extremity amputation in diabetic patients is ulcers that occur on the feet and toes. This is actually a preventable condition with the proper...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Sep 14, 2017

Physical Therapy Helps

While many people generally associate physical therapy with recovery after an injury or surgery, the fact of the matter is that physical therapy offers ...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Sep 08, 2017

Avoiding Nail Fungus

Nail fungus can cause an infection under your toenails that can smell terrible and may eventually lead to the complete removal of the nail if treatment isn’t...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Aug 31, 2017

When Bunions Need Surgery

Bunions are bumps that form—usually on the big toe—as it bends and points towards the other toes. Often thought to be hereditary, this condition can become painful and debilitating over time if...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Aug 24, 2017

Stiff Big Toe—Hallux Rigidus

A degenerative arthritic condition called hallux rigidus—or stiff big toe—can cause the large toe joint to become painfully inflamed and stiff causing considerable pain, discomfort, and difficulty with simple standing in one...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Aug 19, 2017

Stubbed Toe Complications

Stubbing your toe can be a real pain, especially if the injury is more serious than it first appears. A stubbed toe hurts intensely at the moment of ...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Aug 03, 2017

Hidden Plantar Warts

Plantar warts grow on the bottom of the foot and tend to appear in the two areas that are under the most pressure—the heel and ball of the foot. ...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Aug 03, 2017

Haglund’s Deformity—The Pump Bump

Pump bump, as it is sometimes called, is a painful, bony protrusion that forms on the back of the heel especially in people who wear shoes with more ...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Aug 03, 2017

Oh No! A Hammertoe!

Hammertoe is an abnormality that can cause the joints of your middle toes to bend in the shape of a hammer. The big toe is not susceptible. The condition is caused...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Aug 03, 2017

Look Out for Foot Cancer

While skin cancer most often is associated with sun exposure, it can still affect parts of your body that don’t normally get a lot of sun, such as your feet. Be sure...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Jun 21, 2017

Arthritis and Your Feet

Joint diseases that cause stiffness, pain, and swelling can be particularly debilitating, especially when any of the more than thirty joints in each of your poor feet is affected. There are several common arthritic conditions...

Dr. Bruce Zappan | Jul 28, 2014

Stress Fracture Forces Triathlete to Modify Competition

Triathlete Tamsyn Moana-Veale came all the way to Morocco from her homeland of Australia to be a competitor in the 2014 Larache ATU Sprint Triathlon. Unfortunately for Moana-Veale, once she arrives in Morocoo...