My Feet Hurt – Nashville, TN

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Whether you’re a tourist – typically walking double the amount you are used to, a local resident or a marathon walker/runner, ArchMasters –Orthotics, Shoes & Footcare in Brentwood (across the street from Nashville’s Davidson county line) can help. You may even save a lot of money, too. We not only have supportive shoes and sandals […]

Vegetable gardens are gone, fungus gardens are just starting – Don’t be the next victim.

As the change of season dictates our feet being enclosed in shoes more often than not, take these simple steps to avoid, ulcers and pain. Allow your shoes/boots to dry at least 24 hours before their next use.  Enclosed footwear creates a dark, warm, moist environment, which is exactly what fungus likes to grow in.  […]

Signs of Foot Problems A Pedicurist Should Tell You About ~ Part 2

Podiatrist examining hallux (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In our last blog we listed the first three signs of foot problems a pedicurist should tell you about. Here are an additional four signs to watch for: 4. Black nails. If you have a nail that is black, have a professional check for possible malignant melanoma. It has been […]

Is Running with Your Feet Pointed Forward Good Advice?

–> © Byronwmoore | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos While reading an article on the suggested form for runners, I came across a suggestion that may not be the best advice for every runner.  The advice provided suggested that runners should concentrate on landing on their foot with the toes pointed forward.  Just […]

Fall Prevention Help

The first fall prevention ankle foot orthotic (AFO) originally designed by a physician is available for you.  It is classified as an AFO but it is extremely lightweight, about the weight of a cell phone.  A more precise definition of the device is a “Foot and Ankle Support” with balance technology.  This device easily fits […]

Are You Or A Loved One Worried About Falling?

Falls are the leading cause of injury in adults 65 and older.  Some studies indicate 30-40% of community dwelling adults over the age of 65 fall at least once a year.  Of those that fall, 5-10% will obtain some type of injury including a fracture.  Injuries cost money.  Since current evidence based medicine now shows […]

Want the Cadillac of an Ankle Foot Orthotics for Drop Foot?

The foot of a person with Charcot-Marie-Tooth. The lack of muscle, high arch, and hammer toes are signs of the genetic disease. (Charcot-Marie-Tooth) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) At ArchMasters we choose to carry  The Noodle® AFO for those in need of assistance from a condition called “Drop Foot.”  A drop foot gait is the inability to […]

Four Essentials to Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing

© Marcusarm | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos Wound care treatment options have significantly advanced over the last several years resulting in faster healing as well as healing of wounds that typically would not heal.  However, in basic terms there still is not a magic wand that heals all wounds.  Any pressure wound, […]

Neuroma – Getting a wider pair of shoes may not help your Morton’s Neuroma

Recovery & scars from Morton’s Neuroma Surgery (Photo credit: chrisfreeland2002) Neuromas of the feet can be pain free or so painful they cause you to stop what you’re doing and even have to get off your foot, remove your shoe and rub it to try and find relief. They are frequently found in women, although […]

Foot Pain Gets in the Way of Exercise

A recent study by the APMA indicated that 72% of people don’t exercise because their feet are hurting.  If you are one of these people, get help.  At ArchMasters, our multi-board certified podiatric doctor and surgeon, Dr. David Sables will provide a thorough consultation to help you determine the best treatment and footwear needed for […]