Foot Care at Work

Many people do not consider the safety of their feet when aiming to stay injury-free at work. Whether your job involves long periods of standing or potentially dangerous working conditions, it is important to wear appropriate footwear to avoid injuries to the feet and toes on the job. The National Safety Council reports that approximately […]

Ankle and Lower Leg Stretching Exercises

The ankles and lower legs should not be neglected when it comes to stretching before exercise, as they are a complex network of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tissues, and nerves that endures constant pressure, impact, and stress during exercise. Therefore, it is important to warm up and stretch the ankle and lower leg muscles, tendons, […]

Foot and Toe Stretching Exercises

When it comes to exercise to keep the body physically fit, the feet and toes should not be neglected. They are a complex network of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tissues, and nerves that endures constant pressure and stress, making them susceptible to pain from injuries and general wear and tear. Here are foot and toe […]

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes, or hyperglycemia, is high blood glucose. If blood sugar levels are not normalized in a diabetic, the body may have trouble fending off infections due to decreased functioning of the immune system. This can affect the feet in particular due to peripheral artery disease (lack of circulation) and peripheral neuropathy (loss of feeling). As […]

Common Foot and Ankle Problems

Here are some of the most common reasons for foot and ankle problems: Injuries Congenital foot deformities that occur at birth and can be hereditary Infections (bacterial, fungal, or viral) affecting one or multiple joints Tumors, abnormal , and neoplasms Issues that arise from ill-fitting or improper footwear, stress, or mechanical changes Here is a […]

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 […]