Wintertime doesn’t just bring chilly winds, ice and snow; it also brings us dry skin. It happens to everyone, but dry skin in the winter can become worse with age or for those who have other skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis. What can you do to prevent dry skin?
Do you remember that childhood song “the hip bone is connected to the leg bone…”? Well, there is a lot of truth to it! If you are hips, hamstrings, or calves are tight/weak it can lead to tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and other types of foot pain. Believe it or not, many of these issues can be prevented simply by stretching. Yoga is great for your feet. It loosens your muscles and tendons. And yes fellas, yoga would be great for you too!
One of the most common questions that patients ask is “What size shoe do I wear?”. Many people are concerned that they are in the wrong shoe size and rightfully so. Wearing the wrong shoe size can cause more harm than people realize. If your shoes are too small, it causes pain and if your shoes are too big, you are at risk for falling. Here are our recommendations to ensure that you are buying the right size:
Now more than ever we have seen people come in who haven’t had their toenails trimmed in a year or more. In these unprecedented times with the presence of COVID, this has become quite normal. Many people who need their toenails trimmed have underlying health conditions that put them in a high-risk category if they contracted COVID. These people stayed home for their health and safety, but many cannot reach their feet or don’t have the tools to properly trim thickened toenails.
Valentine’s Day can be frustrating. Not only do you have the stress of trying to find a gift to express your love, but we are also tempted to stray from our healthy living New Year’s resolution due to the advertisement of candy and expensive dinners. Let us help make your Valentine’s Day a little less stressful. We have gift and dinner ideas for you below!
Many people, myself included, want to live healthier and more active lifestyles. Exercise is often the first step towards this goal, but many people end up in my exam chair with injuries. Since exercise is such popular New Year’s Resolution, as well as something that is important in my life, I find it imperative to discuss ways to prevent injury while exercising. Here are a few simple tips to help keep you moving so you can meet your goals.
Foot care at home can be a real pain at times, both physically and mentally. Homeowners often underestimate the power of creating comfort in their homes, but it’s critical to create a designated space for foot care. Use these tips to make your home feel like a podiatric sanctuary.