Ingrown Toenails in Nacogdoches and Carthage Texas

Ingrown Toenails in Nacogdoches and Carthage Texas

To borrow a term coined by our youth of today, ingrown toenails are definitely the “pits”.  In short, the problem is just what its name implies.  The nail plate is too large for the under covering or bed and one or both sides are pressing into the skin.  Ingrown nails...
High Arched Feet at Sowell Podiatry in Nacogdoches and Carthage

High Arched Feet at Sowell Podiatry in Nacogdoches and Carthage

A high arched foot is one where there is a marked elevation of the longitudinal arch both on and off weight bearing.  This type of foot by itself is usually not a problem but tends to cause other difficulties, which frequently require treatment.  For instance, the...
Haglund’s Deformity – Now you know what it is!

Haglund’s Deformity – Now you know what it is!

A haglund’s bump is an enlargement or lump of bone, which forms on the back of the heel.  This can become a very painful condition due to unavoidable shoe pressure and accessibility to injury.  It is not uncommon that this condition also involves Achilles tendon...
Ganglionic Cysts at Sowell Podiatry

Ganglionic Cysts at Sowell Podiatry

A ganglionic cyst is a fluid filled sac or soft tissue growth that lies over a tendon or underlying joint defect.  The joint problem is most often a bone spur or roughened projection that causes friction with the soft tissue above it and in time results in the...
Gout Attacks – Sowell Podiatry in Nacogdoches and Carthage Texas

Gout Attacks – Sowell Podiatry in Nacogdoches and Carthage Texas

Often times, podiatrists are the first to diagnose gout.  I thought it might be helpful to get a basic knowledge of what to look for and how to handle it. An acute gout attack is an inflammatory process that occurs in a joint secondary to a high concentration of uric...