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At-Home Care for Dry Feet Feb 2nd, 2021

Dry, flaky feet are incredibly common, particularly during the cold, winter months; however, if you find yourself dealing with dry or cracked feet throughout the year, especially around the heels, you may be wondering what you can do about it. Instead of just waiting until your feet become dry and...

Did I Break My Foot? Jan 18th, 2021

Whether you took a bad tumble or your child had a rough collision while playing sports, it’s important that you do not just recognize the signs of a broken foot but that you also seek immediate medical attention. Of course, we know that it isn’t always easy to differentiate a...

What To Do About Blisters Jan 5th, 2021

Everything from wearing shoes that are a little too loose to increasing the number of miles you run can leave you dealing with painful blisters on your feet. Blisters can be quite a nuisance, making it difficult to move around, especially when wearing shoes. If you deal with blisters rather...

Sports Injuries Dec 28th, 2020

Don’t ignore a sports injury. Our team of podiatrists can help. While ankle sprains are the most common sports injuries that our Prescott, AZ, podiatrists Dr. Todd Cox and Dr. Blake Peterson treat, we are also able to handle all foot and ankle injuries. It’s incredibly important that you don’t...

How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects the Feet Dec 16th, 2020

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis, and it is characterized by joint pain, inflammation, and damage. RA, like other kinds of arthritis, is progressive, which means that symptoms will gradually get worse over time if left untreated. So, how do you know if you might...

What To Do for a High Foot Arch Dec 2nd, 2020

Here’s what you can do to prevent foot pain caused by high arches. If you have high arches, you may notice them but not experience any problems; however, those with high arches bear more weight on the balls and heels of the feet. Over time, you may develop corns, calluses,...

Bad Circulation and Your Feet Nov 11th, 2020

Are you dealing with numbness, tingling, or muscle cramps in your feet? If so, you could be dealing with poor circulation. Your feet must be getting proper blood flow, as this can provide the tissue with the oxygen and nutrients they need to stay healthy. Unfortunately, as we get older,...

Symptoms of Sesamoiditis Oct 27th, 2020

A sesamoid is a bone that connects to a tendon or muscle instead of another bone. The most common sesamoids are the patella (kneecap) and two bones found under the forefoot. The sesamoids in the foot help to provide the foot with weight-bearing support. Unfortunately, just like another bone, sesamoids...

Taking Care Of Feet As You Get Older Oct 13th, 2020

Wrinkles and back pain aren’t the only issues you may deal with as you get older. You may also notice changes in your feet that can leave you prone to aches, pain, cracked heels and other unpleasant issues. As you get older it’s important that you provide your aging feet...

Taking Care of Your Feet in the Colder Months Sep 29th, 2020

The cold winter weather can be brutal on our skin, particularly our feet. If you find yourself dealing with dry, cracked, and painful feet every year, it’s important to understand the best ways to keep feet supple and healthy throughout the winter months. While some people such as diabetics will...

Common Foot and Ankle Injuries And How a Podiatrist Can Help Sep 28th, 2020

Foot and ankle injuries are fairly common and can happen to anyone, not just athletes. While minor strains and sprains can be nursed back to health by simply resting and icing your injury, it’s important to be able to discern when you need to see a podiatrist for care. Put...

How Do Orthotics Work? Sep 27th, 2020

A healthy body starts with healthy, happy feet. After all, your feet have to do a lot of heavy lifting, providing your body with a sturdy foundation and support to walk, run, and climb stairs. Of course, many people will deal with biomechanical problems in their feet due to flat...

Reasons for Foot and Ankle Swelling Sep 26th, 2020

There are many reasons why someone may be dealing with swollen ankles or feet. The most common reason is an injury such as a sprained ankle; however, not all causes are as obvious. If you aren’t dealing with a foot or ankle injury, then you may be wondering what could...

What To Do About Your Hammertoe Sep 25th, 2020

While tight, cramped shoes and those towering high heels may not immediately show you the damage that’s being done to your feet, over time you will certainly notice changes in the structure and function of your feet. Along with bunions, a common foot deformity, hammertoes are another deformity that causes...

Treating Your Bunions Sep 24th, 2020

If you’re dealing with a bunion then you know that this pain is no joke. If you’re dealing with a throbbing, aching pain at the base of your big toe then you could very well be dealing with a bunion. This problem, a common complaint among women, usually develops gradually...

What to Expect When You See a Podiatrist Sep 23rd, 2020

Are you wondering whether you should be turning to a podiatrist for care? We don’t often think about the health of our feet until they start to cause us problems. Once foot pain, swelling and other problems set in, it is most likely a good time to visit a podiatrist...

How to Find the Best Running Shoes, According to Dr. J. Todd Cox, a Podiatrist in Prescott AZ Sep 20th, 2020

"Don’t let discomfort get you down." Wearing running shoes that don’t match your foot shape can cause a variety of problems — from stress fractures to tendonitis and much more. As a podiatrist in Prescott AZ, we’re pleased to help you locate the perfect shoe that fits the needs of...

Plantar Fasciitis: A PSA from Your Foot Doctor in Prescott AZ Sep 19th, 2020

"The plantar fascia is a ligament, connecting your heel bone to your toes. Identify when it’s inflamed." When you take your first step in the morning or after sitting, do you experience foot pain? Does the pain disappear after multiple steps? You may have strained the ligament sustaining your arch...

Diabetic Foot Care on World Diabetes Day Sep 18th, 2020

When diagnosed with diabetes, diabetic foot care becomes crucial in avoiding serious complications. According to the American Diabetes Association, over 60 percent of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations occur worldwide due to diabetes. Once neuropathy (loss of feeling) begins, the ability for diabetics to detect open sores, ulcers, cuts, and bruises on the...

