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All About Fungal Infections

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on All About Fungal Infections

  Why is healthy skin important? Healthy skin increases comfort dramatically as it stretches to absorb shock when we stand or walk. It also acts as a defensive barrier against infections. Healthy skin also looks good, especially when wearing sandals or backless shoes. Are your feet a breeding ground for fungus? Fungus is a primitive plant-like organism that commonly attaches to skin or nails when conditions are right for its growth, like a weed in the garden. Fungus needs darkness, moisture (usually sweating), and heat to live on a healthy individual’s skin or nails.  People with lowered resistance due to illnesses, such as diabetes, or people having problems with...

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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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4 Ways to Decrease Your Risk of Athlete’s Foot this Winter

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Ways to Decrease Your Risk of Athlete’s Foot this Winter

4 Ways to Decrease Your Risk of Athlete’s Foot this Winter

Many people think that athlete’s foot can only affect those who play sports. Other think you are only susceptible to a fungal infection in the summer when feet get hot and sweaty due to warmer temperatures. But athlete’s foot can actually affect anyone at any time of the year, including the winter. In fact, podiatrists often see an increased number of athlete’s foot cases as the weather grows colder due to the heavy shoes and boots we wear in the winter coupled with warm, thick socks. Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do to decrease your own risk of contracting this annoying and irritating fungal infection. Keep your feet clean It is always important to...

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6 Ways to Prevent Chronic Ankle Instability

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Foot Pain, Uncategorized | Comments Off on 6 Ways to Prevent Chronic Ankle Instability

6 Ways to Prevent Chronic Ankle Instability

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