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5 Tips for Runners to Prevent Black Toenails

Marathon runners, long-distance triathletes, and trail runners are prone to black toenails. This common injury is unsightly and sometimes uncomfortable. Here are some tips on treating and avoiding black toenails.
Feb 13th, 2023

5 Exercises for Strengthening Flat Feet

Though not everyone with flat feet has problems, this common condition can cause foot, ankle, knee, or hip pain. Strengthening exercises for flat feet may prevent or delay these pain issues. Click here to learn more.
Jan 5th, 2023

5 Unexpected Benefits of Orthotics

Customized orthotics make all the difference when it comes to your gait and comfort. Here are some of the lesser-known benefits of these shoe inserts.
Dec 8th, 2022

What Causes Plantar Warts and How Can I Get Rid of Them?

Got small, rough, bumpy growths on the heels or balls of your feet that hurt when you stand or walk? Chances are, you have plantar warts. They’re contagious too! Read on how to treat this nuisance and prevent spreading or a recurrence.
Oct 1st, 2022

How to Prevent Another Bout of Foot Fungus

If you’ve dealt with foot fungus in the past, you’re probably not keen on getting it again. Fortunately, you can take some steps to prevent another fungal infection.
Sep 1st, 2022

When Do Bunions Require Surgery?

If you’re dealing with throbbing bunion pain, you might be a candidate for surgery. That said, numerous other treatments may be your best bet.
Aug 1st, 2022

Here's How to Cut Your Toenails to Prevent an Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown toenails are painful, but preventable. Even though they may seem to be a minor annoyance, ingrown toenails can cause swelling, pain, and an infection. To avoid onychocryptosis (the medical term for ingrown nails), here’s what to do.
Jul 1st, 2022

Tips for Keeping Your Insulin Stable

If you have diabetes and need to take insulin to manage your blood sugar, you may wonder what’s up with insulin stability and why you need to be so careful about how you store the medicine. This blog answers all your questions.
Jun 4th, 2022

How is a Sprained Ankle Graded?

Sprained ankles are incredibly common and range in severity from mild to serious. The grade of your injury determines your treatment and how much time you’ll need to take off your feet. Here’s how your ankle is graded.
May 1st, 2022

7 Ways to Prepare Your Home in Advance of Foot Surgery

If you need foot or ankle surgery, you know your recovery will take time. You can make your recovery more comfortable by preparing your home in advance. From setting up a bed to stocking your kitchen, here are our top tips.
Apr 7th, 2022

My Shoes Don't Fit. Are My Feet Getting BIgger?

The last time your shoes pinched your toes, you were likely a youngster with light-up sneakers. Now, you’re an adult and suspicious that your feet are … growing? You might not be wrong. Here are a few things that contribute to growing feet.
Mar 1st, 2022

Why Do I Have Hammer Toes … And What Can I Do About Them

Some of your toes curve downward, like claws, which makes it difficult to squeeze your feet into your favorite shoes. You’re also not a fan of showing off your hammer toes in sandals. You wonder why you have them, and what you can do about them.
Feb 2nd, 2022

Yes, High Heels Really Are That Bad for Your Feet

Before you take your feet out on the town for New Year’s Eve, don’t think with your head; think with your toes. Beautiful high heels aren’t a great way to maintain beautiful feet. If you want lovely bare toes, treat them to the right shoes.
Dec 1st, 2021

Preventing Diabetic Foot Problems

Diabetes can cause serious foot issues due to poor circulation and reduced ability to heal small wounds. For Diabetes Awareness Month, here’s what you should know about diabetic foot care.
Nov 2nd, 2021

When Should You Take Your Child to a Podiatrist?

