Blog Archive

5 Reasons Why Stem Cell Therapy is All the Craze Aug 6th, 2019

Here at Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle in Mission Viejo, California, our patients keep asking Dr. Thomas Rambacher what all the buzz is about stem cell therapy. If you’ve been wondering why stem cell therapy is a trending topic, read on for the top five reasons why stem cell therapy...

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Feet? Jul 10th, 2019

For the 30.3 million Americans living with diabetes, it is vital to check your glucose levels daily. If left unchecked, high blood sugar can cause complications throughout your body. This includes your feet.  Dr. Thomas Rambacher and his team at Podiatry Hotline Foot & Ankle want you to have the...

The First Steps to Dealing With Heel Spur Syndrome Jun 1st, 2019

Are you finding it harder to put your heel down to the ground when walking without feeling pain? Heel spurs, bony growths on the bottom of your heel caused by calcium deposits, can make getting through your day difficult, but there are treatment options available to help you return to...

Exercises that Will Help Prevent Achilles Tendinitis in Runners May 10th, 2019

The Achilles heel isn’t synonymous with a weak spot for nothing: Despite being the strongest and thickest tendon in your body, it’s also vulnerable to tendinitis. Achilles tendinitis is the name for a common condition where your Achilles tendon, which connects your calf muscles to your heel, becomes inflamed and...

5 Signs Your Heel Pain May Be Plantar Fasciitis Apr 11th, 2019

Are you suffering from heel pain? One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, from your heel to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot and absorbs...

Think You Have a Fractured Toe? Here's What Could Happen If You Don't Get It Checked Out Mar 1st, 2019

If you stubbed your toe and felt a snap, you may wonder if it’s broken, and you might think that the “wait and see” approach is the best course of action. However, a fracture that goes undetected and untreated can lead to complications. While not an emergency, it is vital...

How High Impact Sports Can Affect Your Feet and Ankles Feb 1st, 2019

Your feet absorb force that’s nearly three times your body weight when you run. That’s a lot of strain, especially if you’re a longtime runner or you participate in other high-impact sports. Running and sports like soccer, tennis, basketball, and football put your feet and ankles at risk for damage....

Why Is It So Important to See a Specialist If You Have A Toe Injury Jan 7th, 2019

Toes are underrated appendages, to say the least. Unless you’ve spent the day in ill-fitting shoes or made contact with a table leg, you probably don’t think too much about your toes. But once your toes suffer injury, you need to give them some attention. If you’ve injured your toe,...

How Does Arthritis Affect Your Feet? Dec 7th, 2018

Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation in your joints. Inflammation can lead to swelling, stiffness, and pain across your body, making it uncomfortable to perform everyday tasks. Arthritis in your feet can be especially difficult, as it can decrease mobility and severely impact your quality of life. However, several...

How to Treat an Ingrown Toenail Nov 15th, 2018

Ingrown toenails can develop for several reasons. Some people get ingrown toenails because they wear tight shoes. Other people get ingrown toenails because their toes get injured, they cut their nails too short, or they cut their nails at an angle. If you have an ingrown toenail, then you probably...

Why Callus and Corn Treatment Is Important for Diabetics Oct 16th, 2018

If you’re frequently on your feet, you may be familiar with calluses and corns on your feet. These are areas of thick, tough skin that develop to protect you from the pressure and friction your feet endure. For many people, calluses and corns are simply an inconvenience. Changing footwear or...

Running Tips to Keep Your Feet and Body Healthy Sep 26th, 2018

Many people love running. It is a favorite way to keep fit. It also gets us out in the open, fresh air. Upwards of 64 million people a year go running and the benefits are obvious. Running is good for the heart, it keeps us fit, it improves the capacity...

How Bunions Affect Your Feet Aug 16th, 2018

Bunions affect your appearance and make it difficult, sometimes impossible, to find shoes that fit, but they also cause physical problems. When bunions go untreated, they lead to progressive foot damage.Here at Podiatry Hotline Inc., in Mission Viejo, California, we encourage you to come in at the first sign of...

5 Tips for Preventing a Gout Flare-Up Jul 31st, 2018

Do you feel unexplained, intense pain in your big toe? Does even the weight of your sheets against your toe cause pain? If so, you may be one of the 8 million Americans who suffer from gout. While this form of arthritis often seems to come and go at random,...

Innovations in Diabetic Wound Care Jun 20th, 2018

From comprehensive assessments to cutting-edge therapies, innovations in diabetic wound care are changing the way podiatrists treat foot ulcers and other wounds. At Podiatry Hotline, Inc., we strive to stay up-to-date on the most innovative trends and treatments in diabetic wound care, allowing us to provide the best treatments in...

How to Pick the Best Running Shoe for Your Feet May 16th, 2018

When it comes to selecting running shoes, function trumps fashion. The right shoe protects you from injury, maximizes your effort, and keeps you coming back to the track or trail day after day.The best running shoes are not the style and brand recommended by your friend. Though their shoes may...