Category: Podiatry

Best Foot Forward with Diabetes 

Uncontrolled diabetes can damage blood vessels, especially in the feet. When blood vessels get blocked, nerves in the feet begin to die. When this happens, a feeling of “pins and needles”, pain or numbness results.  Numbness may not sound like a bad thing, but it can be very dangerous. Pain lets us know when we’re […]

How to Pick Winter Work Boots 

When you’re on your feet outdoors all day, it’s important to have the right pair of boots, especially in the cold, snow and mud of winter.  Insulation and Fit   Boot insulation is measured in grams (G). The more grams, the thicker the insulation. Insulation thickness usually varies from 200G to 1000G. The lower levels […]

Ankle Sprains on the Court  

One of the most common basketball injuries seen by Food and Ankle Specialists is an ankle sprain. It’s important for coaches, parents and players to understand the symptoms, treatment and prevention of this type of injury.  What is an Ankle Sprain?   An ankle sprain is an injury to the ankle ligaments, strong bands of […]

How to Avoid Athlete’s Foot

The itchy red rash or dry, scaling skin of Athlete’s foot isn’t serious by itself, but it can certainly be annoying, especially if it comes back again and again. In some cases, it can also lead to a more serious bacterial infection.   Like many healthcare issues, it’s easier to prevent athlete’s foot than it is to get rid of it. […]

Shoe Shopping for an “On Your Feet All Day” Job 

Standing at work all day can be exhausting, especially for your feet. Hard flooring and the wrong shoes or boots don’t help. Your feet are meant for moving, not standing still. If you stand long enough, it can cause permanent damage to your feet. Choosing the proper footwear can help protect your feet and decrease […]

6 Pedicure Pointers

Getting a “mani-pedi” can be a great way to relax. It can also make your feet look much better in sandals. Just remember, the basis of any good pedicure is keeping your feet and toenails clean and healthy. Here are few pedicure pointers:   Nail files can easily pick up bacteria and fungus.  To avoid infection, […]

Plantar Fasciitis Causes Sharp Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis is a common injury that causes severe pain in the bottom of the feet. It is especially painful in the morning when taking the first steps of the day.    What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?    Plantar Fasciitis is most commonly caused by a repetitive strain injury to the plantar fascia, or thick band of […]

Orthotics: A Solution that Fits

Your feet are, quite literally, the foundation on which you stand and walk. If the way you stand and walk is not correct, this can cause pain in your feet, ankles, legs or back.   One tool for correcting the way a person stands or walks is the use of medical-grade shoe adaptors known as “orthotics”. […]