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Daily Stretches and Exercises to Support Foot Health

You’ve switched to a whole-foods diet and get plenty of exercise. You lift weights to build the muscles that will keep your bones safe as you age. But are you building the platform that supports your body, otherwise known as your feet?
May 20th, 2024

Check These Things Before Getting Your Nails Done at a Salon

When you book a pedicure at a beauty salon, you want the luxury of feeling pampered and having beautiful, groomed toenails and feet. But if you’re not careful, a pedicure can leave you with foot or nail infections. Here’s what to look for.
May 20th, 2024

5 Symptoms of an Ankle Sprain

If you twist or roll your ankle and feel sharp pain, you may wonder if you’ve sprained it. Or maybe you strained it. Is there a difference? How can you tell if you have a sprain, and what should you do if you think you sprained your ankle?
Apr 1st, 2024
Common Foot Problems for Runners and How to Prevent Them

Common Foot Problems for Runners and How to Prevent Them

Whether you run daily or weekly, if you’re a runner, you’re susceptible to foot injuries and foot problems. Though you can’t necessarily avoid all injuries, you can reduce your risk for them and reduce their severity by taking preventive measures.
Apr 1st, 2024
Here's How Custom Orthotics Can Help Flat Feet

Here's How Custom Orthotics Can Help Flat Feet

Whether you were born without arches or whether they’ve fallen due to age or injury, flat feet can limit your motion and cause pain. The poor foot mechanics also lead to gait problems and other complications. Orthotics can help.
Mar 13th, 2024

4 Uncomfortable Symptoms of Hammertoe

You don’t like the way one or more of your toes curve downward, like the heads of hammers. They make shoes difficult to fit and sandals embarrassing to wear. Over time, hammertoes can be more than an aesthetic concern; they affect foot function, too.
Mar 1st, 2024

5 Reasons You Should See a Podiatrist

Your feet bear the weight of your entire body, day in and day out. When those weight-bearing feet are out of alignment or in pain, it can affect your entire body. Do you need a podiatrist? Following are five cases when you do.
Feb 9th, 2024
4 Ways to Avoid a Gout Attack

4 Ways to Avoid a Gout Attack

Gout is a type of arthritis that can cause a lot of pain, especially during “flare-ups.” Learning to manage those flares helps manage your symptoms while also protecting your joints. Here’s what you can do to reduce gout flare-ups.
Jan 8th, 2024
How to Prevent and Treat Foot Problems in Children

How to Prevent and Treat Foot Problems in Children

As a parent, you want the best for your child, and that includes their health and well-being. While we often focus on aspects like nutrition and general healthcare, it's essential not to overlook the health of their feet.
Oct 24th, 2023
6 Tips for Caring for Your Feet as You Age

6 Tips for Caring for Your Feet as You Age

As we gracefully navigate through the years, it's essential to remember that our feet are the foundation of our mobility and overall well-being. Aging gracefully starts from the ground up, and taking proper care of your feet is paramount.
Sep 28th, 2023
Ingrown Toenail

The Importance of Seeing a Podiatrist for Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails occur when the edge of a nail grows into the surrounding skin, causing pain, redness, and inflammation. This can happen due to a variety of factors such as improper nail trimming, tight-fitting shoes, genetics, or injuries.
Aug 29th, 2023
Fruits and Vegetables

The Role of Nutrition in Foot Health

Nutrition plays a significant role in maintaining overall health, and it turns out that what we eat also has a profound impact on the well-being of our feet.
Jul 28th, 2023
Understanding Foot Arch Types and What They Mean

Understanding Foot Arch Types and What They Mean

The foot arch is the curved structure formed by the bones, tendons, and ligaments that span the sole of the foot. It acts as a natural shock absorber, distributing the forces generated during walking, running, and other weight-bearing activities.
Jun 16th, 2023
Plantar Fasciits

Plantar Fasciitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that affects the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes. It is often caused by overuse or repetitive strain, and can lead to heel pain, discomfort, and difficulty walking.
Mar 21st, 2023
Podiatrist Inspecting Feet

How Do I Take Care of Foot Ulcers?

Foot ulcers are sores or wounds on the feet that can develop due to several factors. Podiatrists are medical professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat foot problems, including foot ulcers. Keep reading to find out more about foot ulcers.
Feb 1st, 2023
FAQs About Orthotics

How Orthotics Help Ease Foot Pain

Many people that complain of foot pain, may just need an orthotic. Indeed, they should talk to their podiatrist about customized orthotics, but most will settle for cheap, ineffective shoe inserts instead.
Dec 4th, 2022
The Connection Between Foot Pain and Heart Disease

How are Heart Disease and Foot Pain Related?

