Shoe Inserts

3 Benefits Of Shoe Inserts

When your feet are in pain, you hurt all over. Foot pain makes it challenging to get through the day, especially if you have to stand or walk for long periods. Among the ways to alleviate foot pain is to use shoe inserts, also known as orthotics. Here are three beneficial reasons to use the […]


Walkathon – Walking For Healthy Feet

Walkathon — a combination of the words “walking” and “marathon” — has become one of the most popular ways to raise funds for a community or school in the U.S. Walkathons (or sponsored walks) are inexpensive, simple, and help build a close-knit community. The best part is that everyone can participate in walkathons, from a […]

Foot Pumice Stone

Caring For Your Feet In The Cold Weather

Winters are tough on our feet. For starters, walking in the snow is challenging, and there is a greater risk of losing one’s balance. Ankle twists and sprains are therefore more likely in colder weather. Furthermore, the lower temperatures increase the risk of injuries such as frostbite. Not to mention that in the winter, our […]

Bumps On Feet

Bumps On Feet

All medical practitioners realize how anxious patients can get when they notice something abnormal with their bodies. If you have no idea what is causing the problem, your anxiety will only grow. This could be the case if you see an unusual lump, bump, nodule or protrusion on your feet. A remarkably wide variety of […]

Toenail Fungus

The Dangers of Toenail Fungus

Nail fungus, often known as onychomycosis, is one of the most common nail infections. Nail fungus is caused by fungi, which are microscopic parasitic organisms that thrive in warm, moist environments and feed on keratin — a fibrous structural protein found in your nails, hair, and skin. This infection promotes excessive keratin production in the […]

Children & Flat Feet

Children & Flat Feet

Flat feet (also known as pronation, flexible flat foot, and pes planus) is a common foot condition characterized by a lack of arch in the foot. Every child is born with flat feet, and they start to develop an arch at the age of three. Flat feet in children usually disappear by the age of […]

Back & Feet Pain

Back Pain & Your Feet

Are you experiencing physical discomfort anywhere on your back, whether it be mild or disabling? Is your back pain impeding your productivity at work and making you lie in bed all day? Even after using expensive topical products for back pain relief, do you find no relief from the pain? This might be a bit […]

Cutting Toenails

Cutting Your Toenails

Some people may find the idea of a guide for clipping their toenails comical. After all, toenail trimming is an everyday chore that everyone learns on their own. However, because you have always cut your toenails a certain way does not mean it is correct. It may come as a surprise that, in many cases, […]

Big Toe Arthritis

Big Toe Arthritis

Big toe arthritis, also known as hallux rigidus, is a form of degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis that occurs when the cartilage in the hallux (big toe) joint wears away or is injured. The condition can induce incapacitating pain and make walking and standing difficult. Big toe arthritis is a progressive disorder that can worsen over […]

Fall Boots

Why Feet Hurt More In The Fall And Winter

Have you ever wondered why your foot pain seems to get worse in the fall and winter? Whether due to standing on your feet all day or from chronic conditions, foot pain is not forgiving and is quite common in the colder months for many reasons. We know how hard it can be to get […]

Weight & Feet

How Weight Affects Your Feet

Obesity is one of the most serious health issues confronting Americans today, and the consequences of being overweight disproportionately affects our lower limbs and feet. Being overweight or obese puts excessive pressure on your feet and ankles, increasing your risk of developing osteoarthritis (also called degenerative joint disease), foot pain, and skin problems on your […]

Smoking & Feet

How Smoking Affects Your Feet

It is common knowledge that smoking can be incredibly harmful to your lungs. However, many smokers are unaware that tobacco use affects more than just their lungs. Smoking can affect your feet as well, even if you are not aware of it. Yes — smoking can affect blood circulation and destroy tissues in the lower […]

Safety Boots Step On Nail

Foot Safety For Home Improvement Projects

When COVID-19 first appeared on the scene last year, many businesses were forced to close their doors and employees were sent home to work.  Since restaurants and entertainment venues also closed, people spent many hours indoors and at home. Boredom can lead to creativity and one category that saw a spike of activity was the […]

Storm Clean Up

Cautionary Tips For Cleaning Up After A Storm

If you have ever witnessed a storm, you are aware of the mess and disorder it creates. The amount of work that follows storms is overwhelming. Cleaning the debris, getting rid of the standing water, attending to fallen trees and broken windows — there are so many tasks to take off that ‘to-do’ list before […]

