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Moore Balance Brace Prevents Falls

Many people struggle with balance issues as they get older, and preventing falls is one of the most important ways to avoid a frightening injury or even death. Ankle instability, arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, and medication issues are just some of the problems that can lead to falls and contribute to a permanent disability, especially in […]

Plantar Fasciitis Problems

If you have pain in your heel when you first put weight on your foot in the morning or after a long time sitting in one place, you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis. It is caused by an inflammation of the connective tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and up […]

Common Foot & Ankle Injuries

Professional athletes may be more susceptible to injury due to the years of repetitive stress from training and competition, but you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to experience a debilitating injury.   Some of the most common injuries seen by podiatrists include:   Ankle sprains and strains—When the ligaments and tendons that support […]

Sudden Toe Pain May Be Gout

Gout used to be termed “the disease of kings” due to the fact that it strikes those individuals who consume excessive amounts of purine-containing foods including steak, organ meats, shellfish, wine, beer, and spirits—which were once only regularly available to the aristocracy. Now, anyone can get gout if they regularly consume the wrong foods and […]

Poor Foot Nutrition

Many diseases that affect the feet and ankles are caused by inflammation of the tissue, bones, ligaments, and tendons. This reaction can be exacerbated when certain foods are included in your diet, increasing the likelihood of developing inflammatory conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, arch pain, and arthritis.   Some foods that can contribute […]

Barefoot Babies

Child development experts recommend that babies go barefoot when they are first learning to walk. The feet of an infant are growing rapidly, and slowly convert from soft cartilage to bone over time. While the feet are in this flexible stage, walking barefoot helps to increase the strength and flexibility of the arches, ligaments, muscles […]

Diabetic Foot Care Tips

Nerve damage to the extremities is a major cause of foot problems for diabetic patients. Since the nerve damage causes reduced sensation in the feet, minor scrapes and injuries may go unnoticed, and can quickly become infected potentially leading to an ulcer, gangrene, and amputation in extreme cases. Here is a list of healthy feet […]

Your Old Feet

Your feet really take a beating over the years, so it’s important to be aware of what to expect as your feet age and to remember that you have to keep your feet and the rest of your body in good shape to get you through your golden years. Here is list of some of […]

Flat Feet Facts

When the whole sole of your foot comes into contact with the ground when you walk or stand, then you have flat feet. This foot abnormality is also known as fallen arches. By wetting your feet and then standing on a flat surface you can see if your arches fall all the way to the […]

Happy Feet Tips for Summer

With summer vacations, adventures, and getaways in full swing keeping your feet protected from the heat and avoiding injuries can help make your summer a success. Here is a reminder list of some fairly common sense ideas for keeping your feet healthy and happy throughout this summer season: Choose supportive shoes—Try to avoid flimsy flip […]