Learn to Read a Nutrition Label and Your Feet and Ankles Will Say “Thanks”

Just about every packaged food item in any grocery store sports a label with “Nutrition Facts.” Learning how to interpret all the different numbers and percentages is an important skill. When you know what to look for, you can avoid unhealthy foods, lower your sodium intake, and work toward keeping your blood sugar levels steady. Healthy eating helps keep off unwanted pounds, wards off diseases…

Medical Conditions That Can Cause Foot Pain

Are your feet killing you, but you’re not sure why? If you haven’t expressly injured or overworked your feet, the cause of your foot pain may seem mysterious. The answer to the mystery may be this: you’ve got an underlying medical condition that’s causing your feet to swell, tingle, or hurt. Diabetes Diabetes is, of course, one of the biggest medical causes of foot problems.…

What is Capsulitis?

Balloffootpain 300x199In podiatry, we can attribute many foot problems to the same few causes: shoes that don’t fit well or don’t support your feet, too much exercise, traumatic injury, and faulty biomechanics. Capsulitis is no exception. It’s a curious-sounding condition that can result from any of these causes. The suffix “-itis” means “inflammation.” Think of plantar fasciitis – inflammation of the plantar fascia. Or, for a…

How Heredity and Heels Affect Women’s Feet

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a day to recognize women all over the world for their achievements. We join the global community in celebrating women. And we hope to make it easier for them to excel by providing them with excellent foot and ankle care. Good health helps you accomplish your goals. Good foot health helps you move forward with ease. Two things greatly…

Is it Okay to Pop a Blister?

Did you ever wonder why you don’t get blisters on your elbows? Your forearms? How about your back or your stomach? Not happening – because those body parts don’t usually rub against anything. Feet, on the other hand, tend to get blisters because they’re subject to a lot of friction. There are two primary causes of blisters: Blisters form on your toes and soles from…