Shoe Mistakes: Ways to Stop Hurting Your Feet

Shoes are one of the requirements of modern civilization. However, there are several shoe mistakes you may be making that hurt your feet when you’re choosing which ones to wear. Here’s what your foot and ankle specialists want you to know. Replacement Many people do not replace their shoes often enough. You may not even … Continued

Exploring Foot Cramps

Most of the time, foot cramps are only an inconvenience. These come and go quickly from your feet, and then you can move on. However, there are a variety of causes that you may wish to address. Your doctor can supply an individualized plan. The Mechanics of Foot Cramps Every movement in your body is … Continued

Gout in the Feet and Toes

Sometimes, you may experience sudden pains in your joints. These pains seem to have no immediate cause, and nothing seems to work on them. While there are many possible causes, your doctor may find you have gout. What is Gout? Gout is a form of arthritis, in which your body reacts to deposits in the … Continued

9 Common Foot Problems

Feet are one of the most underappreciated parts of the body, and easy to overlook. Unfortunately, many of these problems can get out of control before you feel the need to see a doctor. Your local foot specialist can help in managing all these issues though. Blisters Blisters are fluid-filled pockets that can exist on … Continued

Dancer’s Fracture

Fifth Metatarsal Fractures: What You Need to Know The fifth metatarsal sits along the outside of your foot and connects to your littlest toe. On account of its position, it is the most common metatarsal to fracture. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent fifth metatarsal fractures on account of how each break happens. Often, … Continued

6 Ways to Treat Diabetic Blisters

Diabetic blisters are a relatively rare symptom of diabetes. These blisters can pop up for a variety of reasons, and experiencing them for the first time is scary. Fortunately, the blisters themselves typically heal in two to five weeks without intervention. That leaves you and your doctor managing the symptoms and warding off potential infection. … Continued

Pros and Cons of Ankle Weights

Ankle weights have been part of training for centuries. These weights make the body work harder, so you can see more strength and cardiovascular gains in less time. However, ankle weights also have a dark side. That extra weight can result in everything from strains to actual injuries. What are Ankle Weights? Ankle weights come … Continued

Ankle Pronation

Pronation, also known as eversion is the term used to refer to the manner of movement of the foot when you are walking or running. Pronation, in itself, isn’t entirely a negative word. Naturally, you can walk, run or stand because of even distribution of your weight around your foot. This is also an aspect … Continued

Benefits of An Epsom Salt Footbath

Whether your feet are continuously stuffed in dress shoes or you’re an avid runner, you’ve probably noticed your feet hurting after a long day. Fortunately, there’s an inexpensive solution that will have your feet feeling fabulous after the first treatment. You may even have all the essential ingredients at home already. What is Epsom Salt? … Continued

How to Strengthen Your Ankles

If you’ve injured your ankle, you know that it can be as painful as it is annoying. Ankle injuries are relatively common and can happen from doing pretty much anything, from rolling your ankle on the curb to taking a spill while you’re out on your morning run. The best way to prevent an ankle … Continued