May is Stroke Awareness Month

May is stroke awareness month. When many people think of stroke, they usually think of the unfortunate manifestations that occur in the face and upper extremities. I would like to explain and review some of the common lower extremity events seen in the lower extremity after a stroke. One of the most common issues seen […]

5 Tips for Good Foot Health

At Lansdowne Podiatry we are always encouraging patients to remember that your feet support your whole body. Taking good care of them now will ensure many years living the active life you love. In honor of National Foot Health Awareness Month, here are a few suggestions for improving your podiatric health: Know your feet. Be […]

Surprising Source of Foot and Lower Leg Pain

In some cases, a patient will come to Lansdowne Podiatry with pain, tingling or numbness in their lower legs, feet, ankles or toes and find out that it is actually coming from the back. There are several back conditions where pain travels down the nerve pathway from the spine into the lower legs and feet. […]

Psoriasis: A Tricky Ailment

One of the more frustrating conditions that patients bring to Lansdowne Podiatry is psoriasis. Thickened patches of skin that are itchy and painful and have a white, red or a sliver/gray color are usually the most obvious symptom. These patches can show up anywhere on your feet and psoriasis can also affect your toenails. Not […]

Why is My Toenail Black?

If you have a black toenail, most likely it is the result of a subungual hematoma. Basically, what that means is that blood has collected under the nail causing a black or bruised appearance. At Lansdowne Podiatry when patients come in with a black toenail, our board-qualified foot doctor, Monique Renee Rolle will examine the […]

Taking Care of Hallux Limitus

What is hallux limitus? Its name gives the answer: hallux is your big toe and limitus refers to the limited range of motion of the toe. At Lansdowne Podiatry we want our patients to be informed about how to identify this condition because left untreated it can become a serious disability. Who’s Prone to Hallux […]

Ankle Pain that Won’t Go Away

Your ankle has been hurting you lately and it feels stiff and uncomfortable to touch. Sometimes it swells up and you feel like it’s going to give out on you, especially when you are walking on an uneven or bumpy surface. You don’t recall twisting it recently, even though you have sprained it in the […]

Treating Metatarsalgia

Sudden, extreme pain in the ball of the foot or the base of the toe, particularly when doing walking, running or jumping activities or walking barefoot is a telltale sign of a foot disorder known as metatarsalgia. Tingling, numbness or a burning sensation are other symptoms we at Lansdowne Podiatry hear from our patients with […]

Your Child’s Heel Pain Could Be Sever’s Disease

Heel pain, swelling and tenderness can be a sign of Sever’s Disease, an inflammation of the growth plate of the heel. Known officially as calcaneal apophysitis, Sever’s Disease isn’t really a disease at all. It is an injury that frequently affects children 8-14 years old and one we see fairly often at Lansdowne Podiatry. Up […]