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Shoe Tips for Healthy Feet

Wearing the correct shoes is one of the best ways you can keep your feet happy and healthy. Every activity in which you engage requires the correct footwear to provide the necessary comfort and support for both work and leisure pursuits. Some essential tips for selecting the perfect shoes include: Natural—Sometimes it’s best to go […]

Learn About Ingrown Toenail Prevention

The pain, redness, tenderness, and swelling of an ingrown toenail can be quite debilitating. Not only are they unattractive, but they also really hurt! Ingrown toenails are particularly problematic for women, who have almost four times as many foot problems as men over their lifetimes. This may largely be due to the fact that high […]

Foot Symptoms May Point to Other Health Problems

Since your feet may be the first place to show signs of problems with your overall health, it’s important to pay attention to the condition of your feet to see if other health problems may be rearing their ugly heads. Some of the foot symptoms that can point in the direction of other health issues […]

The Sudden Pain of Gout

A gout attack is one of the most painful experiences one can endure. It is caused by the buildup of uric acid in the blood that crystallizes into the outer joints of the hands, wrists, knees, and—most often of all—the large joint of the big toe. This big toe pain frequently attacks at night and […]

Preventing Toenail Fungus

Are you experiencing signs of toenail fungus? This condition is very common and has an unwieldy name—onychomycosis. There are actually several different species of fungi that cause the toenail infection, but the primary culprit is the same fungus that causes athlete’s foot. The signs and symptoms of toenail fungus Discoloration and yellowing of the nail […]

Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

November is American Diabetes Month. Unfortunately, the number of people being diagnosed with this potentially dreadful and deadly disease is rapidly expanding not only here in the Americas, but also worldwide and with no end in sight. The high blood sugar that is the hallmark of diabetes is directly linked to peripheral neuropathy, which causes […]

Treating & Preventing Sprained Ankles

It seems like everyone has sprained an ankle at one time or another. Some of us are fortunate enough to literally just walk away with merely a twinge of pain and a slight limp that subsides after a few days of rest and recuperation. Other sprains can be much more severe, since the excessive force […]

Causes of Heel Pain

Many people visit the podiatrist’s offices complaining of heel pain. There are various causes of heel pain including repetitive stress from exercise and tight fitting shoes such as high heels. Since your feet are the foundation you stand upon, a pain in the heel can affect your entire body. When you have heel discomfort, it […]

Treating Painful Bunions

Although bunions are a very common foot condition, they tend to develop very slowly, and many people ignore the problem until the bunion has reached a more advanced stage and is harder to treat. Bunions develop when the big toe joint gets misaligned due to poorly fitting shoes, abnormal foot mechanics caused by arch problems […]

Some Common Running Injuries

Running is such a wonderfully simple activity and a great way to get your daily exercise. It requires very little in the way of equipment and can be accomplished just about anywhere with a little space. The repetitive motions that come with running, however, can cause a variety of foot and ankle problems. Some of […]

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