Foot Health

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Don't Ignore Foot Pain

Do you have a nagging pain in your foot that you just can’t seem to shake? There may be several causes, all of which require different treatments.

By Celeste Cooper, RN

How to Avoid Athlete's Foot

Summertime is usually the time to kick off your shoes and have some outdoor fun. The last thing on most people’s minds is worryig about developing some kind of foot fungus. But the heat and humidity of summertime provides a warm, moist environment in ...

By Jacqueline Ho

Pain And Swelling In Instep Of Foot?

Question Asked by Patd Pain And Swelling In Instep Of Foot? What causes pain and swelling in the instep of the foot? Answer Hi Patd, If you’re suffering from this pain, Patd, you have my sympathies. I’ve had problems with my arches for years because ...

What You Need to Know about Your Shoes

Studies show that many popular types of shoes can wreak havoc on foot health. Here are the pros and cons of popular footwear.

By Jacqueline Ho

Sleep Positions Can Help Healing Process After Injury

The pain was like nothing I had ever felt before. I was playing Australian tennis with some friends and had just moved over to the singles court. One of my friends hit a shot that dropped in mid-court while I was standing at the baseline. I started t...

By Dorian Martin

5 Common Diabetes Foot Problems

People with diabetes are at a much greater risk for developing foot problems, mostly due to nerve damage. So, what might appear to be a minor problem, such as a corn or blister, can turn into a much bigger problem, such as an ulcer. People with diabe...

By Allison Bush

Avoid Foot Pain By Avoiding Flip-Flops

Flip-flops are popping up everywhere: at weddings, at work, at parties, and at home. What once was an article of clothing only seen at the beach or pool, now this flimsy footwear is a mainstay of closets across America. Ask someone why he/she wears f...

By Christina Lasich, MD

Diet, Exercise Choices You Can Make to Avoid Night Leg, Foot Cramps

One of the things that I seemed to have inherited from my mom was a tendency to have bad foot and leg cramps in the middle of the night. For several years, I found myself regularly waking up with my foot and leg muscles clenched, making it impossible ...

By Dorian Martin

Such a Heel! Plantar Fasciitis Can Stop Your Exercise Effort

In July 2008, I experienced some foot pain, but felt that I could work through it by exercising. Therefore, a round of Australian tennis doubles with two friends sounded wonderful in order to enjoy the warm weather and to burn a few caloriesBy the th...

By Dorian Martin

Mirrors for Our Feet

We have been using mirrors for at least 8,000 years to check our appearance and to admire our features. But only now can we conveniently use them to check the health of our feet. The newest development in this long history of mirrors can help those o...

By David Mendosa