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How to Prevent Foot and Ankle Fails on the Ski Slopes

Colorado’s winter slopes attract visitors from far and wide, and for good reason: They offer lots of opportunities for winter sports. If you’ll be skiing or snowboarding this winter, here’s what you can do to prevent getting injured.
Jan 4th, 2023

What Are Corns and How Do They Impact Your Foot Health?

Corns are painful, but that’s not the worst of it. When you have corns on your feet, they could lead to significant foot issues, especially if you have diabetes or other underlying conditions. Here’s what to do if you have a corn.
Dec 14th, 2022

5 Tips for Runners to Prevent Black Toenails

Black toenail injuries are common among high-intensity runners, distance runners, or those who increase their mileage rapidly. Find out what causes “runner’s toe,” and learn simple strategies to help you overcome and avoid the problem.
Oct 1st, 2022

Do All Bunions Require Surgery?

Most people with bunions find pain relief with conservative treatments. However, when conservative measures fail to relieve symptoms, surgery can be an effective option. Read on to learn more.
Aug 2nd, 2022

Shoe Hacks That Help Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition in which the plantar fascia is inflamed, and it can make even the smallest steps painful. Thankfully these five shoe hacks can alleviate some of the pain and inflammation.
Jul 1st, 2022

Strategies for Strengthening Your Ankles

If you’ve sprained your ankle, you never want to do it again, but you probably will. Ankle sprains may occur because of an injury or because of congenitally weak ankles. To prevent your next sprain — or the first one — strengthen your ankles.
Jun 2nd, 2022

Diabetes and Your Feet

Having diabetes involves daily monitoring. But while you may know you need to monitor your blood glucose level, did you also know you need to examine your feet every day? Learn why foot care is so important when you have diabetes.
May 4th, 2022

How Is a Sprained Ankle Graded?

A sprained ankle can be temporarily disabling. It can be difficult, if not impossible, to bear weight on the injured ankle. How severe is the sprain? Learn how a sprained ankle is graded.
Apr 7th, 2022

How to Select the Right Running Shoes for Your Feet

If you’re a runner, it’s imperative that you understand the importance of what to wear on your feet. The right running shoes can provide the support you need and protect you from injury. Keep reading to learn more.
Mar 2nd, 2022

If the Ball of Your Foot Hurts, You May Have a Neuroma

Pain in the ball of your foot affects the way your entire foot — and body — moves. If you have pain in the ball of your foot that doesn’t go away, you may have a Morton’s neuroma. Morton’s neuromas worsen without treatment. Here’s what to do.
Feb 2nd, 2022

How to Prevent Flat Feet from Getting Worse

Flat feet can be congenital or acquired, and they may cause no symptoms or a great deal of pain and discomfort. Learn what you can do to prevent flat feet from getting worse.
Dec 6th, 2021

How Can I Prevent My Bunions From Getting Worse?

Experiencing a bunion on the big toe? If this is the first time, you may be at a loss over what to do about it. Bunions can have a number of causes, but there are certain things you can do to prevent them from getting worse.
Nov 3rd, 2021

Signs of a Diabetic Foot Ulcer

If you’re a diabetic, you doubtless know it can pose problems with your health. Diabetes causes many complications of the feet, including increasing your risk of diabetic foot ulcers. Learn more about the signs of diabetic foot ulcers.
Oct 1st, 2021

The Best Footwear for Plantar Fasciitis

Believe it or not, footwear matters a great deal when you have plantar fasciitis. Learn more about how to choose the best footwear for plantar fasciitis and get the relief and support you need.
Sep 1st, 2021

A Closer Look at Your Risk for Foot Wounds

Your risk for foot wounds depends a lot on your overall health. Do you have trouble with sustaining or healing foot wounds? Learn more about the conditions that influence your risk for foot wounds.
Aug 2nd, 2021

Calluses: They Aren’t Just a Cosmetic Issue

Do you have calluses on your feet? While they’re not always problematic, they can sometimes be a concern. Read on to learn why they develop, how you can treat them, and when you should see a doctor.
Jul 6th, 2021

The Link Between Your Diet and Gout

Gout is a painful form of arthritis. What you may not know is that your diet can contribute to gout attacks. Read on to learn the role your diet can play and what you can do to help prevent attacks.
Apr 1st, 2021

Foot Care Tips for Every Diabetic

Taking care of your feet is especially essential if you’re diabetic. Without careful monitoring, minor foot problems can become major problems. Learn more about how to best take care of your feet.
Mar 3rd, 2021

How to Avoid Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are often painful, but they’re also preventable. Read on to learn how you can avoid getting ingrown toenails.
Feb 4th, 2021

Symptoms of an Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown toenails are common, but they shouldn’t be ignored. Read on to learn how to recognize the signs of an ingrown toenail and why you should get it treated as soon as possible.
Jan 1st, 2021

Managing Your Edema

If you have excess fluid retention anywhere on your body, you may have what's called edema. Read on to learn what can cause this condition and how you can manage it.
Dec 1st, 2020

Neuromas 101

If you have a foot neuroma, you may find it very painful to stand up or walk around. Read on to learn what can cause this condition and how it can be treated.
Nov 2nd, 2020

6 Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot pain, and many things can cause it. Read on to learn the risk factors for developing plantar fasciitis and what you can do about them.
Oct 13th, 2020

Your Treatment Options for Hammertoe

Do you have hammertoe, the painful condition that causes affected toes to bend downward? Read on to learn what causes the condition and how it can be treated.
Jul 15th, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Gout

Gout is an inflammatory condition that causes intense pain and swelling in joints, usually in the big toe. Lifestyle can play a big role in its development. Read on to learn what causes gout and how you can manage it.
Mar 9th, 2020

How to Avoid Athlete’s Foot in the Locker Room

Have you experienced itchy, scaly athlete’s foot in the past, or do you just want to avoid ever getting it? Playing it smart in the locker room can help you avoid contracting this common foot fungus.
Jan 1st, 2020

Living With and Treating Plantar Fasciitis

If you have plantar fasciitis, you know pain. If you have plantar fasciitis and your job involves standing, you may wonder how you’re going to live with this painful condition.
Sep 1st, 2019

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Feet?

Millions of people have diabetes, and the feet are an area where the impact of diabetes can be felt the most. Diabetes can cause many changes to your feet, so it’s important that diabetics not overlook foot care.
Aug 6th, 2019

Summertime Tips for Healthy Feet

Summer means more time hiking, biking, playing sports, or spending time at the pool. With all of this extra activity, you put added pressure on your feet, but you also want them to look good in sandals. Here are some summertime tips for healthy feet.
Jul 25th, 2019

What Can I Do About My Bunions?

A bunion is a joint deformity of the big toe that can become extremely painful and lead to problems wearing shoes — and even walking. If you have bunions, learn what you can do about them and how a podiatrist can stop them from getting worse.
Jun 20th, 2019

When Does an Ingrown Toenail Require a Visit to the Podiatrist?

An ingrown toenail sounds like a small issue, but anyone who’s had one knows the pain can make it difficult to pursue daily activities. To avoid infection and speed healing, you may need medical intervention from a podiatrist. Read on to learn why.
Mar 18th, 2019