Author - Danielle Pierre

Preventing and Caring for Foot Blisters

At one point in our lives, we have all had to deal with a pesky blister that has popped up on our heels, pinky toes, or sides of our feet from tight shoes or friction caused by socks rubbing in the wrong direction. Blisters are annoying, painful, and a minor inconvenience that can make us irrationally irritable at times. Anything that intensifies rubbing can start a blister, including a faster pace, poor-fitting shoes, and foot abnormalities, such as bunions, [...]

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What Happens to Our Feet As We Age

Aging can cause numerous and uncomfortable changes in our body, and our feet are no exception. Some of these can range from minor skin changes to more serious changes that can affect the bones in your feet. The ground may start to feel firmer and less forgiving than it used to, your feet may start to swell, and you may struggle to find comfortable shoes that are wide enough for your feet. Thankfully, not all of these changes are [...]

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Foot Care for Athletes

Athletes, just like non-athletes, tend to only think about their feet when they are in pain. For everyone, but non-athletes specifically, proper foot care is essential, because they are using their feet much more than a non-athlete. They can suffer from injuries by repetitive motion, overuse of the joints, and recurring stress on the bones. Not to mention, they are also more prone to fungal infections due to all of the time that they are spending in shoes. Fortunately, with [...]

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Getting Your Feet Ready for Summer

Finally, after a winter that seemed to last forever, the warm season is upon us! Before you break your sandals out from the back of the closet, it may first be worth it to look down at your feet and perform an overall wellness check. What is the state of your toenails? Do you think you could use some foot cream to soften the ball and heel of your feet? Maybe you have a minor foot infection that you’ve [...]

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Why You May Want to Retire Your Slippers

Wearing slippers around the house, especially during the colder months is quite common. Many people like to slip their feet into slippers upon padding around the house. In the new working-from-home era, slipper use has no doubt spiked. While there is nothing inherently wrong with wearing slippers — they’re pretty darn comfy and keep your toes warm — there are some risks and problems wearing poorly designed slippers. Below, we will discuss some of the potential risks that you [...]

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Minimizing Risk of Ingrown Toenails

There is no single cause responsible for all cases of ingrown toenails; rather, there are a variety of different possibilities. Ingrown toenails are rather common, so don’t beat yourself up if you bend down to notice that your toenail, usually on the big toe, begins curving inward and into the skin of the toenail. This is a minor nuisance that can be painful, but it can be avoided. The good news is that finding and correcting the problems can [...]

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Things You Should Be Doing For Your Feet

Feet are just one of those body parts that many of us don’t give much thought or attention to. This can often lead to foot issues that could have been prevented, or at least resolved early on. Whether it is infections or foot injuries, there are things we don’t often pay attention to, or neglect, until the issues are glaring and we are forced to deal with them. Regardless of how you spend your days, there are likely some [...]

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Frostbite

As we continue on with winter and the drop in temperature it brings, not to mention the dumping of snow, frostbite is definitely something to worry about. Not only do you need to worry about your extremities like your hands, ears, and nose, you also need to be considering your feet, when stepping out into the sludge. In this blog post today, we will discuss frostbite symptoms, prevention measures, and how to treat frostbite. One of the preventive steps [...]

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Caring For Your Feet When You Have Diabetes

Taking good care of your feet is something everyone should take more seriously, and this is especially true for individuals who are diabetic. Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet, as it may cause nerve damage that takes away feeling in your feet, making it difficult to feel the pain of a foot injury, and severe consequences may result. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to the feet, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Because [...]

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Winter Foot Care Tips

As we get further into the colder months, it may be easy to think that we don’t need to pay as much attention to our feet as we do in the warmer months when they are exposed. Heavy socks and boots don’t protect our feet from many common ailments as much as we think they might, making it important to continue to regularly take note of how your feet are looking and feeling. Keep reading for tips on how [...]

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