Archive for the ‘foot care’ Category

Is Walking Around Barefoot Good for You?

Thursday, February 8th, 2018


Many people believe walking barefoot all the time provides them a great deal of freedom and comfort. However, is participating in such an activity beneficial to their well-being? The following short piece will answer that question by offering some insight into the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.


Cosmetic Foot Surgery: What to Keep in Mind for Foot Reduction Surgery

Monday, July 24th, 2017


Cosmetic Foot Surgery: What to Keep in Mind for Foot Surgery

Advancements in plastic and microsurgery are making the prospect of surgery more reasonable. Before cosmetic surgery, people generally accepted the way that their body was shaped and looked. However, modern and common surgeries that are routinely completed on the face and limbs include reducing, enlarging, removing, or adding. However, one body part that is gaining more attention is the foot. If one does not like the look or feel of his or her feet, then reducing the size of their feet is an option. This article will describe several surgeries that one might be interested in if researching surgical intervention on the foot. As well, this article will discuss the ideal candidate for foot surgeries.


Painful Heels: Best Treatments for Corns and Calluses

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Corns and calluses are among the most common causes of painful heels. Both corns and calluses involve thickened layers of dead skin, which can create painful pressure points when located on the feet. Fortunately, several treatments are known to be effective in these cases. Depending on the patient, home care, office treatment or a combination of approaches may be recommended. Here is an overview of corns and calluses and how they can be resolved.


Foot Care for Diabetics: Our Recommended Products

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Foot care for diabetics is crucial for your overall health, as diabetes can damage nerves, disrupt blood circulation, and increase infection risk. If you have diabetes, you can help keep your feet healthy by taking steps at home in addition to getting regular foot check-ups. A variety of diabetic products designed for your feet can help you achieve this goal. Below is a checklist of some of the products we recommend for diabetic foot care.  (more…)

What Causes Wide Feet

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Wide feet are among the most common foot problems. Causes of this condition vary, but sufferers often experience discomfort and embarrassment over their unusually wide feet. Fortunately, solutions do exist, including lifestyle changes and clinical treatment. By understanding what causes wide feet and what can be done about it, you may gain mobility and a boost in your quality of life.


Your Winter Boots May Be Causing Your Fungal Nail Infection

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Summer may be the main time of year when toenail fungus strikes, but this condition can also develop in the winter months. This is because during the winter, many of us wear thick boots to keep cold air and snow out. If you wear winter boots, especially for long periods at a time, your toenails are exposed to major factors involved in fungal nail infection development: moisture, from sweating inside the thick insulation, and total darkness. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you should stop wearing boots, but it does highlight the value of taking preventive steps against toenail fungus. Here is more about how the condition develops inside winter boots, how it can become worse and how you can avoid it. (more…)

Are Plantar Warts Contagious?

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Plantar warts affect many people at some point, and they can be difficult to eliminate at home. What causes plantar warts? HPV, or human papillomavirus, the same virus associated with cold sores, is to blame. Not only are plantar warts unsightly, but they can also be uncomfortable depending on where they develop. Furthermore, these warts are contagious, which means that care should be taken to avoid getting them. Here is more about these warts, including their causes, how to avoid them and what plantar wart treatment options are available. (more…)

Common Foot Problems: Preventing Painful Gout Attacks

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Gout is a common joint problem that most often occurs in the big toe. Marked by temporary but often recurring attacks usually lasting days or weeks, gout stereo-typically strikes after a rich meal or heavy drinking and can be extremely painful. Here is a look at what causes gout attacks and how you can prevent this condition.


5 Great Diabetic Foot Care Tips

Monday, September 7th, 2015

The effects of diabetes on blood circulation, nerve health and healing can cause serious foot problems. With the right preventive care, you can help maintain your mobility. Here are five diabetic foot care tips to remember.


Correcting Flat Feet: Know Your Options

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Flat feet or fallen arches are a common condition that often causes no discomfort but can result in serious problems when it is painful. Although a variety of causes have been linked to flat feet, developmental problems are often involved. This is particularly true among children, who can experience long-term debility if the condition is left untreated. Here is more about the symptoms and causes of this condition and when patients may benefit from flat feet treatment.