Article Tagged ‘ Foot Pain ’

When a Small Trip Can Turn into a Dangerous Fall

Whoops!  You tripped on that floor mat, again!  And this time you almost fell on the floor.  Falls are not just a ‘normal part of getting older’.  And while yes, as we age our chances for falling do increase, it doesn’t mean it has to happen! In fact, falls are caused by a number of […]

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! […]

Custom Orthotics vs. Shoe Inserts (OTC “orthotics”)

When you experience foot pain, it interrupts your day.  In order to find relief you may find yourself looking into shoe inserts available at your local store or visiting your podiatrist.  But how do you know whether you should use a custom orthotic or a shoe insert?  While they may appear to solve the same […]

6 Signs It’s Time to Replace or Refurbish Your Orthotics

Do you have a pair of orthotics that are worn down, flat and no longer provide any support? If so, chances are it is time to refurbish or replace your orthotics. Orthotic refurbishing helps extend the life of your orthotics.  Refurbishing can include replacing top covers or the addition of extra soft cushioning under the heel […]

Pronation Injuries

Running can be a solitary or group activity. Some people run on their own so they can set the pace, while others prefer the social aspect—and motivation—of running in a group. That’s why clubs like the Empire Runners Club in Sonoma County exist. They allow runners of all skill levels to learn from each other […]

Lisfranc Injuries- A Common Misdiagnosis

Some say that Lisfranc injuries are rare, but that may be due to the fact that up to 20% of Lisfranc injuries are misdiagnosed as a sprain by physicians. The reason for this may be the methods for determining the type of injury the patient has based on first evaluation. The different types of tests […]

The Top of My Foot Hurts, Why?

You’ve been going about your afternoon as normal and when you finally decided to wind down for the day.  You take your shoes off, put your feet up and then you stretch your feet and- ouch! The top of your foot feels sore and tight. Why? This could be a sign of Extensor Tendinitis! The […]

Sports and Foot Pain in Children

Spring is here and that means soccer and baseball season. Foot pain in children can be very common, especially when they are active in sports.  Some sports injuries can be avoided with a little extra care and knowledge. Other conditions just seem to be a part of growing up. Fortunately, your child should grow out of them over […]

How to Reduce Pain from High Heels

High heels, you either love ‘em or you hate ‘em.  They add that special touch that every outfit needs, but they don’t provide any special treatment to our feet!  Many of us continue to wear high heels even if they cause pain, all for the sake of fashion. Then, there is the other group that […]

Selecting the Best Shoes 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 […]