Protecting Your Feet from Plantar Warts

If you plan on going barefoot outside or in public places as the warmer weather is rolling in, make sure that your feet are properly protected and that the areas are safe enough to walk through. Going barefoot means the Read More

Excessive Sweating, or Hyperhidrosis, is Caused by Overactive Sweat Glands

As our bodies have “between two million and four million sweat glands to regulate our body temperature,” sweating is the body’s way of cooling us down. However, people who sweat more than usual or excessively may have hyperhidrosis, caused by Read More

Managing Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses develop on the skin as a result of repeated friction to your feet. “Corns typically develop on the tops and sides of the toes, and on the balls of the feet, and common causes are arthritis or Read More

Advice for Taking Care of Your Feet

National Foot Health Awareness month was last April, and our foot health is extremely important for maintaining our overall health. If you’re a diabetic, for example, taking care of your feet is essential, as “it is estimated that 25 percent Read More

Bryan Mitchell Sustained Grade 3 Turf Toe Injury

Bullpen member Bryan Mitchell had to visit foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in late March for a broken toe injury, the same doctor who also treated Derek Jeter’s ankle injury. Mitchell had to wear a walking boot, after being diagnosed Read More

Understanding the Flatfoot Condition

Do you have flat feet? Flatfoot can affect people of all ages and is characterized by a lack of the small arch in your feet. Flatfoot is usually not a serious medical condition, but can lead to pain and discomfort Read More

Christian Dean Had to Recover from Foot Surgery

Christian Dean of the Vancouver Whitecaps has been out for two months after undergoing surgery on his left foot at the end of March. The center will reportedly be out for another one to two months to fully recover from Read More

The Stunning Truth about High Heels

When Victoria Beckham chose to stop wearing high heels, it was because of the pain and discomfort wearing heels over long periods of time caused. High heels are harmful to the body in that “they make us contract our calves, Read More

Plantar Fasciitis Caused by the Irritation of the Plantar Fasciia

If you feel pain along the underside of your foot, it may be because you have plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is characterized by pain that can occur anywhere along the plantar fasciia, the “thick band of fibrous tissue” running along Read More

New Smart Socks Help Detect Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Thanks to research conducted by the Nottingham Trent University and Siren Care, new technology has been developed for the treatment of diabetic feet. The technology involves a pair of electronic smart socks which are able to prematurely detect and identify Read More