5 Ways You Can Have Beautiful, Pain-Free Feet

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

Best Ways You Can Treat, Prevent Hammertoe

If the joint on one of your toes — usually the toe next to the big toe or the smallest toe — points upward rather than lying flat, you might have a hammertoe. The condition is actually a deformity that happens when one of the toe muscles becomes weak and puts pressure on the toe’s … Read More

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How You Can Prevent and Treat Painful Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail, with the side edge of your nail growing into the skin, can make you painfully aware of a toe you don’t normally notice. As the nail continues to dig into the skin, it irritates it, causing pain. “If an ingrown toenail causes a break in the skin, bacteria can enter and cause … Read More

7 Ways to Ease Your Bunions Without Surgery

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

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Shoe Shopping

When it comes to shoes, some women will shop till they drop for the perfect pump, and many men would rather wear the same classic pair of sneakers forever. But neither group has it quite right, says Georgeanne Botek, DPM, a Cleveland Clinic podiatric surgeon. Dr. Botek shares tips for choosing shoes that are good … Read More

Diabetes Facts: Know the Risks

People with diabetes are at risk for long-term problems affecting the eyes, kidneys, heart, brain, feet and nerves. The best way to prevent or delay these problems is to control your blood sugar and take good care of yourself. Want to learn more about your risk? Take the diabetes risk assessment. Brain Diabetes increases the … Read More