Barefoot In The Grass

How to Take Care Of Your Feet After A Long Barefoot Summer

Our feet go through a tough time when we decide to go without shoes during the warm weather. Be it walking barefoot on the grass, strolling in the state parks barefooted, or meandering on the golden sand at beaches without our shoes, every time we go shoeless, our feet take a beating. We love going […]

Plantar Warts

Plantar Warts Understood

Plantar warts or verrucas are localized thickenings that appear on the soles of the feet (the ‘plantar’ surface) or other weight-bearing areas. Plantar warts range in size from a few millimeters to over a centimeter. They may have a rough and grainy surface that protrudes from the surface of the skin (lesion). Small black spots […]

Hallux Valgus

Exercises To Relieve Bunion Pain

Bunions (hallux valgus) can be excruciatingly painful. They not only create a great deal of discomfort, but they also make it difficult to perform day-to-day tasks. Luckily, there are some lifestyle changes and exercises that can help alleviate the pain. Whether you are experiencing bunion pain or trying to prevent developing one, these exercises can […]

Sport Ankle Sprain

Preventing and Caring For Sports Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are one of the most common types of sports injuries, especially among athletes participating in high-impact sports. Given how hard athletes’ feet and ankles work, it is hardly surprising. Many different types of foot and ankle sports injuries can occur, but the following are some of the more common ones: Sprained […]

Professional Dancer

Dance Injuries

Dancing is a great way to keep your body in great shape. But have you ever considered how much physical strain dancing puts on the body? Dancers subject their bodies to a great deal of stress. After all, they must recruit and balance extraordinary agility, strength, and precision while staying aesthetically pleasing in their movements. […]

Airplane Aisle

Tips To Prevent Swollen Feet While Flying

Swollen ankles, feet, and legs, a condition called “gravitational or dependency edema”, are very common during air travel (especially with the elderly) and are pretty benign. Inactivity during a flight is the most likely culprit. You are confined to a small seat in an enclosed space with very little room to move when you travel […]

Uneven Terrain

How To Care For Your Feet When Hiking On Uneven Terrain

Hiking is a difficult feat for most people, but there is a big payoff in reaching the end of the trail. Not only does it offer breathtaking views, but completing a long, vigorous walk also gives you a tremendous sense of accomplishment. However, there is one drawback, hiking on uneven terrain can be tough on […]

Healthy Feet

The Importance of Good Nutrition For Your Feet

When we think of nutrition, we usually associate the food we eat with things like weight management or cardiovascular health. What we fail to realize is that our diet has a BIG impact on our general health and can affect just about every single body part, including our feet. Diet and Foot Inflammation According to […]

Caring For Old Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are a common injury, affecting nearly 25,000 people each day. In other words, one in every 1,000 Americans will suffer from an ankle sprain at some point in their lives. Sprain recurrence is also fairly common. In fact, people are more likely to re-injure their ankles within a year of the first sprain. […]

Senior Foot Health

Healthy Feet In Seniors Can Help Prevent Falls

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury and mortality in the elderly population, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) feature? In fact, 29 million older Americans, those aged 65 and older, suffer fall injuries every year, with 3 million treated in emergency departments (ED), 800,000 hospitalized, and […]

Pregnancy & Sore Feet

Foot Pain And Pregnancy

During pregnancy, it is common for women to feel various aches and pains throughout their bodies. Among these problems are fatigued, swollen, sore feet which are common and uncomfortable symptoms of pregnant women during their nine months of pregnancy. Most women gain 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy, this weight gain puts additional strain on […]

Osteoporosis & Feet

Could A Foot Fracture Be Telling You Something About Your Bones?

Osteoporosis (meaning “porous bone”) is a condition characterized by excessive bone tissue loss and/or insufficient bone formation. Most people associate osteoporosis with the spine and hips, as well as the wrists and ribs. However, this condition can also cause foot injuries. Yes, osteoporosis can cause redness, swelling, and discomfort in the extensor tendons, located at […]

Feet & Other Health Problems

Your Feet Can Tell You A Lot About Other Health Problems

Your feet can reveal a lot about your overall health or alert you of underlying medical conditions. In this blog, we will look at ten foot symptoms that may indicate a serious health problem. White, Blue, or Red Toes: When exposed to cold, do your toes turn different colors (white, then blue, and then red)? This […]

Baby Feet

When Should Your Child Start Wearing Shoes?

