After a never-before-experienced spring season full of pandemic-induced shut-downs and isolation, we have finally arrived at summer! Also known as the beginning of pedi-season and the reemergence of regular life. Before you visit your favorite salon, be sure to follow the seven tips listed below to ensure the health of your feet.  1.) Make Sure…

Essential Stretches and Exercises for Your Feet   Your feet are the foundation of your body. They carry the entire weight of your body and can become easily strained from overexertion. For many people, persistent cramping, sharp pain, and foot fatigue are a few common complaints of their foot conditions. Foot problems and foot pain can…

Your feet are far from the most glamorous part of your body. However, they are the foundation for your every movement, making them one of the most important. In fact, when you have a foot problem, even one as seemingly innocuous as foot blisters, it can negatively impact your activity level. The following is pertinent…

If you’re experiencing some type of foot problem, you might be wondering if you should see a podiatrist. Around 77% of individuals in the U.S. have experienced foot problems or pain in their lifetime. However, only a third of them have actually sought out the help of a doctor of podiatry. Here you’ll learn some…

Running, as a form of exercise, is an effective way to promote overall wellness and improved health, both physically and emotionally. However, it can be hard on the body if proper running shoes are not worn and maintained. Runners should pay special attention to the most important of all accessories to ensure optimal foot health…

Athlete’s foot affects the upper layer of the skin on your foot and is considered a fungal infection. It is also sometimes referred to as a tinea pedi. The fungus responsible for athlete’s foot is Trichophyton. It can be found in clothing and on floors and is the most common fungal infection. Some 70% of…

Gout is a common, yet painful condition that causes stiffness in the joints, swelling and intense pain. It is considered a type of arthritis and can flare up rapidly and then return over and over again. This recurrence of the condition will often harm the inflamed tissues and cause even more intense pain. Therefore, getting…

If you have ever played a sport of any kind or even completed any physical task, you have likely experienced a painful ankle sprain. Of course, ankle sprains are most common in soccer and football players, but they can happen to anyone. An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments in your ankle are damaged. Ligaments…

A bunion, which is scientifically referred to as hallux valgus, presents itself as a bump on the side of the big toe. However, the disorder is progressive, which means they tend to get worse over time and develop slowly. It often begins when the big toe starts leaving inward. This slowly moves the current angle…

Also known as orthoses, orthotics refers most often to inserts or devices, which are custom-made to fit within a person’s shoe. These devices are designed to correct specific issues. The premise behind their purpose is to help people run, walk and even stand more comfortably and efficiently. Read on to learn more about orthotics and…