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Foot Health

9 Things Your Feet Could Be Trying To Tell You

Posted 07.27.2014 | 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, a...

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?

Plantar Fasciitis: Overcoming Heel and Arch Pain Naturally

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

Millions of Americans suffer from foot and ankle injuries every year, and many people are experiencing these disorders at a much younger age than a generation ago. One of the most common foot maladies is plantar fasciitis.