A Foot Care Routine for Children

A Foot Care Routine for Children

Proper care of your child’s feet can go a long way in preventing issues as they age. Also, beginning a routine foot care regimen will help children continue this process for themselves. Washing the child’s feet daily is the first recommended habit. Once clean, they...
Toenail Fungus Is Treatable

Toenail Fungus Is Treatable

A noticeable symptom of toenail fungus is yellowish or white nails. In severe cases, they can eventually crumble and fall off, and it is advised that medical attention is sought from a podiatrist before this happens. It develops as a result of a fungus that enters the...
Shoes and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Shoes and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a lesser-known condition of the foot among the general public. This condition occurs when pressure is applied to the nerves in the ankle, sometimes causing discomfort and pain. When an individual has a case of tarsal tunnel syndrome, there...
Two Types of Foot Wounds

Two Types of Foot Wounds

An open wound that develops on the foot can happen from an external or internal injury, which causes the tissue to become exposed to the outside environment. The two categories of wounds are classified as open or closed. The tissue damage that happens under the skin...
Wounds That Don’t Heal Need to Be Checked

Wounds That Don’t Heal Need to Be Checked

Your feet are covered most of the day. If you’re diabetic, periodic screening is important for good health. Numbness is often a sign of diabetic foot and can mask a sore or wound.
Rock Climbing and Foot Injuries

Rock Climbing and Foot Injuries

About half of all acute injuries sustained in rock climbing involve the legs and feet. Often these injuries happen from falls to the ground or rocks hitting a person during a fall. Rock climbers can suffer from strains, contusions, and fractures to the feet that can...