Blog Archive

How Your ACL Works Jun 14th, 2021

Your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) connects your thigh bone to your shin bone in your knee. It’s one of four essential ligaments in the joint, and it helps provide stability as you move. Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are very common among athletes of all abilities, with up to 200,000 ligament...

Symptoms of an Ingrown Toenail May 3rd, 2021

A toenail becomes ingrown when an edge of it grows into the skin alongside it. It’s a very common foot condition, but it’s also one that can be very painful and even lead to infection. As a trained podiatrist, David B. Glover, DPM, FACFAS, and our team at Mountain View...

Are Bunions Treatable? Apr 1st, 2021

A bunion is a bony bump that develops at the base of the big toe. These bumps form over time and often develop due to genetics or pressure that pushes the big toe into the other toes. They’re extremely common, and nearly one in three adults over age 65 has...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Sprained Ankle Mar 3rd, 2021

Maybe you slipped and fell, or maybe you took an awkward step. Whatever the incident, now you have a sore, swollen ankle. Sprained ankles are some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries. They range in severity, but if your pain isn’t severe, does it really need treatment? Ignoring a sprained...

When are Orthotics Appropriate? Feb 4th, 2021

Most people experience foot pain at one time or another. But, did you know that almost four out of 10 Americans have foot pain that’s so severe it limits their ability to perform everyday tasks? We rely on our feet to carry us through life, but arthritis, musculoskeletal issues, and...

Understanding the Differences between Calluses and Corns Jan 4th, 2021

Do you have a hard, thick patch of skin on your foot or toe? If so, you might wonder if it’s a callus or corn. At Mountain View Foot & Ankle Institute in South Ogden, Utah, David B. Glover, DPM, FACFAS, and our podiatric team provide comprehensive foot care, and...

Common Causes of Heel Spurs and What to Do About Them Dec 1st, 2020

An estimated 1 in 10 people has a heel spur, which is a bone-like protrusion that forms between the heel and arch of the foot. Not everyone with heel spurs has pain, but about 5% of people experience discomfort that can range from a constant, dull ache to a sharp...

Can I Do Anything About My Neuroma? Nov 2nd, 2020

Do you have pain in the ball of your foot? Does it feel like you have a pebble in your shoe, only nothing’s there? It could be a neuroma. Having a neuroma can be frustrating. There’s no visible lump, but it can feel like you’re landing on a pebble or...

The Best Shoes for Preventing Bunion Pain Oct 4th, 2020

Did you know that bunions affect about one in three people over age 65? Bunions are bony growths that form at the base of the big toe, and they can be extremely painful. Bunions might start small, but they often grow larger if left untreated. Soreness and swelling are common...

What to Do About Stabbing Foot Pain Sep 2nd, 2020

Feet are complex structures of bones, muscles, tendons, nerves, and more. You rely on your feet to carry you through the day, but if they hurt, this can impact your ability to function and enjoy life. If you experience stabbing foot pain, you don’t have to live with it. David...

5 Important Facts About Ankle Surgery Recovery Aug 13th, 2020

When ankle pain from an injury or chronic condition, such as arthritis, sticks around despite conservative treatment, ankle surgery may be the best option. Mountain View Foot & Ankle Institute provides the latest in arthroscopic ankle surgery to people of all ages.  David B. Glover, DPM, FACFAS, and our team...

What Causes Toenail Fungus? Jul 10th, 2020

Fungal infections cause about 50% of nail abnormalities. Nail fungus can make fingernails and toenails discolored, thick, and crumbly. It can develop on any nail, but it’s particularly common on toenails. Toenail fungus can be unsightly and embarrassing, but Mountain View Foot & Ankle Institute can help. David B. Glover,...

5 Benefits of Supportive Flats Jun 15th, 2020

These days, high heels aren’t the only stylish option when you’re choosing shoes for work or a night out. Supportive flats ― which are flats with arch support ― are becoming a popular option, because they’re more comfortable to walk in than high heels, and they're getting more and more...

Why Rest is a Must for a Sprained Ankle May 7th, 2020

About 25,000 Americans sprain their ankles every day, making it one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries in the country. Sprains account for nearly 45% of all sports injuries, but they’re a risk for athletes and nonathletes alike.  Tough bands of tissue called ligaments stabilize your ankle joint. If you...

Do Ingrown Toenails Go Away on Their Own? Apr 16th, 2020

Toenails naturally grow on the surface of your skin. But clipping a toenail too short or accidentally stubbing your toe can force the nail into the skin along the side of it. When a nail grows into the surrounding tissue, an ingrown toenail develops. Anyone can get an ingrown toenail,...

