How to Treat a Stress Fracture

Frequently seen in runners and athletes, stress fractures (or hairline fractures) are created by the repetitive pounding that occurs during recreational and competitive sports, especially those that involve a high degree of running, jumping, and fast stops and starts, such as tennis, soccer and basketball. Additionally, a stress fracture can occur when a sedentary individual … Continued

Foot Fungus May Spread Without Treatment

Fungal infection on the feet is a common condition that usually starts between the toes and can spread very fast to other areas, especially the toenails. Yeasts and molds may also cause these types of infections. Fungi really love the warm, humid, and dark environment created by wearing socks, shoes and sneakers. The condition is … Continued

Selecting the Correct Running Shoe

Getting regular exercise through running is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your health, with benefits to your cardiovascular system, a pronounced decrease in heart disease and obesity, and quantifiable boosts in mood and mental health. The only things you need to take advantage of all these benefits is a properly … Continued

Skin Cancer May Affect Your Feet

Since skin cancer is often associated with excessive sun exposure, many people do not realize that they need to be vigilant to the potential for skin cancer to affect their feet. Skin cancers can be caused by factors other than sun exposure, including things like chemical exposures that can adversely affect the DNA. People who … Continued

Tips to Prevent Smelly Feet

Foot odor is a very common problem that is fueled by the excessive sweating that occurs in your feet. Your feet have more sweat glands than any other part of your body, with each foot containing over 100,000 of them. This constant production of moisture is a perfect environment for the unfettered growth of bacteria … Continued

Plantar Fibroma & Arch Pain

A plantar fibroma is a condition that begins by a thickening of the fibrous tissue on the bottom of your foot. It can show up as pain and stiffness in your arch or other parts of the sole of your foot, making it increasingly more difficult to walk. As the condition progresses, nodules may begin … Continued

Take Good Care of Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries. Many people tend to underestimate the seriousness and potential complications of an ankle sprain, including the possible development of chronic ankle instability from previous improperly treated ankle injuries. Returning to regular activities too soon after spraining your ankle can be tempting for athletes who are anxious … Continued

Toe Walking is Common in Kids

Are you concerned that your child tends to favor walking on tiptoe or on the balls of the feet? This is actually a very common occurrence with children, with over half of kids correcting this behavior on their own by the age of five. Although the cause of toe walking is not really understood, it … Continued

Why Are My Arches Painful?

Pain in the arch of your foot can strike rather suddenly, or it can happen more gradually after months of strenuous sports or other exercise activities. Sometimes the actual cause of arch pain can be difficult to determine, which is why your foot care professional should be consulted for proper diagnosis and treatment.   Some … Continued

Taking Care of Blisters

A very common and often painful skin condition on the feet is blistering. A blister is usually caused by excess rubbing from your footwear, and your skin responds by producing a pus filled sack in the epidermis, which is the upper section of the seven skin layers. While the fluid in a blister is usually … Continued