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6 Tips for Avoiding a Sports Injury

Foot and ankle sports injuries can quickly take you out of the game. In this article, we share six tips for reducing your risk of sustaining a sports injury. From the proper footwear to the correct stretches, get the scoop here.

Apr 4th, 2021
Common Causes of Heel Pain

Whether your first steps in the morning cause stabbing pain in your heels or if your pain comes later in the day, you shouldn’t ignore it. Many factors can cause heel pain, and getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step in treatment.

Mar 14th, 2021
Could That Foot Pain Signal a Stress Fracture?

From sprains to arthritis, there are many reasons why your foot might hurt. But what if you’re dealing with a stress fracture? In this article, we explore the five signs a stress fracture is causing your pain — and what we can do to help.

Feb 9th, 2021
Stopping Hammertoes in Their Tracks

Is that discomfort in your toe getting worse? At first it was a mild annoyance, but it’s not getting any better. You may have a hammertoe; it’s time to seek specialized medical treatment.

Jan 1st, 2021
Preventing Diabetic Foot Problems

If you have diabetes, you’re at risk for diabetic foot problems. Once these problems appear, they can be difficult to treat and lead to more serious issues and complications, such as infection and even amputation. Keep reading to learn more.

Dec 1st, 2020
Beyond Foot Pain: 5 Benefits of Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics can provide a wide range of benefits other than relieving foot pain. These appliances correctly align your feet so they can support your balance and movement. Find out more ways that custom orthotics can improve your daily life.

Oct 7th, 2020
How to Prevent and Treat Ingrown Toenails

Do you have trouble with pain in your toes that prevents you from enjoying certain activities? The culprit may be ingrown toenails. Read on to learn how to remedy this bothersome condition and prevent it from recurring.

Sep 2nd, 2020
No Happy Holidays with Plantar Fasciitis

Are your painful heels taking some of the fun out of the holiday season? Dr. Mikol Anderson in Salt Lake City explains what causes plantar fasciitis—and how our podiatry team can help.

Dec 12th, 2018
The Breakdown: What to Do for Foot and Ankle Fractures

Do you remember Vinko Bogataj? The name might not be familiar, but the image of him might come to mind if we say, “The Agony of Defeat.” That’s right: Mr. Bogataj was the ski jumper whose infamous wipeout was constantly played during the opening of...

May 7th, 2018
Why Your Heel Hurts- And How We Can Help!

Heel pain is surprisingly common, but not enough people take action about it. This leads to many situations where conditions worsen and favorite activities become less enjoyable than they should be. The truly sad part is that a vast majority of this...

Apr 15th, 2018
Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know (About Orthotics)

Orthotic therapy might be the key to resolving your foot and ankle problems, so Dr. Anderson takes some time to discuss these versatile medical devices. Find out why they are used, how they can help with biomechanical issues, and what other kinds of...

Feb 20th, 2018
Bunion Surgery: Not Preferred, But Sometimes Necessary

For a lot of podiatrists and orthopedists out there, treatment for bunions begins and ends with surgery. Admittedly, there is a certain logic to that approach. Bunions do tend to get worse over time, and a lot of people don’t even bother seeing a...

Apr 22nd, 2019
Does Epsom Salt Work for Toenail Fungus?

Do you have toenail fungus? When it comes to problems with skin and nails on your feet, home remedy suggestions abound. And whatever ailment you might have, odds are you’ll find mention of Epsom salt at least once. Epsom salt is one of those products...

Mar 19th, 2019
Break up with Your Heel Pain!

Are you tired of heel pain following you everywhere you go? Is that nagging sensation starting to control your every-day life? Well, maybe it is time for a breakup! Here at Anderson Foot & Ankle in Salt Lake City, we have just what you need to finally...

Feb 12th, 2019
New Year’s Resolution: sNOw Foot Injuries!

Slippery snow and ice and active winter sports can increase your risk of a foot or ankle injury. Follow our advice to help you stay safe on the slopes—and the sidewalks—for another Utah winter.

Jan 8th, 2019
Which Sports Cause the Most Injuries (and How to Stay Safe!)

The fact of the matter is this – all sports and physical activities can potentially result in injury. That shouldn’t keep you from being active, however! After all, there are simple measures you can take to lower your injury risk. Plus, in the event...

Jul 8th, 2018
Ingrown Toenails – A Very Common, Yet Treatable, Problem

Ingrown toenails are a very common medical condition, yet the good news is that they are also quite treatable – especially when you visit the pros at Salt Lake City’s Anderson Foot and Ankle Clinic! Dr. Mikol Anderson takes the time to share with...

