Healthy tips for your feet

 
3 Tips to Take Care of Your Toenails When it comes down to it, we often forget about our toenails. Day in and day out, our toenails our subjected to our poor shoe choices and hygiene practices. Toenails can get torn, squished, stubbed, ingrown, infected with bacteria or fungus… the list goes on! Because our toenails don’t often get the recognition they deserve, we’re...

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Hot vs. Cold for Injuries As I continue forward in my podiatry career, I continue to have a similar question asked of me often:  Is it better to put heat or cold on an area of injury?  This question pertains to people coming in with a new pain, old pain, surgery pain, the whole gamut. There are some keys points to...
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Muscle Cramps In Swimmers The  Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have just completed.  It was a great celebration. 16 days of multiple sports and exciting events. During the games many athletes developed several injuries, some which were devastating. I have been swimming most of life and over the years I developed some injuries. A common injury is cramps of...
A  Podiatrists Perspective on Pedicures Possibly the most common question we get as podiatrists everyday is "Are pedicures safe?"A podiatrists point of view on pedicures is usually a little negative, mostly because we tend to see everything that goes wrong when pedicures go awry. It is fairly regular for us to see a patient coming in with an ingrown toenail or...

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Summer Water Fun and Your Feet I have recently moved to the Georgia lowcountry area from living on a mountain in southwest Virginia.  While moving, my family and I have sustained some cuts/bumps/bruises on our feet and legs.  I personally have a cut on my right 3rd toe from running into a stray box that was in my kitchen.  Ouch!   We...

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