Posts Tagged "fungal infections"

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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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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Winter Foot Care Tips

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Foot Care, Products, Sports | Comments Off on Winter Foot Care Tips

Winter Foot Care Tips

No matter what your New Years resolution, you need your feet to get you where you want to go. The winter time can wreak havoc on our feet in so many ways… From fungal infections to common injuries, we have tips to help ensure a healthy winter for your feet!   Custom Shoe Fittings Prevent Injury First things first – make sure to buy properly fitted boots. This is especially important for children. Although winter boots – or ski and snowboarding footwear – may be pricey, it’s not a good idea to buy a size bigger than you need thinking you can get some extra use for your children. Properly fitted boots are necessary to prevent blisters,...

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