Irritating the Ball of the Foot

Our feet withstand a lot of abuse. But sometimes, they can’t take any more. Hi, I’m Doctor GabeRodriguez, a foot doctor in Sioux Falls, and today’s blog is about the condition called Morton’s Neuroma, which can develop due to a repeated irritation of the ball of the foot. If you’re an avid sportsman and are [...]

The Podiatrist’s War Against Foot Ulcers

Foot ulcers. Ugh. I shudder just thinking about them. I’m Doctor Gabe Rodriguez and I’m a podiatrist here in Sioux Falls. I am on a mission to help my patients combat foot ulcers and eliminate them entirely. Foot ulcers are sneaky, especially since they start off small in the form of a blister or abrasion, [...]

Cotton Balls: An Ingrown Toenail Faux Paux

Do place cotton balls under your ingrown toenails to try to relieve the pressure? Don’t!! This is Doctor Gabe Rodriguez, your favorite podiatrist in Sioux Falls, and today, I want to tell you why. Cotton balls, especially if filled with some kind of medicinal solution or other fluid, can cause the toe area to remain [...]