Corns and calluses are created as the body’s natural reaction to extreme friction and pressure on the skin that is often caused by poorly-fitting footwear. Athletes and people who are on their feet all day for work are more susceptible due to the additional pressure and stress on the feet.
While experiencing pain on the top of your foot is not as common as other foot complaints, it can nonetheless be an extremely painful and debilitating experience.
The best way to keep your feet happy and healthy after all the walking, running, climbing, dancing and standing they do for you every year is to take some proactive steps to keep them in tip-top shape. Don’t wait until you have a foot or ankle problem, when you can avoid many of these problems […]
Physical therapy is often thought by many people to be most effective after surgery or during recovery from an accident. However, there are many ways that physical therapy protocols can be added to regular health and exercise regimens rather than just in severe situations. The correct use of stretching and flexibility exercises can mitigate and […]
Keeping your feet happy and healthy often depends on some relatively simple steps that can have a huge effect on keeping your feet in tip-top shape. Here are 2 tips for happy and healthy feet: Wear proper shoes with good arch support— Have your walking gait analyzed by your foot doctor to determine if you […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There are many reasons why people sign up for marathons. Often for a personal challenge, a healthier lifestyle, from inspiration by friends or family, or for an important cause. No matter what the reason, preparing for a marathon may seem like a daunting and challenging task, especially if it’s your first. Luckily, there are many […]
Each year, over 2 million seniors end up in the emergency room for injuries related to falling, which often result in fractures, sprains, and other potentially serious injuries. Therefore, it is important to incorporate strengthening exercises to help with your balance to avoid tripping and falling. Regularly incorporating the following foot and ankle exercises into […]