Our online article library is provided for our patients and Sacramento-area residents as a complimentary resource for those who would like to know more about common conditions that affect the feet and ankles.

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  • Heel Pain Heel pain can cause significant stress and frustration. The team at McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group is here to help you resolve your discomfort.
  • Blisters: Bubble Trouble Podiatrist, Dr. Brian McDowell, explains why blisters form and what you can do to treat and prevent them.
  • Nutrition for Healthy Feet and a Healthier You What you eat affects your feet as well as your overall health. Dr. Brian McDowell discusses nutrition to keep you and your feet healthy.
  • Pediatric Surgeries: A Little Help for Little Feet Sometimes little feet need surgical intervention to function properly. Dr. Brian McDowell discusses pediatric procedures and when they might be necessary.
  • Services We Provide to Keep Your Feet Healthy Dr. Brian McDowell describes the different types of foot care services provided at McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group to keep feet happy and healthy.
  • Bunionettes Much like with bunions, bunionettes are toe deformities that can cause discomfort and are progressive in nature. It’s best to have them treated.
  • IT Band Syndrome Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome is a fairly common overuse injury experienced by both novice and experienced runners, often due to overtraining.
  • Overlapping Toes You may consider overlapping toes as merely a cosmetic condition and not in need of correction, but they can actually turn into serious problems.
  • AFOs and Balance Braces Learn about AFOs and balance braces, useful medical devices that keep your lower limbs stable, from the professionals at McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group.
  • The Bone Bridges of Tarsal Coalition You probably won’t know your midfoot bones are bridged together until the pain strikes. McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group discusses tarsal coalition.
  • What to Do When Your Child’s Feet Look Flat Understanding pediatric flatfoot may allay your concerns, but you may still want to have your child’s feet evaluated at McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group.
  • Juvenile Bunions Bunions are not only a problem for women. Dr. Brian McDowell in Sacramento discusses juvenile bunions, including symptoms and possible treatment options.

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