• The Bottoms of My Feet Are Extremely Sensitive

  • Foot Fungus Facts: Types, Causes, & Treatments

  • Why Are My Feet Always Sweaty?

  • Why Do My Feet Smell?

  • Nighttime Foot Cramp Causes

  • Toenail Fungus Relief at Home

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Foot Fungus Facts: Types, Causes, & Treatments

You may have heard of foot fungus, but assumed that this disease couldn’t possible affect you. After all, you’ve probably never seen anything growing on your toes or sprouting from your soles.

Jul 12th, 2017
Why Are My Feet Always Sweaty?

Sweaty feet can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. There’s nothing worse than sliding around in your shoes, soaking through your socks, or feeling self-conscious about your foot smell.

Jul 5th, 2017
Why Do My Feet Smell?

No one wants to smell badly. A foul odor fuming up from your feet can make you feel self-conscious on a date, at a business meeting, or even just walking down the street.

Jun 28th, 2017
Nighttime Foot Cramp Causes

Imagine this: after a long day of work, you finally get in bed and begin to drift off to sleep…only your foot begins to cramp.

Jun 21st, 2017
Toenail Fungus Relief at Home

It’s time to talk about toenail fungus. According to the British Medical Journal, up to 5% of the general population and 15-20% of patients over 40 years old suffer from fungal nail infections.

Jun 14th, 2017
How to Bandage a Toe Properly

Unfortunately, since they’re always on the ground helping you move about, your toes can really take a beating.

Jun 7th, 2017
How to Wear Shoes When Your Feet Are Sunburned

We hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day yesterday! Summer will be here before you know it, and with the weather heating up, holidays are a great time to go swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking.

May 31st, 2017
Do Animals Get Ingrown Toenails, Too?

If you’ve ever shared a home with a pet, tuned in to Animal Planet, or even taken a stroll through the dog park, you know that animals and humans have a lot in common.

May 24th, 2017
Are Calluses Good For You?

Most of us have had a callus at some point in time. You might develop them after a particularly hard workout, from wearing the wrong size shoes, or you may continually have small calluses on your feet.

May 3rd, 2017
Why Do Toenails Fall Off?

Our toenails protect the delicate skin underneath them, and serve as a layer of defense against the elements as we use our feet all day.

Apr 26th, 2017
What Does it Mean if My Feet Burn?

Most people don’t think much about how their feet feel. They might get a bit sore from running around all day, itchy from rough socks, or cold in chilly weather, but these sensations are understandable.

Apr 19th, 2017
The Best Types of Shoes for Flat Feet

According to the Institute for Preventive Foot Health, “8 percent of U.S. adults ages 21 and older (about 18 million people)” suffer from flat feet. This problem may be prevalent, but that doesn’t make it healthy.

Apr 12th, 2017
Do My Toenails Need to “Breathe”?

If you frequent the nail salon, you may have heard from friends or family that you need to take regular pauses from pedicures to “let your toenails breathe.”

Apr 5th, 2017
Icing Your Ankle After a Sprain

Approximately 850,000 Americans suffer from ankle sprains every year, according to Right Diagnosis. Unfortunately, this common injury can be quite uncomfortable, limiting your ability to walk, run, move, and go about your daily life.

Mar 22nd, 2017
Best Shoes for Plantar Fascitis Relief

Do you suffer from a stabbing pain in your heels? In addition to being irritating, embarrassing, and unhealthy, this sensation can make it difficult to find comfortable shoes.

Mar 8th, 2017
What To Do When Your Toes Won’t Stop Itching

You’ve probably experienced this beyond-irritating phenomenon: you’re minding your own business, sitting in class, chatting with a date, or even giving an important work presentation, and your toes start to itch.

Mar 1st, 2017
Why is the Ball of My Foot Swollen

The ball of your foot takes the brunt of your foot as you walk, run, dance, and more. This thicker portion of the foot lies between your toes and your heel, and it carries your weight as you move.

Feb 15th, 2017
My Toe is Purple!

It sounds like a bizarre nightmare: you look down and see that one of your toes has turned purple. This may seem like a strange symptom, but, actually, there are a number of reasons your toes can become discolored.

Feb 8th, 2017
What Does ‘Arch Support’ Really Mean?

