Get Your Children and Teenagers OFF Their Phones and ON Their Feet!

19357246 Kids Playing Football Game, Young Child Hitting Soccer Ball In ParkTechnology really does surround us, becoming essential parts of everyone’s lives, including our children. Even babies know how to swipe left or right, push the “home” button, or zoom into a picture! So in this tech-obsessed world, how do we make sure that our children, especially our teenagers, spend less time on their phones, tablets, and laptops, and more time being active?   We’ve put…

Achilles Tendonitis: Treatment and Prevention

35462504 S Ankle Pain Icepack Blue Hand FeetOur last blog post was about how problems regarding inflammation of the Achilles tendon, called Achilles Tendonitis, come about. For those who experience symptoms of pain from Achilles tendonitis, we’ve got your back (of the heel)!  Read on for options for treatment, as well as means of prevention. Ways to treat symptoms of pain and inflammation: A foot and ankle massage can relieve tightness and…

Why You Should Have Skin Lesions Biopsied

Biopsy ScreenshotClick to view videoFrom simple athlete’s foot to eczema to skin cancers such as melanoma, all sorts of skin disorders can be found on the feet. Some are nuisances but others can be much more serious, however the most important factor in successful treatment is proper and prompt diagnosis.Athlete’s foot can have many appearances—it can look like dry skin, may or may not be itchy…

Achilles Tendonitis: Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors

18448338 3d Rendered Illustration Of The Achilles TendonDid you know that the Achilles tendon (strong fibrous tissue that attaches the calf muscle to the back of the heel bone) is the largest tendon in the body? Without proper functioning Achilles tendons, we wouldn’t be able to walk or run! And because it is so involved in our daily lives as well as in the movements that playing sports entails, it’s also one…

Why Do My Toes Go Numb When I Exercise?

Fhm 5 Numb Toes During ExerciseWhy Do My Toes Go Numb WHen I Exercise? Many patients notice that when they exercise, particularly on a treadmill or elliptical exerciser, that the toes on one or both feet go numb, relieved when they stop the workout.   The sensation is similar to when you sit down in an awkward position and your foot or leg “falls asleep”. What actually occurs in these situations…

Using Orthotics for Children’s Feet

40044901 Childrens Bare Feet. Childs Bare Feet On The Wooden FloorAs children’s bodies continue to grow, they may also develop issues that cause them pain. However, keep in mind that growing pains are not normal when it comes to feet. Any foot or ankle issues that they may experience indicate a foot problem that must be addressed to prevent further complications. For the most part, children may grow out of certain conditions such as bow…

Staying Safe While Shoveling

50917434 Shoveling SnowIt’s the season of snow! Snow-covered streets and lawns can be such a wonderful sight to see on a serene weekend morning. But when it’s on a workday, it can be a stressful discovery. Not only do you have to do all your morning routines, now you have to add shoveling the driveway and walkways to the list of things to take care of. Just…