It’s true that most foot problems develop later in life, but that doesn’t mean children aren’t also at risk. We take pediatric foot care seriously and want you to be aware of a few rules of thumb when it comes to your child’s podiatric needs.
Aug 6th, 2021

Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Foot care matters for everyone, but it’s especially pressing for people living with diabetes. Here are a few easy-to-implement tips to help you keep your feet healthy.
Jul 18th, 2021

Why You Shouldn't Play Through a Sprained Ankle

There are no two ways about it — ankle sprains are a serious pain. But even if you only have a mild sprain, playing through it or toughing it out can turn a slight pain into a chronic problem.
Jun 7th, 2021

How To Prevent Summertime Foot Problems

Summertime is a great excuse to get outdoors more and ramp up your activity level and exercise, routine, too. But beaches, parks, and pools all contain foot hazards, too. Here’s how to keep your feet safe for summer.
May 5th, 2021

When Does an Ingrown Toenail Require Medical Assistance

Ingrown toenails are common, painful foot problems. In addition to limiting your ability to walk, an untreated ingrown toenail can lead to infection and potentially severe complications. Discover when to talk to a podiatrist about an ingrown toenail.
Apr 4th, 2021

Why Do I Have Warts on My Feet?

Warts on your feet aren’t typically dangerous, but they can cause pain, discomfort, and more warts. While most anyone can develop a foot wart, certain factors increase your risk of attaining the underlying virus.
Mar 11th, 2021

What's Causing Your Heel Pain?

Pain in your heel can be debilitating and stop you from doing daily chores and the activities you love. Figuring out whether your pain is due to overuse or injury helps us create the best treatment plan for you.
Feb 1st, 2021

What Causes Discolored Toenails?

Beautiful, healthy toenails are fun to show off in sandals and at the beach, but discolored toenails are unsightly and embarrassing. What causes discolored toenails? And how can you get rid of this toenail blight? Read on.
Jan 5th, 2021

Brittle Bones and Aging: What You Need to Know

As you age, your bones lose density, become brittle, and are more prone to fracture, a condition known as osteoporosis. Learn more about this “silent disease,” and what you can do to combat it.
Dec 1st, 2020

Why Rest Is Important for a Sprained Ankle

Spraining your ankle once can increase your risk of repeated sprains and further injuries by 40-70%. Repeated injuries can also cause chronic instability in your ankle joint. That’s why it’s important to rest up when healing from ankle injuries.
Nov 2nd, 2020

What to Do About Corns and Calluses on Your Feet

Millions of people have corns or calluses on their feet. While these lumps of hardened skin are one of the ways your body protects itself, they can also cause pressure points and pain. Keep reading to learn more about corns or calluses.
Oct 1st, 2020

Night Splints May Be the Answer to Your Foot Pain

Foot pain is often caused by holding your feet in rigid positions without knowing it while you’re asleep. Learn more about the common causes of this behavior and how night splints can help.
Jul 9th, 2020

How To Prevent Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are painful and common. You’ve probably had one, or more likely, a few. No one likes dealing with them, and prevention is always preferred. Here are a few tips to help you avoid ingrown toenails in the future.
Mar 1st, 2020

Are High Heels Really That Bad for Your Feet?

You pause in front of the mirror, admiring the way your beautiful heels complement your outfit. You’ll only be on your feet for a few hours. Should you wear pretty, painful shoes? Is it really worth it?
Feb 6th, 2020

When Foot Fungus Requires Medical Treatment

You’re at the drugstore. Again. Searching for that foot fungus treatment. Again. While you may think of athlete’s foot as just a nuisance, you could need medical attention to stop it from spreading and causing some serious complications.
Dec 1st, 2019

6 Painful Problems Caused by Ill-Fitting Shoes

Shoes protect your feet and keep them comfortable — but only if they fit right. If your shoes cause blisters or cramps, it could be the start of these painful conditions caused by ill-fitting shoes.
Nov 1st, 2019

Why You Need a Podiatrist on Your Diabetes Wellness Team

If you’re diabetic and are dealing with issues of lack of sensitivity, bruises, swelling, or other issues in your feet, it can be a sign of some potentially dangerous problems. Find out what these symptoms can mean and how a podiatrist can help.
Oct 1st, 2019