Common Swimming Injuries- Foot and Ankle

“No running by the pool!” Running and slick, wet surfaces don’t go together. Many falls that cause breaks and fractures occur outside of the pool. Keep the racing and playing to inside the water. Read on to learn more about common injuries that can happen to swimmers.  Achilles tendonitis is a common injury among swimmers […]

What are Plantar Warts and How Do You Treat Them?

Painful Plantar Warts Type

Taking care of your health means addressing your concerns, some of them being visible observations such as skin marks. Now you need to remember that having such markings is normal, but not when it can cause harm or pain. Plantar warts are examples of skin marks that can be painful and difficult to deal with. […]

Feet During Pregnancy

First things first. If you are noticing sudden swelling of your feet while you are pregnant, this could be a sign of pre-eclampsia and you should contact your doctor. Is some swelling normal during pregnancy though? Yes! What else can happen to your feet while you’re pregnant? Continue reading to learn more.  YOUR FEET CAN […]

Plantar Fasciitis and Why You Should See a Doctor Right Away

Plantar Fasciitis Pain Symptoms

Many people walk around every single day of their lives with some pain in their feet. While some individuals may simply disregard this and go about their way, there are numerous persons out there who have had enough of living with pain. There are even unlucky ones who have experienced getting their activities disrupted. If […]

Sprains, Twists & Breaks, Oh My!

What’s the difference between a sprain and a break? The most common area to be sprained is the ankle. A sprain occurs when the ligaments that support the bones of the ankle are torn or stretched. If you have sprained your ankle, you may notice a throbbing pain, swelling, or bruising. The difference between a […]

Good Foot Massage Techniques: Tips From a Podiatrist

HOW CAN A FOOT MASSAGE BE BENEFICIAL?  Did you know that a foot massage can improve blood circulation and decrease swelling? So many people suffer from poor circulation due to several underlying conditions. Getting a foot massage aids in joint mobility, releases endorphins, and strengthens intrinsic muscles. Grab a partner and follow the tips below […]

Healthy Feet

What do unhealthy feet look like? If your feet hurt, does that mean they are “unhealthy?” Are they unhealthy if you have discolored areas on your skin? What if they are itchy? Do your toenails change colors or are they getting thicker? LET’S DO AN EXERCISE Do this with me right now. Look at your […]

Cold Feet

Often a temporary problem, cold feet can sometimes be a cause for concern. There are many ways to warm up your feet. You can wear thicker socks, use a heated blanket or heating pad, and even exercise. But what if your feet are always cold, even when it’s hot outside? Let’s take a closer look […]

Athletes- Common Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries in athletes are very common. It’s important to know what to look for so that you can rest the injury without “playing through it” and making it worse. Often times, injuries occur more in practice than in games. Stretching and warming up before practice needs to happen every time. If you […]

Ingrown Toenails

As the eyes are the windows to the soul, toenails are the windows to the feet. Your toenails can tell us a lot about the overall health of your feet and sometimes even your body. The big toe is the most important toe of the foot because it is the joint that propels us forward […]