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How to Prevent Athlete’s Foot This Summer Jun 20th, 2019

Summertime is here, and the livin’ is easy … unless you have athlete’s foot. Then the living is rather itchy, with some pain, dryness and scaling involved. Because you have better things to do this summer than deal with athlete’s foot, Dr. Jeff LaMour, a top podiatrist in Austin and...

Relieve Back, Ankle, Knee and Hip Pain With Custom Orthotics May 28th, 2019

It may be surprising to learn that your foot may actually be at the root of your back, knee or hip pain. As a result, custom orthotics – so much simpler and safer than pain medications or surgery – could be the remedy you’ve been waiting for. At Family Foot...

How to Prevent Getting a Toenail Infection at the Nail Salon Apr 15th, 2019

With sandal season approaching, you might be thinking it’s time for a pedicure. Pedicures are relaxing, therapeutic cosmetic treatments that make your feet and toes look their best. Most pedicures include a foot soaking, scrubbing, nail clipping, massage, and nail polish. Pedicures are relaxing, and they can make you feel...

What Should You Look for in a Running Shoe? Mar 1st, 2019

Did you know you should retire your running shoes once you’ve run 300-500 miles in them? For runners that average 10 miles per week, that’s a new pair of shoes at least once a year. Your feet are complicated structures of bone, muscle, and connective tissue that work together to...

What Causes Achilles Tendonitis And How Is It Treated? Feb 1st, 2019

The Achilles tendons, the largest tendons in your body, join the muscles of your lower legs to the heel bone of your feet. While tendons are certainly strong, they’re not particularly flexible, which means your Achilles tendons stretch only so far before they tear or get inflamed, which is called...

A Few Things You May Not Know About Plantar Warts Jan 11th, 2019

Warts of any kind can be difficult to get rid of. Plantar warts are especially hard to deal with, because they are deep within the sole, or sides, of the foot. Topical and over-the-counter treatments might remove the visible, exposed portion of the wart, but the roots of the wart...

Managing Pain With Orthotics Dec 8th, 2018

One in four adults has a foot-related problem, according to the Arthritis Foundation. And an irregularity in how you stand or walk can affect more than just your feet. A foot problem can lead to ankle, knee, hip, or even back pain if left unaddressed. If you’ve experienced pain in...

Helpful Tips For Managing Your Bunions Nov 12th, 2018

When you’re working or going out for the evening, it’s understandable that you want to look your best. You put on nice clothes, do your hair, and don your totally uncomfortable but great-looking shoes. You hobble the day away, smiling through the pain, and wait for the moment you finally...

The Many Effects Diabetes Could be Having on Your Feet Oct 17th, 2018

If you have diabetes, you do your very best to keep it under control. You monitor your blood sugar, take your medications, time your meals and balance your carbs and protein. But sometimes, no matter how vigilant you are, your diabetes can affect your body in ways you may not...

How Lasers Can Help Battle Toenail Fungus Sep 22nd, 2018

We don't often think too much about the health of our feet, but when toenail fungus strikes, it can be incredibly irritating! Did you know that infections are more common in toenails than in fingernails? Toenail fungus is one of the most common foot conditions around the world and is...

Why You Should Never Ignore Ingrown Toenails Aug 17th, 2018

According to the Institute for Preventive Foot Health® about 18% of adults in the United States have had an ingrown toenail. Unfortunately, some of those people experienced complications as a result of not seeking medical care quickly. Not only does Dr. LaMour treat ingrown toenails, he wants you to know...

3 Surprising Facts about Orthotics Jul 31st, 2018

3 Surprising Facts about OrthoticsWhether it’s foot or ankle pain or foot ulcers related to diabetes, when you have difficulty with your feet, it can stop you from doing the things you love. At Family Foot & Ankle Clinic, we understand mobility issues and are here to discuss a nonsurgical...

What To Do About Plantar Warts Jun 19th, 2018

Most people have plantar warts at some point. The clinical name is verrucae warts, and they are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV thrives in warm, damp areas, such as locker room floors and puddles around swimming pools. There are many varieties of HPV, but types 1, 2, 4, 60,...

How Diabetes Affects Your Feet May 15th, 2018

Long-term high blood sugar can cause dangerous complications in people with diabetes, and your feet are particularly at risk. Diabetes complications, like foot ulcers, are responsible for nearly 70% of limb amputations in the United States. If you have diabetes, keeping your blood sugar within the target range your doctor...

Do I Have to Get My Bunions Removed? Apr 23rd, 2018

If you’re having foot pain from a bunion that’s beginning to appear, there are a variety of solutions to try before even thinking of surgery. Many times bunions are hereditary, although some can result from the shoes you wear. Even if your bunions are in your genes, there are remedies...

