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Your Feet Are Telling You Something

Your feet can let you know if there is something wrong. By picking up on these clues, you will be able to keep your feet and your body healthy. Be sure you never ignore the following signs and see a podiatrist immediately if these problems appear. Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore Cold feet-it is natural for […]

Summertime Beach Walking

It is no secret that walking on the beach during the summertime can be a very relaxing experience. Feeling the warmth of the sun on your face, the sand under your toes, and thinking of endless summer days ahead. Ahh, it doesn’t get any better than this! Whether you are a power walker or just […]

Keeping Feet Healthy in the Gym

Summer is a time when people begin going to the gym. That is a beautiful goal, and it can be a great way to get fit. However, did you know the gym can cause sweaty feet and bacteria to grow in your shoes? Don’t worry, you can still work out and keep your feet healthy. […]

Hallux Limitus and The Strength of Your Toes

Hallux limitus is a condition that will affect the joint where your big toe connects to your foot. That is called your hallux. The condition causes problems with flexibility in the joint, and you won’t bend your big toe very well. Eventually, the inflexibility causes pain. That pain becomes worse when you walk. Over time, […]

Treating An Ankle Sprain Properly

When you sprain your ankle, you will need the proper care to get your foot back to its proper health. If you notice tenderness, you may have a limited range of motion, and in many cases, you will need imaging to determine how bad the sprain is. While there are many self-care options you can […]

Professional Pedicure: A Perfect 10

Many people enjoy receiving a professional pedicure, especially as warmer temperatures arrive along with sandals and open-style footwear. Our toes are on display, and we would like them to look their best. Here are 10 Tips for Your Next Professional Pedicure: Keep it Clean: All nail salons should practice according to their health department requirements […]

Mallet Toe: A Forgotten Deformity

A mallet toe often gets confused with hammertoe and claw toe. It is common in your second toe because it is longer than the others though it can occur in your third or fourth toes. Like other toe deformities, it may not be so evident until you notice the pain. With a mallet toe, you will […]

What Happens When Your Foot Gets Infected

An infected foot goes beyond simple pain. It can allow bacteria into your foot and, if left untreated, can cause issues like sepsis or cellulitis. When cellulitis occurs, you will experience an infection that will reach your bloodstream and lymph nodes. Diabetes and ingrown toenails can also lead to disease. You will be able to […]

How to Treat Toenail Fungus

Nail fungus is a significant and common issue that will occur with feet. It can start small and then spread. As the infection becomes more serious, your nails will crumble and discolor. Over time, you will begin to experience pain and lose the nails or experience infectious conditions in severe cases. Distortion and a horrid […]

What Diabetes Will Do to Your Feet

Diabetes damages the blood vessels in your body, but most especially the feet. When the vessels are damaged, this can cause nerve damage over time. You can take steps to help your feet as a person with diabetes, such as washing and then drying your feet thoroughly, paying particular attention between the toes. Still, there […]

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