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dry cracked heels

What Causes Dry, Cracked Heels?

Dry skin, experienced by 20% of adults in the United States, is quite common. This occurs especially when the skin isn’t moisturized regularly. Whether it be environmental exposure or dehydration, dry heels can come about in many ways. Thankfully, there are several causes and over-the-counter treatments for dealing with dry and cracked heels. Dry Heels: …

pedicure

Are Pedicures Beneficial for Foot Health?

Pedicures have always been a luxurious staple in society, dating back to Ancient Egypt. The more well-kept a citizen’s feet were, the higher their social standing would be, making pedicures popular. Today, over 41% of women implement this ancient beauty ritual into their monthly beauty regimen. History of the Pedicure Some circles believe pedicures originated …

hammer toe

What Is Hammertoe and What Can You Do About It?

Little did I know that wearing improper shoes could significantly impact the health of my feet. The hammertoe-related deformity is one of the most prevalent issues. Understanding the causes, medical treatments, and at-home treatments helped me alleviate my foot pain and pressure. What Is Hammertoe? There’s no doubt that hammertoe is one of the most …

foot tattoo

What You Need to Know About Foot Tattoos

Foot tattoos have boomed in popularity over recent years because of their unique aesthetic. Although they’re another fantastic piece of real estate for fabulous artwork, they require a little more care than other tattoos. This guide can assist with knowing how to prepare for an upcoming foot tattoo session and how to ensure it heals …

high heels

Are High Heels Worth It?

High heels are exciting in that they have a deep history. As a staple of most formal wardrobes, they can be both beneficial and harmful for the feet. By knowing how to wear heels appropriately, the feet can be protected and look stylish at the same time. High Heels There are over 25 different types …

EU to US conversion

What Is Limb Length Discrepancy?

Limb length discrepancy, or LLD, isn’t as rare as some people think. In fact, up to 90% of the general population has it. On average, people have a difference of just over five millimeters of LLD, which can then cause poor weight distribution. However, in some cases, limb length discrepancy can be a significant problem …

lymphedema

Are Your Poor Swollen Feet Caused by Lymphedema?

Lymphedema, a swelling of tissue related to the lymph glands, usually affects the legs or arms. This condition often looks more serious than it actually is, so we don’t recommend searching for photos on the internet. With proper care and by following your doctor’s advice, lymphedema can be manageable, and you can continue with your …

high heels foot pain

Sesamoiditis: Sounds Super Scary, Right?

Although it sounds frightening, sesamoiditis is a common condition that affects runners, hockey players, and those used to wearing high-heels. It might start with pain in the first joint of the big toe. It’s often followed by swelling, making it difficult to bend the toe. Moreover, participating in the activities you usually enjoy can be …

podiatrist

Dying to Know: What Does a Podiatrist Treat?

Feet and ankles are incredibly complex parts of the human body. They’re also heavily used and prone to all kinds of problems. You’ve probably heard that you’re supposed to see a podiatrist when you’re suffering from a foot-related pain or condition. But you might wonder, what does a podiatrist treat and how does this specialist …

plantar hyperhydrosis

Plantar Hyperhidrosis: More Than Just Sweaty Feet

Have you found yourself dealing with excessive sweating in your feet, even when you have indulged in little physical activity or exercise? If so, you might be suffering from a condition known as Plantar Hyperhidrosis or in simpler words, sweaty feet.  If you’re interested in knowing more about this condition, read on till the end …

Morton's toe

What is Morton’s Toe?

Is your second toe longer than your first? Or perhaps you might have seen or known someone with such a toe alignment.  Normally, the length of our toes is in descending order with the first one being the longest, and the last is the shortest.  But it’s not uncommon for the second toe to be …

Diabetic Neuropathy

Everything About Plantar Fasciitis: Causes and Treatment

As an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.  Have you been regularly feeling a sharp pain towards the bottom of your heel during the early mornings? Or perhaps after you complete your exercise routines?  Persistent pain in your heels can be a sign of an underlying condition called plantar fasciitis. But don’t …

turf toe

What is Turf Toe?

Turf toe is a sprain in the main joint on your big toe. If the big toe has been forcibly bent and hyperextended, injuries can cause turf toe syndrome. Think of going for a sprint, and just when you push off, your toe remains stuck on the ground. What are the Symptoms of Turf Toe? …

foot odor

Foot Odor Causes and How You Can Deal With It

As an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases. There are few things as embarrassing as foot odor. You enter a room and everyone starts making faces… you can’t help wondering whether it’s because of your stinky feet or something has been hanging out too long in the garbage can.  While stinky feet …