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What is Plantar Fasciitis and How is it Corrected?

What is Plantar Fasciitis and How is it Corrected?

As a leading cause of heel pain,  plantar fasciitis, also known as plantar heel pain, affects 1 in 10 people according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Stabbing pain in the heel is the most reported symptom. However, pain may also be felt along the bottom of...

The Different Ways You Can Find Foot Pain Relief

The Different Ways You Can Find Foot Pain Relief

Foot pain affects millions of people in America each year, and there is plenty of evidence from foot specialists that foot pain has increased by as much as 20-30% since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because people stayed home, traumatic sports injuries to the...

How to Properly Care for a Dislocated Toe

How to Properly Care for a Dislocated Toe

Toe dislocations are common injuries. Although anyone can experience a dislocated toe, they are more common in athletes. A dislocated toe may occur in conjunction with another injury, such as a fracture or a torn ligament. No matter the cause, it’s important that you...

Addressing Top of Foot Pain

Addressing Top of Foot Pain

Pain that emerges on the top of the foot most often results from an injury or an underlying medical condition. Fortunately, top of foot pain rarely requires surgery. Here’s what to know about what causes pain on the top of the foot and how podiatrists help you to get...

How to Properly Use an Ankle Brace

How to Properly Use an Ankle Brace

Ankle injuries are some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries children and adults sustain each year. In fact, the National Institute of Health estimates that roughly 2 million people will sprain their ankles each year. Although injuries to the ankle frequently...

Do You Really Need Bunion Surgery? (Maybe Not!)

Do You Really Need Bunion Surgery? (Maybe Not!)

It’s true: at Eugene Foot and Ankle, we perform a lot of bunion surgeries. Sometimes a surgical correction really is the only good way forward, and fortunately Dr. McCourt has a ton of experience with a wide variety of surgical techniques. However, that doesn’t mean...

Dealing with Post-Holiday Heel Pain

Dealing with Post-Holiday Heel Pain

Do your heels have the post-holiday blues? It’s more common than you might think. In fact, it’s pretty normal for us to see a decent uptick in the number of patients visiting our office for their heel pain woes. Now, no one likes to start the new year off hobbled by...

Cold Weather Foot Care

Cold Weather Foot Care

Here in Eugene, the Pacific Ocean protects us somewhat from the extreme wind chills and heavy blankets of snow that our more inland neighbors must put up with. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t still going to get chilly, wet, and unpleasant for a good chunk of the next...

What Is PRP Therapy? A Brief FAQ

What Is PRP Therapy? A Brief FAQ

If you’re a sports fan, you may have heard about a medical procedure called PRP. It started gaining popularity with athletes in the late ‘90s, and continues to be used by them today. But how much do you really know about it—aside from the fact that it helped a few...

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