Podiatry

How to Pick Winter Work Boots 

  • Close up of man in work boots on a construction site

This is the time of year when winter boots go on sale.  If you work outdoors, however, you need a pair with the right design and materials to fit your needs. You need to take into account the insulation, fit, weight, waterproofing, traction, foot protection and size of the boots […]

Ankle Sprains on the Court  

  • Student playing basketball

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 […]

Avoiding 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 […]

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

  • Pink Tennis Shoes

Standing at work all day can be exhausting, especially for your feet. Hard flooring and the wrong shoes or boots can make the situation even worse. Your feet are meant for moving, not standing still. If you stand long enough, your feet could be permanently damaged.   Choosing the proper footwear can help protect your feet, and decrease the […]

6 Pedicure Pointers

  • Feet after pedicure

Getting a “mani-pedi” can be a great way to relax. It can also make your feet look much better in sandals. However, 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

  • Woman sitting on steps with Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common injury that causes severe pain in the bottom of the feet. Plantar fasciitis 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 repetitive strain injury to the ligament of the sole […]