Questions and Answers About Ingrown Toenails

ingrown toenailWhat’s an ingrown toenail? With a normal toenail, the nail plate grows up and out beyond the end of the toe. In contrast, an ingrown toenail grows downward and the nail fold, or the frame of the nail, digs into the surrounding soft tissue of the toe. Who gets ingrown toenails? For some, the tendency to have ingrown toenails is genetic. Others may get an…

Foot Essentials To Pack for Your Summer Vacation

summer foot careAre you planning a vacation to the beach, the mountains, or visiting family you’ve missed during these months of quarantine? Wherever you’re headed, pack a few things with your foot health in mind. Adding just these few things to your luggage will help you remember to treat your feet, keeping them comfortable and safe during all your fun summer activities. For the beach: flip-flops, water…

Let’s Talk About Men and Diabetes

31299756 S Diabetes Healthcare Medicare Treatment HandsJune is International Men’s Health Month. Why do we dedicate an entire month to men’s health? For one thing, it’s common knowledge that men are more hesitant to see a doctor than women are. They’re afraid of hearing bad news. They don’t want to take time off from work. They push through the pain. But this attitude isn’t just silly – it can be downright…

4 Hidden Signs of Foot Problems in Children

child's feetIt’s easy to overlook a problem your child may be having with their feet. For one thing, a child may not realize it himself. Also, he or she may be too young to come up with the right words to tell you that something hurts. However, as a parent, you can play a vital role in detecting foot problems in your child and acting before…

Stay Active and Healthy Through Running

runningIf you’ve ever thought about running, Global Running Day may be just the inspiration you need to lace up some good, solid athletic shoes and get started. On June 2, 2021, people worldwide are pledging to embrace the sport of running and all the benefits it offers: Improved cardiovascular health Lower cholesterol levels Lower blood pressure Weight control Prevention of diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis,…