Our feet are something we often take for granted. We often forget how much we rely on our feet until we start experiencing pain. Foot pain can range from an uncomfortable inconvenience to being unable to walk,...
Oct 29th, 2022
Circulation

Warning Signs and Causes of Poor Circulation

Even though poor circulation isn’t a condition, if you are experiencing poor circulation in your feet this is often a symptom of a much larger issue. This is why it’s important to understand the warning signs of poor circulation.
Oct 1st, 2022
achilles

Tendonitis- Painful Causes and Treatments

Repetitive activities or motions can put stress on our tendons causing irritation, inflammation, and pain. When this happens it is called “tendonitis” and can make even the simplest activities difficult.
Sep 8th, 2022
Proper Fit

Shoe Size Does Matter, So Choose the Perfect Fit

Foot pain, deformities, and other complications can be avoided by carefully choosing the proper style, size, and shoe material. In addition to shoe gear, daily foot inspection and simple precautions can help keep our feet pain-free and in good health.
Aug 10th, 2022
Ingrown

How to Take Care of and Avoid Ingrown Toenails

It's summer and you want to be active, but an ingrown nail on your foot is stopping you. It can get red and swollen causing tremendous pain. How did this happen and how can it be fixed?
Jul 11th, 2022
The Importance of Diabetic Wound and Foot Care

The Importance of Diabetic Wound and Foot Care

It’s easy to focus entirely on your blood sugar when you have diabetes. However, this chronic disease can cause widespread problems, especially to your feet. If you have diabetes, here’s what you need to know about foot care to avoid issues.
May 10th, 2022
Why Do I Have Bunions?

Why Do I Have Bunions?

If you avoid wearing sandals because of a painful, bony bump that sticks out from the base of your big toe or pinky toe, you may have a bunion.
Apr 25th, 2022
Protecting Your Kids from Sports Injuries

Preventing Sports Injuries in Children

Kids are getting more seriously involved in sports at a younger age. Injuries become more common when certain steps aren’t taken and injuries at a young age can cause lifelong damage. Following a few tips, can help prevent potential injuries in children.
Apr 4th, 2022
How Runners Can Prevent and Deal with Bunions

How Runners Can Prevent and Deal with Bunions

Running has many health benefits, but one thing that is not a benefit is bunions. This is a very common foot condition. It is well known for the stereotypical, large protuberance on the base of the big toe.
Nov 25th, 2019
5 Common Foot Problems and How to Treat Them

5 Common Foot Problems and How to Treat Them

Feet are something most people take for granted until they have a problem. Whether it is pain from an injury, condition, or illness, taking proper care of the feet is essential to being active.
Nov 11th, 2019
Caring For Your Feet During Pregnancy

Caring For Your Feet During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting phase of life for most women. With all the fun fluttery kicks and anticipation of baby’s arrival comes tired, swollen muscles.
Oct 14th, 2019
How To Know It’s Time To Replace Your Running Shoes

How To Know It’s Time To Replace Your Running Shoes

Whether you are an avid runner, walker, or just enjoy an occasional jog, having a good pair of running shoes is the most important tool. Shoes don’t last forever and once the soles wear down, the risk of injury increases.
Sep 30th, 2019
The History of Podiatry

The History of Podiatry

Podiatry is the branch of medicine and study dedicated to the feet, ankles, and lower extremities. This form of doctoring is considered a specialty with extra training involved for the designation.
Feb 27th, 2019
How Foot Pain and Your Back are Related

How Foot Pain and Your Back are Related

Feet are great for helping us get around and maintain stability, but they are often the last thing anyone thinks about until they are in pain. Foot pain is caused by many different possible problems, including the structure of the foot, bad arches...
Jan 29th, 2019
Show Your Feet Some Love with DIY Soaks and Scrubs

Show Your Feet Some Love with DIY Soaks and Scrubs

During the Christmas season, everyone is exchanging gifts with those they love. Why not show some of that love to your feet? After all the shopping, traveling, and running around to all the events that go on during this time of year....
Jan 15th, 2019
Ways to Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