You may have heard the term “arch support” bandied about. Perhaps it was advertised as an important quality in those fancy new running shoes you were considering buying, or maybe you’ve seen shoe inserts at the drug store to help hold up your arches.

Jan 25th, 2017
Why Are My Toenails Yellow?

Have you ever noticed your toenails taking on a yellow hue? You might have assumed that this is normal, but it isn’t.

Jan 11th, 2017
New Years Resolution Ideas- Healthy Feet!

Happy 2017! Chances are, earlier this week, you made some New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you want to further your career, make better dietary choices, or spend more time with your family.

Jan 4th, 2017
How Do Flat Feet Affect Your Body?

As a podiatry practice, we know that your feet are the foundation of your overall well being. Lacking a healthy arch can have an impact on many areas of your body, literally from head to toe.

Dec 28th, 2016
Holiday Heels and Heel Pain

With the holiday season in full swing, there’s a lot to look forward to: special sugar cookies, brightly decorated trees, beautifully wrapped gifts, and cheer-filled events.

Dec 21st, 2016
Top 4 Causes of Ankle Pain

Our ankles are one of the most sensitive areas of our bodies. Most people have probably experienced ankle pain at least once in their lives.

Dec 14th, 2016
Healing Cracked Heels and Dry Skin

Most of us never even consider the skin of our heels—that is, until they become dry and cracked. Dealing with scratchy, dehydrated, broken heel skin can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.

Dec 7th, 2016
What are Corns?

When you think of the word “corn,” you might imagine long green stalks, bright yellow kernels, or even a white, fluffy snack at the movie theater.

Nov 23rd, 2016
My Feet Are Too Wide For Shoes

Shoes are a part of daily life; from sneakers on the court to stilettos at a dinner party, we wear them for hours every day. If yours are constantly too tight, this can have a major impact on your overall happiness and well being.

Nov 16th, 2016
Protect Your Feet During Marathon Season

Have you ever thought about running a marathon? According to Running USA, there were “more than 1,100 marathons run across [America]” in 2013 alone, so you’ll have ample opportunities to compete in one of these races.

Nov 2nd, 2016
Why is My Foot Tingling?

Have you ever felt your foot tingling? This seemingly strange symptom is actually quite common.

Oct 19th, 2016
5 Best Remedies for Ingrown Toenail Pain

Many people suffer from ingrown toenails. According to the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association, “ingrown toenails or other toenail problems” affect about 1 in 20 Americans.

Oct 12th, 2016
Which Is Your Dominant Foot?

Most people figure out fairly early on in their lives whether or not they’re right or left handed. They simply begin picking up their crayons with one little hand or another, and that’s that.

Oct 5th, 2016
Barefoot Running: Healthy or Risky?

On the surface, it seems like a great idea: run barefoot instead of with shoes to produce a more “natural” stride. After all, humans were designed to run and walk on bare feet.

Sep 28th, 2016
Why are my feet always cold?

Icy cold feet can be uncomfortable and annoying. Most of the time, chronic cold feet are nothing to worry about in young, healthy people.

Sep 14th, 2016
Getting Feet Ready for Fall

As the summer sandal season comes to a close, it’s time to think about cooler temperatures and a change in footwear.

Sep 7th, 2016
4 Ways to Avoid Athlete’s Foot

Although it’s rarely serious, athlete’s foot is not something any of us want to deal with. The scaling, peeling, and cracking skin not only looks undesirable with your favorite sandals, but it’s uncomfortable with its trademark burning and itching.

Aug 31st, 2016
Foods that Feet Love

What you put in your mouth has an effect on your entire body, including your feet. Did you know that your feet appreciate a healthy diet as much as the rest of your body?

Aug 24th, 2016
Know the Signs of Infection After Foot Surgery

Today’s surgical techniques are extremely safe and work out favorably for the vast majority of patients. If you’ve had your surgery performed by a qualified podiatrist, your chance of complications is very low.

Aug 17th, 2016
Why does my foot cramp?

Muscle cramps can be a real pain — and they often strike at the most inconvenient times. The middle of the night is a prime time for painful foot cramps and charley horses, waking you from your much-needed sleep.

Aug 3rd, 2016
Should I use an insole?

Stores everywhere carry a variety of insoles for shoes that claim to reduce pain and help your feet. It seems like a great idea: slip these gadgets into your shoes and you’ll get extra cushion and shock absorption. But should you use them?

