Flip-Flops and Your Feet

When summer arrives, many people reach for their flip-flops –and make them their go-to choice for summer footwear. But while flip-flops are often considered to be a true sign of spring and summer, unfortunately, you may want to think twice before donning them –no matter how popular they may be. Flip-flops aren’t always the best choice for your feet, and […]

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Prepping Your Feet for Spring

For most of the winter, your feet have most likely been covered in thick socks and hidden in heavy winter boots. Our feet are all but forgotten about until the sun begins to shine a little longer each day and we start to think about wearing shorts and sandals once again. Before going from boots to sandals, you’ll want to […]

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Foot Pain on the Ball of the Foot

The ball of your foot is the part of your foot that’s located between your arch and toes. Because of its position, the ball often receives a lot of trauma and overuse. When you walk, your weight is transferred from your heel to the ball of your foot, but if the weight is not transferred properly, there can be pain […]

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Blister Prevention

Blisters are one of the most common foot ailments –and most people have experienced a blister at one point or another. Often, blisters are caused perhaps by wearing shoes that don’t fit right –or rub. Other times, a piece of debris could become lodged in a shoe, causing irritation. When this happens, and the skin becomes damaged, a blister –or, […]

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Common Causes of Toe Pain

If you find yourself experiencing toe pain –you’re not alone. Toe pain is a common problem –and can be caused by any number of issues –many of which, while painful, are not serious. However, in some cases –toe pain could be a sign that something is wrong. Additionally, sometimes toe pain doesn’t go away –in these cases, you’ll want to […]

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Arch Pain Explained

A healthy foot will have a slight upward curve on the bottom. This curve is known as the arch, and it’s responsible for helping to absorb stress, and stabilize your body when you are walking, running or even standing. Since there are many tendons, ligaments and bones that comprise your arch, maintaining a healthy arch is important for the health […]

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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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