• 5 Reasons to Call the Foot Doctor
    Many times at New England Foot & Ankle Specialists we hear patients say, “I wish I had come in sooner.” Sometimes people feel their symptoms are not serious enough or Read more
  • What are Chilblains?
    Although it may sound like a folksy term, early settlers would use this to describe some cold weather ailment. Chilblains actually refer to a real skin condition that occurs due Read more
  • Calluses: A Common Problem
    At New England Foot and Ankle Specialists, patients frequently come to us complaining of discomfort from a callus. The problem is they often don’t come in soon enough. It may Read more
  • Avoiding Shin Splints
    With the occasional warm days and first hint of spring in the air, many of our patients at New England Foot & Ankle Specialists are putting on their sneakers and Read more
  • Early Treatment Essential for Capsulitis
    A common cause of pain in the ball of the foot and toe joint that we see frequently at New England Foot & Ankle Specialists is Capsulitis. This is an Read more
  • Why is Your Child's Heel Hurting?
    If you have a child who is an avid athlete and has started to complain of heel pain, a condition known as Sever’s Disease may be to blame. Also known Read more
  • Treating Haglund’s Deformity
    Haglund’s deformity is an abnormal bony protrusion on the back of the heel.  Since this bony enlargement sticks out, it can become inflamed when it rubs against shoes. In fact, Read more
  • Possible Link Between Smoking and Lower Risks of Gout
    A recent study conducted by the Arthritis Care & Research suggests that smoking or cigarette smoke may possibly lead to lower gout risks. The research indicates, however, that this “27% Read more
  • Let’s Talk About Peripheral Arterial Disease
    In honor of National Heart Month, we at New England Foot & Ankle Specialists would like to discuss a disease that manifests in the legs and feet but has serious Read more
  • Getting Control of Metatarsalgia
    Metatarsalgia is basically an inflammation of a joint in one of the metatarsals, the long bones that extend from your toes to the middle of the foot. This inflammation causes Read more
  • Shoe Size important for Foot Health
    Finding the right shoe size is pertinent to one’s foot health. Shoes that are too tight can irritate the feet and create blisters or calluses; shoes that are too loose Read more
  • Arthritis and Your Feet
    Arthritis is a disease that affects your joints. It is defined by inflammation and swelling of the lining of the joints, as well as excess fluid in the joints. Although Read more
  • Addressing Your Heel Pain
    If you are always on your feet, heel pain may be a common occurrence. Changing your fitness routine or putting on a few pounds can also add pressure to the Read more
  • Can Hammertoes be Prevented?
    Yes…and no.  Hammertoe is a deformity that can happen to the second, third, fourth or fifth toe and is easily recognizable by its telltale bend in the toe joint. The Read more
  • Carmelo Anthony Sprains His Ankle Against Magic
    Despite Carmelo Anthony’s insistence of playing against LeBron James during practice, Anthony may have to stay sidelined. Anthony sprained his ankle in the game against the Magic during the third Read more
  • What is Sesamoiditis?
    Sesamoids are among the more unique bones of the body. They are small bones that are only connected to tendons or embedded in muscle and they are found in only Read more
  • Denver Broncos’s David Bruton Jr. Plays With Fractured Fibula
    The Denver Broncos’s David Bruton Jr. will be out for about 4 to 6 weeks as he recovers from a fractured right fibula. The injury occurred when Bruton Jr. collided Read more

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Reading, MA 01867 US

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