Although walking around all day might make you tired at first, standing in one spot with little movement each day is actually worse for you. The same muscles, tendons, and ligaments are put under strain all day, and on top of that, most people do not stand with the best posture. So how can you prevent problems with your feet, legs, and back when your job or other obligations require you to stand relatively still for hours on end? [Read More]
Looking For An Active, Healthy Retirement? How Your Podiatrist Can Help?
Staying active and mobile during the retirement years is an important goal for most Americans who are approaching that phase of life. For most, regular medical and dental care are already part of their plan for achieving this important goal. However, retirees often overlook the importance of medical care for their feet until a specific problem develops. It is much more proactive for retirees to make sure that any plans they make to remain healthy during their retirement years include regular visits to a trusted podiatrist. [Read More]
Preventing Foot Problems When You Don't Like Socks
Foot problems such as corns and calluses are generally harmless unless they cause you pain when you walk. They are also preventable problems, mainly through the use of properly fitting shoes and socks. However, many people really don't like socks, to the point of not wearing them whenever possible. Yet this one act is enough to make your feet develop more corns and calluses. Socks are not only used for looks and for warmth, but for cushioning as well. [Read More]
How To Make Bunion Surgery Recovery Much Easier
If you develop a bony bump on your foot, you have a bunion. When this develops, you may need surgery to remove it. After surgery, recovery can be troublesome, but it doesn't have to be as difficult if you prepare yourself. Tell Everyone Make sure to tell those in your life that you'll be having a bunion surgery so they can help you. It's helpful to have someone bring you something to eat or perform errands while you recover. [Read More]