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Avoid Running Injuries? Wear the Right Running Shoes

Millions of Americans run on a regular basis. But because of the wrong shoes for the wrong person, millions of Americans also experience painful and often debilitating foot, ankle, and leg injuries that keep them off the road or track.

Wearing the wrong type of running shoe can hurt your body. These injuries - from plantar fasciitis to shin splints - can sideline you and keep you from exercising at all, which is the last thing we want.

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Plantar Fascial Tears: What You Need to Know

Not many people know what plantar fasciitis is or how painful it can be. It’s what Peyton Manning was suffering from in 2015 after an injury during a game. Although professional athletes frequently suffer from the ailment, it’s a lot more common for regular people than you may think. Keep reading to learn about plantar fascial tears.

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Pedicure Tips to Avoid Infection

Warmer weather means showing off the toes, and showing off the toes means getting pedicures! Here are a few ways to protect your feet from infections.

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Recovering from Foot Surgery

The first two weeks after foot surgery are the most crucial for a successful recovery. Here are a few tips to help the recovery process along.

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Ingrown Toenails

Painful swelling and redness on the side of the big toe could very well be caused by an ingrown toenail. Find out how to treat and prevent this condition.

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Raw Spots: Treating Blisters

Blisters aren’t a major condition, but the pain that they cause is pretty serious. Read these helpful tips to learn how to decrease the pain and discomfort associated with them.

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Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses can cause problems, but there’s no need to suffer! Find out how to solve these issues with The Foot Specialists.

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Diabetic Foot Care Routine

Post: February 28th, 2018

Preventing some of the severe problems associated with diabetes is as easy as adding a few extra steps to your morning routine!

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Do’s and Don’ts of Diabetic Foot Care

Post: February 21st, 2018

Untreated, diabetes can be dangerous for your body. More specifically, it can be really dangerous for your feet. Even a small cut could create serious consequences because of diabetes-related foot ailments like nerve damage or decreased blood flow. If you have diabetes, it may be easy to forget your feet. You may be worried about monitoring your blood sugar, eating healthy, and exercising. Here are some do’s and don’ts for diabetic foot care that will help you protect your feet along with the rest of your body.

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Foot Safety Tips

Post: January 22nd, 2018

Getting fit is on just about everyone’s New Year's resolution list! Before joining a gym, take a look at these tips for foot and ankle safety.

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Let’s Talk About Gout: What You Need to Know

Post: December 21, 2017

What comes to mind when you hear the word “gout?”

Many people think gout is something only elderly people get - if they even know what it is! The truth is, the people who typically suffer from gout are actually in their 40’s and 50’s - especially if they’re male. So gout is a lot more common and affects more people than most think.

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Keeping Our Feet Healthy

Post: September 5th, 2017

Having healthy feet improves all aspects of our lives, not just foot-related ones! While it may seem like a simple thing to do, there are easy steps to keep our feet healthy that most of us don’t take the time to consider. Knowing these easy tasks can drastically improve the quality of our daily lives. Paying attention to our feet, toenails, and shoe habits is very important. Let’s discuss some ways to improve foot health.

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Morning Foot Pain

Post: August 31, 2017

Morning foot pain may just sound like an inconvenience, but anyone who’s experienced it knows it’s important to get checked out! Learn more with Foot Specialists.

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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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