Dr. Orlando Rivera

How to Prevent and Treat Foot Blisters When Running

Most runners have had at least one run or race ruined because of a painful foot blister. By knowing the usual causes and symptoms you can take steps to prevent them. If you get a blister despite your efforts, you will need to know how to safely treat it. 

Foot and Ankle Surgeon Houston

Ganglion Cyst of the Foot

What Is a Ganglion Cyst?

A ganglion cyst is a sac filled with a jellylike fluid that originates from a tendon sheath or joint capsule. The word “ganglion” means knot and is used to describe the knot-like mass or lump that forms below the surface of the skin. 

Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialist

Burning Feet Syndrome: Causes , Symptoms and Diagnosed

What causes burning feet syndrome?

The symptoms of burning feet syndrome can result from many different conditions or diseases. These include: 

Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialist

Foot Drop: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Foot drop, sometimes called "drop foot," is the inability to lift the front part of the foot. This causes the toes to drag along the ground while walking. 

Foot & ankle specialists

Antalgic Gait – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment


If it hurts to put your weight on your foot, knee, or hip when you walk, you’ll likely avoid putting pressure on the painful area. That often results in limping. When you walk with a limp that’s caused by pain, it’s referred to as walking with an antalgic gait. 

Orlando H.Rivera DPM

What is an Overuse Injury?

Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries refer to injuries sustained from a repeated action (such as repetitive strain injury) as opposed to acute injuries, which occur in an instant (such as a sprained ankle). 

Podiatrist Houston

Why are my feet always cold?

Experiencing cold feet is normal from time to time. Changes in temperature, as well as health and lifestyle choices, are some of the most common causes of cold feet, and adjusting these factors will usually help relieve symptoms. 

Podiatrist Houston

Brittle Toenails: Causes and Treatment

Brittle nails can cause considerable misery for people who suffer from them; the split ends that look like they’ve been gnawed by a hungry animal are bad enough, but the ridges are the icing on a very unattractive cake. 

Foot and Ankle Surgeon Houston

Morton's Neuroma: Causes and Treatment

A Morton’s Neuroma is actually incorrectly termed, with the name suggesting it is a tumour or growth. Rather than a true neuroma, it is actually what is called a perineural fibrosis, which means that over time the sheath surrounding the nerve becomes irritated, inflamed, and forms a thickened scar tissue.