Is the Bump on my Foot a Cyst?

Is the Bump on my Foot a Cyst?

Is that bump on your foot a cyst?  The weather is finally turning and the trees are starting to bud. Springtime in Montana is usually a long-awaited break from the past winter. With nicer weather comes a change in shoe gear. As we start to become more active outside...
Chilblains vs. Raynaud’s Disease

Chilblains vs. Raynaud’s Disease

Chilblains vs Raynaud’s Disease Winter weather is difficult to escape, especially in Western Montana. Many Montanans embrace the winter weather participating in winter sports throughout the season. Whether you are out on the slopes or Nordic trail, snowmobiling,...
Minimalist Running Shoes

Minimalist Running Shoes

Western Montana is a great spot for activity including hiking, sports, running, and any thing you can imagine outdoors. Having adequate footwear for these activities is very important. Many people have tried or heard of minimalist, or very flexible, athletic shoes. ...
Crusty Summer Heels

Crusty Summer Heels

The scourge of summer: crusty, rough, dry, cracking heels.  Not something that a lot of people want to talk about, but a condition that is fairly prevalent during the summer (no one is immune to this problem, as I have experienced this condition myself). Why does this...
Why is my Big Toe in Pain?

Why is my Big Toe in Pain?

It is spring in Montana and that means it is time to get back outside and hit the trails. Whether you are walking around the neighborhood this spring or climbing the “M” your foot health is important. What does “hallux” mean anyway? Hallux comes from the Latin word...
Running with Haglund’s Deformity

Running with Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund’s deformity is a bony enlargement on the back part of the heel bone, or calcaneus. Typically a portion of the Achilles tendon attaches to this portion of the heel. Activities such as running may lead to irritation and pain of the bony prominence and adjacent...

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