We've all been there before. You buy a new pair of shoes that you absolutely love, but after wearing them for a few hours your feet start to hurt. So what's the deal? Why do our shoes have to be so tight in the first place? And more importantly, how can we avoid foot problems caused by tight shoes? If you're curious to find out the answers to these questions, then be sure to read on!
When it's hot out, our feet sweat. And when our feet sweat, they can start to stink. Our skin is designed to cool the body by sweating, which is just water evaporating and taking some of the heat with it. But when our feet sweat, bacteria and fungi will throw a party in your shoes.
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:
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.
It’s a phenomenon that many of us are familiar with: you’re pulling on your flip flops while enjoying a day of relaxation in the summer sun, and you have to struggle to get them on; it seems like your feet are bigger than usual. Is it your imagination? No, it isn’t – it is estimated that as many as half of all Americans have experienced this problem, and there are very specific biological reasons for why it happens.
Birkenstocks have made a comeback in the past few years, and we’ve been seeing them everywhere this summer! So many people absolutely rave about this shoe, but are they podiatrist approved? The short answer is sometimes. Like any shoe, there are pros and cons to Birkenstocks, so keep reading and we’ll break it down for you!
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