10 Shoe Shopping Tips for Happy Feet Mar 12th, 2018

Your feet serve you well, carrying you where you need to go, all while bearing the entire weight of your body. It’s a tall order and these relatively small body parts are usually up to the task. If you hinder their function in any way, however, you run the risk...

Foot Fungus Facts: Types, Causes, & Treatments Jul 12th, 2017

You may have heard of foot fungus, but assumed that this disease couldn’t possibly affect you. After all, you’ve probably never seen anything growing on your toes or sprouting from your soles. However, foot fungus is actually much more common than you might suppose. According to a recent study, up to...

Why Are My Feet Always Sweaty? Jul 5th, 2017

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. Especially in the summertime, when the temperatures are at their peak and open-toed shoes become more popular, excessive sweating can become a real...

Why Do My Feet Smell? Jun 28th, 2017

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. In addition, while stinky feet may be common, they can also be symptoms of more serious podiatric problems,...

Nighttime Foot Cramp Causes Jun 21st, 2017

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. Muscle spasms can interfere with your relaxation, enjoyment, and general lifestyle, especially if they occur in the evening. At our Austin podiatry practice, Dr. Jeffery LaMour and...

Toenail Fungus Relief at Home Jun 14th, 2017

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. This condition can be both unsightly and uncomfortable, but it’s unfortunately common. Thankfully, Dr. Jeffery LaMour and our Austin podiatry team...

How to Bandage a Toe Properly Jun 7th, 2017

Unfortunately, since they’re always on the ground helping you move about, your toes can really take a beating. From painful stubs to stinging cuts, annoying bruises, or even fungus, your toes can develop any number of injuries. Having a wounded toe can also take a toll on your life. Occupational Health & Safety...

How to Wear Shoes When Your Feet Are Sunburned May 31st, 2017

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. As fun as it is, flip-flopping around in sandals or going barefoot through the grass can...

Do Animals Get Ingrown Toenails, Too? May 24th, 2017

If you’ve ever shared a home with a pet, tuned into Animal Planet, or even taken a stroll through the dog park, you know that animals and humans have a lot in common. Our cuddly friends also enjoy spending time outdoors, eating cookies, and taking cozy afternoon naps, but do...

It’s National Bike Week! Learn to Address Heel Pain While Cycling May 17th, 2017

Get excited about cycling! This week is National Bike Week! As The League of American Bicyclists explains, this is “a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling—and encourage more folks to give biking a try.” This year’s emphasis is on biking to work, so the league particularly encourages you to...

Is it Okay to Wear Socks to Bed? May 10th, 2017

Since feet are an oft-ignored body part, it can be difficult to figure out how to best care for yours. Patients often come to our Austin podiatry practice with questions about what to do with their feet. While you could let social media comments, friends’ unqualified advice, or your own...

Are Calluses Good For You? May 3rd, 2017

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. These thick, dry patches can be unsightly and perhaps uncomfortable, but are they really unhealthy?...

Why Do Toenails Fall Off? Apr 26th, 2017

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. In healthy feet, we expect them to stay put. However, they can become separated from the foot and fall off. If this happens, it can...

What Does it Mean if My Feet Burn? Apr 19th, 2017

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. It can be especially unnerving when your feet begin to feel something unusual and you...

The Best Types of Shoes for Flat Feet Apr 12th, 2017

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. Your arch is the baseline for your podiatric well-being and the foundation of your...

Do My Toenails Need to “Breathe”? Apr 5th, 2017

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.” In theory, this seems plausible—after all, the rest of your body wouldn’t do so great if it were constantly covered in paint....

March 30th is National Doctors’ Day! Celebrate Doctors with 4 Ideas Mar 29th, 2017

National Doctors’ Day is just two days away! Physicians, surgeons, and other types of medical practitioners are an important part of all of our daily lives. They help us stay healthy so we can take care of our families, enjoy our favorite activities, and accomplish our goals. National Doctors’ Day is...

Icing Your Ankle After a Sprain Mar 22nd, 2017

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. Since sprains are so widespread, everyone seems to have a different remedy for them. One simple but effective solution is to...

Did I Break My Foot? Signs You Need to See a Doctor Mar 15th, 2017

Have you ever broken your foot? Chances are, you may have. According to WebMD, “about 1 out of every 10 broken bones occurs in the foot.” This may seem unrealistic, but not when you consider that “25 percent of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet,” according to Foot.com....

