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A Primer on Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a common condition that is easily acquired and transmitted. It is a fungal infection that is caused by the same organism responsible for jock itch and ringworm. This fungus thrives in warm, humid environments, which is why damp shoes and socks are [...]

By |2019-01-24T07:54:55-07:00October 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on A Primer on Athlete’s Foot

How to Choose the Right Shoe for Your Child

Approximately 98 percent of children are actually born with healthy feet, but only about 40 percent of kids will be still be enjoying healthy feet as adults. A significant contributing factor is the shoes worn throughout the different stages of life. Since children's feet are [...]

By |2019-01-24T07:54:55-07:00August 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Shoe for Your Child

6 Tips for Diabetic Foot Care

Nearly 20 million Americans have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. It's a condition that can affect circulation and various tissues throughout the body, including those in the feet. Diabetics often have to be proactive about foot care because of nerve-related damage (neuropathy), which [...]

By |2019-01-24T07:54:55-07:00July 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 6 Tips for Diabetic Foot Care

Most Common Podiatric Ailments

The study and practice of podiatry are known to have taken place across many generations. For instance, treatment of foot problems has existed even in the era of the Pharaohs. This practice can also be traced back to the era of Hippocrates (also known as [...]

By |2019-01-24T07:54:56-07:00June 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Most Common Podiatric Ailments

Avoiding Amputation for Diabetic Patients

After diagnosis, diabetics are faced with a variety of lifestyle modifications to avoid further health risks. The most common modifications include dietary changes, daily blood glucose monitoring, medication administration and foot care. Uncontrolled diabetes can affect blood circulation and can even damage the nerves, which [...]

By |2017-10-31T13:16:14-07:00May 26th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Avoiding Amputation for Diabetic Patients

Is Barefoot Running Right for You?

The human foot is designed to function efficiently without shoes. Barefoot running is a common preference for many amateur and professional runners who wish to adopt a more natural approach to leg and foot movements. The main difference between shoe-covered running and barefoot running is [...]

By |2018-01-06T17:48:28-07:00April 21st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Is Barefoot Running Right for You?

3 Best Foods for Foot Health

Having healthy, pain-free feet are the solid starting point for health. When your feet are achy, inflamed, and tired, it can make it difficult to reach your fitness goals or even complete your regular daily duties. There are several foods that can enhance foot health [...]

By |2019-04-19T05:49:03-07:00March 17th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 3 Best Foods for Foot Health

Preventing Running Injuries

Running injuries are common among the top athletes, leisure runners and weekend warriors. When you are using running as a way of increasing your physical activity level, keep in mind these three methods of preventing future injuries to your foot and ankle. If you do [...]

By |2017-10-31T13:16:50-07:00February 20th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Preventing Running Injuries

Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is an uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing condition. The fungus thrives in the warm, moist, and dark environment that surrounds your toes. It is a common condition that starts off as a white or yellow spot on, under, or to the side of your [...]

By |2019-01-24T07:54:56-07:00January 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Minimally Invasive vs. Invasive Treatments for Feet

Often a last resort unless there is a pressing medical emergency, foot surgery is usually recommended to restore functioning of some part of the foot or ankle or correct a foot deformity or source of persistent pain. Surgical treatments can be either invasive, referring to [...]

By |2019-07-29T05:07:43-07:00December 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Minimally Invasive vs. Invasive Treatments for Feet