Why Shoes Matter: What You Put on Your Feet Directly Impacts Your Foot Health

While you may love your flat, $2 flip-flops, your feet probably don't. Comfortable at first, these types of sandals offer no long term support for your feet. This lack of support can cause problems with your feet over time. From arches that fall to bone spurs that form, all because your feet didn't get enough support while you were walking. Other shoes, such as high heels, may feel supportive, but your feet are in such an awkward position when the shoes are on that walking can be difficult.

What Are Those Small, Red, Swollen Patches On Your Feet After Spending Time In The Cold?

Have you come inside after spending time out in the cold winter weather and found that you have some red, swollen patches on your feet? These patches may seem most prominent in areas where your toes rub together or where your feet rub against your shoe. They're probably a bit sore, and they might itch. Chances are, you're dealing with something known as chilblains. They're not overly dangerous, but you do need to address them properly in order to prevent infections from developing.

FAQs About Morton's Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a foot condition that can lead to difficulty walking for some people. The condition is usually treatable without medical intervention. If you have been diagnosed with the condition, here is what you need to know.  What Is Morton's Neuroma? Morton's neuroma is a foot condition that results from a nerve tissue growth. As the condition develops, the tissue surrounding the nerve leading to your toes tends to thicken.

Exposing A Couple Of Myths About Plantar Fasciitis

There can be a number of painful conditions that your feet may be unfortunate enough to develop. In addition to causing severe discomfort, these issues can also prevent you from enjoying the activities you enjoy. In particular, plantar fasciitis is a common injury that can cause intense pain in the heel of the foot. Unfortunately, many patients are not well-aware of this condition, which can cause them to believe some routine misconceptions about this foot problem.

Bunions Can Diminish Quality Of Life For Those At Risk

A bunion isn't just unsightly, it can cause pain and even lead to disability. Although bunions may cause toe and foot pain, in some cases, large bunions cause pain in the lower back, knee, and hip – pain severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning. Therefore, it helps to know who is at risk as well as the problems bunions can cause. What problems can a bunion cause? Besides the difficulty of finding comfortable shoes to wear, bunions can affect your balance and gait (the way you walk).