Corns and Calluses: What’s the Difference?

It’s a puzzle – you may have an unusual skin growth on your feet or toes and you’re wondering what it could be. Is it a callus? Is it a corn? What is the difference? A corn is an area of thickened skin with inflamed tissue underneath. These often form where two toes rub together or where the top of a toe rubs against a…

Seniors: Reduce Your Risk of Falling To Avoid Injuries

Did you know that in the U.S. every 13 seconds a senior is treated in an emergency room because of a fall and an older adult dies from fall-related injuries every 20 minutes? (Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). This adds up to millions of injuries to our senior citizens each year. Sadly, many of these can be prevented with some thoughtful lifestyle…

Morton’s Neuroma Causes Pain in the Ball of the Foot

Do you have pain in the ball of the foot? Does it feel like you are walking on a marble? If so, you may have nerve damage called Morton’s neuroma. A neuroma is a benign nerve tumor. However, in the case of Morton’s neuroma, instead of a tumor there is a thickening of the tissue that encircles the nerve leading to the toes. The neuroma…

Make a Resolution To Take Better Care of Your Feet

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve made a few resolutions as we begin 2016. Some are easy to keep – like keeping your house neater – while others are very difficult and require a lot of commitment – for example, quitting smoking or joining a health club. But here’s one resolution that is easy to accomplish and that will also improve your health and wellbeing…

Everything You Need To Know About Orthotics

Have you heard the word orthotics? The word comes from Greek and means to align or straighten. Orthotic devices fit inside your shoes and are custom-made to each individual’s feet and needs. They support and comfort your feet and can also be prescribed to heal chronic foot issues and correct biomechanical foot problems. Orthotics can also help redistribute stress during sport activities to ease pain.…