New parents are often extremely eager to buy the first pair of cute little shoes for their newborn baby. They spend hours browsing various online shopping websites or window shop in their leisure time, all to find that perfect pair. In fact, that first pair of shoes is no less than Cinderella’s glass slippers! Excited […]

Cream For Athlete's Foot

Athlete’s Foot: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis) is a contagious fungal infection that often occurs to people with sweaty feet or those who wear tight-fitting shoes. Athletes who wear hot and sweaty athletic shoes are the most common targets, which is why it is commonly known as ‘Athlete’s’ Foot. Usually, the infection first appears between the toes and […]

Broken Toe X-Ray

How To Treat Broken Toes

Stubbed your toe? We have all been there, done that—sometimes while climbing a flight of stairs barefoot or while stumbling around the house in the dark. And we know how the throbbing pain almost kills us. But, for most of us, the pain subsides in a few days, and we are back to our normal […]

Baby Shoes

Choosing The Best Shoes For Your Baby

As a new parent, you might not have to worry much about buying new shoes for your newborn baby. However, once your kid has learned to walk confidently and is out of the stroller, you might have to pay frequent visits to the shoe store. And let us inform you that buying the right pair […]

Sports Injuries

Prevention & Treatment Of Sports Injuries

Playing sports and exercising is highly beneficial for your physical and mental health. However, people often injure themselves during intense physical activity due to poor training practices, accidents, lack of proper warm-up, or improper gear. This causes injuries like sprains, strains, knee injuries, swollen muscles, fractures, and dislocations. Though sports injuries seem inevitable, following some […]

Footsteps On Sandy Beach

How to Protect Your Feet At The Beach

With summer right around the corner, you might be inspired to go to a nearby beach to “chill,” or maybe you have planned a fun-filled weekend at the beach with your friends! Can there be anything better than playing beach games like volleyball and throwing Frisbees around while absorbing Vitamin D? We don’t think so! […]

Girls Lying Barefoot

Should You Let Your Kids Go Barefoot?

Do you scold your children when they throw their shoes aside and walk barefoot? Are you scared that they will hurt themselves without shoes? Do you teach your children to always keep their shoes on when outside? If so, you might want to rethink those concerns because going barefoot has many potential health benefits for […]

Walking Barefoot

Benefits Of Going Barefoot

Do you like walking barefoot on the grass? Do you enjoy the feeling that you get after taking off your tight shoes? We assume you do. Surprisingly, going barefoot does not only make you “feel good” and frees the feet, but it also has many health benefits. Let us take a look at some of […]

Sprained Ankle

How To Treat An Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are considered one of the most common foot injuries that affect ligaments and muscles. Along with the pain comes the awkward embarrassment of losing balance and falling in front of everyone. While in some cases, the pain fades away quickly, in other severe cases, the ankle swells, and standing becomes extremely difficult, let […]

Walking Around The World

Fun Foot Facts – Part 2

Your feet are probably the most overworked part of your body. You may or may not have realized this, but they help you take almost 8,000 to 10,000 steps daily. Considering that you live for an average lifespan, these steps add up to four trips around the world! Isn’t that amazing? Many such interesting and […]

Fun Fact

Fun Foot Facts – Part 1

There is a lot of buzz on the internet about the significance of a healthy heart, a strong immune system, and the eyes being the window to a human’s soul. From mind to legs, people acknowledge the importance of almost all body parts except one—feet. Sadly, people do not have much to say about feet. […]

National Walking Day

National Walking Day

Often, our new year resolutions of staying fit and working out every day fails early in the year; either we are too caught up in our busy schedules or we are simply lazy to get up and exercise. Whatever the circumstance, life gives us a second chance on the first Wednesday of April every year. […]


Health Benefits Of Reflexology

Not many people know this, but in your feet lies the key to treating many diseases, such as arthritis, migraines, headaches, and depression. We are, of course, talking about Reflexology, also known as zone therapy. Let’s go over what this alternative medical practice is and how it helps relieve several medical conditions. What is Reflexology? […]

