Toenails Are Still Black: How Bruised Nails Heal

Summer is in full swing, which means you want a dark colored tan and crispy black edges on your char grilled veggies. What you don’t want are black toenails. If you have black toenails it means that blood is pooling underneath the nail and that isn’t a good thing....

Toe Sprains: Who’s at Risk?

Toe sprains can really put a damper on your summer fun, so make sure you do everything possible to stay healthy and safe. After all, there is only one month left of these lazy summer days so enjoy them while you can because before you know it the kids will be back in...

The Connection Between Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis

Most things have a cause and an effect. For example, the cause of summer vacation ending means kids have to go back to school, and most aren’t very happy about it. Another example is the cause of too much pressure or strain on your feet can lead to plantar fasciitis...

What Happens to a Broken Heel?

Football season is in full swing, and nobody knows the dangers of a heel fracture better than football players. Anyone can fracture their heel, though – you don’t need to be Tom Brady to end up with your foot in a cast! Since there are different types of fractures,...

Not-So-Spooky Causes of Ball of Foot Pain

October is the month of all things spooky and scary, but what shouldn’t be scary is foot pain. Many people experience ball of foot pain, or metatarsalgia, and the good news is it’s often easily treated with conservative methods. It’s important to figure out what’s...

4 Ways to Walk Without Ball of the Foot Pain

Walking is a mode of transportation, a form of exercise, a hobby, a social activity—in essence, it’s a healthy and important part of most people’s daily lives. It gets you moving and enables you to get where you want to go. The ability to walk without pain is an...

How to Relieve Bunion Pain at Work and Home

When something is occupying your mind, it can be hard to focus on the tasks you need to do at home or at work. It could be the last playoff game, the latest book you’ve read, an upcoming vacation you’re planning, or health worries. Problems with pain can be...

How Orthotics Can Help with Work and Play

When your feet are out of alignment, your whole body suffers in lots of ways. Consider, by way of analogy, wheels on a car. If your wheels aren’t aligned properly, the rapid destruction of your tires is only the first concern. Your car may become hard to steer or veer...