Injury or Recovery?

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Are your feet giving you trouble after the big race? How can you tell if it is an injury or normal recovery? First, pay attention to where the pain is. Is one foot hurting or both? This is a good indicator on whether the discomfort is from an injury or normal recovery. If it is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teenage Obesity

Obesity in children is becoming an epidemic just like diabetes.  There are many causes.  However, some preventable research indicates that one of the causes is foot problems.  Foot pain in children leads to inactivity thus, weight gain. Many children do not want to admit their feet hurt, especially in front of their peers and even […]

Achieve All Your Resolutions with These Simple Foot Inspection Tips

Many resolutions involve some sort of physical activity. Most of the time they end in failure because of pain. Don’t let this become your excuse! Just like an automobile accelerates, decelerates, stops and goes, the human body does the same. We are somewhat like a moving human robot. All of our parts need to be […]

Born To Farm Barefoot- Chickens, Veggies and More!

The Barefoot Farmer is alive and lives in Tennessee. He recently received increased publicity not for his farming barefoot in the mud and soil, but because he is moving his farm down the road.  His farm property, where he apparently raises whole organic vegetables, etc. and even chickens are on the side of a hill.  […]

Swelling with Joyful Cheers this Holiday? Just Keep It Out of Your Feet!

Rich Holiday Treats The Holiday Season will bring not only bring good eats but also foot, ankle and leg swelling.  If you’re pregnant like Princess Kate, you may experience systemic or even a postural reasons for swelling or edema. However, eating certain foods or weight gain along with the excessive lounging around this season will cause […]

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 […]

The Base of the Toe Next to My Big Toe is Killing Me!

Toe pain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Now that sandal and flip-flop season is winding down, I’ve seen an increased amount of patients complaining of this pain.  I believe it is due to the long-term use of sandals and flip-flops, especially those not adequately supporting the feet.   This lack of support caused the joints to not bend […]