Flip-Flops: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Ah, summer! Now that it’s officially here, we can get out and enjoy the sun and surf, slipping our feet into flip-flops to our heart’s content. Right? Well, there’s a lot to love about flip-flops. But along with the good, there’s also some danger. The Good – flip-flops protect you from diseases like athlete’s foot and other fungi. In this sense, they’re definitely better than…

Celebrate National Men’s Health Month

Men’s health is such an important issue that the U.S. Congress recognizes it. Every state in the Union – and many cities, too – has issued a proclamation identifying why we should set aside an entire month, June, for awareness of men’s health. Here are some of the startling facts included in these proclamations: Women are twice as likely as men to visit a doctor…

Considering Foot Problems in Today’s Superstars of Tennis

No matter how proficient you are at a sport, foot and ankle injuries can still happen. Look at what happened to German tennis star Alexander Zverev at the French Open in Paris earlier this month. He worked his way to a semifinal match with Rafael Nadal but had to withdraw from the match when he rolled his ankle and fell to the clay, unable to…

Do You Need a Podiatrist?

When you’ve got a health issue, it’s good to call your primary care provider for help. From there, your PCP might refer you to a specialist. A cardiologist (heart doctor) for a heart arrhythmia. A dermatologist (skin doctor) for a suspicious-looking mole on your back. A gastroenterologist (stomach and intestinal specialist) if you’re overdue for that colonoscopy you meant to schedule last year. Your PCP…

5 Tips for Summer Feet that Look and Feel Great

Start with an overhaul. Your feet have been locked up in boots and had hot air blown on them all winter. We’d be surprised if they’re not a bit dry and callused. Freshen them up with a pedicure at home or at a reputable salon. Develop a healthy relationship with your flip-flops. Do wear them to protect your feet from fungal infections on wet pool…