Best Shoes for Plantar Fascitis Relief Mar 8th, 2017

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. While high heels are some of the most common culprits, certain sneakers or even flats can hurt your feet. If you’re struggling...

What To Do When Your Toes Won’t Stop Itching Mar 1st, 2017

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. No matter how hard you try, you can’t get the thought of scratching them out of your head. This...

Foot Anatomy 101: The Basics Behind Your Feet! Feb 22nd, 2017

Most people take their feet for granted. You probably don’t think about them on a daily basis, but they literally carry you through life. In his To Your Life piece on the subject, Dr. Kevin Wong explains: “After all, [your feet] are the foundation of your body, which means keeping your feet healthy...

Why is the Ball of My Foot Swollen Feb 15th, 2017

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. The ball is already a bigger segment of your foot, but...

My Toe is Purple! Feb 8th, 2017

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. If the tips of your feet have taken on a purple hue, Dr....

Numb Toes: Why it Happens & What It Means Feb 1st, 2017

Have your toes ever gone numb? Numbness in any part of your body can be unsettling and uncomfortable. Loss of sensation in your toes can make it difficult to exercise, walk, or even stand, depending on the severity. In addition, you might think nothing of the numbness, but it could...

What Does ‘Arch Support’ Really Mean? Jan 25th, 2017

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. However, most people likely don’t know...

Chronic Ingrown Toenails: Causes & Treatment Jan 18th, 2017

Suffering through an ingrown toenail one time is bad enough, but dealing with ingrown toenails all the time is a whole different story. If you find yourself constantly wincing with discomfort as you walk, struggling with swelling, or battling with ingrown infections, it’s time to take charge of your foot health. Chronic...

Why Are My Toenails Yellow? Jan 11th, 2017

Have you ever noticed your toenails taking on a yellow hue? You might have assumed that this is normal, but it isn’t. This discoloration could be relatively harmless, but it could also originate under the surface of your toenails and might become more serious if you fail to treat it....

New Years Resolution Ideas- Healthy Feet! Jan 4th, 2017

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. These are all admirable goals! One important New Year’s resolution you might not have considered is improving your foot...

How Do Flat Feet Affect Your Body? Dec 28th, 2016

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. Flat footedness is exactly what it sounds like. Mayo Clinic defines this chronic condition: “You...

Holiday Heels and Heel Pain Dec 21st, 2016

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. The holidays are a great time to bust our your favorite sparkly dresses, and elegant coats. However, your cute, seasonal holiday high heels could...

Top 4 Causes of Ankle Pain Dec 14th, 2016

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. It isn’t always easy to identify exactly what’s causing that sharp sting or dull ache in your ankle, however. That’s where your Austin foot and...

Healing Cracked Heels and Dry Skin Dec 7th, 2016

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. As the Institute for Preventive Foot Health explains, “cracked heels, also called ‘heel fissures,’ are a fairly common foot condition,” unfortunately....

Repair Your Feet with this Advanced Treatment Nov 30th, 2016

We live in a time of great technological transformation. It seems like every day brings a new innovation to help us live better lives. In the twenty-first century of medicine, Austin podiatrist, Dr. Jeffery LaMour and our team are committed to using state-of-the-art technology. We want the patients at our practice to...

What are Corns? Nov 23rd, 2016

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. While “corn” is most certainly a favorite food, this term also refers to an irritating and sometimes painful condition that commonly affects the feet....

My Feet Are Too Wide For Shoes Nov 16th, 2016

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. Those with larger, flatter, wider feet often...

Running Shoes Vs. Training Shoes: What’s the Difference? Nov 9th, 2016

You’re faced with an overwhelming aisle of athletic shoes. A score of styles, a myriad of makes, a cornucopia of colors—how are you supposed to choose? These special soles will cushion and protect your feet while you exercise, so it’s important to pick the right pair. One way to try...

Protect Your Feet During Marathon Season Nov 2nd, 2016

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. Many of them take place during the fall, when temperatures are cooler and people have more...

Morton’s Neuroma: Causes and Treatment Oct 26th, 2016

Do you know that infinitely irritating feeling when you get a small rock stuck in your shoe? Can you imagine having that feeling constantly? This is one of the main symptoms of a foot condition called Morton’s neuroma. Most likely, you’ve never heard of this disease. Many people are not...

Why is My Foot Tingling? Oct 19th, 2016

Have you ever felt your foot tingling? This seemingly strange symptom is actually quite common. In his article on this topic for Foot Vitals, Dr. Gregg Congdon explains: “an estimated 20 million Americans…suffer from tingling feet.” While not necessarily a painful sensation, tingling can be quite uncomfortable or disturbing, particularly if it becomes...