Sweaty Feet

Sweaty Feet – Causes and Treatment

Sweaty feet accompanied by unpleasant odor is a common but often neglected problem. People usually spray expensive deodorants over their feet to do away with the foul smell, but such solutions are short-lived and disappointing. If you have this same problem, you might wonder why your feet are constantly sweaty. We want to share some […]

Diabetes & Feet

Diabetes And Your Feet

From checking blood sugar frequently, eating a healthy diet, going to doctor’s appointments and staying active, there is a lot that diabetic patients have to strike off from their daily to-do lists. All this might make them forget their feet until one day when they ache severely. Foot problems and diabetes have been friends for […]

Cracked Heels

Cracked Heels: Causes and Treatment

Cracked heels, or Xerosis, is a common foot condition that many people suffer from. Lack of moisture and footwear that exposes the heel are two of the most common causes of cracked heels. This annoying problem is more common in the summers as people switch from wearing boots and enclosed shoes to flip-flops and sandals. […]

Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown Toenails: Common Causes, Symptoms and Preventative Measures

Ingrown toenails (also called onychocryptosis) are among the most common conditions that people have to deal with. They are a source of immense foot pain and can be even more dangerous for patients suffering from diabetes or circulatory difficulties. In this condition, the corner of the toenail grows into the soft skin and causes swelling, […]


Hammertoe – What is it, and how to treat it?

Hallux flexus, commonly known as hammertoe, is a foot deformity that occurs due to an imbalance in the muscles, tendons, or ligaments that help hold the toes straight. This imbalance leads to an abnormal bend in the middle joint of the toe. Hammertoe only occurs to the second, third, or fourth toe, and the toe […]

Thick Toenails

Thick Toenails: Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

If your toenails have grown thicker over time, they might indicate a fungal infection called onychomycosis. Though fungal infections are the most common reason for thick toenails, diseases such as diabetes and psoriasis may also cause your toenails to thicken. If left untreated, this condition can be excruciating. Symptoms of thick toenails This foot condition […]

Foot Massage

Surefire Ways To Beat Sore Feet

Today’s extremely hectic culture demands that we all be “on the go” at all times. Doesn’t it seem like we always have a laundry list of things to do, people to see, and places to go? Unfortunately, this way of living can have a negative impact on our feet. Our feet take a beating every […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Suffering From Plantar Fasciitis?

Regardless of age, plantar fasciitis (also called policeman’s heel) is a condition that anyone can suffer from. In fact, it is one of the most common causes of heel pain and affects more than 3 million people in the U.S. every year! Often, it is people with a higher activity level that become easy targets […]

Understanding Nail Fungus

Understanding Nail Fungus

Overview Nail fungus is a common issue with either the fingernails or toenails becoming yellowish, brittle and can affect several nails at once. As the fungus progresses, the nails become more discolored, thicken and begin to crumble and deteriorate. Treatments vary based on severity but typically require prescribed medication but in mild cases can also […]

Runners Foot Pain

Causes Of Foot Pain For Runners

Running is an extremely beneficial activity that enhances health and keeps diseases at bay. Accompanied by a healthy diet, a quick run in the morning is sufficient to maintain a healthy weight and improve cardiovascular fitness. Running daily can even strengthen your muscles and bones. However, daily runners often complain of foot pain, and they […]

Peripheral Neuropathy

How To Stay Active With Peripheral Neuropathy?

The onset of pain in peripheral limbs can disrupt people’s daily activities and demand a change in the daily patterns. This pain and numbness results from the damaged peripheral nerves, which are responsible for sending motor signals from the brain and spine to muscles. This condition is called peripheral neuropathy (or peripheral neuritis). The damaged […]

What Causes Bunions

What Causes Bunions And How To Prevent Them?

