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  • Heel Pain Treatment Options
    Are you dealing with heel pain? If so, you aren’t alone. Foot pain, particularly heel pain, is one of the most common complaints and most people will deal with pain Read more
  • Choose the Best Shoes and Socks for Your Child's Developing Feet
    While it might not be something you think about often (or at all), the health of your child’s feet is important. Your child is growing by leaps and bounds and Read more
  • Taking Care of Aging Feet
    As you age, it becomes even more important to take care of yourself, especially your feet. Foot health tends to decline in seniors for many reasons, including: ∙       Years of walking ∙       Improper footwear ∙       Poor circulation ∙       Diseases related Read more
  • Are You Dealing With Bunions?
    What is a Bunion? Are you dealing with a bunion? A bunion is a protrusion of the bone at the base of the big toe. While a bunion may seem like Read more
  • Dealing with Hammertoes
    A hammertoe is one of the most common toe conditions, usually stemming from muscle imbalance in which the joints of the second, third, fourth or fifth toe are bent into Read more
  • Growing Pains
    If your child has ever complained of not being able to sleep at night due to leg pain, he or she may be experiencing what many people refer to as Read more
  • Foot Odor
    The feet have more sweat glands than any other part of the body, which means they have the ability to sweat profusely. With your feet encased in your shoes all Read more
  • Foot Care for Runners
    If you're a runner, it goes without saying that your feet take the brunt of the punishment. In fact, for runners the feet are more vulnerable to injury than any Read more
  • Flat Feet
    The arch structure of our feet determines how we walk, which means our arches need to be both sturdy and flexible in order to adjust to different walking surfaces. For Read more
  • How to Minimize Diabetic Foot Problems
    People with diabetes are prone to foot problems, often developing from a combination of poor circulation and nerve damage. Damage to the nerves in the legs and feet diminishes skin Read more
  • Corns and Calluses
    Corns and calluses are thick, hardened areas of skin that develop in response to your body's natural defense to repeated pressure or friction. While neither condition presents a long-term or Read more
  • What Are Bunions?
    A bunion is an abnormal, bony prominence that develops on the joint at the base of your big toe. As the big toe joint becomes enlarged, it forces the toe Read more
  • Bone Spurs
    Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, can occur anywhere in the skeletal system, and the feet are no exception. Bone spurs are simply overgrowths of bone, which most commonly form Read more
  • Athlete's Foot
    Athlete's foot is one of the most common fungal infections of the skin and is frequently seen in our office. Whether you've had it or not, it's important to understand Read more
  • Welcome to Our Blog
    Welcome to the Blog of Dr. Diresta and Dr. Barnes, DPM, MPH Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a podiatrist in the Newburyport, MA area, we’re excited Read more