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  • Taking Care of Little Feet
    A child's feet grow rapidly during the first year, reaching almost half of their adult foot size. This is why podiatrists consider the first year to be the most important Read more
  • What is Metatarsalgia?
    Metatarsalgia denotes a common foot condition characterized by pain and inflammation of the joints and bones of the ball of the foot - the area just before the toes, also Read more
  • Dealing With Foot Odor
    The feet have more sweat glands than any other part of the body, which means they have the ability to sweat profusely. With your feet encased in your shoes all Read more
  • What are Bone Spurs
    Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, can occur anywhere in the skeletal system, and the feet are no exception. Bone spurs are simply overgrowths of bone, which most commonly form Read more
  • Signs and Treatment for Sprained Ankles
    Signs and Treatment for Sprained Ankles Do you have a sprained ankle? Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries. Ankle sprains sprain occur when the ligaments in the ankle are Read more
  • Dealing With Claw Toes and Mallet Toes
    Understanding Claw and Mallet Toes   Think you may have mallet or claw toes? Mallet and claw toes form over years and are common in adults. Mallet and claw toes are among Read more
  • What are Hammertoes?
    A hammertoe is a common foot deformity that affects the middle joint of the smaller toes. As a result, this causes the toes to bend downward. Since this bend causes Read more
  • Taking Care of Flat Feet
    While there are many people with flat feet, often times they won’t even know it; however, there are others with flat feet that regularly experience pain, soreness, and other problems. Read more
  • Treating Diabetic Feet
    Diabetic feet need special care because of decreased circulation, neuropathy, joint deterioration, and more. While your primary care physician may guide you on blood sugar control, medications, a healthy diet, Read more
  • Struggling with an Ingrown Toenail? We Can Help
    Are you struggling with an ingrown toenail? At Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Clinic in Kalispell, MT, Dr. Esther Sue Barnes treats ingrown toenails, as well as a wide variety Read more
  • What is a Neuroma?
    Are you dealing with pain, burning, tingling or numbness between your toes or in the ball of the foot? If you said “yes” then you could be dealing with a Read more
  • Taking Care of Bunions
    A bunion is one of the most common foot deformities, often affecting the joint at the base of the big toe. Anyone can develop this painful condition but it most Read more
  • Ingrown Nails
    Swelling, reddened flesh, shooting pain, and pus are just some of the incredibly uncomfortable symptoms of having an ingrown toenail. Although this condition can sometimes be successfully treated through home Read more
  • Ways a Podiatrist Can Help You
    The human foot and ankle contain 33 joints, 26 bones and over 100 tendons, ligaments and muscles. While all of these parts of the foot should work together, there are Read more
  • Which Orthotics is Right for You?
    Wondering whether your feet could benefit from orthotics? Most people know the importance of wearing supportive shoes, but did you know that orthotics could provide your feet with additional support and Read more
  • Treatment for Minor Foot Injuries
    An unexpected fall or twist can result in an injury of the foot or ankle, such as a sprain or strain. Immediate first aid can help prevent complications, reduce pain Read more

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