A bunion (also called hallux valgus) is a very common foot condition characterized by bony bumps at the base of the big toe. They develop when some of the bones in the front part of the foot move out of place. This misplacement causes the big toe to be pulled towards the smaller toes. As […]

Sprained Ankle

How To Treat A Sprained Ankle

Spraining your ankle is not really uncommon in today’s extremely active lifestyle, where you are always on the go, have a lot of things to do, people to meet and places to go. While the pain associated with a sprained ankle is usually short term and resolves within days to weeks, it can linger for […]

Nail Care - Nail Polish

Nail Care: Your Choice of Nail Polish Matters

There is no end to the evolution of the cosmetic or beauty industry. Every new day comes with new trends and new products. One of those makeup and skincare products is “nail polish.” From the range of tints to the shifts in the techniques used for its creation, nail polishes have seen several advancements over […]

Picking The Right Shoe

The Importance Of Picking The Right Shoes

When shopping for shoes, many people tend to prioritize looks or convenience over comfort. What they fail to realize though is that looks can often be deceiving. In other words, an excellent looking pair of shoes might give your feet a hard time if it does not fit correctly. Opting for the right size and […]

High Heels Foot Pain

High Heels & Foot Pain

High heels have the ability to change the posture and appearance of the one who wears them.  They tend to make the leg look longer and add a slimming appearance to calves and ankles. But did you know that heels were originally developed for men? The origin of high heels can be traced back to […]

Downward Dog

Stretching For Foot Health

With over 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons, your feet are a complex and crucial part of the body. They serve as a foundation for your entire body in terms of support, posture, and balance. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population has […]

Foot Pain

Foot Pain

Today’s on-the-go lifestyle requires us to be on our feet for long hours on end. However, foot pain can make it difficult for us to do so. In fact, even any kind of physical discomfort in the foot can hinder our day-to-day routines, making it difficult for us to attend to things that are important […]

Winter Foot Care

Winter Foot Care Tips

It’s that time of year again! Winter is rapidly approaching and as the season begins to change and temperatures begin to drop, its important to remember these winter foot care tips. “Each season presents unique challenges to foot health,” said Matthew Garoufalis, DPM, a podiatrist and APMA past-president. “Surveys and research tell us that foot health is […]

Black Friday

Holiday Foot Care

Shopping trips, parties and family gatherings can take their toll on your feet during the Holiday season, but you can avoid the stress with these simple holiday foot care tips: 1. Keep your feet warm. Wear padded socks, maybe two pairs at a time if you will be outdoors in very cold weather for an extended period […]

Barefoot Beach

Make Foot Care a Priority for Aging Feet!

As we get older, foot care is highly important. Feet begin to change and the muscles and tendons in feet begin to loose elasticity, which can cause foot pain. According to an article in the U.S. News & World Report by Stacey Colino, “a study in a 2016 issue of Maturitas found that foot pain affects 1 […]

Summertime Foot Care

Diabetic Foot Care during the Summertime

People who have diabetes should take extra precautions with foot care during the summer months to prevent serious injury. The summer months can bring about many concerns with diabetic foot care that include: dryness, swelling, cracking, burning, and blistering from walking barefoot on hot surfaces. The following diabetic foot care tips, as mentioned by the […]

Flip Flops On The Beach

Are Bare Feet Better in the Summer?

There is much debate whether it is better for you to walk with bare feet in the summer versus wearing flip flops.  There are many advantages and disadvantages to both, here is a list that could help you decide! Walking barefoot has been known to reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, lower stress, improve energy and […]

Funny Feet

How to Keep Feet Looking Pretty All Summer

During the warm summer months, your feet are constantly on display. From open-toed shoes to flip flops, you will be exposed to the outdoor elements for most of the day. The constant exposure to the sun, sand and hot concrete will leave your feet dry and rough. Here is a list of seven tips to […]

Healthy Feet During Summer

Healthy Summer Feet all Season Long

Summer is here, which means flip flops, and bare feet. Here is a list of seven tips that are sure to keep your summer feet healthy all day and night. Blisters – Buying a new pair of sandals for the summer may seem harmless, but think of the aftermath. Many new shoes such as fitted […]

Winter Feet

Winter Feet and Skin Treatment Tips

The cold air from winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin, leaving it dry, cracked and irritated. Winter feet can be very painful! Here is a list of tips from a dermatologist on top tips for treating your skin during the winter months. Keep Moisture in the air – Our skin is like a […]

Exfoliating Skin

Exfoliating Skin and Why it is Important

Your daily skin routine may consist of cleansing, moisturizing and applying sunscreen- but what about exfoliating? Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. It can be performed manually through the use of an abrasive facial scrub, or chemically by using scrubs that contain acids that dissolve and remove […]

Foot Lotions, Creams & Ointments

Foot Lotions, Creams and Ointments- Oh My!

