Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. Several common injuries can occur due to running. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing away and starts causing pain in the knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee can occur because of decreased strength in the quadricep muscles or … Continue reading How to Prevent Running Injuries
When most people think of the word orthotic, they think of an item that could be purchased over the counter at your local pharmacy or food store. Yes, that is true, they are a type of over the counter orthotics. The problem with this type of orthotic is that the only item that is … Continue reading Orthotics!
Many people who are travelling far for vacation this summer may have to endure long airplane flights. What many people do not realize is that sitting for a long period of time can detrimentally affect the feet; prolonged periods of sitting can increase the risk for the formation of blood clots. To improve circulation in … Continue reading Keep Blood Clots in mind while Travelling
Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs is often caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is usually the result of a build up of plaque in the arteries. Plaque build up, or atherosclerosis, can be the result of excess calcium and cholesterol in the bloodstream, which restricts how much blood can flow through … Continue reading Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Poor Blood Circulation in the Feet
Ingrown toenails are a very common podiatric problem. No one knows exactly what causes them, but they tend to be very painful when experienced. The border of the nail curves down and grows into the skin causing pain and sometimes infection. The nail grows from a matrix located under the skin just behind the nail … Continue reading Ingrown Toe Nail- Ouch!
Boys and girls who participate in sports are often at risk for developing injuries due to overuse. Overuse injuries specifically occur most commonly due to sudden changes in intensity or in training routines. In particular, teenagers who play soccer professionally are often put through only a few evening training sessions a week in addition to … Continue reading Overuse Injuries likely in Children who play Sports
Sever’s disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a medical condition that causes heel pain in one or both feet of children during the period when their feet are growing. Sever’s disease occurs most commonly in boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 14 years of age. Sever’s disease occurs when the part … Continue reading Sever’s Disease
With her second child on the way, Kim Kardashian is reportedly unhappy that another pregnancy is causing her feet to swell. A source has shared that the Kardashian’s feet had swollen so much; they could no longer fit into her favorite high heeled stilettos. “Kim can’t fit into any of her favorite shoes,” the source … Continue reading Kim Kardashian unhappy with Swollen Pregnancy Feet
Many pregnant women complain about foot pain while they are expecting, primarily caused by weight gain and hormonal changes taking place in the body. By understanding how pregnancy impacts the health of a woman’s feet, a pregnant woman can take action to keep her feet as healthy and comfortable as possible. Because a woman’s weight … Continue reading Pregnancy and Foot Health
Summertime is reputably the season in which podiatrists have an influx of patients in their offices with flip-flop related injuries. Flip-flops often cause accidents and injuries due to their lack of stability and arch support, which can cause wearers to trip and fall. Fractured toes, broken toenails, tendonitis, and cracked heels are just a few … Continue reading Be Wary of Flip-Flop related Injuries