Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Orthopaedic surgeon Steven Maschke, MD, fields this one about when surgery’s needed for bunions.
Discover whether high-heeled boots, wedge booties, sheepskin boots, cowboy boots or riders work best for your feet. Learn how to test boots for stability and how often to wear them, too.
We all know that our bodies change as we age. Your feet, of course, are not exempt.
Does one of your toes appear to bend in an awkward way or curl under painfully? If so, you may have a hammertoe. Here are five things you should know.
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When warm weather hits, it’s time to shimmy out of your boots and strap on sandals. Here are five strategies to help your feet look their best. Get a safe pedicure Did you know that your local pedi palace could be a source of a nasty foot infection? It all depends on how the salon is … Read More
If you feel pain in your heel, you might think you have a heel spur. It’s a common assumption — and a heel spur can cause foot discomfort. However, only 50 percent of people who have heel spurs actually feel any pain because of it. “A heel spur can be an incidental finding on an … Read More
Whether it’s sandal season or boot season, you may be thinking it’s time to do something about that large bump jutting out at the base of your big toe. Doctors call that bump hallux valgus, but you might know it as a bunion. Bunions form when the bone or tissue at the joint at the bottom … Read More
Your genes are more important than shoe styles when it comes to bunions, flat feet or tight Achilles tendons. But you can choose shoes that keep your feet feeling better, longer.
Strutting around in stilettos might not be a problem in your teens and 20s. But if you’re only looking at cute flats these days, you may be one of the more than 50 percent of American women who have bunions. A bunion appears as a red bump or prominence at the base of the big … Read More