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Hello Hiking, Bye-bye Neuroma Pain

Hiking in Santa Rosa, CA can be a thrilling and rewarding experience. From the beautiful vistas of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park to the old-growth redwoods in Armstrong Woods and to the wide open spaces, we have it all. If you experience neuroma pain it can keep you from enjoying the great outdoors. If your toes are […]

Can Nail Polish Actually Prevent Toenail Fungus?

Toenail fungus, once you get it, it takes time to treat! So how can we prevent it from occurring in the first place?  Well, there are a few things we can do to stave off that yucky fungus. Keep your feet clean and dry Avoid walking barefoot in public places like gyms and pools Wear […]

Why Does My Toe Bend That Way?!

Do you have a toe or toes that look bent out of shape, but you don’t recall any trauma happening to them? You could have a case of Hammer Toe, Claw Toe or Mallet Toe!  Not to worry, they are not dangerous conditions to have, but they can be quite uncomfortable and most importantly- treatable […]

How To Tell a Foot Sprain From a Fracture!

If you’re like me, you probably jump at every opportunity to get out side and play. Whether that mean going for a walk at Sugar Loaf, playing a game of bocce ball in the yard or volleyball at the beach, just about any outdoor activity can sometimes lead to an injured foot or ankle, if […]

How to Finally Get Rid of a Plantar Wart!

You’ve tried the old duct tape method and over the counter wart remover products, and yet that pesky wart is still there causing discomfort to your feet. So, what can you do? When at home remedies fail then it is time to visit a podiatrist. Podiatrists have access to more aggressive solutions and methods to […]

How To Stay In The Race When You Have Heel Pain- Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Are you preparing for the upcoming Annadel Half Marathon in Santa Rosa, California next month? 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 promote healing to your feet so […]

Spring into Support With Orthotics for your Sandals

Spring has finally arrived! As the weather begins to get hotter, spring sandals become the shoes of choice. This year’s trends are varied. You might try an oil-rubbed leather, or maybe you prefer color blocking and wide straps. Whatever your favorite sandal style, comfort is key. If you wear orthotics in your shoes, you might […]

What to look for in a walking shoe

Are you in search of a new pair of walking shoes, but you just aren’t sure what features to look for?  With a plethora of options, shopping for a new pair of shoes can be overwhelming.  To help you find the right walking shoe for your feet, we’ve put together a guide to assist you […]

How to Prevent and Treat and Ingrown Toenail

California is known for our never-ending summers, but an unsightly and painful ingrown toenail can put a damper your plans. While it is only March, summer will be here before you know it.   This common foot condition is easy to prevent and easy to treat, so you can stop wasting your time in pain and […]

A Caregiver’s Guide to Caring for Feet

While you do your best to care for your clients and improve the quality of their lives, sometimes there are areas of care which may be overlooked.  Among all the tasks that can be required of a caregiver an important one is keeping your client’s feet happy and healthy. Caring for your client’s feet is […]