Category: Foot Health (Page 4)

Why Do People Need Orthotics and What is It?

An orthotic is a device designed to restore your natural foot function. Many biomechanical (walking) complaints such as heel pain, knee pain, and lower back pain are caused by poor foot function. Orthotics re-align the foot and ankle bones to their neutral position, thereby restoring natural foot function. A podiatric physician can prescribe orthotics, or […]

The “Ouch” Factor: What to Do about Splinters and Foreign Objects

The warm, sunny weather of summer invites us to shed our shoes and socks and run barefoot. However, this can be risky because we might get a splinter running or walking barefoot, whether we are inside or outside. When you have a splinter in your foot, you may feel pain or discomfort and the sensation […]

Can A Salon Pedicure A Pose A Health Risk? New Gel Polish Is a Popular Trend, But…

Pedicures have grown in popularity over the years. Now that its spring, a lot of women break out the sandals and want those toes looking good. Gel nail polish is all the rage. Why? It lasts up to two weeks, or longer, without chipping and peeling. After the salon applies the polish it has to […]