Your foot and its shape by Mark E. Sowell, DPM

Your foot and its shape by Mark E. Sowell, DPM

When you take a step, your foot typically hits the ground heel first and rolls toward your toes, flattening the arch slightly. As you push off the ball of your foot, your arch springs back and does not touch the ground. That’s how normal feet are supposed to...
Orthotics at Sowell Podiatry in Nacogdoches

Orthotics at Sowell Podiatry in Nacogdoches

Orthotics, also known as orthoses, refers to any device inserted into a shoe, ranging from felt pads to custom-made shoe inserts that correct an abnormal or irregular, walking pattern. Sometimes called arch supports, orthotics allow people to stand, walk, and run more...
Fitness and your feet in Nacogdoches – Sowell Podiatry

Fitness and your feet in Nacogdoches – Sowell Podiatry

Your feet are one of the most overlooked body parts when it comes to exercise, yet they can tell you so much about your overall health. As you exercise, pay attention to what your feet are telling you. Make sure to consult your physician before beginning any fitness...
Pain in the ball of the foot – Neuromas in Nacogdoches

Pain in the ball of the foot – Neuromas in Nacogdoches

Each week a few patients will present with the complaint of a burning, “hot rock”, pain in the ball of their foot. Typically the pain is worse in shoes and when walking. Now there are several possibilities as far as diagnosis, but one of the most common is...
Is it a wart?  A Guide from a Podiatrist in Nacogdoches Texas

Is it a wart? A Guide from a Podiatrist in Nacogdoches Texas

I’ll never forget a golf outing about ten years ago when I had just returned to Nacogdoches to practice podiatry.  I was grouped with three older guys and we were playing in a scramble.  After a few holes together, they realized that I was a foot doctor for a...