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 […]