As I have noted previously, a bunion is a condition that develops gradually over time, either when the big or little toe starts deviating its position inward, towards the other toes, pushing out your first or fifth metatarsal bone to make a bunion (or bunionette) on the side of your foot. In addition to discomfort … Continue reading When to Consider Bunion Surgery
Corns and bunions are distinct feet issues. Corns are a skin issue that occur on top of, or between toes. Bunions are a bone issue that usually form behind the big toe. Corns: What Are They? A corn is a hard layer of dead skin that forms over a bone bump, usually on top of … Continue reading Corn or Bunion?
If you work standing up all day, you know how challenging this can be for your feet, as well as your legs and back. No matter what you do, no matter what industry you are in, prolonged standing can compromise your health. The most common problems associated with prolonged standing are various forms of lower-body … Continue reading Feet Work: The Dangers of Prolonged Standing
It is often tempting to buy clothing that looks fashionable, even if it doesn’t fit properly. This is especially true with shoes. Now, with the convenience of online shopping, it is even easier to buy shoes that look good but which may not fit properly. Today, more young people and adults are wearing shoes that … Continue reading The Risks of Shoe Fashion
Most of us don’t think of our posture until someone (like your Lansdale foot doctor) suggests that you may not hold yourself properly. What is Posture? Posture is essentially your body against gravity. It is how you hold your body upright while standing, sitting, and walking. Proper or good posture means training the body to … Continue reading Practicing Good Foot Posture for an Upright Life
What are Flat Feet? A common condition, flat feet are at the root of many orthopedic diagnoses. In the simplest terms, it means the excessive inward collapse of the foot’s arch during weight bearing. If looking from the inside at an adult foot, you can see an upward curve in the middle. This upward curve … Continue reading Flat Feet: Do You Have Them?
It is important to take foot pain seriously. If the pain is continuous or recurring, it is vital to seek help before that pain develops into a more serious injury. A 2014 survey from the American Podiatric Medical Association revealed that 77 percent of U.S. adults have experienced foot pain, but only a third of … Continue reading Taking Foot Pain Seriously
As the warmer weather of spring and especially summer approaches, many of us begin to worry about the impact of the more intense heat on our bodies. Excess sweating can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing. This can happen not only under the armpits, on the forehead, or around the neck, but also on our feet. … Continue reading Try Using Deodorant Against Smelly Feet
Our bodies often provide us with important signals of growing threats to our physical well-being. The biggest challenge and danger that most of us face is that we do not accurately read those threats, perhaps ignoring or misinterpreting them. I was struck again by this challenge and danger after learning about a recent survey run … Continue reading Peripheral Neuropathy: A Danger to Diabetics
With spring on the way, runners look forward to running more regularly outside. Running is a great physical exercise with numerous cardiovascular and physical benefits. It is simply amazing to see how many people of all ages run today, from teens all the way up to older women and men.