Podiatrist vs. Orthotist: Understanding the Foot Care Dynamic Duo

Podiatrist vs. Orthotist: Understanding the Foot Care Dynamic Duo

In the realm of foot care, two professions reign supreme: the podiatrist and the orthotist. They may sound like characters from a superhero comic, but in reality, they're the real MVPs when it comes to keeping your feet happy and healthy. But what exactly sets them...

11 Reasons Your Ankles Might be Hurting (And What to do About It)

11 Reasons Your Ankles Might be Hurting (And What to do About It)

If you’re hobbling around with ankle pain, chances are that you want that pain to end. But how do we get rid of the pain? The best way to treat it will depend on the source of the pain. Here are 11 of the most common reasons your ankles might be hurting and what you...

Busting 15 Foot-Related Myths

Busting 15 Foot-Related Myths

Whether or not Bigfoot is really out there is a myth that remains unresolved. But, here are 15 foot-related myths that we have been able to bust that you should stop believing right away. 1. Myth: Shoes cause bunions. Truth: Ill-fitting shoes or heels can cause...

Hammertoe Time

Hammertoe Time

With the temperatures rising, it’s finally time for our feet to leave their hibernation of thick socks and warm boots. It’s time for our feet to experience flip-flops, sandy beaches, and hammertoes. Wait, what? Are hammertoes an inevitable part of life with feet? What...

The Hazards of Walking Barefoot

The Hazards of Walking Barefoot

Walking barefoot. It's a simple pleasure that many of us enjoy, especially during warmer months or in the comfort of our own homes. However, while going shoeless may feel liberating, it's important to recognize that walking barefoot comes with its fair share of risks...

Nine Ways to Improve Circulation in Your Feet

Nine Ways to Improve Circulation in Your Feet

When you take in a deep breath and fill your lungs with air, it can be easy to forget the lungs are just the oxygen’s first stop inside your body. After oxygen enters your lungs, your heart pumps oxygenated blood through your body to deliver the oxygen to your body...

Five Reasons Custom Orthotics Are Better Than Store-Bought Inserts

Five Reasons Custom Orthotics Are Better Than Store-Bought Inserts

You may have noticed shoe inserts for sale at the grocery store in their little pharmacy corner. These inserts may be better than the insole that came with your shoes, but the benefits are nothing compared to the potential gains that you get from custom orthotics....

Plantar Fasciitis FAQ

Plantar Fasciitis FAQ

Not only is it confusing to spell, but plantar fasciitis can be difficult to understand. We’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about plantar fasciitis and answered them for you here. Q: What is plantar fasciitis? A: Plantar fasciitis is an...

Pros, Cons, and Alternatives to Pedicures

Pros, Cons, and Alternatives to Pedicures

You close your eyes as the pedicure technician rubs your feet. The warmth from the water sends cues to your entire body to relax, and it obediently follows. The technician cleans off the excess dead skin and grooms your nails, which leaves your foot feeling refreshed....