Take it Easy During the Holidays, Your Prescott AZ Foot Specialist Suggests Sep 17th, 2020

It’s the best time of year, but your feet may say otherwise if they aren’t tended to properly. The holiday season is a wondrous occasion, especially when friends and family from abroad come to call. It’s then we shape heartwarming memories, almost always finding precious time away from the daily...

Winter Foot Care, According to Your Prescott Podiatrist Sep 10th, 2020

You may be in full holiday mode, but what about your feet, asks Prescott Podiatrist Dr. J. Todd Cox. By the time most Americans reach 50 years old, they will have walked nearly 75,000 miles. Though an impressive number, that’s much mileage accrued, opening the possibility for a range of...

Children’s Foot Care with a Pediatric Podiatrist Sep 9th, 2020

When it comes to caring for children, foot care is one of the last thoughts crossing a parent’s mind. You may assume your child is immune to foot ailments, but think again. As your young one grows, issues, such as ill-fitted shoes, infections, ingrown toenails, blisters, and more, can affect...

What’s a Bunion — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Sep 8th, 2020

“Bunion” may sound like a frightening word, but trust us, it isn’t. Ultimately, this issue comes down to properly caring for your feet. When you think bunion, you may remember a scene from the popular television show, Parks and Recreation. It’s where Andy Dwyer, the shoeshiner, meets Ron Swanson, a venerable,...

Local Podiatrist Dr. Todd Cox Explains Foot Care Tips for Hiking Sep 6th, 2020

We understand — being surrounded by nature is truly a gift. Healthy feet, though, are also. Hiking is a way of life for many who live in Prescott, AZ and the surrounding Quad-City area. With two striking mountains in the distance (Thumb Butte and Granite Mountain), who could ask for...

A Hammertoe May Be the Root of Your Pain Sep 5th, 2020

From genetics to snug shoes, the cause of a hammertoe varies. What remains certain is early detection as the key to speedy recovery. A hammertoe is that unusual bend in your third, fourth, or little toe. With time, it can worsen, but by recognizing the issue early on, you can...

Ingrown Toenail Treatment: Avoid The Worst-case Scenario Sep 4th, 2020

Maybe it happened when you cut your toenails a little shorter than you intended. Or, maybe your shoes were too tight. Whatever the cause, now you’re looking for an ingrown toenail treatment to find some relief from this painful annoyance. An ingrown toenail typically occurs when people groom their own...

Flip Flops That are Good for Your Feet Sep 3rd, 2020

We see them everywhere: on feet, by the pool, and in the sun. While these types of sandals are popular, the darker side to them is little known. Finding flip flops that are good for your feet may be key for happier, healthier feet.  As the warm weather continues to...

Yoga for Foot Pain Sep 1st, 2020

While feet balance our body, yoga helps to balance our mind, body, and spirit. Discomfort is never ideal for this practice, but yoga for foot pain can help! You know the beauty and benefits of yoga. That’s why it can feel surprising when you start feeling pain from the asanas...

Holiday Shopping Foot Pain Relief Jul 15th, 2020

The hustle and bustle, the holiday season — it all leaves little room for self-care. It should be the happiest time of the year, but that problem in your foot persists, especially while you’re doing your holiday shopping! Take a moment for you, and bring foot pain relief instead. You’ve...

Say No to Foot Injuries This Hunting Season Jul 12th, 2020

People often associate foot injuries with sports and fitness; you came down too hard on your right ankle during that dunk, or heel pain brought your weekly jog to a standstill. But hunters, no matter the season, are at great risk for these injuries, too. The key thing to remember...

Expectant Moms, Take Care of Your Pregnancy Feet Jul 10th, 2020

Nothing is as exciting as bringing new life into this world — being a mom is certainly one of the most important jobs out there! Don’t let your pregnancy feet suffer among it all. From swelling to even growing feet, we’re here with our best foot care tips during this...

Your Summer Foot Care Routine Jun 24th, 2020

Summer is here! And we Northern Arizonans especially adore the extra sunshine. With majestic mountainscapes of Douglas Firs that turn into windy rivers and creeks, we dream of the ultimate outdoor adventure. Could a Prescott summer ever go wrong, though? Stay in tip-top shape with a solid summer foot care...

Avoid Foot Problems: Buying Shoes for Kids Jun 22nd, 2020

We all try our best to prevent future foot problems. The case is especially so when it comes to our children. How we approach their individual lifestyles and paws early on can influence the way their feet shape into adulthood. Being on the lookout for the right shoes can play...

Prevent Foot and Ankle Pain, Exercises for Runners May 25th, 2020

Stretching is one of the key preventative tips we recommend to runners. Your feet and ankles act as the buffer between you, the road, and the trail, and it’s critical to support them as much as you can to alleviate foot and ankle pain. Make sure they’re ready to bear...

Foot Care For Dancers May 20th, 2020

Dancing is the most physically demanding activity on the feet. We think of celebrities, like Fred Astaire or Michael Jackson, whose agile and coordinated movements make the craft look so easy and fun. But that grooving took many hours of practice, all with the aid of their feet. This is...

New Year’s Resolutions As Foot Therapy Feb 2nd, 2020

Caring for your feet has never been easier! By sticking with a fitness routine, you’re strengthening your heart and boosting blood flow to your feet. All of this is fantastic foot therapy, along with providing a dose of purpose and inspiration. But beyond January, how can you keep up with...