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Owie! Is That An Ingrown Toenail?

An ingrown toenail is when the nail curves inward and grows into the skin, usually on the edges. This painful piercing of the nail irritates the skin and causes redness, swelling, and warmth, all of which are signs of an infection. Bacteria may even enter the area further infecting it.  This is often shown by […]

Trench Foot

The mission is set.  There are 11 days to complete the grueling course of hiking mud bogged trails, swimming in frigid waters, running in complete darkness, scaling down waterfalls,  and more.  The goal is to be the first team to reach the finish line.  Sounds easy enough right?  This is describing the newly released show […]

Gout Tips- Prevention and Management

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and swelling of the big toe; and sometimes the ankle or knee. Gout occurs when there is a high level of uric acid in the blood which causes needle-like crystals to form around a joint.  These crystals are what causes the pain. “Uric acid is […]

How To Survive a Broken Ankle

You never see it coming. That moment when you take a step and land on your foot wrong. Your ankle and foot start to swell up immediately followed by pain.  Your visit to the doctor confirms it’s a broken ankle. Now what? How are you going to survive a whole month, or more, with only […]

How to Fix Smelly Feet

You might enjoy taking off your shoes and kicking back in Bodega Bay, but if you suffer from foot odor, others around you might not like it as much. Taking care of smelly feet doesn’t have to be difficult or overwhelming. It is a fairly simple thing to do that just requires a little extra […]

What to do when you have foot pain?

With gyms being closed,  walking or running may be your preferred activity for wellness.  But what do you do when you are faced with a nagging pain in your foot? It is not normal to feel pain in your feet, so should you experience this, it means it is time to do to some investigating! […]

Infection Prevention- How to Clean Your Nail Tools at Home

Raise your hand if you are guilty of not cleaning your nail clippers or callus removing tools after each use?  Do you think that just rinsing them off with hot water is enough? Sorry guys and gals, it is not!  We as humans carry bacteria on our bodies that when exposed to a cut in […]

10 Tips for Happy Feet This Summer

With the summer season upon us, our feet will probably become exposed to the traditional summer conditions of sunshine, sandy beaches, flip flops, and hot weather.  Follow these tried and true tips to keep your feet looking fabulous all summer long. #1. Prevent and treat dry cracked heels. Use a pumice stone or exfoliant once a […]

How to Care for Swollen and Sore Feet While Pregnant

Many women experience general fatigue and soreness throughout their entire body while pregnant but a large complaint is sore feet and swelling.  Swelling in the feet is often caused by extra fluid in the body and pressure caused by the growing uterus.  Although sudden swelling in the face or hands may be a sign of a […]