4 Easy Tasks to Improve Your Foot Health

Foot HealthIn April, here’s something unique to put on your to-do list: Celebrate Foot Health Awareness Month! It’s not a huge commitment, and we promise you’ll be happy in the long run – and so will your feet. Pick any four days this month and tackle these easy foot health awareness tasks: Day 1: Examine your feet. Does anything hurt? Can you sense the touch, or…

Celebrate National Walking Day: It’s Good for Your Feet

WalkingOn the first Wednesday of every April, National Walking Day, we celebrate walking as an easy, safe way to stay in shape. We encourage our patients to embrace walking as a form of weekly exercise starting today. Why? First of all, it’s easy on your joints. Furthermore, consider these other advantages to walking: It’s inexpensive – all you really need is a good pair of…

How Heredity and Heels Affect Women’s Feet

women's feetInternational 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?

blistersDid 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…

Look Out for These Symptoms of Diabetes

diabetesDo you know when something’s going wrong in your body? Sure – you usually have symptoms such as pain, swelling, coughing, or fever. And you fix them, perhaps after a visit to the doctor. However, the human body isn’t always so direct. Some symptoms can be elusive, and you may not recognize them as problematic. Diabetes is one of those diseases that can be difficult…

It’s American Heart Month: Check Your Feet to Learn about Your Heart

foot healthCould you interview a group of people and figure out which ones are likely candidates for heart disease? You might ask them about the signs and symptoms that are pretty well-known – for example, chronic fatigue, chest pain, and shortness of breath. You might also remember to ask them about their blood pressure – is it higher or lower than it should be? If you’re…

Safety Tips for Kids Who Ice Skate

ice skateThe Winter Olympics are about to begin. Soon, little kids everywhere will shout excitedly to their parents, “Can I take figure skating lessons, please?!” The cautious Mom or Dad will cock their head and think: “She wants to wear thin blades on her feet and spin around on an expanse of cold, hard ice? I don’t think so.” And if playing ice hockey is a…

What Can You Do About Overly Sweaty Feet?

sweaty feetYou may think it’s unusual to talk about sweaty feet in the dead of winter. But people with overly sweaty feet know the cold, hard truth: feet can drip with sweat, whether it’s 68 degrees inside in January or 95 degrees outside in August. They sweat even if you’re not doing much in the way of physical activity. “Hyper” means “excessive” or “too much,” while…

Understanding Gout

goutYou’ve got to start by knowing a little something about purines to understand gout. You eat purines every day because they’re in many foods. You eat them, and they break down into a waste product called uric acid, which you then excrete through your urine. So far, so good. The problem is that some people ingest too many purines. Too many purines make too much…

Holiday Gifts That Give Comfort and Joy to Feet

holiday giftsGiving thoughtful gifts, presented with heart and soul, is a wonderful part of the holiday season. This year, consider offering your loved ones gifts that pamper their feet. In the hustle and bustle of life, people can overlook their feet all year long. You have an opportunity to remind them of the importance of good foot health with thoughtful holiday gifts like these: A pedicure…