5 Best Remedies for Ingrown Toenail Pain Oct 12th, 2016

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. Depending on the severity of the situation, ingrown toenails can range from a nuisance to a serious medical concern. Austin podiatrist, Dr. Jeffery LaMour, is committed...

Which Is Your Dominant Foot? Oct 5th, 2016

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. In fact, there are many eccentricities about one’s dominant hand. According to the Mirror, “humans have been...

Barefoot Running: Healthy or Risky? Sep 28th, 2016

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.While some runners go all out and don’t wear shoes at all, others use what are known as...

On Your Feet All Day? How to Care for Overworked Feet? Sep 21st, 2016

The average person takes thousands of steps per day – and those who work on their feet take many more. Although it can be beneficial to move around and not sit at a desk, people who stand or walk frequently at work certainly experience their share of foot soreness and fatigue.Choose...

Why are my feet always cold? Sep 14th, 2016

Icy cold feet can be uncomfortable and annoying. Most of the time, chronic cold feet are nothing to worry about in young, healthy people. But, if you do have cold feet and aren’t sure of the cause, it’s a good idea to see your podiatrist to talk about possible causes...

Getting Feet Ready for Fall Sep 7th, 2016

As the summer sandal season comes to a close, it’s time to think about cooler temperatures and a change in footwear. But before you slip on a pair of boots or fleece-lined clogs, give your feet some healthy pampering to get them ready for the change in weather.Dry Air =...

4 Ways to Avoid Athlete’s Foot Aug 31st, 2016

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. In some cases, it can damage your skin’s protective barrier, leaving...

Foods that Feet Love Aug 24th, 2016

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? Here are some simple ways to keep your feet feeling great with food.Strong Bones, Happy FeetBones...

Know the Signs of Infection After Foot Surgery Aug 17th, 2016

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.Nonetheless, you should know the warning signs of post-surgery problems. Complications don’t happen often, but it’s important to...

My heel hurts – what should I do? Aug 10th, 2016

Your heels take a pounding every day. They absorb much of the impact when you walk, run, and stand for long periods. They have muscles and ligaments that work hard and get strained by activity. Your heel bone is also the largest bone in your foot.So it’s no surprise that heel...

Why does my foot cramp? Aug 3rd, 2016

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. They may also occur during exercise and activity.Fortunately, foot cramps are...

Should I use an insole? Jul 27th, 2016

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? And how do you choose one?Types of...

6 Ways to Keep Feet Fresh on a Hot Day Jul 20th, 2016

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.When attending an important personal or professional event,...

Choose the right shoes for your pronation Jul 13th, 2016

Pronation, or the way your foot turns when you run and walk, should be an important factor when you choose your running shoes. Not all shoes are created equal, and you may need to do a little homework to determine which shoes will work best for you.If you don’t already...

Do I overpronate? How to tell Jul 6th, 2016

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.What is overpronation?Overpronation is the inward rolling of the...

Tips for a Safe Pedicure Jun 29th, 2016

When sandal season arrives, many people treat themselves to a pedicure to get beautiful feet they can show off. And though a pedicure can be relaxing and enjoyable, proper precautions must be taken in order to keep your feet healthy. Many nail salons can be hot spots for dangerous infections and illnesses...

Stinky Feet Culprits and Solutions Jun 22nd, 2016

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. Fortunately, there are some common causes of stinky feet and some quick, simple ways you can help keep it at bay.Hormones and...

Do You Have Plantar Fasciitis’ How to Tell Jun 15th, 2016

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.Plantar fasciitis is one of those “little” things that can go...

Foot Care Tips for Summer Jun 8th, 2016

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. Keep these simple and easy tips in mind as you enjoy the...

What You Should Know About Achilles Tendinitis Jun 1st, 2016

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. If it’s not properly treated, it can lead to an extremely painful tendon rupture.How Does it Happen?You use your Achilles...

Running & Foot/Ankle Pain May 25th, 2016

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. If you are a runner, be aware of these common foot injuries and what you should do about them:Stress FracturesRunners often experience tiny...

Best Bets for Outdoor Summer Fun in Austin May 18th, 2016

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. Here are some great excuses to get off that couch and enjoy the great outdoors in the exciting Austin area:Try Stand-Up...

When Should Bunions be Operated On? May 11th, 2016

Bunions are a very common foot problem. In fact, over 20 percent of all adults have them. A bunion happens when the big toe starts to lean toward the second toe, rather than straight ahead. This eventually results in the well-known bunion “bump” on the outside of the big toe.Although...

