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Tips for Protecting Your Achilles Tendon

The Achilles tendon connects your calf muscles to your heel — and you rely on it with every step you take. Unfortunately, irritation and injury are very common. Learn how to protect your Achilles tendon and what to do if it starts hurting.
Jan 2nd, 2023

Why Do I Keep Getting Ingrown Toenails?

A swollen, tender lump along the side of your toe is a telltale sign of an ingrown nail. Ingrown toenails are painful — and certain factors could make you more likely to get them. Learn the common causes and what to do about them.
Oct 1st, 2022

Heel Pain: 3 Common Causes That Can Change Your Gait

Suffering heel pain with each step? The pain can infiltrate your life, and you could be at risk of other complications without realizing it. Pain makes you compensate by changing the way you walk, but treatment can protect your foot health.
Sep 1st, 2022

What Causes Plantar Warts?

Plantar warts are very common, but many people are embarrassed to admit they have one. Learn why plantar warts form, what they look like, and what to do if you have a painful foot wart.
Aug 1st, 2022

Orthotics: How They Can Treat Your Flat Feet

Flat feet don’t give your body the support it needs. If you suffer foot fatigue, pain, or swelling, flat feet could be to blame — and orthotics might be the solution. Learn how custom orthotics can treat flat feet and help you feel better.
Jul 1st, 2022

The Link Between Diabetes and Hammertoes

Hammertoe is a common foot problem that makes your toe permanently bend in a hammer shape. And if you have diabetes, your risk of hammertoe might be higher. Learn the links between diabetes and hammertoes, and how to keep your feet healthy.
Jun 1st, 2022

Will My Ingrown Toenail Heal on Its Own?

An ingrown toenail causes pain and swelling — and it can even make wearing shoes uncomfortable. To promote healing and avoid infection, it’s essential to treat it properly. Learn at-home care for ingrown nails and when to go to the podiatrist.
Apr 1st, 2022

What to Expect With Plantar Warts Treatment

Do you have a painful lump on the sole of your foot that looks like a callus? It could be a plantar wart. Plantar warts are common and typically harmless, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with discomfort. Learn how plantar wart treatment works.
Mar 8th, 2022

Can Custom Orthotics Fix My Hammer Toes?

Do you have a hammer toe? Treating it sooner rather than later helps prevent the condition from getting worse — and you have options. Learn how custom orthotics are designed for your feet and how they relieve hammer toe symptoms.
Feb 1st, 2022

What Kind of Problems Can Flat Feet Cause?

The arch of your foot supports your body weight with each step — and having flat feet or fallen arches could put you at risk of foot pain. Learn more about the risks of flat feet and find treatment that’s right for you.
Jan 4th, 2022

What Makes for a Foot-Friendly Shoe?

Living with foot pain? Your shoes could be to blame. Your feet need the right cushioning to support your body as you move through life, and uncomfortable shoes can make foot problems worse. Learn what to look for when you’re shopping for shoes.
Dec 9th, 2021

Can My Bunions Be Corrected?

Bunions are painful, and they only get worse without treatment. Instead of limiting your lifestyle, find out more about your treatment options for bunions — from at-home care tips to corrective bunion surgery — and find relief from bunion pain.
Nov 11th, 2021

How To Prevent Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail is a common but painful condition that develops on big toes. Anyone can get an ingrown nail, but the good news is that taking care of your feet could lower your risk. Read on to learn what causes ingrown nails and how to prevent them.
Oct 15th, 2021

Orthotics: Store-Bought vs. Custom

From hammer toe to heel pain, when your feet hurt, your whole body suffers. You may be tempted to pick up some cushiony insoles at the local drugstore to ease your discomfort, but here’s why custom orthotics are a better bet.
Sep 17th, 2021