Jul 27th, 2016
6 Ways to Keep Feet Fresh on a Hot Day

Summertime means fun in the sun, and all that sun tends to make people sweat. If your feet are trapped in a pair of shoes all day, they’re bound to feel – and smell – less than pleasant by the end of the day.

Jul 20th, 2016
Do I overpronate? How to tell

If you run, you’ve probably experienced some minor aches and pains. But, if you overpronate, you may be more likely to have these problems from the way your feet, ankles, and legs turn when you run – particularly if you run frequently.

Jul 6th, 2016
Tips for a Safe Pedicure

When sandal season arrives, many people treat themselves to a pedicure to get beautiful feet they can show off.

Jun 29th, 2016
Stinky Feet Culprits and Solutions

Although foot odor is a common problem, it’s also one most of us would like to avoid. It can be embarrassing and downright unpleasant – for you and those around you.

Jun 22nd, 2016
Do You Have Plantar Fasciitis’ How to Tell

With 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, your feet are complex and amazing machines that take you places each day. And because your feet work so hard and have so many parts, a lot can go wrong.

Jun 15th, 2016
Foot Care Tips for Summer

When summer comes, you’re probably thinking about vacations, barbecues, beaches, and more. But when you’re having your fun in the sun, don’t neglect your feet – or you may pay for it with pain, injuries, and other foot problems.

Jun 8th, 2016
What You Should Know About Achilles Tendinitis

Perhaps you’ve heard of Achilles tendinitis and think it only happens to marathon runners or hard-core athletes. But this injury can happen to people of all ages and athletic levels.

Jun 1st, 2016
Running & Foot/Ankle Pain

Running is excellent exercise, whether you run for pleasure, competition, or both. But a foot injury can take even the best runner down quickly if it’s not properly treated.

May 25th, 2016
Best Bets for Outdoor Summer Fun in Austin

Fun outdoor activities are not in short supply in beautiful, sunny Austin. No matter what your age or activity level, you’re bound to find something that suits your fancy.

May 18th, 2016
Heel Pain after Sleeping? 5 Possible Causes.

It’s not how most of us want to start our day: you step out of bed and immediately notice heel pain. Although it’s uncomfortable, it’s not necessarily a serious problem.

May 4th, 2016
8 Foot Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Feet have a pretty tough job to do. But just because feet are tough, doesn’t mean they’re invincible. Yet, many people will ignore persistent foot pain or changes in the foot’s appearance and function for too long.

Apr 27th, 2016
9 Strange and Interesting Foot Facts

It’s surprising how little we actually think about our feet. Especially since our feet are a pair of the most useful body parts that we have, and, as it turns out, they’re pretty amazing to boot!

Apr 20th, 2016
Common Foot Deformities: Bunions

There are a number of structural issues with the foot that can lead to pain, reduced foot function, and an unusual or unsightly appearance of the foot.

Apr 13th, 2016
What Makes a Good Podiatrist?

This article will offer some points that patients should consider when choosing, evaluating, or recommending a podiatrist.

Mar 30th, 2016
Diabetes and Your Feet: How to Avoid An Amputation

Having diabetes makes you more likely to develop certain physical complications. Your feet are particularly vulnerable when you have diabetes since people with the condition are at increased risk of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and neuropathy.

Mar 23rd, 2016
Tips to Improve Your Basketball Footwork

March Madness is finally here! If you’re a college basketball fan, the month-long display of basketball skill and school pride that is the NCAA tournament is probably one of your favorite times of year.

Mar 16th, 2016
Everyday Habits That Are Bad For Your Feet

We’re all creatures of habit. There are dozens of little things that we do each day that feel like second nature to us because we’ve been doing them for so long.

Mar 2nd, 2016
Pain in Your Heel, Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It

When heel pain first strikes, your first impulse may be to ignore it. It’s common for many people to dismiss heel pain as just an after-effect of a vigorous workout or a normal part of aging.

Feb 24th, 2016
5 Comfortable Heels for All-Day Wear

Most women know that high heels aren’t good for their feet, but, since a pair of heels can make a great outfit look even more fabulous, many women insist on wearing them anyway.

Feb 17th, 2016
Pedicure Safety Tips

Getting a pedicure can be a relaxing way to treat yourself and make sure your toes look their best, but if you’re not careful, you can be putting your feet at serious risk for infection.

