What to Consider When Buying Shoes

Wearing uncomfortable, ill-fitting, or lesser-quality footwear can lead to a host of foot and ankle problems, as well as foot injuries and even foot deformities over time. Use this checklist to make sure you choose the best shoe to head off foot issues before they start: Footwear should have a comfortable, durable design, be made […]

Nutrition for Your Feet and Ankles

Osteoporosis, or weak, brittle bones, may affect the feet before other body parts, resulting in stress fractures. Every bone in your body, including the ones in your feet and ankles, can benefit from sufficient amounts of calcium and vitamin D. Exercising and strength training regularly can also help strengthen your bones.

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails, known as onychocryptosis, most commonly occur on the big toe and are caused by pressure that drives the edge of the nail into the surrounding skin. Ingrown toenails can result from improper nail trimming, injuries, fungal infections, and toe deformities; they can also be inherited. The condition causes pain, redness, inflammation, swelling, and […]

Fungal Problems

Fungal problems can develop on the feet in areas such as between the toes, on the sole of the foot, and on the toenails. Since the feet are frequently exposed to moisture due to sweating and wet weather conditions, fungal infections are common. Fungi flourish in warm, dark, and moist environments, making the feet the […]

Foot Self-Exam

Here are some helpful hints for checking if your feet are healthy and problem-free: Skin: Do you have any calluses, corns, blisters, rashes, or irritations? Are you experiencing areas of friction or pressure due to ill-fitting footwear rubbing against the skin? Also, a bluish, reddish, or purplish tinge to the toes or feet can signal […]