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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Turf Toe Causes and Treatment

Turf toe refers to a sprained joint in the big toe. This condition is seen more frequently in athletes who play on artificial turf (although it can happen on natural surfaces and floors as well) because that surface is less giving than natural grass and the foot may stick and not move as fluidly on […]

Fixing Fractures in the Foot

Did you know that almost 25% of the body’s bones are found in the foot? It’s no wonder then that fractures are among the more common injuries that we treat at Lansdowne Podiatry. Fractures fall into a few different categories: Stress: these are small fissures or cracks in the bones surface that are usually caused […]

Prevention and Treatment of Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are a fairly common injury and one we treat often at Lansdowne Podiatry. They can also be extremely debilitating if not treated promptly and properly, leading to long term problems, such as chronic ankle instability, repeated sprains, and fractures in the foot. How to Prevent While not 100% avoidable, you can take steps […]