How to Prevent Hiking Injuries of the Feet and Ankles
If you love exploring the outdoors, you can’t do much better than living right here in northern Nevada and the Carson Valley! The Carson Valley Trails Association has helped create and actively maintains more than 50 miles of public trails throughout six systems,...
Do I Have a Bruised Toenail or an Infection?
Discolored toenails can be concerning, but it’s not always obvious at first what caused it—or the best way to treat it. Dr. Victoria Melhuish explains the difference between bruised nails and fungal infections, as well as some other possible diagnoses.
Maintaining Diabetic Foot Care at Home
Humans, largely, are creatures of habit. So when something—such as the COVID-19 pandemic—causes the way we live our lives to shift, it can disrupt many parts of our lives. One area where this especially counts is with diabetic foot care. Without daily attention and...
Daily Tips for Managing Heel Pain
Heel pain — If you have it, odds are that you have it every day—likely starting first thing in the morning! When it comes to persistent heel pain, the best course of action is to see a professional to determine and properly address the underlying causes. There are...
Blasting Myths on Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
Heel pain is a very common problem that we see, and plantar fasciitis is one of the most common diagnoses. If you are seeking help for your heel pain, don’t be surprised to hear this term come up! But common problems are often surrounded by a swirl of myth and...
What Should I Do About My Flat Feet?
Are your arches flat as a pancake? You may have more company in that category than you think. A 2012 survey from the Institute for Preventative Foot Health found that about 12 percent of American adults had either naturally flat feet or fallen arches. Other studies...
Do Not Let Achilles Tendinitis Put a Freeze to Your Season
If you are a runner or other outdoor enthusiast around here, you must admit we’re pretty lucky compared to other places. Things can get cold, certainly, but we rarely get plunged into a deep enough freeze to put a major halt to routines. If you’re able to add some...
Everything You Need to Know About MLS Laser Therapy
Sierra Foot & Ankle is proud to offer some of the most cutting-edge treatments available right here at our office – and this includes MLS laser therapy! The MLS, or Multiwave Lock System, is a highly advanced, safe, effective, and proven breakthrough in laser...
How to Manage Gout During the Holiday Season
The holidays provide an interesting blend of family, friends, food and, well … stress and exhaustion! We all love spending time with the favorite people in our lives, and the holidays certainly provide many opportunities to do just that! Of course, this also comes...
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