When people aren't feeling well, we wish them a speedy recovery – to see them back on their feet again soon. And yet, we're often unaware of the intricate pedals so central to our mobility until they give out on us - Rachel Pomerance Berl
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Steps to Better Foot Health
Are your feet healthy?
Even people who try to cover all the bases—avoiding fattening foods, hitting the gym and wearing sunscreen—may not be able to answer yes. Doctors say people often ignore persistent but minor foot complaints, which can later develop into bigger problems, like lower back pain. Some common foot problems can mask underlying issues that are correctable if addressed early. Tender feet might be a sign of a pinched nerve, for example, or bunions might stem from weak arches. Other foot ailments, such as sores that don't heal, can point to a more serious condition, such as diabetes.
Your Running Shoes Are Hurting You
The latest running shoe model is out. The price tag is $150. Professional athletes around the world say it’s like running on air. It’s a bestseller. With tag lines like, Just Do It and Evolve from the Inside Out, they promote better performance, better materials and better style. What they don’t tell you, is that this shoe is precisely what’s hurting your ability to run.
It's Costing A Lot Of Money To Make Those Toenails Fungus-Free
The bills can rack up fast when trying to cure toenail fungus, and it's not always easy to know which drug to use. Costs can range from over $2,000 for treating one nail to just $10 for a pill that treats all 10 toes but could have bad side effects. Then there are the costly lab tests to confirm that the curling yellow rot chewing through a toenail is in fact mold. Right now, the most effective treatment for toenail mold or onychomycosis is a pill called terbinafine. It costs about $10 for a full treatment, which can take up to six months.
Can Sideways Toe-Stretching Defeat Foot Problems?
Some yoga teachers and makers of toe-spreading devices claim health improvements.
Comfort shoes aren't necessarily good for you
Buying shoes from a store specializing in comfort shoes doesn’t guarantee that they will be comfortable or good for you.
Common Causes of Foot Pain While Sleeping
While most foot pain occurs during the day while we are up and moving around on our feet, some conditions can cause us discomfort at night while we are trying to sleep. Let’s look at some of the common problems that can cause nighttime foot pain and what you can do about it.
Cures for Common Foot Problems, Without Surgery
Bunions, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes and pain in the ball of the foot, among others, can be treated, before a patient goes under the knife, podiatrists say.
Here’s What Podiatrists Really Think About Your Flip-Flops
Flip-flops are popular, polarizing and really poor for your health.
Here’s What Podiatrists Think About Your Chuck Taylors
Are they nothing more than a “glorified sock?”
Make Them Fit, Please!
For Dr. Sadrieh (who was wearing made-to-order Gucci brogues), foot surgery is a fusion of medicine and fairy tale. At his practice, you don’t have a bunionectomy; you have a Cinderella procedure.
On Our Own Two Feet; If the Pain Persists See Your Podiatrist
Chances are, you are mean to your feet. Perhaps not intentionally. But think about it: your feet bear a huge burden -- you. And what have you done for them lately? The answer, probably, is not much, except to stuff them into shoes that hurt or don't fit or are, in the case of some teen-agers, unlaced.
Pounding Pavement by Heel or Toe
Heel strike or toe strike? With the fall marathon-training season in full stride, it is time once again to argue about running form. How a runner’s foot should strike the ground incites passionate debate among athletes and coaches, despite scant persuasive evidence to support either position.
Risk Of Going Barefoot: Hookworm Parasites Infect Canadian Couple
The lesson: shoe away the risk of hookworm infection. In other words, don't walk barefoot in tropical locations where dog and cat hookworm larvae may be hiding. But these aren't the only risks of going barefoot. Also hiding on the ground may be human hookworm larvae, which can cause even more severe problems such as chronic anemia...
Searching for My Summer Sole Mate
I love sandals, but they make my feet ache. So I went shoe shopping with a podiatrist and learned some things about commitment.
What’s Good For Your Feet Is Good For Your Health
As older women, we should find it easier, not harder, to resist fashion trends in favor of our health. However, because women are pressured to remain youthful-looking in appearance, many eschew the sensible shoes associated with previous generations. If you’re seeking to look young, your best bet is to feel young. The “spring” may not be in your age, but it will be in your step.
Your Flip-Flops Are Grossing Me Out
They’re unsightly, unhygienic, and unfit for public display.
