Posts Tagged "foot pain"

5 Signs It’s Time to See a Doctor About Your Swollen Feet and Ankles

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Foot Pain | Comments Off on 5 Signs It’s Time to See a Doctor About Your Swollen Feet and Ankles

5 Signs It’s Time to See a Doctor About Your Swollen Feet and Ankles

As we get older, our bodies start to remind us daily of our age even when we feel young. Our joints start to ache more and our vision becomes less sharp, and at some point our ankles and feet begin to swell and throb with pain.  The truth is that aging brings a lot of questions about our bodies that we typically wouldn’t have in our younger years. Let’s take a closer look at one of the physical responses that’s common among many adults and when it’s serious enough to seek medical attention: swelling of the feet and ankles. The most common cause behind feet and ankle swelling in older adults is edema, which is the swelling of soft tissue from the result of excess fluid...

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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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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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High Heels: Moderation Is Key!

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in Foot Care, Foot Pain | Comments Off on High Heels: Moderation Is Key!

High Heels: Moderation Is Key!

In May 2014, a study conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) concluded that high heels were the number one source of female foot pain: “With high heels, moderation is key. It’s best not to wear them every day,” said Matthew G. Garoufalis, DPM, past president of APMA. “Daily heel-wearing can cause the Achilles tendon, the strong tendon at the back of your ankle, to shrink. This increases your risk of an injury while doing activities in flat shoes, including exercise.”   High Heels Impact The Feet High heels shift a person’s weight forward so a disproportionate amount of pressure is placed on the ball of the feet. The higher the heel, the...

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When Feet Go Untreated: 5 Things You May Not Know

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Diabetic Foot Care, Foot Care, Foot Pain | Comments Off on When Feet Go Untreated: 5 Things You May Not Know

When Feet Go Untreated: 5 Things You May Not Know

Like many ailments, when feet go untreated, it leads to complications down the road. Can you think of one health problem where the earlier you catch it the worse off you are? We can’t. In the field of podiatry, there are a number of problems we see that with earlier intervention, we can save the patient pain, time, money, and more. Thus, we’ve put together a list 5 common foot problems we often see go untreated.   Nail and Foot Fungus   Fungal infections of the skin and nails of the feet are very common. Once an infection is underway, the fungus can spread to other areas of your foot. Fungal spores are also spread to your socks, shoes, and anything else your...

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