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Shoe Shopping for Wide Feet

Shopping for shoes that are both cute and comfortable can be a daunting task in itself; but if you have wide feet, it can be even more challenging.  Finding shoes that fit your feet properly is crucial in preventing discomfort and the development of other foot conditions.  Having a poorly fitting shoe can lead to […]

Last Minute Gifts for Happy Feet!

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 […]

Fun Crafts for Turkey Day

Thanksgiving Day is around the corner and the location and menu have been planned or you’re in the middle of planning it!  Wouldn’t it be fun to add a Thanksgiving themed craft into the mix?  We have complied a list of fun things you can make with the whole family!  Use this holiday as a […]

Haglund’s Deformity or “Pump Bump”

From Top to Bottom: 1. Location of bursa and Achilles tendon and site of irritation.  2. X-ray of heel showing Haglund’s Deformity. 3. Physical site on heel of Haglund’s Deformity.   Have you ever wondered what that painful bump on the back of your heel is? It could be a blister, but more likely, it […]

Signs of Infections of the Foot: 101

Most skin infections may resolve on their own or can be treated through antibiotics, but if left untreated, some infections can ultimately lead to hospitalization, surgery or amputation. It is important to see a podiatrist when you’re experiencing any foot abnormality. They can diagnose the problem and determine the best mode of treatment. A foot […]

How Smoking Impacts Wound Healing

Smoking has long been targeted as a risk factor for many diseases and seen as detrimental to our health.  Diseases aside, smoking has also been shown to have a big impact on how wounds heal. In order for a wound to heal efficiently and effectively, it needs oxygen.  At the cellular level, oxygen is needed […]

How To Keep Your Children’s Feet Clean This Summer

Schools’ out, the weather is getting warmer, no more socks and boots are going to be worn. Summer is almost here and children are going to be wearing sandals and walking barefoot at the beach. It is very important to keep their feet clean and healthy. Here are some tips on how to keep their […]

Mirror, Mirror on the Floor: Diabetic Foot Checks!!

Proper foot care for diabetics is crucial. Diabetic patients are more prone to foot problems such as: Loss of feeling in their feet Changes in the shape of their feet Foot ulcers and sores that do not heal Simple daily foot checkups can prevent serious problems in the long run. It is always better to […]

Show off your pretty toes this summer!

Proper Toenail Trimming Techniques to show off your pretty toes. Practice these tips as part of your pedicure! Use the right tools: A nail clipper designed for toenails will do the job easier than trying to cut them with a small fingernail clipper. You can smooth down ragged nail edges with a metal nail file or […]

Healthy Feet for Children

Foot Pain in Children

As a child grows, learns and plays they should never have to deal with foot pain holding them back. If a child is suffering from foot pain it will limit their activity and could dampen their mood. Children love to play and get exercise so making sure their feet are healthy is very important. “Pain […]