Foot and Ankle

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 Causes Sharp Heel Pain

  • Woman sitting on steps with Plantar Fasciitis

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 […]

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 […]

Orthotics: A Solution that Fits

  • Close up of woman tying shoes

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 […]