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Below are a variety of foot and ankle related articles written by our very own Dr. Morse. He shares his wealth of knowledge on everything from painful blisters to unusual growths. Click on the article link below each topic to learn more. If you are currently suffering from one of these conditions and would like to schedule a consultation with us, please contact our office today.

Article on Solitary Blisters by Dr. Morse

Treating The Acute Onset of an Asymptomatic Solitary Blister

Article on Dark Streak in Nails by Dr. Morse

When a Patient Presents with Longitudinal Nail Pigmentation

Article on Painful Red toes by Dr. Morse

When a Patient Presents with a Painful Red Toe

Article on Painful Blisters by Dr. Morse

When an Elderly Patient Presents with a Painful Blister and Swelling

Article on Smelly feet by Dr. Morse

When a Patient Presents with Malodorous, Macerated Feet

Article on Thick Plantar Skin by Dr. Morse

When a Patient has Increased Thickening of the Skin & Increased Discoloration

Article on Symmetrical Lesions on Toes

When a Patient Presents with Symmetrical Lesions on the Toes

Article on An Unusual Growth on a Toe by Dr. Morse

When a Patient has Unusual Growth on a Toe

Article on Dry Skin by Dr. Morse

A Guide to Dry Skin Disorders in the Lower Extremity

Article on Psoriasis of the Feet and Nails by Dr. Morse

Essential Insights on Treating Psoriatic Lesions in the Lower Extremity

Article on Eczema and Dermatitis by Dr. Morse

Keys to Differentiating Eczematous Eruptions in the Pedal Skin


What are Bunions? A bunion—also called Hallux Valgus—is a bump that appears inside the foot, around the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint (near the big toe). This bump is actually a bone protruding towards the inside of the big foot. Left untreated, bunions can cause sever pain and even hinder walking abilities. Bunions are a common problem … Read more

Diabetic Foot Care

People with diabetes are much more likely to suffer nerve damage, circulation problems, and infections—all problems that directly affect the feet. The lack of feeling and poor blood flow caused by poor diabetes management can allow a small blister or wound to progress into a serious infection that could lead to amputation. Nerve damage—also called … Read more

Heel Spurs

What is a Heel Spur? A heel spur is calcium deposit located underneath the heel that causes small pieces of bone to protrude. Pain associated with heel spurs is often confused with another condition called plantar fasciitis—which refers to inflammation in plantar fascia ligament. A heel spur, on the other hand, is a piece of … Read more

Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail—also referred to as onychocryptosis—is a common problem that occurs when the edges or corners of the nail grow into the skin next to the nail. When this happens, the edge of the nail breaks through the skin, which causes inflammation. This inflammation initially presents itself as a minor discomfort, but it could … Read more