Heel Pain after Sleeping? 5 Possible Causes. May 4th, 2016

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. But, you need to find out the cause of the pain so it can be treated properly.Possible Cause: Plantar FasciitisBy...

8 Foot Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore Apr 27th, 2016

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. Ignoring early warning signs of foot problems can leave you at risk for more serious...

9 Strange and Interesting Foot Facts Apr 20th, 2016

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! Don’t believe it? Check out these strange, interesting, and little-known facts about your feet...

Common Foot Deformities: Bunions Apr 13th, 2016

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. Many adult foot ailments stem from structural foot deformities that were present at birth or in early childhood. But not all foot deformities...

5 Ways to Prevent Ingrown Toenails Apr 6th, 2016

If you want to reduce your risk of ingrown toenails, here are a few simple tips:1.       Trim your nails properlyAlways use toenail clippers, not fingernail clippers to trim toenails. These larger clippers are meant for larger nails, and you’ll be less likely to damage or split your nails if you use...

What Makes a Good Podiatrist? Mar 30th, 2016

This article will offer some points that patients should consider when choosing, evaluating, or recommending a podiatrist. The article will include several factors that are tell-tale signs of a ‘good’ podiatrist, including:Are you considering going to a podiatrist, but you’re not sure how to decide which podiatrist is best for...

Diabetes and Your Feet: How to Avoid An Amputation Mar 23rd, 2016

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 – two conditions that cause nerve damage and circulation problems in your extremities. People with...

Tips to Improve Your Basketball Footwork Mar 16th, 2016

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. Aside from shooting ability, footwork is one of the core skills of top basketball players that...

6 Pain Relief Methods for Plantar Fasciitis Mar 9th, 2016

The nagging pain of plantar fasciitis can not only affect your ability to perform daily activities, it can also affect your mood. Easing heel pain from plantar fasciitis may require a combination of approaches to be effective in providing the relief you’re after. Here are some of the proven, best ways to get...

Everyday Habits That Are Bad For Your Feet Mar 2nd, 2016

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. But when it comes to habits that affect the health and function of our feet, some of those regular...

Pain in Your Heel, Why You Shouldn’t Ignore It Feb 24th, 2016

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. Many recreational and professional athletes will often ignore heel pain because they don’t want to miss out...

5 Comfortable Heels for All-Day Wear Feb 17th, 2016

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. A survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association shows that 42% of women would wear a shoe they...

Toenail Fungus ? Why Does It Keep Coming Back? Feb 10th, 2016

Have you tried to get rid of toenail fungus repeatedly, but it still keeps rearing its ugly head? There can be many reasons that toenail fungus won’t go away for good – figuring out the source of your problem will help you find the appropriate way to treat it.Fungi – including the...

What You Should Know About Toenail Removal Feb 3rd, 2016

Toenail removal is a minor surgical procedure that removes either the entire toenail or a portion of the toenail that is diseased, damaged, or very painful. People who have experienced trauma to a toenail, have an ingrown toenail, or have severe or recurring toenail fungus may often resort to toenail removal when other,...

Pedicure Safety Tips Jan 27th, 2016

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. Follow these tips to make sure your feet stay healthy and that you’re getting the...

Myths & Facts About Bunion Surgery Jan 20th, 2016

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. In fact, there are over 100 procedures that have been developed to correct bunions since then. With the continuing evolution of in surgical bunion treatment, there’s...

Frequently Asked Questions About Ingrown Toenails Jan 13th, 2016

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. If not treated properly, an ingrown toenail can cause infection and other complications. Because ingrown toenails are a concern for...

Common Foot Problems for Athletes Jan 6th, 2016

There’s no one ‘athletic type’. Take football players and golfers, for example. Both are athletes, but each has completely different athletic needs – from training to nutrition to physical demands – based on their respective sports. But there is one thing that almost every athlete shares in common, regardless of...

6 Signs That It’s Time to See a Podiatrist Dec 30th, 2015

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. Many people wait to see a foot specialist simply because they don’t recognize the signs and symptoms of common foot...

Common Myths About Foot Health Dec 23rd, 2015

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. When it comes to foot health, it’s important to separate fact from fiction, so we’ve...

What to Do When A Gout Attack Strikes Dec 16th, 2015

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. Even if it’s been years since your last flare, you may still be at risk for the painful discomfort that a gout...

Runners and Heel Pain Dec 9th, 2015

One of the most common physical problems that frequent runners experience is heel pain. With the repeated pounding and pressure on the structure of the foot during regular runs, it’s understandable that many runners will experience foot problems like heel pain at some point in time. When it comes to treating...

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