When should you use foot lotions vs. foot creams vs. ointments? Dermatologists have recommended using a moisturizer on your skin daily, especially in the winter when dry skin is prominent. It is important to match your skin type to whatever moisturizer you buy. But how do you know which moisturizer is the best? Do lotions, […]

Dry Skin Care

Dry Feet Care and Routines for Each Season

Following a skin care routine for your dry feet is a great thing; but the same routine may not work as well in the winter as it does in the summer. The dry, cold air that the winter brings can make fine lines and wrinkles more noticable- it  also can make your skin itch, flake, […]

Toenail & Fingernail Care

Toenail and Fingernail Care, it’s Important!

It may not seem like it, but your toenail and fingernails are very important. It is a good rule of thumb to take the best care of them. Here are some Do’s and Dont’s of nail care that you should be following. Do: Keep them short and clean. Every week or two, you should use […]

Winter Feet Care

Winter Feet Care, Routine, and Treatment

Winter is here, which means cold, wet weather. While snow can look picturesque outside, it’s harsh effects are taking a toll on your feet. Here is a list of tips you should follow to keep your winter feet looking summer-shoe ready all season long. Remove nail polish to allow your toenails to breathe. Applying coat […]

Shoe Size

Your Shoe Size: How to Find the Right Fit at Home

By now, you should know what size shoe you wear- its been engrained in your mind for so long that its second nature. But what if what you’ve been told has been wrong this whole time? According to a study done by the College of Podiatry in the U.K., most people are walking around in the […]

Running Shoes

Running Shoes- How to Choose the Perfect Pair

Using the correct running shoes for your feet is the difference between night and day. Buying the wrong shoes can lead to injury, discomfort, or even end your running career before it begins. Here are some key points you should know before buying a new pair of running shoes. Foot Type and Gait – No ones […]

Barefoot On The Beach

Seven Bad Foot Habits That Are Hurting Your Feet

In the human foot, there are 38 muscles (which make up approximately 25 percent of the muscles in your entire body) that absorb up to 1,000 pounds of force each day. With all of that extra pressure, having bad foot habits can really take a toll. Here is a list of those bad foot habits […]

Foot Odor

Foot Odor and How to Take Care of it.

Whether it be warm and humid or cold and wet, our feet are always subjected to moist environments that breed bacteria. It’s no surprise that you can start to develop foot odor, with all the bacteria and sweat inside your shoes. Did you know that our feet not only sweat to cool our bodies, but […]

High Heels

Foot Survival During Party Season

The holiday party season is upon us, which means long glamorous nights in equally glamorous shoes (and outfits!) But all that glamour comes with a price- your feet. High heels usually last just long enough to take pictures before they start taking a toll on your feet. Burning sensations, bunions and hammertoes are just a […]

Foot Pain

Foot Pain- Nine Possible Reasons

Everyone knows the obvious reasons our feet can hurt from time to time. These culprits include bunions, plantar warts and too many hours walking in high heels. But there is also a plethora of other reasons your feet may be ailing you. Here is a list of 9 ways you might be putting extra stress […]

Peeling Skin

Peeling Skin On My Feet! Help Me!

Many people suffer with the annoyance of having their skin peel off the bottoms of their feet. But what causes it? Several causes for your peeling feet include dry skin, dead skin buildup, sunburn, fungal infection or other skin conditions. While many people can’t help but peel the flakes, it is best to leave them […]

Soaking Feet In Epsom Salt

Why Soaking Feet In Epsom Salt Helps

At some point in your life, you have probably heard someone mention soaking feet in Epsom Salt. For years it has been an at-home-remedy to relieve aches and pains, decrease inflammation, improve circulation and soften and deodorize feet. But what is it exactly? Epsom Salt is a type of bath salt that is derived from […]

Walk On The Beach

Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Five Preventative Tips

Individuals who have diabetes are at a higher risk of infection and necrosis that can lead to amputation in the lower extremities (feet.)  International Diabetes Federation was cited saying that people with diabetes may be as much as 25 times more likely to require amputation than those without the metabolic condition. The increased likelihood of infection is caused by […]

Barefoot At The Beach

Why Barefoot is Best For Growing Children

While most parents believe that children should have shoes on their feet at all times to avoid any hazards on the ground, studies have shown that no shoes- may be the best shoes. Tracy Byrne, a podiatrist specializing in podopaediatrics, believes that wearing shoes at too young of an age can actually hinder a child’s […]

Child Foot Problems

Child Foot Problems: What is Typical and When to Worry

Children begin to walk anywhere between the ages of eight and eighteen months of age. This is when child foot problems become most noticeable. Many toddlers are flat-footed when they first start walking, or tend to turn their feet inwards, because muscle strength and ligament stiffness needs to catch up to other development. These symptoms […]

Toddler Shoes

Toddler Shoes: What is the Importance?

