Foot and Ankle Conditioning Exercises for Everyone

Foot and Ankle ExercisesIf our podiatrists recommend physical therapy for foot or ankle pain, it’s for a good reason. Exercises targeted specifically for the feet and ankles speed up recovery from an injury and help you gain back your strength. But here’s a tidbit you may not have thought about: the kinds of exercises we prescribe post-injury are also great for anyone to perform anytime, anywhere. Foot and…

Senior Citizens: Fix These 4 Things to Reduce Your Risk of Falling

fall preventionOne-quarter of all Americans age 65+ fall down every year. And many of those who fall sustain injuries such as a traumatic brain injury or a hip fracture. Devastating injuries like these can start a downward spiral for senior citizens, from losing their independence to having to enter a nursing home to, sadly, premature death. Falls Prevention Awareness Day, September 22, exists to help seniors…

4 Ways to Avoid Fungal Infections of the Feet

fungal infectionsThere’s good news and bad news about foot fungus. Let’s start with the bad news: there are millions of different species of fungi. Even though you can’t see them, they’re out there living on plants and in your garden soil. It may surprise you to learn that some types of fungi usually inhabit the human body as well, both inside and out. So, what’s the…

Achilles Tendon Ruptures are Painful and Serious

Achilles tendonOne of the most painful injuries of the feet and ankles is a ruptured Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is thick and long. On one end, it attaches to your heel bone; on the other end, the tendon is embedded in your calf muscle. Ruptures, or tears, in the Achilles tendon can be partial or complete. Both are painful and need the attention of a…