Here's How to Take Better Care of Your Feet
Our feet work hard for us every day, but we may not give them the attention they need until there's a problem.
Sensing with Your Feet!
A feel-good science project.
Steps to Better Foot Health
Foot pain can signal big and small problems. Even how you get out of bed matters.
7 Foot Problems That Can Be Serious
These seemingly harmless conditions can signal real health issues.
Foot.com features an extensive listing of foot disorders, each fully described in non-technical terms for easy identification. This listing includes both general foot conditions as well as special sections for serious disorders such as diabetes, and arthritis. Also featured is a listing of the known causes and symptoms for each problem and recommended solutions for treatment and prevention. In addition, you can subscribe to Footprints, a free weekly newsletter designed to provide you with the latest health and wellness information.
FootCareMD is your source for reliable information on foot and ankle conditions and treatments. All content was developed and peer reviewed by orthopaedic surgeons specializing in foot and ankle surgery. FootCareMD is overseen by the AOFAS Public Education Committee and maintained by AOFAS staff.
footEducation.com was created by orthopaedic surgeons to provide patients and medical providers with current and accurate information on foot and ankle conditions and their treatments. The contributors to this site are all board certified orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in treating patients with foot and ankle problems.
Foot Health Facts
Looking for the most reliable foot and ankle health information on the Internet? Need a foot and ankle surgeon in your area? Visit FootHealthFacts.org, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeon's consumer information website.
Resources Foot health is our number one concern! Footweb was inspired in 1997 by a podiatrist / foot specialist with the concept of providing home health foot products, current foot information and foot services provided by podiatrists & trained specialists in the footcare field.
Institute for Preventive Foot Health
The Institute for Preventive Foot Health (IPFH) is a non-profit private foundation committed to raising awareness about the importance of caring for the feet through education, research and the identification of methods demonstrated by clinical research to prevent, treat and manage painful conditions and diseases affecting the feet, mobility, functional status and quality of life. - See more at: http://www.ipfh.org/about-us/#sthash.OzDCXCkJ.dpuf
Welcome to Painful-Feet.com, where we take a non-medical look at foot pains, problems such as Plantar Fasciitis and heel spurs. As a sufferer of plantar pain myself for several years now, I found it hard to get information on the Internet that was not too “technical” or “medical”, hence this website was created to help you, the people with painful feet, get information and impartial reviews of products or treatments that could help you.
I had years of Achilles tendon problems, none of the people I went to for advice were especially helpful, and I couldn’t find good Achilles tendon injury information on the web. So, I did a ton of research, followed the researchers’ advice, and my Achilles tendons felt good. I could run and play sports pain free, it was (is!) great. I thought it would be nice to share the research, so I created AchillesTendon.com. Everything on AchillesTendon.com is based on peer reviewed research papers written by doctors, physical therapists, and scientists.
Dr. Pribut's Running Injuries Page
Welcome to Dr. Pribut's Running Injuries web site. While we cover a variety of sports medicine topics, running injuries are at the core of this site.
Heel That Pain
Our story begins with thirty long, patient years of dedicated research by a world-class physician who had set himself the task of developing an invention that would relieve plantar fasciitis sufferers from acute and chronic heel pain. After three decades of design and testing, the Fascia-Bar™ was perfected and Heel That Pain was founded upon being awarded the patent for this revolutionary medical technology.
Welcome to the quest of running injury free! This site is for the thousands of runners, joggers, and walkers who are not concerned with how fast they can finish a race but who want to run without injury and enjoy it.
The Plantar Fasciitis Survival Guide
The Authority in Plantar Fasciitis Treatment. The ultimate tool for everyday people to fix their heel pain!
The Running Doctor
With chiropractic care you can may be able to prevent pain and injuries, while also resolving existing conditions without drugs or surgery by correcting biomechanical imbalances..
American Podiatric Medical Association
Your feet must last a lifetime, and most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50. Regular foot care can make sure your feet are up to the task. With proper detection, intervention, and care, most foot and ankle problems can be lessened or prevented.
International Council on Active Aging
Older adults are at very high risk for foot problems. In one study 87% of older people reported atleast one foot problem. Feet widen and flatten, and the fat padding on the sole of the foot wears down as people age. Older people's skin is alsodryer. Foot pain, in fact, can be the first sign of trouble in many illnesses related to aging, such as arthritis, diabetes, and circulatory disease. Foot problems can also impair balance and function in older adults.
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