7 Tips to Avoid Nail Fungus

With summer weather in full swing, walking around barefoot or with sandals on is a great way to show off your beautiful feet. Unless of course you are cursed with fungal toenails, and infection that can result in thick, yellow, brittle and even stinky nails. The cause of this nail infection is actually a microscopic […]

Weak Ankles? Here’s Help!

If your legs and feet are sore and tired after a hard day, that’s one thing. But what if your feet and legs feel exceptionally sore and tired on a regular basis? This could be a sign that you have weak ankles. Weak ankles will cause your feet to be unstable and may create a […]

Hammer, Mallet, and Claw Toes

These are the names given to toes when they become abnormally bent. It can be attributed to an imbalance in the toe muscles and tendons, tight fitting shoes, injury, or certain diseases that exacerbate the tendency of the toes to bend in the shape of a hammer or mallet. A hammertoe bends at the middle […]

Metatarsal Syndrome

Also called metatarsalgia, this condition strikes the bones and tissues in the ball of your foot—the front part of the bottom of your foot that lies just behind your toes—causing extreme pain and discomfort and often described as feeling like you have a pebble in your shoe. There are many factors to consider when diagnosing […]

Bunion Complications

Bunions are a fairly common foot deformity that usually affects the joint of the big toe, but the pinky toe may also be affected. The bunion (or bunionette when it appears on your pinky toe) appears as an enlarged bump on the side or top of the big toe. Initially, there may not be much […]

Morning Heel Pain

Experiencing severe pain in your heel just when you get up in the morning is not exactly the most fabulous way to begin your day. Although a minor pain in the heel may be nothing serious, there are a variety of painful and debilitating heel conditions that may require the help of your podiatrist to […]

Reading Your Shoes

Everyday the average American walks 8,000 steps a day, so it’s no surprise that our shoes and feet can get worn down. Looking at the soles of your shoes can tell you a lot about your individual feet, like how you walk.   When you walk, the weight of your body naturally shifts from the […]

Exercising With Joint Pain

When you experience pain in your joints, it can be challenging to motivate yourself to keep up with exercise, but research shows that regular exercise can decrease inflammation, fatigue, and pain while increasing blood flow, muscle strength, and quality of sleep. You may not be able to run or play sports like you used to, […]

How to Prevent Nail Problems

Did you know that nails can be an indicator of your overall health? Deficiencies and health problems can often result in abnormalities in your nails, so paying attention to your nail health and preventing nail issues are important! The most common nail problems are ingrown toenails and nail fungus, which can be especially problematic for […]

Preventing Common Baseball Injuries

The start of spring coincides with the start of baseball season, and many athletes young and old are participating in this popular sport. Compared to a contact sport like football it may not seem dangerous, but there are many common foot and ankle injuries that can result if proper prevention and care are not taken. […]