Jun 6th, 2018
Healthy Eating in Salt Lake City

In addition to exercising more often, eating healthier is one of the most common health-related New Year’s resolutions people make. Combined, these two commitments can make a world of difference in your physical health – no matter the time of year!...

Jan 16th, 2018
How to Perform Daily Foot Inspections

In our previous post, we discussed why diabetic foot care matters. As a quick recap, diabetes causes a host of problems in the body – including reduced blood flow, impaired immune function, and neuropathy (nerve damage). Those problems lead to increased...

Dec 7th, 2017
Why Diabetic Foot Care Matters

Do you have feet? If so, foot care should be important to you! The truth of the matter, however, is that too many people neglect those valuable appendages. Over time, this can become a problem for otherwise healthy individuals (including those who stay...

Nov 1st, 2017
Treatment for Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries

Active lifestyles are an essential component of lifelong health. Unfortunately, they can also lead to pain and injury. Because they are your foundation and responsible for supporting your full weight (not to mention providing the power and...

Oct 25th, 2017
First Aid for Ankle Sprains

At Anderson Foot and Ankle, we provide comprehensive care for foot and ankle injuries and medical conditions. If you need professional treatment, we’re here for you. Of course, there are times when you need to be ready to handle an issue on your...

Oct 19th, 2017
Common Foot & Ankle Sports Injuries

Want to do something good for your body? Be active! This can entail running, swimming, playing sports, swimming, and a whole slew of other activities. Being active is grouped with eating well and getting plenty of sleep as being the three...

Oct 11th, 2017
Signs and Symptoms of Midfoot Injuries

If you’ve ever heard anyone make reference to birth order and personality typing, or perhaps you are familiar with this theory, you can thank Dr. Alfred Adler. (Well, you can’t actually thank him – he passed away in 1937.) Dr. Adler was an Austrian...

Sep 11th, 2017
How Flat Feet Affect Pronation

Given that you likely use thousands of steps every single day to get around, it’s easy to take for granted the motion your feet go through when you walk, jog, or run. The basic path of movement your foot follows is called pronation, and this...

Aug 30th, 2017
How Orthotics Help Flat Feet

If you have flat feet—and are experiencing problems as a result—we may prescribe a pair of custom orthotics as part of your treatment plan. Before we jump into discussing how orthotics help flat feet, let’s take a moment and look at why you may be...

Aug 11th, 2017
How to Treat Toenail Fungus

Whereas some people are comfortable wearing sandals or open-toed shoes, there are many out there who feel the need to keep discolored, distorted toenails hidden from the world because of nail fungus. If you’re one of those individuals, you should...

Jul 28th, 2017
5 Ways to Prevent Fungal Toenails

Adolescence can be a really awkward time. Obviously, kids are on summer break right now, but when our local schools are back in session—trust us, it will happen before we all know it! —kids will have to deal with an array of potential...

Jul 6th, 2017
Treatment for Toe Deformities

Your body has a remarkable ability to repair damaged tissues. As long as there aren’t medical issues at play (like hemophilia), you will heal from a cut. Given time, broken bones mend. When you sprain an ankle, following the appropriate treatment...

Jun 25th, 2017
How to Reduce Foot Injury Risk

It’s almost paradoxical that one of the best things you can do for your body—exercise—is also something that can put you at risk for injury. Given the fact we rely on our lower limbs for mobility, feet and ankles have a particularly high-risk factor.

May 21st, 2017
How Shoes Affect Foot Health

The phrase “form follows function,” are the words of Chicago architect Louis Sullivan. Sullivan was a key figure in the Modernist architectural movement of the 1930’s and is credited as being the “father of the skyscraper.” His famous saying doesn’t dismis

May 17th, 2017
Basics of Diabetic Wound Care

Diabetes is a serious medical condition, one that has wide-ranging effects across your entire body. An area that doesn’t always receive as much attention with this disease as it should is the lower limbs. Foot health is important for anyone, but it takes..

Apr 23rd, 2017
Methods for Effective Heel Pain Treatment

One of the most common reasons patients come see us here at Anderson Foot & Ankle Clinic is to find relief from heel pain. The truth of the matter, though, is that not nearly enough people have their heel pain treated. Because it’s such a...

Apr 16th, 2017
Why Your Toenail Became Ingrown

If you are describing something as being a “thorn in your side,” you mean it is a source of constant irritation or difficulty. The notion of something sharp piercing your flesh is certainly unpleasant and can even be downright painful. Such is the...

Apr 15th, 2017