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14th Dec

2015

Look inside almost any shoe you own, and you’ll most likely find an insert with a slope in the arch area. These pre-packaged inserts are designed to support the arches of the average person’s feet. However, not all feet are the same, and different ...

20th Nov

2015

Despite all of the training and conditioning that professional athletes do on a regular basis, sports injuries still happen. In fact, injuries are often the result of athletes pushing themselves harder in order to perform at a higher level. Foot and ankle ...

13th Nov

2015

Each year, over 200,000 children under the age of 15 visit the emergency room as a result of a basketball-related injury. Foot and ankle injuries are the most common. They affect more than 38 percent of boys and 36 percent of girls. With high school ...

21st Oct

2015

If you think that the only downside to wearing high heels is foot pain and soreness in the legs after a long day, think again. According to a new study from scientists at Stanford University, walking in heels that are three and a half inches or higher ...

10th Oct

2015

Together, your feet contain about 25 percent of all the bones in your body. With 26 bones each, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and multiple muscles and tendons, they are one of the body’s most complex structures. They are also one of the parts of the body ...

23rd Sep

2015

Toenail fungus infections are easy to contract but oftentimes difficult to treat. This is a common annoyance for many patients who struggle with infected nails. Though many of the symptoms appear to be primarily cosmetic, anyone who has experienced a ...

14th Sep

2015

If you have diabetes, you know that taking good care of your feet is extremely important. This is because, in diabetic patients, ingrown toenails and other minor foot issues, can lead to serious complications. They can even put you at a high risk for limb ...

24th Aug

2015

Each year, over 1 million people will visit an emergency room to seek treatment for an ankle injury. While ankle sprains account for about 10 percent of those injuries, many more sprains and strains often go untreated. This can result in recurring ankle ...

18th Aug

2015

Children aren’t always as vocal as adults are when it comes to complaining about aches and pains. However, their feet are often a major source of pain. This can be due to growth, which is normal, but also as a result of old or poorly fitting shoes. The ...

24th Jul

2015

Onychomycosis, more commonly known as toenail fungus, can be a cause of stress for many people. If you have it, you probably know what we mean. Not only is it an uncomfortable and often painful condition, but it can prevent people from feeling at ease in ...