Posts for category: Foot Care
Many women live by the philosophy that "flats are for failures". However, high heels can take a toll on your feet. Wearing heels for an extended length of time, whether it's dancing or just walking, can lead to many foot problems. Some of these ailments include: blisters, numbness, swelling, and general pain. So how are some women able to add heels into their signature look with no sign of pain? Here are some tricks you can try so that you can fall in love your heels again.
When buying shoes, pay attention to the thickness of the arch, sole and heel. The thicker the sole, the more cushion between your foot and the ground. For thin soled shoes, consider adding a gel insert to help pad the ball of your foot. Heels with a hidden platform can also help give the illusion of wearing higher heels without affecting arch height. Also the chuckier the heel, the more stable you will feel while walking. Some women buy shoes half size larger to prevent rubbing from the feet swelling up at the end of the day. Excessive rubbing is the cause of painful blisters.
Try some of these suggestions and if you are still having pain while wearing your heels feel free to visit as at Advanced Podiatry!
Trends are everywhere in the clothing and shoe business. Within the last 7-10 years, the newest trend in shoes is the minimalist movement. Shoes are lighter, thinner and smaller and every brand, store and cobbler is on board. Within the workout community, sneakers have been one of the main targets for the minimalist shift. The vibram five finger shoes were huge when they first came out and I remember seeing them everywhere. Books were published touting the efficiency and better form associated with "barefoot running" or "natural running" attributed to the professional Kenyan and south African runners.
But, the real question is, is this the best thing for training? I see many patients in the office who have tried to make the switch, but end up injuring themselves. To run in a minimalist shoe, the running form has to shift from a heel strike, to a forefoot strike. For many people, this will take significant time and training to properly perform. A newer athlete will likely not have the proper muscle tone or form to adequately execute higher intensity workouts, and this can lead to injury. As I tell patients, every foot is different, so by seeing a sports medicine specialist, he or she can tell you how to properly train and condition your body while suggesting appropriate foot wear to allow for less stress on your joints. As your running pattern changes, most people can then begin to transition to lighter shoes. Remember loyal readers: listen to your body. It will tell you if you are pushing too hard, too fast, or too long.
So many of us suffer with insecurities about our appearance, weight or some other trait that we feel we can't change. Well, if you are self conscious about your feet, let us help you now!
Let 2019 be the year you finally make the jump. If you have a bunion, hammertoe or some other foot condition that makes you hide your toes in the sand at the beach, we can help. From unsightly nails to painful bunions, our doctors treat the full gamut of foot conditions.
Gym memberships, diet plans and new savings plans will likely crowd your list of New Years resolutions, but don't forget about your feet.
Advanced Podiatry would love to help you get on your journey to the new you in 2019!
Some people have a small gap underneath their arch while standing- meaning the inner part of their foot will be slightly raised off the ground. On the other hand, some people with flat feet or no arches can have very low or even no arches while standing. This is called flat feet or pes planus. In young children this can be completely normal and may resolve as the foot develops. However, this does not always happen and as a result, flat feet can become problematic and painful. If this occurs, it must be treated.
Some causes of flat feet may include aging, injuries, or medical conditions that can cause flat feet to develop. The most common symptom of flat feet is foot pain because connecting ligaments and muscles may be strained. Other pain symptoms may occur in the form of swelling in the arch area, back or hips, calf or knee, or general lower legs.
Many patients with flat feet may experience pain when walking for prolonged periods of time, running, and while participating in sports or activities. Your feet may even feel tired or ache after standing for a long time. This pain can not only occur in your feet but also in your ankles, knees and your back. This is due to alignment issues. Your ankles roll inward (pronation) which can cause pain and general discomfort. Your feet may feel tired or ache after standing for a long time. If your child is experiencing pain after sports, pain with standing or even ankle pain, they may have flat feet.
If you have any of the following symptoms you should be examined by a podiatrist: pain around the heel or arch region, ankle pain or instability, flat arches on weight bearing, or uneven shoe treads.
The good news is that flat feet is extremely common and there are many treatment options available that can help relieve any pain or discomfort you or your child may be experiencing. Treatment options many range from supportive shoes, custom orthotics and physical therapy just to name a few. If you are concerned about the possibility that you or your child may have flat feet, make an appointment at one of our convenient locations to get examined today!
We have had a recent influx of patients asking us to give them "Rihanna
That's right, they want their feet to look like Rihanna's. Well,
needless to say, we were quite surprised. When we started to do some
research we found that her feet have their own Instagram account.
People have come to covet the look of her toes, the contours of her arch
and the suppleness of her skin.
While this is extreme, we could all serve to care a little more about
our feet. Dry skin, ugly nails and deformed toes are not exactly
When you have a chance take look at Rihanna's feet. Maybe you will be
inspired to take better care of yours!