Shoe Habits: DOs and DON’Ts

Shoes Footwear Feet Leather Laces Sole Floors 690044 SAn important aspect of foot care is to make sure that you have good shoe habits. That includes long-term shoe maintenance and wearing them properly so that they provide maximum support to your feet. Here are some habits you should adopt, as well as some habits you should drop! DOs: Keep your shoes clean, which includes keeping your feet clean. This will help prevent the…

Morton’s Neuroma – Ball of Foot Pain

16911785 Morton NeuromaA neuroma is a condition in which the tissue around a nerve becomes thickened. You might have a neuroma in your foot if you: feel like you want to remove a small stone that you keep stepping on, but when you take your shoes off, it’s never there. feel like you have a pinched nerve in the ball of your foot. have burning pain, numbness,…

Painful Progressive Flatfoot

47839903 Bare Male Foot WalkingAlso known as Adult-Acquired Flat Foot or Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis, this condition results in a flattened arch in the foot. Those affected might experience symptoms such as pain along the inside of the ankle and foot, as well as a foot deformity with a shifted heel bone. Left untreated, it can cause chronic pain and severe deformity, making it hard to find shoes that fit…

5 Reasons Your Child Should Visit a Podiatrist

152 1533220534 5reasonchildFoot problems are not only the issue of older people.  In fact, many foot ankle   and leg issues in adults can be traced back to things missed or neglected from   childhood.  Here are 5 examples:   Gait abnormalities. Toe walking, intoe (pigeon-toe) gait, flat feet,   developmental delays in early walkers are best evaluated and treated at the   earliest age possible.  Just because there is no pain…

Orthotics for Comfortable Feet

99780730 Orthopedic Insoles And Little Boy Legs On White BackgroundDo you ever find yourself wanting your shoes to be more comfortable? Maybe if they had a little more padding on this part of the shoe, you would be able to wear them for a bit longer. If only there was more arch support, you wouldn’t suffer from chronic plantar fasciitis. Is there a way to find comfort without buying new shoes altogether? Yes! Orthotics …

They Said It was ‘Minor’ Surgery

152 1530024678 MinorsurgeryIt’s very common to have a so-called ‘minor procedure’ performed in the office or a same-day surgical unit.  This could possibly involve removing a wart, dealing with an ingrown toenail, a biopsy of a skin lesion or something else.  Then there are the larger surgical procedures such as for bunions, hammertoes or for serious infections in the foot. What is really meant by minor surgery?…

Toe Exercises for the Family

40283038 S Feet Blanket Family FeetLooking for another way to spend family time together? It might sound strange, but how about a night of foot fitness? Yep, you read that right. Specifically, we want to focus on exercising the toes. It’s not a body part you usually think about when working out, such as the biceps or abs, but strengthening the toes are just as important. Why should we exercise…