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Taking Care of Feet While Bike Riding

Post: May 17th, 2017

Happy National Bike Riding Month! Every May since 1956, the United States has celebrated these two-wheeled contraptions and the people that ride them. While we are enjoying these fantastic rides, we still need to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves.

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Foot Problems During Pregnancy

Post: May 17th, 2017

In the spirit of Mother’s Day, we wanted to say thank you to all the moms by talking about foot and leg problems while pregnant and what you can do to make them feel better. Your body has enough going on during pregnancy, and your feet do not need to add to your concerns! Just like any other condition you may experience during this time, you should stay informed of what is happening, treat it, and talk to a specialist if things don’t improve.

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5 Sandals that Won’t Hurt Your Feet

Post: March 29th, 2017

Summer is coming, and with it comes sandal weather! If you’re looking forward to letting your feet breathe a little this season, you’re not alone – many people love wearing all kinds of sandals. But it’s important to take good care of your feet, and that includes wearing sandals that won’t sacrifice health for style. Check out these five pairs of sandals that won’t hurt your feet this summer!

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Keep Your Feet Safe on Spring Break

Post: March 27th, 2017

Walking barefoot in the sand feels amazing, and if you’ve got plans to hit the beach for Spring Break, you’re probably already thinking about it! However, for all its beauty, the beach poses several threats to your feet – and if you’re not ready to combat them, you could find yourself limping through the sand instead of walking!

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Extend the Life of Your Sneakers

Post: February 8th, 2017

No matter what level of physical activity you engage in, our sneakers are one of the BEST defenses our feet have. The right shoes ensure proper gait, prevent fallen arches, and reduce the likelihood of injury.

That said, the right tennis shoe is generally a more expensive tennis shoe. So, how can you make sure your shoes last long enough to justify their cost? Here are 5 tips to help you extend the life of your sneakers!

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Why Do I Keep Getting Toe Fungus

Post: January 24th, 2017

You know it when you see it. You look down and notice your toes look a bit yellowed. You bend down a little closer and realize there’s some swelling. Once you finally sit down and really inspect your toes, you realize your nail is even crumbling a bit.

Yep, you’ve got toe fungus. And there’s a huge chance this isn’t your first rodeo. So, why do you keep getting toe fungus, and how can you treat and prevent it? Let’s discuss.

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Prevent and Relieve Bunion Pain

Post: January 10th, 2017

One of the most frequently asked questions podiatrists get is about the difference between a bunion and a corn. Though both bunions and corns produce bumps on your feet, they are two very different problems.

A corn is a condition involving the skin. Simply put, a corn is a small patch of hardened skin on the top or side of the foot that can be painful and is caused from excess rubbing, friction, or pressure on the skin.

A bunion is not a skin condition at all. Instead, a bunion is a bony bump that occurs on the joint at the base of your big toe. Bunions are formed when the big toe pushes against the second toe, enlarging the joint, and eventually leading to a deformity.

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Should I See a Podiatrist or Orthopedic Surgeon?

Post: January 4th, 2017

For some, simply making the phone call to contact a doctor is a bit overwhelming, especially when you are in extreme pain. So what happens when the problem is a bit more complicated? Where do you go if you are experiencing foot pain? A simple online search may lead you in two different directions. The results might have you wondering if you should see a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon.

Let’s explore both of these professions to help you better understand what type of doctor you need!

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