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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  • Answering Your Questions About Custom Orthotics Dr. Danciger takes the time to answer common questions about custom orthotics, including what they are, how they’re used, and if you might benefit from a pair. Get the answers to these—and other—orthotic FAQs in this blog post. Have any that aren’t addressed? Contact our office and we’ll be happy to answer them for you!
  • Conditions Treated by Custom Orthotics Podiatrist, Dr. Harvey Danciger, describes the many foot conditions that custom orthotics are able to treat.
  • Shoe Shopping Tips Knowing what shoes to look for—and how to shop for them—can help you avoid pain, injuries, and even bunions down the line, says Dr. Danciger.
  • What Your Treads Are Saying About Your Feet An old pair of shoes might have a lot to say about your feet and your walking gait biomechanics! Dr. Harvey Danciger in Palm Desert, CA explains.
  • Haglund’s Deformity: Home Care Switching up your shoes, gentle stretching, and heel pads can all help you manage Haglund’s deformity pain at home, says Harvey Danciger, DPM.
  • What Shoes to Wear with Bunions Bunions can make it uncomfortable to wear certain shoes. Look for shoes that have stretching characteristics, removable foot beds, and a wide and high toe box.
  • Running Shoes that Fit YOU! Depending on your foot type and running style, your shoes should be tailored for cushioning, support, motion control, hiking, racing, or stability.
  • Shoe Shopping is a Nightmare with Wide Feet Shopping for shoes with wide feet can be impossible. Dr. Danciger of Coachella Valley offers some basic tips for keeping your feet comfortable.
  • Specialty Shoes for Foot Pain Choose your shoes based on your most common foot pain whether it's bunions, ingrown toenails, corns, calluses, or flat feet causing you pain.
  • An Overlooked Injury From High Heels Many women don't know the danger they put themselves in when they wear high heels. Wearing them too often can result in serious foot fractures.
  • New Balance Shoes: How the Perfect Fit Brand Began New Balance has historically always been a company focused on comfort and foot health, a good thing for foot doctors like Harvey Danciger who care about health.
  • How well do your running shoes fit? As a rule of thumb, you should always fit your shoes to the larger foot. It's especially important to find the right fit of running shoes because of pressure.
  • Orthotics Can Help Athletes With Foot Pain Custom orthotics are highly recommended in some cases and are common for anyone experiencing foot dysfunction that creates chronic pain, especially in athletes.