Foot Care

5 Common Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries (and How to Treat Them)

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Ankle Conditions, Blog, Foot Care, Sports | Comments Off on 5 Common Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries (and How to Treat Them)

It’s all fun and games until someone breaks a leg. This mantra might have been your mother’s way to scare you away from jumping on the bed, but it’s true. Athletes are bound to deal with injuries over time, and many of those injuries target the foot and ankle. 1. Ankle Sprains The ankle joint is connected by many ligaments, which are prone to sprain due to overuse or being stretched or torn out of place. Preventative measures: You may be able to avoid sprains by wearing the right supportive footwear and stretching before athletic activity. You should also switch up your workout routine and incorporate low-impact activities. Treatment: If you suffer a...

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The 5 Most Common Foot Problems

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Blog, Foot Care | Comments Off on The 5 Most Common Foot Problems

Seventy-five percent of Americans will experience some type of foot pain in their life, according to the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine. If your feet hurt, you’re not alone. You may be having one of these five common foot issues. 1. Bunions Bunions are painful lumps that form at the base of the toe joint, most commonly at the base of the big toe. They can make walking very painful. Treatment for bunions includes specially designed footwear, orthopedic insoles and, in extreme cases, surgery. 2. Corns and Calluses Corns and calluses on the feet are usually the result of decades of wearing fashionable, but ill-advised, footwear. These are...

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Say ‘No’ to Smelly Feet with These 5 Prevention Tips

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Foot Care, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Say ‘No’ to Smelly Feet with These 5 Prevention Tips

Say ‘No’ to Smelly Feet with These 5 Prevention Tips

Many people struggle with “smelly” feet, a problem known medically as eccrine bromhidrosis. In fact, roughly 10 to 15 percent of the population experiences this problem at one time or another. Foot odor is a common problem that is usually caused by bacteria. You may experience this issue yourself, or you may have noticed your child or spouse’s smelly feet. If you’re concerned about foot odor and want to control the problem, here are a few key tips for prevention. 1. Keep Your Feet Dry Moisture is a breeding ground for bacteria and can even cause an odor on its own. Each time you bathe, swim or get your socks wet, you should dry your feet...

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The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Diabetic Foot Care, Foot Care, Foot Pain | Comments Off on The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

A variety of orthotics can be used to correct conditions of the foot and ankle. Orthotics align the foot and ankle while providing support. This allows them to prevent, correct, or accommodate foot deformities and improve the overall function of the foot or ankle.

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Podiatry

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Foot Care | Comments Off on Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Podiatry

Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Podiatry

August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness month. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disorder that is expressed in several forms, classified by age of onset and motor function. It is the second most common autosomal-recessive inherited disorder in the U.S. and is the leading genetic cause of death in infants. The common factor with all forms of SMA is that it leads to progressive muscle wasting and motor impairment.   Spinal Muscular Atrophy Types The spinal muscular atrophies manifest over a wide range of severity and ages, effecting infants through adults. The most commonly used classification is as follows: Type I: Acute Infantile Onset: 0-6 months Also...

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Do Flip-Flops Hurt Your Feet?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in Foot Care, Foot Pain | Comments Off on Do Flip-Flops Hurt Your Feet?

Do Flip-Flops Hurt Your Feet?

Flip-flops are a summer favorite! They’re easy to slide off and on that make great beach and pool wear. But do flip-flops damage your feet? The short answer: yes. This doesn’t mean you have to ditch your flip-flops though. Flip-Flops: The Good Flip-flops are great for the poolside and beach because they’re easy to slide on and off and actually serve to protect your feet from grounds that are too hot. They also protect your feet against plantar warts and athlete’s foot in public showers. They’re great because they’re not confining. Your feet can breathe all day. However, the openness and lack of support also pose problems for our feet. Flip-Flops: The Bad While most...

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