What lies hidden in the grass, dirt or sand can definitely wreak havoc on bare feet. From nails, shards of glass, slivers of wood, pieces of seashell at the beach, thorns from trees and plants or sometimes discarded toothpicks, each can puncture the skin of the foot and cause serious injury. Even after the object
WHAT IS AN INGROWN TOENAIL? An ingrown toenail is a common condition, usually of the big toe, where the nail cuts into the surrounding nail bed causing an infection and pain. If you trim your toenails too short, particularly on the sides of your big toes, you may set the stage for an ingrown toenail.
Foot health is just as important for children as it is for adults. Common podiatric issues the affect children are: flatfoot deformity or rigid pediatric flatfoot, where the arch portion does not have the characteristic upward curve gait abnormalities that affect the way your child walks and moves and impedes their ability to participate in
Custom orthotics are medical shoe inserts that support and gently reposition the heel, arch, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones in the feet. Orthotics enable the structures in the foot to work together as nature intended, making each step pain-free. Unlike over-the-counter shoe inserts, custom orthotics are created from your own unique foot impression and are
A hammertoe happens when the muscles and ligaments around your toe joint get out of balance. This makes the middle joint of your toe buckle and get stuck in this position. You’re most likely to see hammertoe in your middle three toes. Toes that curl are also hammertoes. This happens most often with baby toes.
Be on the lookout for unusual-looking moles around areas of your skin that are exposed to the sun on a regular basis, such as the arms, chest, or face. However, foot melanoma is pretty common and can occur especially in the skin that’s exposed when you wear sandals on a sunny day. On the skin,
The eyes may be the windows to your soul, but are your feet are the windows to your overall health? Unless you regularly get foot massages and pedicures, you probably don’t give your feet much attention or even a second glance. But, if you take a closer look, your feet and toes could reveal signs
What is a Plantar Wart? A plantar wart is a hard, grainy growth that usually appears on bottom of the foot, in areas where the most pressure is absorbed. Plantar warts occur when the human papillomavirus (HPV) makes contact with the skin on the soles of feet. The virus is usually introduced into the body
How to put on a face mask Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before touching the mask. Remove a mask from the box and make sure there are no obvious tears or holes in either side of the mask. Determine which side of the mask is the top. The side of