Flat Feet, High Arches, and Other Common Foot Troubles

If you’ve spent most of your days walking around without any foot pain, consider yourself lucky. But, unfortunately, for many, flat feet, high arches, and plantar fasciitis have caused havoc in our lives. Flat Feet For some, having flat feet isn’t a problem. But for many, ongoing pain, soreness, and discomfort have become a way…

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How to Prevent Blisters (And Treat Them)

They’re pesky, aren’t they? There are the new shoe blisters, the “I may have overdone it,” blisters, and the “How did I get a blister in these shoes…I wear them all the time” blisters. Whatever the case, blisters are painful. The good news? There are ways to prevent them. If you missed the prevention part,…

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How Shockwave Therapy Is Changing The Foot Recovery Process

Injuries to your foot are going to happen. If you’re an athlete, it’s almost a guarantee that you’re going to suffer from a foot issue at some point. But what if you could recover quickly from your foot pain, and keep training while you’re doing it? That’s exactly what shockwave therapy can do. You may…

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Why the Right Shoe Matters for Daily Wear and Exercise

There is a saying that goes, “In life, if you’re going to feel good, you need two things — good shoes and a good mattress.” So today, let’s talk about those shoes. Budgeting for good shoes seems senseless when you can walk through most large box stores and find a pair of shoes for under…

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Understanding Athlete’s Foot: Causes And Treatments

Athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis, is an infection of the skin and feet that a variety of different fungi can cause, but you don’t have to be an athlete to get it. Although athlete’s foot can affect any portion of the foot, the infection most often affects the space between the toes. It’s typically characterized…

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What Causes Ingrown Toenails?

doctor examines ingrown toenails on female patient

If you’ve ever suffered from an ingrown toenail, you know how painful it is. Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the edge of the toenail grows into the skin of your toe. You can also get them when the skin on the side of your toe grows over the toenail. Fingernails and toenails…

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14 Stretching and Strengthening Ankle Exercises

woman completing stretching ankle exercises

A sprained ankle is painful. However, with proper rehabilitation that includes ankle exercises, you’ll be back on your feet and not missing a step. After a sprain, try these stretching and strengthening exercises. Begin with the stretching exercises for 5-7 days and then progress to the strengthening exercises. As always, please contact Aboite Podiatry to…

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At-Home Remedies To Heal Cracked Heels

woman with cracked heels

Walking in a winter wonderland isn’t fun with cracked heels. In fact, it’s downright painful. Let’s not even talk about the embarrassment of removing your shoes and socks in public — no one wants to see your dry, cracked heels. So, what can you do? Fortunately, several at-home remedies may offer relief and bring life…

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Foot Care For Diabetics

There’s a lot of things about your health to keep track of when you have diabetes — from diet to checking glucose levels and taking medications. Foot care can feel low on the priority list, but it should be an essential part of everyday self-care. Diabetes is a serious issue that affects 34.2 million Americans…

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Comparing Store-Bought Shoe Inserts To Custom Orthotics

Foot pain is never normal, and it can ruin your day. Shoe inserts and orthotics can help relieve pain, but they won’t cure your condition. The need for an insert or an orthotic depends largely on the severity of your foot issue. But you may be wondering how to choose between the off-the-shelf brand and…

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