Posts Tagged ‘Foot Health’

6 Easy Foot Care Tips for Winter!

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Keeping your feet healthy this winter is easy to do! Here, New York podiatrist, Dr. Emily Splichal, has some easy cost-effective ways to optimize your foot health this season. Take a polish vacation, suggests Dr. Splichal, in order to help rejuvenate nails. She recommends over-the-counter products such as Biotin, a dietary supplement often recommended for(read more)

Tips for Finding Proper Fitting Shoes for Your Child

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One of the most important purchases on any parent’s shopping list should be a pair of proper fitting shoes for their child. For many parents, shoe shopping may seem to be a no brainer, but several important factors should be considered: Children’s Feet Change Quickly with Age. Shoe and sock sizes may change every few(read more)

Tips to Keep Feet Happy this Holiday Season

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Original source http://www.apma.org/Learn/HealthyFeetTips.cfm?ItemNumber=9850 Excerpted from American Podiatric Medical Association, Inc. Holiday shopping, decorating, parties and traveling are all part of our holiday revelries. But while you’re making all that merriment, how happy are your feet? You may be doing a lot of walking, dancing, standing and sitting in one position throughout the holiday season. Half(read more)

The Healing Benefits of Foot Soaks

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Immersing your feet in a tub of warm water, even without anything extra in it, is a nice way to relax after a long day. A foot soak soothes your muscles, hydrates your skin and can relieve aches and pains due to standing for hours or walking in uncomfortable shoes. Plus, letting your feet sit(read more)

Diabetes and Feet: Minor Wounds, Major Problems

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For most people, small foot injuries like calluses or blisters are a minor aggravation. They may feel sore, and they certainly don’t make your feet look any better. But these small wounds can grow into devastating problems for people with diabetes. “The average person will unconsciously change the way they walk to minimize that callus(read more)

The Worst Shoes for Your Feet, From a Doctor

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We all know the feeling: You walk out the door for a day on the go, only to find 20 minutes later that your choice of footwear just isn’t going to cut it in the comfort department. Unfortunately, the pain and blisters aren’t the only downsides to wearing uncomfortable shoes—there’s the chance they could cause(read more)

Extensor Tendonitis Explained

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One of the most common causes of foot or ankle pain is tendonitis. The muscles of your leg, foot, and ankle are anchored to the bone by the tendons, which are strong, cord-like structures. Tendonitis is inflammation surrounding a tendon. You will have pain with activity and it usually goes away with rest, only to(read more)

Cold Weather Foot Chilblains Explained

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What are Chilblains? Very cold temperatures cause small blood vessels to tighten, limiting circulation towards the extremities, which are already at a disadvantage for being so far from the body’s core. Chilblains are small, itchy swellings on the skin that occur as a reaction to cold temperatures. They most often affect the body’s extremities, such(read more)

10 Tips for Healthy Feet

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  10 Tips for Healthy Feet Keep your feet clean and dry. Healthy feet start with good hygiene. Thoroughly clean and scrub your feet with soap and water when you bathe. Afterward, dry them well. Fungal organisms love moisture, so depriving them of any wetness will make it more difficult for them to thrive. Examine(read more)

TIPS for DIABETIC FOOT CARE

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Taking good care of your feet can prevent problems before they start! Use the following tips to reduce your risk of common foot problems and serious complications associated with them. Prevention Tip #1 Living with diabetes requires you to pay special attention to your health and your condition. Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding diet, exercise(read more)