Monthly Archives: April 2024

Calf stretching is an important warm up before exercise and work

Should I Stretch Before or After Activity?

As a podiatrist, I often emphasize the importance of stretching to my patients. Whether you’re an athlete gearing up for a run or someone simply looking to maintain foot health, incorporating stretching into your routine can yield numerous benefits. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the advantages of dynamic stretching before activity and static […]

Sun Safety for Your Feet: Protecting Your Foundation

As a podiatrist, I often witness patients diligently protecting their skin from the sun’s harmful rays—applying sunscreen, wearing hats, and sunglasses—but there’s one area that frequently gets overlooked: the feet. Yes, your feet need sun protection too! In this blog post, let’s explore why sun safety for your feet is essential and how you can […]

Why does my bunion hurt?

Do you often find yourself experiencing pain or discomfort in the joint at the base of your big toe? Does it appear swollen, red, or misaligned? You might be dealing with a common foot condition known as bunions. While bunions may seem like a minor inconvenience, they can significantly impact your quality of life if […]

The Hidden Importance of Drying Between Your Toes

As a podiatrist, I’ve seen my fair share of foot problems, and one common issue that often goes overlooked is the importance of drying between your toes. It may seem like a trivial task, but the truth is, neglecting this simple step can lead to some serious foot woes, including maceration and fungal infections like […]

Why do my Orthotics Squeak? Troubleshooting Common Fitment Issues

As podiatrists, we understand the crucial role orthotics play in supporting the feet and correcting various biomechanical issues. However, even the most meticulously crafted orthotics can encounter a few hiccups along the way. From annoying squeaks to uncomfortable heel lifting, these issues can disrupt your daily life and hinder the effectiveness of your orthotic therapy. […]