Footwear for Gym Training

Walking into an athletic footwear store can be quite overwhelming. Do you buy cross-trainers, running shoes, climbing shoes, basketball shoes, cycling shoes, tennis shoes, crossfit shoes, or wrestling shoes? Usually, this can be answered by asking yourself what you would like to do at the gym.  You wouldn’t get casual walking shoes if your main workout is cardio on the treadmill. Cross-trainers are actually best…

Foot Care for Diabetics

People with diabetes are more prone to foot problems because they may experience numbness and decreased blood flow. This loss of feeling in the feet can result in small issues that get worse; diabetics may not realize that their feet have cuts, sores, or ulcers and end up not taking care of them promptly. The lower blood flow to the feet can also slow healing…

Summer Footwear for your Child: Limit Wearing Flip Flops

With warm weather catching up to us in New Jersey, it’s time to outfit the kids in their new spring sandals. The ever-present flip flops may seem like economical and fun footwear for this time of year, but it’s best to steer clear for your child’s foot health. We hope this doesn’t end up in a kid vs. parent battle! Flip flops are convenient and…

The Right Shoes Are Essential for Individuals with Neuropathy

Choosing well-fitting shoes, sandals and boots is always a good idea so that you are comfortable and your feet stay healthy. But if you have neuropathy, it’s even more important to select footwear wisely to avoid serious complications. What Is Neuropathy? Neuropathy is a condition where the nerves are damaged and don’t do their jobs properly. When the nerves in the extremities are involved, the…

Skin Cancer: Watch Sun Exposure Even on Feet and Ankles

It’s spring in New Jersey and, while you may not have hit the beach or pool yet, you are probably spending more time outside in the sunshine. Have you broken out your tube of sunscreen yet? The deadliest skin cancer, melanoma, can be caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun. And guess what? Feet and ankles are also susceptible to skin cancers caused by sun…