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Foot Health

7 Foot Problems That Can Be Serious | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.12.2016 | Fifty

If you want to know the state of your health, try looking down. “There’s no question it’s extremely important that people pay attention to their...

These Shoes With Interchangeable Heels Are Game Changers

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 11.08.2016 | Style

There’s a battle that wages inside anyone wearing high heels on a dance floor. About halfway through the evening (if you’re lucky), continuing in ...

How Different Forms Of Arthritis Can Affect Your Feet?

Derek Roach | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Derek Roach

According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly one-fourth of American adults have some form of foot pain, and the tendency to suffer from foot...

Podiatrists Say Chuck Taylors Are Nothing More Than 'Glorified Socks'

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.20.2016 | Style

You'd be hard pressed to find somebody in the United States who doesn't know what a Chuck Taylor is. A Chuck Taylor is no longer a man, but a shoe nam...

Common Causes of Foot Pain While Sleeping

Derek Roach | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Derek Roach

While most foot pain occurs during the day while we are up and moving around on our feet, some conditions can cause us discomfort at night while we are trying to sleep. Let's look at some of the common problems that can cause nighttime foot pain and what you can do about it.

How To Keep Your Feet Strong And Beautiful

Yahoo Beauty | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.05.2016 | Style

Feet aren't always a priority, but they should be. In the last few years I've suffered from major heel issues and unexplained foot pain. I've tried ev...

Your Running Shoes Are Hurting You

Alex Charfen | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Charfen

It's time we take a hard look at the stated or implied benefits of traditional athletic shoes. Too often we look to fashion, trends, advertisements and celebrity endorsements for information on what shoes are good for our bodies. Instead, we should be looking at ourselves, letting our bodies tell us what works best. And that conversation starts with the way we walk.

Our Diseases of Choice

Alex Charfen | Posted 09.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Alex Charfen

We all have choices: what we wear, what we eat, what we do. But as we increasingly link our physical health with our personal performance, we often ig...

Cures For Common Foot Problems, Without Surgery

The Wall Street Journal | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living

As more people experience painful problems with their feet, podiatrists are recommending they consider a range of nonsurgical treatments before choosi...

Good Ways To Exercise & Care For Your Most Neglected Body Part

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) - Feet are a part of the anatomy many exercisers ignore while pounding the treadmil...

Why Foot Health Is So Important To Overall Health

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Unfortunately, my passion for step finally caught up with my 50-plus foot joints, and I am on a temporary hiatus while I wait for my aching heel to heal. I'm also being forced to reevaluate my choice of shoe wear.

9 Things Your Feet Could Be Trying To Tell You

Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living

As long as everything appears to be working properly, we may not pay much attention to our feet. They are often covered with socks or shoes and, as th...

Foot Foreign Bodies: The Dangers of Barefoot

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Watch your step when barefoot, because anything sharp -- from nails to snails -- can get stuck in your foot. Punctures and foreign bodies of the foot are serious and can lead to limb- and life-threatening infections.

Aging at Home? To Take It in Stride, Play Footsie!

Rachel Adelson | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

May brings awareness of three important medical conditions that can involve the feet and are associated with age: arthritis (National Arthritis Awareness Month), osteoporosis (National Osteoporosis Awareness Month), and neuropathy, which often stems from diabetes.

Bunion Brother

Randy Eady | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Eady

The foot is art and science in motion. It's the main reason you may want multiple opinions and to seriously consider alternatives to foot surgery. Once you tinker with a masterpiece, it is never the same.

Avoid a High Heel Foot Makeover

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

I see many high heel-created foot problems that go on to surgery. Bunionplasty from high heels are common. I can tell you that getting your feet strong is the first step at putting off or preventing a high heel foot makeover.

Bunionplasty: A Plastic Foot Surgery Craze?

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 02.17.2013 | Style
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

When considering bunionplasty, it is important to not only consider how the foot will look but also how it will function. Take the time to learn about the methods available to fix your bunion, and you will be that much better off.

What's Affecting Our Feet

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 06.28.2012 | Healthy Living

If you've ever wondered if other people have the same embarrassing foot problems as you, here's the scoop. Firstly, you're very much not alone. A ...

'And She Walked Happily Ever After'

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 07.02.2012 | Style
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Finding a pair of shoes in your closet that will last all day on your feet without making you miserable is often a daunting task. Using these helpful tips can now make your life much easier.

5 Steps For Better Foot Health

Huff/Post50 | By Kristen Stenerson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D., guru of integrative medicine, was in New York City at the Bryant Park Hotel last week with Australian podiatrist, Phillip Vasyl...

6 Myths About Bunion Surgery

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Some people simply avoid bunion surgery because they may have "heard" some misnomers that guide their decision.

Feet First

Carrie Wiatt, M.S. | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Carrie Wiatt, M.S.

People often ask me, "Where should I start taking better care of myself?" I suggest you begin from the ground up. At the end of a long day, sit back and put your feet first.

Beware of the Diabetic Heart Attack of the Foot

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Diabetes can wreak havoc on the foot, resulting in infection. While every patient with diabetes has a theoretical risk, it's the presence of more advanced diabetes that makes the foot susceptible to a catastrophic event.

Is it Responsible to Wear High Heels While Pregnant?

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

The main concern with wearing high heels while pregnant is the risk of falling and injuring the mother and/or the unborn baby. Heel-associated falls are a real risk when not pregnant, so the risk exists with pregnancy.

The Shoe Fits, But Does It Help or Hurt Your Health?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Shoes now are marketed as the next quick fix for myriad health issues. But what type of footwear is helpful for our feet and joints, and what is simply hype, or even risky, for overall joint health?