Why are They Called Plantar Warts?

Doctor Rodriguez here; your favorite podiatrist in Sioux Falls. Do you ever wonder where plantar warts get their name? Let me tell you. When a wart that is caused by a virus develops on the bottom of the foot, it is called a plantar wart because the area of the foot where they develop is [...]

Advice for Those in Ballet

Do you or someone you know spend your free time in dance activities such as ballet? Hi, this is Doctor Gabe Rodriguez, a podiatrist in Sioux Falls, and today, I want to speak to those of you about special precautions that should be taken with your feet. When you wear ballet shoes, your feet are [...]

Corns and Hammertoes

Doctor Gabe Rodriguez here. I’m a podiatrist in Sioux Falls, and today I would like to discuss the foot disorder known as hammertoes. Hammertoes can hurt all by themselves, since they involve the unnatural bending of the toe, but they hurt even more when they are accompanied by a corn. Unfortunately, corns often develop on [...]