• How Do I Treat My Bunion?
    A large piece of bone protruding on the top or side of the foot may be referred to as a bunion. It’s often the result of inflammation of the tissues Read more
  • Preventing Athlete’s Foot Among Children
    Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that affects the skin on the foot. While generally not a serious condition, it can be bothersome and is contagious. As a parent, making Read more
  • Common Foot Problems and What They Mean
    Our feet are susceptible to ailments just as the rest of our body is. Here are some more common ones and whether they are serious or not. Verrucas are warts Read more
  • Making Sure Your Children Have Good Footwear
    Children have delicate feet, so it is very important to make sure that they have footwear that is right for them. This is not an easy task, however, as children Read more
  • Treating and Preventing Cracked Heels
    Cracked heels are generally a minor and common – albeit discomforting – foot condition. The heels typically become cracked because of a lack of moisture. Therefore, it is important to Read more
  • The Benefits of Stretching Before Running
    Many benefits are derived from warming up and stretching before running. In addition to increasing body temperature, the muscles become more relaxed; this lowers the risk for workout injuries. A Read more
  • Causes and Treatment of Foot Pain
    It’s common to have pain in your feet after standing all day. By eliminating foot discomfort, your muscles will be more relaxed. While standing on concrete, your legs will feel Read more
  • Preventing Blisters on the Feet When Hiking
    Blisters are no fun, especially when you’re hiking and they develop on the feet. Fortunately there are some simple steps you can take to help prevent them in the first Read more
  • Bunions and How They are Treated
    A bunion is a deformity that occurs on the joint at the base of the big toe. Though the exact cause of bunions is somewhat disputed, wearing tight fitting shoes Read more
  • Tips on Exercising for Diabetics
    Tips on Exercising for Diabetics Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising can be a good way to keep your diabetes in check. However, there are some things to keep in mind Read more
  • What are Stress Fractures?
    Stress fractures are small hairline fractures in the bone that most often occur from overuse. When the muscles in the body become fatigued, they become unable to handle repeated shock Read more
  • Weight-Loss Surgery Found to Improve Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
    A recent study published in the Arthritis Care and Research journal found that those who are obese and have rheumatoid arthritis may benefit greatly from bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery.  While Read more
  • How to Prevent Falls Among the Elderly
    Elderly Americans are at an increased risk of falling than younger Americans. Falls are a leading cause of injury among the elderly; therefore it is important for older persons to Read more
  • Practicing Proper Foot Care
    Taking care of your feet is vital to not only the health of your foot, but the health of your entire body. Checking the feet and toes every day for Read more
  • Biomechanics and its Role in Podiatry
    Biomechanics, or the study of mechanics in biological organisms such as humans, plays an important part in podiatry. Understanding the mechanics of the foot allows podiatrists to understand injuries, make Read more
  • How to Prevent Fungal Infections on the Foot
    How to Prevent Fungal Infections on the Foot While most fungal infections of the foot, such as athlete’s foot, are non-serious conditions, they can cause red, itchy, dry feet. This can Read more

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