Pedicure Considerations

31895150 S Feet Pedicure MassageNow that it’s officially the summer season, our toes are coming back out to see the light! For many women (and some men) pedicures are a summer staple for presenting clean, well-groomed feet. And while they can be helpful for that, pedicures can also increase the risk of contagious toe and foot diseases. Pedicurists, as well as the tools and facilities they use for pedicures…

Preventing and Treating Hammertoes

Feet Barefoot Beach Lake Men 1538046 SHammertoes can be a pain. Literally. Typically, the deformity affects your second toe (closest to the big toe), but can happen to your other small toes as well. A weakened toe muscle begins to put pressure on the toe’s joints and tendons, making the toe’s second toe joint stick up. It makes a tented shape with the toe. Related conditions include mallet toe and claw…

Your Children’s Toenails

25646873 Close Up Barefoot Girl Standing On Wooden Floor From AboveCaring for a growing child has its many stresses. We have to make sure that (s)he eats right, get enough exercises, stays on top of developmental and learning milestones, keep up their hygiene, maintain their appearance, and make sure they grow up loved and secure. Easy peasy! Right? The pressures of parenting can drive people nutty! With so many things to think about, one of…

Tips for Adding to Your Step Count

31158631 S Running Beach Sand Ocean Sneakers RunningWhile it seems that the step count competitions are phasing out, maintaining an active lifestyle remains very relevant. With more and more studies revealing that a sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health, finding every excuse to incorporate more walking into your day is beneficial for you and your children. We’ve compiled a list of easy and fun ways to add a few extra steps…

Spotting Children’s Foot Problems

Feet Children Barefoot Feet 619517 SOur children’s health is always of top concern. With the myriad of information out there about things that can go wrong, it can be hard for parents to determine when something is actually a problem for our growing children. The older they get, their bodies go through many changes, and sometimes it can be difficult to decipher what’s normal and what isn’t. At least with…