Ways to Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

As the weather warms up, people are heading out to enjoy the great outdoors. If you love hiking, biking, running and seeking out adventures, don’t let plantar fasciitis get in the way.
Nov 30th, 2018
Fractured and Fragmented Bones: How They are Treated

Fractured and Fragmented Bones: How They are Treated

The human foot has 26 bones that are all connected with joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Since the foot is used in so many different activities, foot fractures can happen in these bones if hit at a bad angle.
Oct 23rd, 2018
Flat Feet in Kids: To Treat or Not to Treat

Flat Feet in Kids: To Treat or Not to Treat

A common podiatry problem in kids is a condition referred to as flatfoot. It is when the foot lies flat on the ground, with no visible arch on the inner foot. Doctors look for signs or symptoms of flatfoot during well-visits because it can prevent...
Sep 26th, 2018
Physical Therapy Tips for Returning to Activity

Physical Therapy Tips for Returning to Activity

After an injury, the most common question people have is when they can return to their normal, physical activities. The most common injuries in athletes are to the foot and ankle areas.
Sep 20th, 2018
Catch the Wave to a Faster Recovery After Foot Surgery

Catch the Wave to a Faster Recovery After Foot Surgery

Feet are a vital tool to getting around that require little thought until you are injured. The foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, plus plenty of soft tissue, which means there are many opportunities for injury.
Aug 24th, 2018
Why You Have Bunion Pain

Why You Have Bunion Pain

Bunions are prominent bumps that jut out of the base of your big toe. To understand why you have bunion pain, we need to talk about how they happen and ways you can deal with the pain.
Jul 2nd, 2018
Treating Clubfoot in Babies

Treating Clubfoot in Babies

From getting a new tooth to rashes and infections, parents are always looking for ways to make their kids feel all better. Not all problems have a fast cure, like clubfoot, which requires a little more time and attention.
May 12th, 2018
How Heel Spurs Form

How Heel Spurs Form

As the weather warms up and races start approaching, people are starting to run outside again. Unfortunately, some people are finding that they can’t run as far as they used to because of pain.
Apr 12th, 2018
Orthotics and Cleats

Orthotics and Cleats

You’re an athlete participating in a sport where you’re on your feet a lot and you must wear tight, uncomfortable cleats. Your feet, ankles, knees, and legs are all vital in your performance of your sport.
Apr 6th, 2018
Recover Faster From Sports Injuries

Recover Faster From Sports Injuries

Getting hurt, even when doing a sport you love, isn’t fun. As painful as the foot or ankle injury is, the potentially long time spent on the sidelines recovering can be almost just as painful. You want to be out there on the field, helping your team...
Mar 6th, 2018
How to Clear Up Fungal Toenails Fast

How to Clear Up Fungal Toenails Fast

Nobody likes toenail fungus. The yellow, brittle toenails, however, are very common. Toenail fungus is not only embarrassing, but it can lead to further, more serious foot conditions if not treated.
Feb 28th, 2018
10 Training Tips to Avoid Heel Pain

10 Training Tips to Avoid Heel Pain

It’s a few months into the new year and 2018 is the year you’ve decided to take your fitness seriously. You may have signed up for a 5K or even a marathon to make sure you don’t back out of your fitness commitment.
Feb 23rd, 2018
Why Does my Foot Hurt?

Why Does my Foot Hurt?

Our feet are important, but often we take them for granted. That is, until they begin to hurt and not function properly. Foot pain isn’t fun and can drastically affect your everyday life
Jan 19th, 2018
How To Take Care Of Your Feet As A Diabetic

How To Take Care Of Your Feet As A Diabetic

Almost 30 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States, from a recent report from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). They also found an additional 80 million individuals who are considered pre-diabetic.
Aug 20th, 2017
Why You Should Be Looking At Your Feet Daily

Why You Should Be Looking At Your Feet Daily

Let’s be honest – when was the last time you looked at your feet? Visual inspection can alert you to upcoming complications. It is recommended you make a visual inspection of your feet once a daily.
Jul 15th, 2017
List Of The Top 5 Common Foot Problems

List Of The Top 5 Common Foot Problems

It is estimated that by the age of 70 the average person has walked approximately 26,000 miles! Our feet take quite a beating which causes many changes in our foot structure and gait over time.
Jun 10th, 2017
How to Prevent Falling

How to Prevent Falling

2.5 million individuals over the age of 65 are treated in emergency rooms each year for fall-related injuries, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 5th, 2017