Tag Archive 'tips'

Preventing Dry Skin

Dry skin may not be considered a serious condition, but it can be uncomfortable and associated with a feeling of tightness and itching. Skin can appear shrunken, rough, flaky, with scaling and peeling. There may be associated redness or deep fissures and in some cases bleeding. On the foot, the heel is a common area [...]

20 Tips for Treating Morning Heel Pain

Sharp pain at the inside of the heel at the first step in the morning is a classic sign of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the tearing and resultant inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament-type structure in the bottom of the foot. The pain is not limited to the bottom of the heel, the [...]

Sandal Scandal: APMA Sandal Tips

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) offers these tips for avoiding a sandal scandal this summer. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Starting a Walking Program: Foot Tips

Walking is an easy, affordable form of exercise and is associated with numerous health benefits. Those who walk have a lower incidence of cancer, heart disease, stroke, depression and diabetes. Walking can add disease-free years to your life by improving aerobic fitness, lowering bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol. To get started on a walking [...]

Foot Tips During Pregnancy

Foot pain can be easily overlooked during pregnancy. During this time, the body releases a hormone called relaxin, to relax the ligaments in the birth canal. Relaxin also relaxes the ligaments elsewhere in the body and one of the most noticeable areas is in the feet. Due to the relaxation of the ligaments, the feet [...]

How Fit Are Your Hiking Boots?

Spring time is here, the snow is melting and the trails are starting to dry out. It’s time to pull out those hiking boots and hit the trails. Although hiking is a fairly easy and affordable sport, many people are plagued with foot pain from improper footwear. Blisters, heel pain, arch pain, tendonitis and ankle [...]

Tips for Proper Shoe Fit

Proper shoe fit is essential for the health of your feet. Improperly fitting shoes can lead to a host of problems including heel pain, arch pain, corns, calluses, bunions and others. Use the tips below when shopping for shoes. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Foot Care Tips

1. Inspect your feet: Start at the toenails and look for signs of discoloration, white splotches, black streaks or abnormal thickening and shape. Look in between your toes and make sure you don’t see openings or cracks or a buildup of white, scaly tissue (potential signs of fungus). Look at the structure of your feet, [...]