Month: March 2016

Help Prevent Injury to your Young Athlete

Have you rushed to the emergency room after receiving the dreaded phone call that your child has been injured while playing sports? You’re not alone – out of the estimated 38 million U.S. teens and children who participate in organized sports each year, more than 2.6 million will be treated in hospital ER’s for recreation […]

Improving Balance Is Essential To Avoiding Falls

Being injured in a fall is a very real possibility for our senior citizens. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), one-third of this age group falls each year, resulting in more than 700,000 hospital stays and 250,000 hip fractures. Many times falls are related to balance problems. As we age, certain […]

Prep Your Feet for Sandal Season

At the first hint of warmer spring weather, most of us rummage through our closets looking for our favorite pair of sandals. But are your feet ready for footwear that bares all? The combination of winter’s extra-dry environment and wearing heavy shoes, boots and socks can result in excessively dry skin, calluses and even fungal […]

High Arches Cause Foot Pain and Instability

Most people have normal arches – some have flat feet where the arches have collapsed – and a very few have high arches. The foot arch is formed by tendons that attach to the foot and heel bones. The tendons work together to form the proper arch. The primary job of the arch is to […]