Category: Proper Foot Care

How To Protect Your Feet in Summer

Summertime fun means spending more time outdoors. Sometimes we overdo it – especially our feet. Think about all the abuse that our feet take in the summer. Going barefoot. Wearing sandals with little support. Extra outdoor activities like hiking and climbing. Wearing damp and sweaty shoes day after day. These unaccustomed combinations can lead to […]

Indulge Your Feet with a Self-Massage

Oh my poor aching feet! How many times have you said that to yourself? Well, we have a remedy for that and it’s easy to do. Give yourself a slow, relaxing foot massage! Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM recommends foot massages for their many benefits. The gentle, overall rubbing motion will improve your circulation, and keeping […]

Foot Fitness During Pregnancy

If you or a family member is expecting a child soon, you know that it’s a time to really focus on your health. Take your vitamins and iron, keep a fitness routine – with your doctor’s permission – and rest as much as possible to prepare for your new arrival. But are you taking enough […]

Flat Shoes Can Cause Foot Problems for Women

We’ve written before about the problems associated with wearing high heels for long periods (see our blog on the risks of wearing high heels). But switching from high heels to just any type of flat shoe may not be the right solution. Some types of flats potentially can cause foot health problems. Flat Shoes May […]

Could Your Foot Pain Be a Stress Fracture?

Imagine the pressures placed on your feet when you run or even walk. Each of the 26 bones in your foot must bear your body weight and so are subject to stress fractures. When muscles are fatigued or become overloaded, they transfer the stress to adjacent bones. When this happens over and over, the bones […]

How Do I Know if I Have a Toenail Fungus?

Does one or more of your toenails look odd? Is it crumbly at the edge, yellowish and irregular? Don’t just ignore this unusual appearance. Healthy toenails are transparent and pink, with no brittle edges. You may have a toenail fungus, a common condition that affects up to 20% of U.S. adults. Foot fungus can multiply […]