Category: Foot Health Tips

Functional versus Accommodative Custom Orthotics

I recently saw a commercial that was advertising a ‘Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotic Insert Kiosk’ and I wondered, how exactly they were custom fit if there were only several inserts to chose from?  It started me thinking about orthotics and how often the general public makes mention of them, but how little they generally …

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Surgical Treatments

Once conservative treatments have failed in treating posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, surgery can be looked at as a potential way to reduce pain and correct the collapsed arch.  There are a wide variety of procedures that have been used.  Some involve repairing tendons or other soft tissues.  Others involve making cuts in bone to shift …

Eczema Revealed!

Eczema…  It’s a word we have all heard before, and a word we’ve probably used when describing someone’s skin.  But what does it really mean?  Eczema is an “umbrella” term or “catch-all” phrase.  It encompasses a wide variety of skin conditions that really have little or no relation to each other.  In truth, eczema is …

Sometimes Pain is Good

By now I’m sure we are all familiar with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM).  It is a disease that touches almost everyone’s life.  Let’s quickly review what DM is.  After eating a meal containing carbohydrates, the body breaks down the food and absorbs the available nutrients, which in turn increases the amount of sugar in …

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 …