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How To Prevent Nail Fungus Feb 26th, 2019

While toe fungus is sometimes a cosmetic issue that leads to embarrassment, in some cases, it can cause discomfort and pain as the condition worsens. While some people are more likely to get these infections because of a family predisposition, there are plenty of steps that can help your nails...

5 Things To Look Out For At Nail Salons Feb 19th, 2019

1. Make sure the nail salon is licensed to sterilize their instruments and be sure that the instruments are as clean as possible. Find your salon at http://www.cnd.com/find-salon to check their certifications. 2. Make sure sterilized equipment are put into an autoclave. At the very least, equipment should be removed...

How Bunions Can Be Fixed For Good. Feb 12th, 2019

Why Do Bunions Form? Bunions form when the normal balance of forces on the joints in the foot become disrupted. The abnormal force causes instability in the joints, eventually shifting the first metatarsal out of alignment. They are, therefore, a symptom of faulty foot development and are usually caused by...

Why Does Plantar Fasciitis Develop? Feb 4th, 2019

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot becomes irritated and inflammed. This is typically a result of and abnormal amount of load/ stress that is placed on the tissue. In most cases, there is not one identifiable factor that causes plantar...

AmnioFix Stem Cell Therapy Jan 21st, 2019

What is Amniofix? AmnioFix is a state of the art, bioactive tissue matrix allograft. Simply stated, this "stem cell" therapy contains many proteins and growth factors that help to rapidly repair damaged tissues. Specifically, this therapy contains over 285 regulatory proteins that reduce scar tissue and rapidly decreases inflammation. What...

Tips to Prevent Falling with Age Nov 21st, 2018

As we age our likelihood of falling greatly increases. Many commonly prescribed medications and degeneration of our eyes and ears greatly contribute to instability later in life. How can you combat this issue?The first thing to do is make sure you are wearing supportive shoes. Highly supportive, stability, shoes have...

Over Pronation May Be Causing Your Pain? Jul 27th, 2018

What is Over Pronation? It may be the sole reason for many of your lower extremity issues. As you can see in the photo, over pronating is when the arch of the foot collapses under load. This causes the entire leg to internally rotate and every joint to be misaligned....

Why Are Your Feet Swollen? Jul 27th, 2018

Why are your feet swollen? It may be more common than you think and can often be easy to cure. Here are a few of the most common reasons for swollen feet and some steps to self-treatment.Edema:This is when your body retains too much water. This usually goes away on...

Hammer Toes Jul 11th, 2018

A hammer toe is a condition that causes the toe (usually the 2nd or 3rd) to bend downward instead of forward. Your toe contains two joints that allow it bend at the middle and bottom. When the middle joint becomes dislocated, the hammer toe has occurred. Although it could be...

Shin Splints Jul 11th, 2018

Shin splints are very common and affect over 3 million people in the U.S. per year. Shin splints happen when the muscles and tendons around the tibia become inflamed. It’s typically caused by over use of these muscles along the shinbone. They often occur in athletes who’ve recently intensified or...

Importance of Toes! Jul 11th, 2018

Our body has amazing capabilities: we use our eyes to see the world in which we live, we use our ears to hear our everyday lives, and we use our tongues to taste the delicious food we eat. However, our toes may not come to our minds immediately when we...

Peripheral Neuropathy Jul 11th, 2018

Your body’s nervous system has two parts: the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system contains your brain and your spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system sends information from the central nervous system to the rest of the body, by way of nerves that go...

Say Yes Foot-Friendly Shoes May 7th, 2018

Look at your shoes—what are you wearing? How do they feel? If you’re wearing heels and are feeling pain, then you’re not doing it right. And if you have on tight, narrow shoes that are suffocating your feet, you’re definitely doing something wrong. The shoes you choose to wear day...

First All-in-One Cosmetic/ Anti fungal Cream for Nail Health Jan 24th, 2018

Discolored, brittle, and thickened nails are often a sign of a fungal infection. This type of infection is referred to as Onychomycosis, and is difficult to get rid of. Typically patients will use generic over the counter anti-fungal creams until the fungus thickens and more advanced treatment options are needed. Most...

Do You Have Athletes Foot? Jan 15th, 2018

We’ve all heard of athlete’s foot, but what about its scientific name: Tinea Pedis? Tinea Pedis is a rash on the skin of the foot, the most common fungal skin infection to be exact. The condition is caused by a fungus that grows on (or even in) the top layer of the skin. The...

5 Stretches to Prevent Foot Pain Jan 8th, 2018

Many patients who come in with foot pain don’t understand the importance of stretching their feet on a daily basis. Below are 5 stretches that can help keep your feet limber and prevent injury.1. The Towel Stretch: On the floor with your legs straight out in front of you, take a...

Even Your Feet Can Get Skin Cancer Nov 15th, 2017

Skin cancer in the lower extremity may have a very different appearance from those arising on the rest of the body.  Podiatrists are uniquely trained as lower extremity specialists to recognize and treat abnormal conditions as they present themselves on the skin of the lower legs and feet.Because of this, a...

What should you eat after surgery? Nov 8th, 2017

Recovering from surgery can be long and grueling. An often overlooked aspect of recovery is diet. Eating the right foods will not only make the recovery process more tolerable, but help to decrease overall recovery time. What exactly should you eat?Lean ProteinsLean proteins, such as eggs, fish, turkey, and legumes,...

You change as you age, but so do your feet Oct 16th, 2017

If you want to age gracefully, it is also important to maintain foot health in order to help you properly move about.  Mobility is important for gaining the independence that is needed to help our aging population remain active and healthy.  Foot ailments make it difficult and sometimes impossible to work or...