Calluses and Corns Explained

While calluses and corns are not usually serious, this doesn’t mean that you have to ignore or put up with them. Understanding what corns and calluses are can help you better understand how they are formed, how you can help to prevent them, how you should treat them, and when you should seek medical attention. Because of their similarities, the […]

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Understanding and Diagnosing Heel Pain

Most people don’t pay too much attention to their feet –until something feels wrong. But we put a lot of miles put on our feet, and it’s only natural that at some point, something may go wrong. While foot pain doesn’t always indicate a serious condition, it’s often your body’s way of telling you that something’s not right, and it’s […]

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What Kind of Feet Do You Have?

If you have a perfect foot, then you are rare! Not many people have what would be referred to as the “perfect foot.” In fact, studies have shown that less than 10 percent of the entire world population has ‘normal’ feet. By ‘normal,’ of course, we mean a foot that does not require any special care or support when body […]

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Toenail Fungus Infections

Toenail fungus is an infection that gets in through the cracks in the nails or skin. There are different kinds of nail fungus infections that can affect different parts of your nail. Nail fungus thrives in warm, moist environments, and since your toes are often confined to your shoes, this presents an ideal environment for this type of bacteria to […]

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What You Should Know Before You Go to the Podiatrist

Often before going to visit a podiatrist, clients ‘prepare’ their feet for the visit. Unfortunately, though, not all of these preparations are beneficial. If you are getting ready to head to your podiatrist here are a few things you should do, as well one thing that you should avoid doing. Do: Take Notes on Your Condition Taking notes on your […]

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Tips for Healthy Feet

Regardless of your age, health, or lifestyle; it’s important to take good care of your feet. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when it comes to caring for your feet. Know Your Limits – Don’t push your feet to the limit. Make sure you take time to stretch your ankles before you exercise, and know when […]

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The Importance of Stretching

Regardless of your exercise routine, stretching is important. With a simple 5-10 minute warmup, you can reduce the strain on your muscles, tendons, and joints, and help to prevent many serious injuries from occurring. When it comes to stretching, it’s important to warm up your feet and ankles as well. Here are a few warmup exercises that will help to […]

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Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes can cause many health related concerns, and if you aren’t careful, can lead to some serious foot troubles as well. In fact, one of the most common reasons for people with diabetes to be admitted to the hospital is foot-related issues. Proper foot care doesn’t take a lot of time, and can help to prevent a number of serious […]

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Proper Foot Care Starts Young

Healthy habits are formed as children, and while most parents are good at helping to instill healthy eating habits and hygienic habits in their children –their feet often go overlooked. But by starting to teach good foot care practices early, you can help combat many common foot-related issues as they grow up. Here are a few tips to help get […]

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Ankle Sprains –Treatment Options

Ankle sprains are among the most common injury when it comes to playing outdoors or participating in sports. Ankle sprains can happen by simply taking a step wrong and twisting your foot in a way that it’s not meant to twist. They can also occur when playing sports. Regardless of how you sprained your ankle, knowing how to treat it […]

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