Treat your Painful Neuroma with High Heels! What?

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A female patient recently presented with a complaint of a painful neuroma in her foot.  She relates a history of multiple treatments from foot specialists including steroid injections and absolute alcohol (No not the Russian type).  She related metatarsal pads worsened it.  She complains she is unable to wear any shoe except a high heal […]

Iroquois Racers Need Foot Orthotics Too! (and those serious about horseback riding)

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Previously, I’ve written on how and why horses wear orthotics. But did you know why it is important for their riders to do the same? Riding horses, whether for fun, jumping, racing, shooting, etc. requires accurate foot positioning and foot responses to obtain maximum balance, stability and even improved performance. With riding, when the foot […]

Why Do My Feet Hurt? I Bought Good, Expensive Shoes!

“Good” or “expensive” shoes may sometimes be the simple solution, but without ideal fit you may be wasting your money and causing your feet more pain. Furthermore, these types of shoes are typically flat somewhere inside of them. Some manufacturers may claim there is a “arch support” or even a “heel cup” built in. This […]

Signs of Foot Problems A Pedicurist Should Tell You About ~ Part 1

Toe Nail Fungus  (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Many times I hear people say they don’t have any foot problems.  Yet, they have large callouses.  They say it is not a problem as they “just go to a pedicurist” every month to shave it off. As mentioned in a previous blog, a callous is an indicator that […]

Orthaheel Orthotics

We may have been born shoeless, but most of us in modern society do continually walk on hard flat surfaces and must wear shoe gear.  Our feet will adapt to many surfaces such as dirt, sand, and grass, but they can only adapt to whatever surface they are on.  For most of us, that is […]

ara Shoes – A Shoe That Helps Match Fashion & Comfort

ara shoes are a new brand that we now carry here at ArchMasters. They really exemplify a good combination of comfort and style. They have several unique features that I like. HOT, WET FEET?  No problem with 360° cool – ara helps keep feet dry in many weather conditions.  They have upper insulation properties that […]

Plantar Fasciitis 201: Certain Misconceptions and Treatments

Anatomical diagrams illustrating the components of the plantar fascia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Listed below are some common misconceptions and treatments frequently used for heel pain. You have a heel spur:  In most cases the heel spur is irrelevant. Many people who have huge heel spurs have never experienced pain. Heel spurs are caused by plantar […]

Plantar Fasciitis 101: Definition

Medical X-rays Plantar fasciitis. Increased density in talocalcaneal joint (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Plantar fasciitis, sometimes referred to as plantar fasciosis is a painful condition about the heel. The plantar fascia is a soft tissue structure that originates at the bottom of the heel and runs to the base of the toes.  It is a thick […]

I NEED AN ORTHOTIC! – Custom

Originally, the word “custom orthotic” meant a foot support fabricated from a mold of your feet along with a prescription for correction in the alignment of your feet.  However, the word “Custom” has become abused and misleading as your political opponent.  You now see and hear “Custom” fit, made, molded, etc. yet it is really […]