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Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Ingrown Toenails Apr 14th, 2021

At first glance, an ingrown toenail seems like a minor problem. The redness, swelling, and pain are temporary and likely to go away on their own, right? Wrong. Your seemingly mild injury can quickly become a throbbing, infected wound. If you’ve noticed an ingrown toenail, you should consider scheduling a...

Mistakes You’re Making When Clipping Your Toenails Mar 14th, 2021

How you cut your toenails may seem trivial in the grand scheme of things, but it’s actually an important part of maintaining your overall health and wellness, especially if you’re a diabetic. Here at PMC Foot and Ankle Clinic in Spring, Texas, Dr. Eric Blanson and our team see lots...

Who’s at Risk for Restless Leg Syndrome? Feb 3rd, 2021

As many as 10% of Americans have restless leg syndrome, an uncomfortable condition that causes intense and uncontrollable urges to move your legs. Restless leg syndrome is aptly named. Its title accurately describes the problem of painful sensations that only shifting your legs will relieve.  Here at PMC Foot and...

Here’s How You Can Avoid a Sprain Jan 24th, 2021

Around 25,000 Americans sprain their ankles every day, with many ending up in urgent care and emergency rooms. Though sprains are often sports injuries, you can also turn your ankle on uneven sidewalks or while walking down stairs.  Fortunately, you can reduce your risk of sprains. Our experienced podiatrist Eric...

5 Common Causes of Flat Feet Dec 21st, 2020

If you’ve ever looked at a drawing of a footprint, you can see the toes, an oval for the ball of the foot, a circle for the heel, and a banana-shaped arch connecting them. In reality, everyone’s feet are shaped slightly differently. If you have flat feet, your footprints look...

How to Prevent Ingrown Toenails Nov 6th, 2020

Ingrown toenails can be extraordinarily painful, even making it uncomfortable to put on shoes or walk. They’re also fairly common foot problems — around 18% of adults have experienced an ingrown toenail at some point during their lives. Part of the reason that ingrown toenails are so prevalent is that...

Bad Habits That Make Your Joint Pain Worse Oct 8th, 2020

Joint pain can result from a variety of issues, ranging from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other health problems to sprains, strains, and injuries. If you're suffering discomfort you're far from alone — approximately one in three adults had experienced joint pain in the last month when surveyed. The good news...

How Do Flat Feet Affect Your Overall Health? Sep 9th, 2020

Having flat feet is exactly what it sounds like — the entire sole of the foot lies flat on the ground while you’re standing. Although some people do not experience pain or problems, others can suffer from a variety of aches and issues. Fortunately, a number of treatment options are...

What's Causing Your Heel Pain? Aug 6th, 2020

When people think of foot pain, it's common to picture the toes or ankle. Discomfort in the heel, however, shouldn't be forgotten as it strikes about 2 million people each year and is responsible for approximately 15% of all foot issues. A number of conditions can contribute to this pain....

Identifying When Your Ingrown Toenail Requires Medical Attention Jul 22nd, 2020

Most people give little thought to their feet and toes until there is an issue like an ingrown toenail. If you're experiencing pain, redness, inflammation, or swelling, it may be time to see the doctor for professional help. Here at PMC Foot and Ankle Clinic located in Spring, Texas, Dr....

Do All Bunions Require Surgery? Jun 26th, 2020

After having spent months cooped up indoors, summer is a great time to get out and get moving with walks in the park and hikes on local nature trails. For some people, however, bunions can cause pain with each step. Fortunately, treatments are available — some which require surgery and...