Athlete’s foot (Tinea pedis)

Athletes foot, also known as tinea pedis is very common presentation we see in our office. Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that affects the upper layer of the skin of the foot, especially when it is warm, moist, and thrives in the dark enivornment like your closed toed shoes. Fungal infections are more common […]

ANKLE SPRAINS

Recently twisted your ankle? Recent fall or injury?  Ankle sprain should be immediately evaluated and treated by a podiatrist. Early diagnosis is important and an ankle sprain or injury  should not be left untreated, for reasons including: 1.Ankle fracture or foot fracture maybe associated with ankle injury, people mistaken ankle sprains for ankle fractures frequently. […]

Stress fractures

Stress fractures are tiny hairline breaks that can occur in the bones of the foot, that be sustained without any recent trauma. Stress fractures can also develop from normal use of a bone that’s weakened by a condition such as osteoporosis.They can also be caused by overtraining or overuse, improper training habits or surfaces, improper […]

Peroneal subluxation

Do you ever feel instability of your ankle or “giving way?” Do feel or hear snapping or popping when walking, associated with pain? History of lateral ankle sprains?  Peroneal subluxation maybe your diagnosis. This is very common in athletes but anyone can experience this. There are two tendons that originate in your leg and course […]

Hallux Rigidus

Are you having pain and stiffness in your great toe joint when active or pushing off with your toe? This is a condition called hallux limitus/hallux rigidus. The great toe joint (also known as your first metatarsophalangeal joint) is limited in range of motion, meaning it is difficult to bend up or down. You may […]

Haglunds Deformity (“pump bump”)

Haglunds deformity is a bony enlargement of the back of the heel. Also known as “pump bump” because the rigid backs of pump-style shoes can great pressure that aggravates the enlargement when walking, really anything with a rigid back.  Haglunds deformity can be treated conservatively with medication, injections, orthotics, heel lifts, shoe modification, stretching, physical […]

Ganglion cysts

Ganglion cysts are “lumps” on your foot, that are fluid filled and can originate from joint capsules or tendon sheaths. They may appear on their own and can fluctuate in size, can get smaller or larger. They are non-cancerous masses, however they can be painful and sometimes they can cause tingling, burning if impinging on […]

Gout

Are you having any sudden, severe attacks of pain (10/10) , swelling, redness, warmth in the joints of your foot? So painful that the weight of the bed sheet is intolerable? Waking you up in the middle of the night? But no recent trauma? You are most likely experiencing an acute gouty attack. Gout occurs […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain is one of the most common foot complaints from our patients. There can be many causes of heel pain, for example stress fractures or fractures due to injury, arthritis, tendinitis, neuritis. Our job as podiatrists is to rule out other causes and diagnose the cause of your heel pain. However, most often heel […]

Meet Our CEO

There’s a new way in Nashville to get your poor, suffering feet the best care available! Dr. Yerusalem Lanier has brought her startup Cutting Edge Foot and Ankle Clinic’s first location to the (easily accessible from I65) medical office building by Skyline Hospital. She has a second location up and running in White House, and […]