The best method to avoid injury is prevention, and a running shoe is the only protective equipment a runner has for protection against injury. So choosing the correct running shoe is important.
Love the latest shoe styles but hate the way your feet get sore? A podiatrist answers common questions about which shoes help — and which shoes hurt — your feet.
We all know that our bodies change as we age. Your feet, of course, are not exempt.
Without warning, you wake up with a paralyzing stiffness in your calf or foot. Whether you call it a foot or leg cramp (aka “charley horse”), it happens when a muscle gets involuntarily stiff and can’t relax. Here’s what causes these cramps, as well as tips to help prevent them.
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When temperatures rise, your body perspires more, and that includes your feet. Shoes plus hot weather equals foot odor – or even athlete’s foot. Find out how to keep your feet healthy and free of strong odor.
Flip flops, heels, wedges, tennis shoes and flats – summer shoe choices are endless. What is the perfect shoe for your foot health day-in and day-out?
Take steps to prevent blisters by keeping your skin dry. Learn the safest ways to treat blisters, if you get them, to avoid infection.
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 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
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