Posts in Podiatry
They May Not Be Able to Sniffle, Sneeze, or Wheeze….

They may not be able to sniffle, sneeze, or wheeze, but your feet, just like any other part of your body, can be affected by allergies.

What causes foot allergies?

Some causes of foot allergies include sweating, hot humid weather, stress, dry skin and allergies to foods such as eggs, milk, fish, soy, and wheat. Some allergies can be genetic. New pairs of shoes, stockings, or socks can also cause a foot allergy.

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Mighty Achilles & Your Feet

“Mighty Achilles, demigod, slayer of Hector...Can Cause Havoc to your FEET"

 I often see dancers and regular runners as well as novice marathoners and others who try to push themselves too far too fast. Dancers almost always rupture their Achilles tendons just above the site where the muscle attaches to the tendon just below the calf. Among those more prone to this injury are women who wear high heels all the time and suddenly switch to flat shoes.

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How Can a Pillow Fix Your Callus?

What is a callus? A callus is an abnormal amount of dead, thickened skin that builds up on an area like the bottom of your feet. They can be yellowish-red in color and they don’t feel like the rest of the skin on your soles.

Calluses can crop up anywhere on your body wherever stress from excess pressure and friction occurs.

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Hammertoes...What To Do?

She was beautiful, but her feet were jacked up. Hammertoes what to do?

What is a hammertoe?

A hammertoe is a permanent deformity of the second, third, fourth, or fifth toes where the middle joint has become twisted into a claw-like or clenched position.

To make matters worse, hammertoes often develop corns because the top and tip of the toes are pushed upward and rub against the inside of your shoes, as well  as calluses between two toes or on the ball of the foot.

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