Article Tagged ‘ Injury Prevention ’

Fashion Boots for Kids- Good or Bad?

It’s that time of year again, when we want to dress our kids up in cute outfits and winter gear, and that includes fashionable boots that look like Mom’s and Dad’s!  But are those fashion forward boots causing harm to our children’s feet? According to APMA, parents need to “be size smart. It may be […]

What is the Nail Matrix?

No, I’m not referring to The Matrix the movie.  I’m talking about the nail matrix, a very important part of our finger nails and toe nails. The nail matrix is located under the base of the finger or toe nail. It contains blood vessels and nerves like most other parts of our body.  It is […]

Prepare For Your Next Race With Shin Splint Prevention

Big races deserve plenty of training. Whether you plan to run the full or half marathon, the 5K or even the 3K, you should already be boosting your training so you can race well. An important aspect of preparation that many runners don’t consider is shin splint prevention. Shin splints are a common overuse problem that […]

Tendinitis of the Lower Extremities

What is Tendinitis? Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon- a thick fibrous cord that attaches the muscle to bone. While tendinitis can occur in any of your tendons, tendinitis in the lower extremities include your knees and ankles. Common types of tendinitis include: Achilles tendinitis, posterior tibial tendinitis, peroneal tendinitis & patellar tendinitis (patella […]

How to Improve Foot and Leg Pain with Prescription Orthotics

If you are experiencing pain related to your foot, ankle prescription orthotics may be the solution to your discomfort. They can usually be part of the recommended treatment plan for common foot problems like:  heel pain, bunions, shin splints, metatarsalgia. There are two types of orthotic inserts: Functional & Accommodative. Functional orthotics are used to […]

3 Tips to Get Your Feet into Shape in 2017

Generally when we think about getting into shape, our feet do not come to mind.  The condition of our feet plays a big role in our overall health. Here are 3 things you can do to get your feet into shape this year: Walk. “Each step puts your foot through its full range of motion, from […]

7 Tips for Healthy and Happy Feet.

Photo Credit: Amberle Van Den Broeke Our feet are the foundation of our bodies. They allow us to walk, work and do fun activities. Follow these simple tips to keep your feet in the best shape possible: Use closed toe shoes. Avoid injuring your toes or foot if you happen to bump them. Clean and […]

Training for the Big Race with Shin Splint Prevention

Part of training for any race should be preventing injuries like shin splints as best you can. John Hollander, DPM, in Santa Rosa, CA, discusses good practices.

Building Up Better Bone Health

Osteoporosis slowly weakens your skeleton, but exercise may help combat this. John Hollander, DPM, in Santa Rosa, CA, discusses bone health.

Work Your Way to Better Balance

Balance is crucial for mobility and stability. John Hollander, DPM, discusses ways anyone can improve their balance to better prevent falls.