What to Expect (from Your Feet) When You’re Expecting

Let’s be honest: You knew the nine months of pregnancy wasn’t going to be a walk in the park—but you probably didn’t realize it was going to affect your feet so much, right? Hey, that’s completely understandable. After all, you’re just a bit preoccupied with everything going on. But since we brought it up, you might very well be wondering now: How does pregnancy affect my feet? Great question! Let’s take a look at what you can expect—from a foot-related perspective—when you’re e...
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When Do Corn and Calluses Need a Doctor?

Corn and calluses are patches of rough, hardened skin that form in response to a source of friction or pressure over a long period of time. Calluses are usually long and flat, and appear in weight-bearing locations (e.g., the soles), while corns are more cone-shaped and tend to be located along toes. Although corns and calluses exist to protect you (better a callus than an open sore!), they have their downsides: They’re unsightly. They can become inflamed and cause pain—especially...
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What can I do for heel pain in kids? Podiatrist explains…

What can I do for heel pain in kids? Our Podiatrist in Healios Top 5 Tips for heel pain in Children! Specific Footwear Flexible inserts Mobility and strength Load Pain relief As the weather is warming up lots of children are getting outside and getting active… which is great! Or they may have just finished a footy season and now they are onto cricket, basketball, athletics ! It can be at this time of year that they start to complain about their feet (and in particular their...
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HOW TO PREVENT BLISTERS ON YOUR FEET

Blisters are one of the most common foot problems experience by all ages. They can appear quickly and be very painful, so let’s show you some simple things you can do to stop them forming in the first place. HOW TO PREVENT BLISTERS ON YOUR FEET   CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHOES Wearing the right shoes is crucial, not just for comfort but to prevent rubbing and blisters as well. You want to make sure they are not too tight or too loose so that the foot rubs against your skin causing ...
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Happy Feet: 5 Tips to Remedy Ingrown Toenails

It’s no fun to take your shoes off after a long day and get no relief because your toe—often your big toe—keeps hurting. You sit down to get a closer look. The skin bordering your nail bed is red, irritated and swollen. It’s painful and tender to the touch. You have an ingrown toenails, and if you’re like most people, the next 3-4 days will be filled with an arsenal of nail clippers, antibiotics, and Band-Aids. “The good news is they very rarely lead to any serious infections or complications...
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Flying for the Holidays? Here’s How to Prevent Edema in Legs.

How Are Flights Related to Edema in Legs? For most people, a little leg and foot swelling is not a big deal. Sitting with your feet on the floor causes blood to pool in your leg vein, causing the fluid to seep out into the surrounding soft tissues. It happens. Usually, it’s no big deal. If you sit at a desk for work, you’re likely experiencing the same natural occurrence. The risk for complications is a little bit worse on a flight, as you’re in a pressurized cabin that dehydrates you. Alcohol ...
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7 Foot Conditions to Look for in Children

7 Foot Conditions to Look for in Children   Recognizing foot pain in children can be tricky for parents because children may not recognize the symptoms of a problem or be able to express to parents that there is a problem. Additionally, as kids grow, some conditions correct themselves without treatment. Others become more severe because of other medical conditions. A child’s foot pain should not be disregarded as “growing pains.” Pain is a sign that there is a problem that needs to be add...
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