Category: foot and ankle care

Quell the Swell

Carrying a child for nine months can be very tiring on the body. A pregnant woman goes through many changes as she grows and nourishes a child. Unfortunately, a pregnant woman’s body also takes a toll. As her belly expands and her weight increases, more stress is added to her feet. Due to this stress, […]

Your Skin in Your Orthotic

Having an orthotic in your shoe can be very beneficial. It can help you walk, stay balanced and it can also help heal a foot or ankle injury. They come in all different shapes and sizes and are often made my medical professionals such as podiatrists. These devices are state of the art and made […]

Health Tips for Aging Feet

As we get older it’s important to take care of our bodies more and more. A lifetime of use, history, and knowledge is built up and we use every piece of it to move on and forward. The same notion applies to our feet. We use our feet every day and often forget to care […]

Sprained Ankles vs. Broken Ankles

The ankle, as everyone knows, is the region where the leg meets the foot. It is not exactly a joint (it contains three joints); it is not a single bone (the tibia, fibula, and talus are all found in the area); and it is home to several tendons (like the Achilles), muscles, and ligaments. It […]

Tips for Cyclists

A momentous occasion in the life of a child is the day that he or she takes off the training wheels and rides a bicycle for the first time. For some, cycling is a leisurely activity, but for others, it may be a more competitive endeavor. In either case, your feet, ankles, legs, and knees […]

Making the Most of High Heels

High-heeled shoes have become a staple in most women’s wardrobes because they are stylish, glamorous, and can add an extra few inches to your height if necessary. Although they have many benefits in the fashion and business worlds, they can cause headaches in the medical world. High heels can cause knee and back pain, toe […]

When Should I Call a Podiatrist?

The feet, toes, and ankles are important but complicated parts of the body, so podiatrists must go through extensive education and training in order to be true experts in their field. After undergraduate education, medical school, state and national examinations, and a state license, a podiatrist can finally begin practicing. As the population in the […]

Stretch Out the Winter Cobwebs

Needless to say, this winter in Onondaga County did not give us much reason to get up and out of the house (unless, of course, you are an avid fan of skiing, snowboarding, or sledding). Over the next few weeks, there will be some days that tempt us to go outside and resume some of […]

Flying for the Holidays? Prevent Swollen Feet!

Flying home from spending Christmas with the relatives? Taking an airplane to a friend’s for New Year’s Eve? Jetting away to somewhere warm? This time of year is popular for travel, and although flying is convenient in many ways, it can cause discomfort in our feet and ankles. Sitting upright for hours can cause blood […]

Caring for Your Feet on the Ice Rink

Central New York got its first taste of snow in the last week or two, but now that December is upon us, winter activities will soon be in full force. Everyone has a favorite, whether it be sledding, skiing, or snowboarding, but from the rink at Rockefeller Center to a local frozen pond, ice-skating is […]

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