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. […]

Reflexology

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

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

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

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

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 […]