Children’s Foot Care

Proper foot care is important for children of all ages, as foot problems that crop up later in life often stem from childhood issues. Proper foot care for children is the same as adults: keep the feet clean and dry, wear appropriate, well-fitting, and protective footwear designed for the activity or sport the child is […]

Calluses and Corns

, or thickened skin, result from on-going friction or pressure on a particular area of skin. On the foot, calluses (hyperkeratosis) commonly occur on areas subjected to pressure and impact: the heels, balls of the foot, and the big toe. Calluses cause irritation and pain as the thickened skin continues to be exposed to pressure […]

Burning Feet

At the end of a long day, especially one with a lot of standing and walking, it is not uncommon for the feet to feel tired, ache, and burn. This condition of burning feet can become more common after the age of 50. However, if burning feet turns into a chronic and recurring experience, it […]

Blisters

Blisters are fluid-filled bubbles that form on the skin of the foot or other parts of the body due to friction or a burn. On the foot, they commonly occur on the heel and toes, areas subjected to friction and rubbing against footwear. Most blisters are filled with clear fluid and do not usually require […]

Fungal Problems

Fungal problems can develop on the feet in areas such as between the toes, on the sole of the foot, and on the toenails. Since the feet are frequently exposed to moisture due to sweating and wet weather conditions, fungal infections are common. Fungi flourish in warm, dark, and moist environments, making the feet the […]

Basic Foot Care Guidelines

Following these basic foot care guidelines can help keep your feet healthy, injury-free, and properly functioning. Even if the feet seem to feel fine, inspect them regularly for changes, as early intervention and treatment can head off major problems. Maintain your feet by keeping them clean, dry, and appropriately covered. Do not walk barefoot, and […]

Foot Self-Exam

Here are some helpful hints for checking if your feet are healthy and problem-free: Skin: Do you have any , , , rashes, or irritations? Are you experiencing areas of friction or pressure due to ill-fitting footwear rubbing against the skin? Also, a bluish, reddish, or purplish tinge to the toes or feet can signal […]

Athletic Foot Care

Following these basic foot care guidelines can help keep your feet healthy, injury-free, and properly functioning while playing sports, whether you are a novice, a professional, or just enjoy sports for exercise and recreation. Many sports involve quick motions, side-to-side movement, quick turns, jumps, running, and sprinting, such as soccer, tennis, running, track and field, […]

Foot Care for Seniors

Most people experience some sort of foot problem with age; however, it is important to know that foot problems can be a symptom of several serious health issues, such as , poor circulation, nerve problems, and . At the first sign of a foot problem, seniors should contact a health care provider such as a […]

At-Home Pedicures

Doing your own pedicures at home can avoid catching a fungus or infection of the feet or toes. Although pedicures are relaxing, many salons do not maintain proper hygiene and sanitizing practices, which can allow bacteria and fungi to grow in foot baths and on pedicure instruments. Here are the simple steps to an at-home, […]