The human foot is a very complex structure of 26 bones and 35 joints, held together by a plethora of ligaments. Because of its complexity, the foot takes quite a bit of time to strengthen. Between the ages of eight and eighteen months, most toddlers begin to use these muscles and ligaments, learning how to […]

Athlete's Foot

Athlete’s Foot- What is it? How is it Treated?

What is Athlete’s Foot? Athlete’s Foot is a common fungal infection that can occur in boys, girls, men, and women of all ages. You don’t even have to be an athlete to contract it. The majority of athlete’s foot cases are actually caused by a variety of fungi derived from the ‘dermatophytes’ group (this group […]


Hammertoes: What are they? Can they be Treated?

What are Hammertoes? Hammertoes occur when there is a muscle and ligament imbalance around the toe joint. This causes the middle joint of the tow to bend and become stuck in that position. The most common complaint that occurs with hammertoes is rubbing and irritation along the top of the bent toe. The three middle […]

Podiatry Management Online

Dr. Win’s Revolutionary Fungal Nail Therapy

Dr. Berlin has recently been quoted in an article for Podiatry Management discussing Dr. Win’s Fungal Nail Therapy. This fungal nail therapy contains 1% clotrimazole as an active ingredient in a patent-pending, all-natural, proprietary delivery system and has many major advantages. It has been extensively proven that the nail therapy kills 99.9% of fungi on […]

Hot Tub

Diabetic Nerve Pain: Ten Tips that can Help Protect You

Diabetes is no ‘walk in the park’ when it comes to your feet. Diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet which in turn deprives your feet of oxygen and nutrients. This makes the healing process for blisters, sores and cuts much more difficult. Diabetic nerve damage, also referred to as Peripheral Neuropathy, can also […]

Fungal Nail Infections

Fungal Nail Infections: Symptoms and Treatments

Fungal nail infections are usually cosmetic problems caused by the growth of fungi in and around the nails and nail beds. These fungal infections are very common and usually affect the toenails more than the fingernails. What are the symptoms of fungal nail infections? Nails that are infected with a fungus may become discolored (yellowish-brown […]

High Heels

‘High Heels Hangover’ How to Feel Better in Six Steps

It’s no secret that wearing high heels for extended periods of time can cause damage on your feet. But, we are here to talk about the day after a long day of wearing heels. Major feet pain, swelling, the inability to walk- this is the ‘High Heel Hangover.’ Everyone experiences the discomfort at different levels, […]

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenails- How to Take Care of Them

What are ingrown toenails? Ingrown toenails occur when the edges of the nail grow into the skin. They cause pressure and pain along the nail edges. The edge of the nail may cut into the skin, causing redness, swelling, pain, drainage, and infection. The most common cause of an ingrown toenail is pressure from shoes. […]


Bunions: What They are and How They are Treated

What are Bunions? A Bunion forms when your big toe angles in towards the second toe. Often, the spot where your big toe joins the rest of the foot becomes red and callused. This area also may begin to stick out and become hard. Bunions can form on one or both feet. They may run […]


Calluses: What You Can Do to Help Treat Them

What are Calluses? A callus is a build-up of hard skin, usually on the underside of the foot. They are caused by an uneven distribution of weight, generally on the bottom of the forefoot or heel. Calluses can also be caused by improperly fitting shoes, walking barefoot, or by a skin abnormality. Keep in mind […]

Plantar Warts

Plantar Warts: What They are and How to Treat Them.

What are Plantar Warts? A Plantar Wart looks like one or more calluses on the ball of the foot or on the heel. They may appear to have small pinholes or tiny black spots in the center. These warts are usually painful and may develop singly or in clusters. Plantar warts are caused by a […]