Simple Tips for Protecting Your Feet From Everyday Problems
13 April 2015
You may not give much thought as to the health of your feet or be concerned with common, everyday problems that often develop on the feet. However, once these problems develop, you could be in severe pain or even need surgery to be able to walk as you should. Problems with the feet can be avoided with a few simple tips that most podiatrists wish their patients would follow.
1. Wear comfortable shoes that actually fit
Understanding Fungal Toenail Infections
31 March 2015
The fungi present in toenail infections require keratin to survive. Keratin is the main structural component of your nails, so once you get a fungal toenail infection it can be difficult to get rid of it. The fungi are highly contagious and can spread to any unaffected toenails, but you can also pass the infection to other people. Avoid spreading a fungal toenail infection by not sharing towels, wearing swimming socks at the pool and wearing shoes in the house.
Different Kinds Of Foot Structure And Orthotics
26 March 2015
Very few people have the perfect foot structure. Sometimes orthotics can help to support feet that have structural problems. But even if your feet are not structurally perfect, you may not need orthotics.
Following are several types of foot structure, with advice on whether orthotics can help.
You may have pronated feet if your feet roll inwards slightly when standing, walking or running. With pronated feet, when standing, your arch drops, so your feet are flat on the floor.