Jan 27th, 2016
Myths & Facts About Bunion Surgery

Bunion surgeries have been performed since the 19th century, but the approaches and techniques for the surgical removal of bunions have changed drastically since the procedure was first performed.

Jan 20th, 2016
Frequently Asked Questions About Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are one of the most common foot conditions that people experience. While it’s not usually a very serious condition, an ingrown toenail can be very painful, uncomfortable and unsightly.

Jan 13th, 2016
Common Foot Problems for Athletes

There’s no one ‘athletic type’. Take football players and golfers, for example. Both are athletes, but each has completely different athletic needs.

Jan 6th, 2016
6 Signs That It’s Time to See a Podiatrist

Even though our feet are an integral part of our overall body health, many people will delay seeing a podiatrist or foot specialist for nagging foot problems until it’s too late.

Dec 30th, 2015
Common Myths About Foot Health

Despite recent advances in the availability of health information, foot health is still somewhat a mystery. There are many old wives’ tales and colloquial advice about feet and footcare that are well-known, but aren’t necessarily based in fact.

Dec 23rd, 2015
What to Do When A Gout Attack Strikes

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, the added stress and non-gout-friendly foods that are characteristic of the season can increase your chances of having a gout flare.

Dec 16th, 2015
Runners and Heel Pain

One of the most common physical problems that frequent runners experience is heel pain.

Dec 9th, 2015
Tips to Strengthen Weak Ankles

Do you have a tendency to roll your ankles while walking or during exercise or athletic activity? Have you experienced an ankle injury in the past and feel like your ankle never fully recovered?

Dec 2nd, 2015
How Much Do You Know About Bunions?

Did you know that bunions are one of the most common foot problems in the US? Did you know that roughly one-third of the population of most Western countries suffer from bunions?

Nov 25th, 2015
Sudden Heel Pain: Possible Causes

When heel pain strikes, it can completely take you off your game. Depending on the severity of the pain, normal activities like walking, standing or running suddenly become uncomfortable or even impossible.

Nov 18th, 2015
Pain in the Top of Your Foot? Find Out What’s Causing It

Pain in the top of your foot may slowly build over time, or it may appear all of a sudden. While not as common as other types of foot pain, pain in the top of the foot is worth paying attention to, especially if it’s making walking or standing difficult!

Oct 28th, 2015
How Ankle Injuries Can Take You Out of the Game

A career-ending injury is every serious athlete’s worst nightmare. After an injury occurs, the first thought on many athlete’s mind is, ‘how long before I can get back in the game’?

Oct 21st, 2015
What You Should Know About Flat Feet

Like many foot and ankle conditions, flat feet (aka, fallen arches) probably isn’t something that you’ll ever think about until it affects you or someone you know.

Oct 7th, 2015
Cold Feet: Should You Ice Your Feet After Running?

Just finish a long run and want your feet to feel a little love and special treatment? Many runners find that their feet become swollen, achy, and fatigued and that an ice bath is the perfect cure for their feet to feel better and recover more quickly.

Sep 30th, 2015
How Your Feet Change with Age

Everyone knows that growing older is inevitable and with it comes a host of changes to your body, and your feet are no exception.

Sep 23rd, 2015
Footwear Tips for Heel Spurs

The pain and discomfort caused by heel spurs can make daily activities like walking, running or even standing, extremely uncomfortable.

Sep 16th, 2015
Why Is the Skin on My Foot Peeling?

Maybe you’ve noticed it after a shower, or after kicking off your shoes at the end of a long day – the skin on the bottom or sides of your feet and toes is flaking and peeling off!

Sep 9th, 2015
How to Deal With an Old Ankle Injury

Ankle twists, strains, and sprains are among the most common lower extremity injuries treated by doctors and physical therapists. If you haven’t had one yourself, then you probably know someone who has.

Sep 2nd, 2015
Why Are My Feet Swollen?

It can come as quite a shock to look down and see that one or both of your feet have swollen in size.

Aug 26th, 2015
Toe Pain Under the Nail?

Ouch! Whether it’s been building up gradually over time or whether it seemed to come out of the blue, a painful toenail is a small problem that can turn into a pretty big deal if you don’t identify and treat the cause in a timely manner.

Aug 19th, 2015
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