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Is Summer To Blame For My Calluses?

When the weather heats up, so do our feet!  We get relief from that heat by wearing shoes that allow our feet to breathe better, like sandals or mesh tennis shoes, or we don’t wear any shoes at all. But with this change in footwear, many of us start to see a change in our […]

How to stay in the race with heel pain

Are you preparing for the upcoming Annadel Half Marathon in Santa Rosa, California next month or the Windsor Half Marathon in June? Wouldn’t it be devastating to have a chronic condition like plantar fasciitis or have an Achilles tendinitis flare up right before the big event?! If the unthinkable happens, extracorporeal shockwave therapy might be necessary to […]

9 Awesome Gifts for Anyone

Everyone has at least one ‘difficult to buy for’ person in their lives, or someone that has “everything”, so why not consider buying a gift that caters to their feet this year? After all, they play a significant role in our everyday lives! You will be surprised at the number of options that you have […]

Make Your Own Luxury Foot Soaks, Scrubs & Balms

Have you ever considered making your own foot care products?  They are very easy to make using ingredients that are found in most stores. They also make wonderful and inexpensive gifts! By using beautiful jars and bows you can create a unique gift that comes straight from the heart.  What’s even better when making your […]

9 Most Common Foot Problems in Patients Over 40

Foot problems are not age specific, they can happen to anyone, but there are conditions that seem to show up more often for those that are over 40. Today we will discuss the 9 most common foot problems that patients over 40 tend to experience, what causes them, treatment options, and prevention methods. Life in your 40s […]

Treating Cuts & Blisters While Camping & Hiking

Ah, the joy of getting out into nature, breathing in the fresh air, exploring the wide-open spaces, stomping through rivers, and sometimes treating the occasional cut or blister. Following the best practices for wound treatment and having the right medical supplies on hand for camping and hiking, will allow you to treat your injuries in […]

Accessory Bones of the Foot

When you hear the word accessory, we tend to think of using pretty necklaces, rings or belts to enhance our outfits. But with accessory bones, they aren’t enhancing anything, but rather showing up in our x-rays as extra bones. What is an accessory bone? When we are born, most of our bones are cartilage that […]

Summer BBQs Lead to Painful Gout?

The Summer season brings out a variety of celebratory traditions, including, campouts, pool parties, and fireworks.  Another common one is the outdoor cookout.  Families and friends gather in backyards and on porches to enjoy grilling and eating together. However, for anyone with gout, this tradition could set them up a painful attack later.  You can […]

7 Ways to Clean and Freshen Up Your Sandals

The moment the weather heats up our sandals are put into use.  Sandals are exposed to all sorts of conditions, sweat, sun, sand, oils, bacteria, and dirt. And with all that exposure to grit and grime, they can get dirty and smelly fast!  By cleaning your sandals you can help extend the life of them […]

Peripheral Arterial Disease

Have you ever noticed muscle pain or weakness in your legs or feet after you’ve started walking, but then stops within minutes after resting? You may have PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease). PAD is a condition in which the arteries in the legs become narrowed or blocked by the buildup of fatty deposits called plaque.  This […]