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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A solid pair of tennis shoes should absolutely be a staple in everybody’s closet! When Dr. Freels isn’t in the office, she LIVES in her Brooks Ghost 12s. Tennis shoes offer so much more support than any other type of shoe, there is just absolutely no comparison (especially when you have a solid pair of custom orthotics to go with them). Since “athleisure” has become the latest fashion trend, wearing tennis shoes all day every day is easier than ever!
Pedicures are the perfect way to pamper yourself while also getting your feet ready for summer, and they actually have some health benefits that can keep your feet in tip top shape! For one, getting pedicures is a great way to have your nails regularly trimmed, especially if you have trouble doing it yourself. Plus, getting a leg massage is a great way to promote healthy blood flow throughout your legs!
If you haven’t seen ESPN’s “The Last Dance” documentary about Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls, then you just found a new quarantine activity! What did we think about this 10-part series? Per usual, this got us thinking about SHOES. Chances are, if you’ve heard of Michael Jordan you’ve also heard of Air Jordan’s, one of the most iconic shoes in pop culture and on the basketball court. This documentary got us asking, are they podiatrist approved? Let’s break it down.
Warm weather finally rolling in means it’s time for those long-awaited beach trips we look forward to all year round. But, just because you’re going on vacation doesn’t mean you can take a break from caring for your feet! Those beautiful destinations still have the potential to cause some serious foot pain if you’re not careful. How can you protect your feet at the beach? Here are our provider’s top three tips for keeping your feet happy and healthy, no matter your vacation spot!
Protecting your feet is so critical to your overall health, but it is often times overlooked. April is Foot Health Awareness month, so we are sharing our top 10 foot tips that you can follow to keep your feet happy and healthy! These are great tips for anyone, whether you’ve been monitoring your foot health for years, or you’re just now getting started.
One of the most critical pieces of advice that we, as podiatrists, can give our patient population is to perform daily foot checks and evaluations. By performing this simple daily task and paying close attention to your feet, you can identify a multitude of foot problems, from foot fungus and ingrown toenails to more serious conditions.