California Podiatrist Blogs About Current Leg and Foot Health Topics

Perhaps you recently suffered a sports-related injury. Perhaps your child broke his ankle on the school playground. Perhaps you want to learn more about the latest trends in running shoes. Perhaps you are bothered by arch pain. Perhaps you are worried about foot complications stemming from diabetes. Whatever your situation, we believe you will find something that addresses your concerns by reading our blog posts. Our blog is written by our knowledgeable California podiatry team to provide you with insights into the health issues you face.

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  • Laser Therapy: A New Weapon Against Neuropathy Treatment sessions with the advanced MLS laser system have allowed us to restore our patients’ nerve function and decrease their reliance on pain medications.
  • Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Spurs—What’s Causing Your Pain? These two conditions are closely connected—and often confused. Dr. Harvey Danciger of Palm Desert, CA explains these two common causes of heel pain.
  • How to Finally Get Rid of Your Bunions Don’t live with bunion pain any longer! Dr. Harvey Danciger, DPM in Palm Desert explains how you can finally get rid of these unsightly and disabling foot deformities.
  • What to Do About That Imaginary Pebble in Your Shoe If you feel like you’re always standing on a pebble or fold in your sock, you might have a Morton’s neuroma. Dr. Harvey Danciger explains what you should do about it.
  • Exercises to Prevent and Treat Heel Pain Stretching is an important component of both prevention and treatment for heel pain. Dr. Danciger of Palm Desert shares some easy, effective stretches you can incorporate into your daily routine.
  • Diagnosing and Treating Nerve Problems in Feet Dr. Harvey Danciger in Palm Desert is a nerve specialist who can help you identify and diagnose painful lower extremity nerve conditions, and also get the advanced treatment you need.
  • What Causes Bunions? Dr. Harvey Danciger, podiatrist in Palm Desert, CA, explains some of the most common underlying causes and risk factors for bunions.
  • Don’t Let Heel Pain Ruin Your Thanksgiving Run! Heel pain can really ruin a holiday—especially if you’re planning to join a turkey trot or other fun physical activity! If you think that might be you this Thanksgiving, Dr. Harvey Danciger, DPM, has the following suggestions.
  • Knowing When It’s Time for Toe Deformity Surgery If conservative care for a bunion, hammertoe, or other toe deformity is an option, Dr. Danciger will certainly be happy to provide it for you. Sometimes, however, toe deformities become severe and surgery is the best path forward. When this is the case, he may recommend using surgical intervention so you can find the relief you deserve.
  • Pain, Pain, Go Away—With Laser Therapy! When you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, laser therapy is a highly effective treatment option that can improve your situation. Not only can you find relief from painful symptoms, but this advanced treatment promotes faster healing and reduces the potential need for surgical intervention. Better yet, you can have Dr. Danciger administer this state-of-the-art therapy for you right in his Palm Desert office!
  • What Helps With Lower Limb Nerve Pain? Nerve damage in the lower limbs is a big problem. Fortunately, Dr. Danciger has a variety of tools and techniques that can help you overcome nerve pain. There are certain traditional methods, but an advanced option you may want to consider is using laser therapy to provide the relief you need.
  • How Fungal Toenails Affect Your Health Fungal toenails may seem like a superficial issue—and they do cause embarrassing changes in the appearance of your nails—but there is actually more to the story than that alone. This fungal infection can lead or contribute to a host of other physical issues. All of this highlights the importance of coming in and seeing Dr. Danciger for treatment at the earliest possible opportunity. When you do, be sure to inquire about laser therapy to eradicate toenail fungus!
  • Treating and Preventing Pump Bump Pump bump—technically known as Haglund’s deformity—is a condition that can lead to pain in the back of the heel, and especially if you often wear high-heeled footwear. Dr. Harvey Danciger takes the time to discuss this problem, including treatment options and prevention techniques so you can avoid the pain in the first place!
  • Easing Pain in the Top of the Foot Experiencing pain in the top of your foot? Dr. Harvey Danciger can help! Learn why it’s important to have the condition properly diagnosed and how you might be able to find the relief you need at home. If rest and ice isn’t working, you might benefit from more advanced treatment, such as the laser therapy Dr. Danciger offers.
  • Bunion Treatment Bunions are progressive deformities, which means they will only continue to worsen if left untreated. This can cause a lot of pain and keep you from your favorite activities, so a better option than not addressing the problem is to seek professional bunion treatment from Harvey Danciger, DPM in Palm Desert, CA.
  • Child Foot Development: What to Watch For Proper foot development is a critical part of ensuring the long-term health and mobility of your child. But how will you know when problems emerge? Dr. Harvey Danciger, DPM explains.
  • Healing Foot & Ankle Injuries with Laser Therapy Want to recover quicker from a foot or ankle injury? Laser therapy from Dr. Danciger could be the answer! This advanced treatment can help you find relief from your foot and ankle pain. Even more than that, laser therapy stimulates and accelerates your body’s natural healing processes at the cellular level.
  • Why Healthy Nerves are Important for Feet Your feet use each of the three kinds of nerves—autonomic, motor, and sensory—in different ways. Dr. Danciger discusses why it’s important to keep them healthy for optimal foot function and health.
  • Why Your Heel Hurts Dr. Harvey Danciger explains the most likely reason your heels hurt—alongside some other common possibilities.
  • How Diabetes Affects Feet Dr. Danciger discusses how diabetes affects foot health, and what you can do to stay safe if you have the disease.