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  • Do I Need Orthotics?
    Think there's nothing you can do about your aching feet? Orthotics, shoe inserts custom-designed by a podiatrist, can help relieve your painful symptoms. Dr. Peter Siroka, your Stamford, CT, podiatrist, Read more
  • Morton's Neuroma: What is it and How to Stop the Pain
    A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that can develop in various parts of your body. In the foot, the most common occurring neuroma develops at the base of Read more
  • 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
  • Treating Your Bunions
    Bunions don’t always have to be painful. Find out how to best manage your symptoms. Bunions are more common than you may think. Whether an injury to your foot or wearing Read more
  • Easy Ways to Prevent and Treat an Ingrown Toenail
    Ingrown toenails, also known as onychocryptosis, can be annoying and painful. This common condition occurs when the surrounding skin on one or both sides of the nail grows over the Read more
  • Hammertoes
    A hammertoe is one of the most common toe conditions, usually stemming from muscle imbalance in which the joints of the second, third, fourth or fifth toe are bent into Read more
  • Treating Plantar Fasciitis
    The foot has 107 ligaments, 26 bones, 33 joints, and countless muscles and tendons. This incredibly complex part of the human body makes up about a quarter of the bones Read more
  • Growing Pains
    If your child has ever complained of not being able to sleep at night due to leg pain, he or she may be experiencing what many people refer to as Read more
  • 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
  • How Can I Treat My Poor Circulation?
    Are your feet and hands constantly cold? You may have poor circulation. Peter Y. Siroka, D.P.M., your Stamford, CT, podiatrist discusses symptoms of the problem and explains how you can Read more
  • Foot Care for Runners
    If you're a runner, it goes without saying that your feet take the brunt of the punishment. In fact, for runners the feet are more vulnerable to injury than any Read more
  • Flat Feet
    The arch structure of our feet determines how we walk, which means our arches need to be both sturdy and flexible in order to adjust to different walking surfaces. For Read more
  • What Is Causing My Heel Pain?
    Have you suddenly developed pain in your heel and aren't sure what caused it? Dr. Peter Siroka, Your Stamford, CT, podiatrist, shares information on several common conditions that cause heel Read more
  • How to Minimize Diabetic Foot Problems
    People with diabetes are prone to foot problems, often developing from a combination of poor circulation and nerve damage. Damage to the nerves in the legs and feet diminishes skin Read more
  • Corns and Calluses
    Corns and calluses are thick, hardened areas of skin that develop in response to your body's natural defense to repeated pressure or friction. While neither condition presents a long-term or Read more
  • How Orthotics Help Your Whole Body
    Don’t think you need to wear custom orthotics? You might be wrong! Did you know that the average American takes over 5,000 steps in a day? That’s equivalent to about 2.5 Read more