Category: Foot Health Tips

Melanoma on the Foot

I’m sure you have heard about melanoma and its potential deadly effects.  But did you know it can first appear under the toenail or the top of the foot.   If unnoticed and left untreated, it can be just as fatal as melanoma found on the face or back.  Let’s discuss the basics of melanoma, and …

Does the way your foot hit the ground while walking cause more injuries?

The US Army recently did a study to find out if they could reduce soldier’s injury rates to the foot and ankle.  They looked at foot strike, or what happens when your foot first touches the ground while walking.  People have many different types of foot strikes.  Types of foot strike include:  Heelstrike:  This occurs …

If you suffer from bunions, you know the pain of a deformity that happens when the base of your big toe pushes outward. Bunions are often thought to be hereditary, and they occur more in women who tend to wear uncomfortable shoes for the sake of fashion.   As much as 25% of all adults 18 to 65 …

4 Steps to Work Out the Right Way & Protect Your Feet

Have you decided to exercise more in 2020? Regular physical activity is an important piece of our overall health. Whether you’re choosing to hit the pavement hard and begin a high-intensity workout routine, or you’re simply adding regular walks into your day, the change in routine can cause injury or discomfort that quickly curtails your …

Could Your Foot Pain Be Bursitis?

Bursitis is a painful condition brought on by inflamed bursa—small fluid-filled sacks that protects joints from irritation. You may have heard of bursitis in the hip, shoulder or knees, but it can also occur in the feet. Pain occurs in the tissues both in and around the affected joints.  If you experience aching feet that …

Pregnancy & Foot Health

Many pregnant women complain about foot pain while they are expecting. Foot pain can primarily be caused by weight gain and hormonal changes taking place in the body. By understanding how pregnancy impacts the health of a woman’s feet, a pregnant woman can take action to keep her feet as healthy and comfortable as possible. …