Get Rid of Nasty Toenail Fungus Before Sandal Season Mar 5th, 2020

Are your toenails discolored, thick, or unsightly? Nail fungus is common — affecting up to 10% of Americans — and the brittle, discolored nails it brings can make you embarrassed to wear open-toed shoes or go barefoot. When the weather’s cold, it’s easy to hide embarrassing toenails with socks and...

What to do About Flat Feet Dec 31st, 2019

A healthy foot generally has an arch on the instep, or inside of the foot. Strong tendons connect your foot bones, heel, and lower leg to form an arch. If you’re an adult, the arch of your foot shouldn’t touch the ground when you stand, because it lifts your instep...

The Dos and Don’ts of Shoe Buying Dec 9th, 2019

Shopping for shoes is a pastime for some and a chore for others. But whether you enjoy buying shoes or not, the reality is we all have to wear them. Shoes provide support and protect your feet from injury. They can keep your feet comfortable or cause pain and damage....

The Most Common Ankle and Foot Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them Nov 1st, 2019

Sports are designed to push and challenge your body, which can lead to injury if you aren’t careful. This is especially true for your feet and ankles, which are your mainstays for most athletic endeavors. From running, jumping, pivoting, and stopping, these two areas are put through their paces, and...

Do You Wake Up to Heel Pain? It Could be Plantar Fasciitis Oct 1st, 2019

In a perfect world, you jump out of bed to take on the day well-rested and full of energy, but your feet may have other plans, hobbling you with pain. As you gingerly make your way to the bathroom, the pain slowly subsides, but your day certainly didn’t get off...

5 Tips for Selecting the Right Hiking Boots Sep 4th, 2019

Utah has it all — mountains, deserts, and widely accessible lands that are a hiking enthusiast’s dream. As you gear up to get outside, we urge you to consider the health of your feet by choosing a hiking shoe that’s up the task, allowing you to fully enjoy your time...

Do Bunions Always Require Medical Intervention? Aug 7th, 2019

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but that painful, bony bump on the side of your foot won’t just go away by itself. If it’s a bunion, it requires some medical attention if you want relief, which — depending on your situation — could mean something as...

Title: 5 Tips for Preventing Athlete's Foot Jul 22nd, 2019

If you’ve ever had cracking, peeling skin on your toes and foot, along with an itching, burning sensation, you’re familiar with athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot is a fairly common ailment that anyone can get. It’s a fungal infection that causes itching and flaky skin around the toes, soles, and the...

How to Select the Best Running Shoes for Your Feet Jun 4th, 2019

Your running shoes are the most essential equipment you’ll need to keep your feet and ankles in good working order as you exercise. Everyone's feet are different, so each runner will need a different sort of running shoe. Instead of choosing your running shoes based on fashion trends, consider the...

Why You Need a Podiatrist on Your Diabetic Care Team May 14th, 2019

Foot care is an essential part of diabetes management. The risk of amputation due to infection is great, but regular podiatry visits and care can prevent this serious complication. At Mountain View Foot & Ankle Institute, we can help you take the best care of your feet if you’re living...

6 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Foot Surgery Apr 16th, 2019

If lifestyle adjustments haven’t done enough to eliminate your foot pain, or if you have an injury or deformity that interferes with your mobility, you may need foot surgery. Even routine foot surgery, such as a bunionectomy, requires pre-planning so your home is recovery-friendly. Dr. David B. Glover and his...

When Does an Ingrown Toenail Require a Visit to the Podiatrist? Mar 1st, 2019

Has your foot been feeling uncomfortable because your big toe hurts? The problem could be an ingrown toenail. About 5% of Americans have a problem with an ingrown toenail every year. How can you tell if you have an ingrown toenail? If the corner or side of the nail is...

5 Tips for Strengthening Your Ankle After a Sprain Feb 21st, 2019

Ankle sprains are a common injury for serious athletes, weekend hikers, and everyday walkers. A simple misstep off a curb or stumble over a rough patch on the trail can roll your ankle enough to stretch or tear the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that hold your ankle bones in...

Not Just about your feet: Custom Orthotics can resolve pain in back, hips and knees. Jan 11th, 2019

When you suffer from back, hip, or knee pain, it can do more than just cause you discomfort. It’s likely to make doing the things you need to do and the activities you love painful and difficult. At Mountain View Foot & Ankle Institute, we understand the difficulties chronic pain...