Taking a Vacation? Make it Easy on Your Feet

Although rest and relaxation are the goals for most vacations, they usually involve a lot of walking and a lot of walking usually involves sore feet. “Walking is great exercise and one of the most reliable forms of transportation,” says Taral Shah, DPM, a foot and ankle surgeon with offices in Sewell, Glassboro, Cherry Hill, […]

A Sock a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Whether it’s because you haven’t done your laundry yet or you think it’s stylish, there are many reasons why you may wear shoes without socks. Wearing socks creates a barrier between your shoes and feet which easily prevents skin conditions such as Athletes Foot, Calluses and Fungal bacteria. Athlete’s foot is a contagious form of […]

Winter Foot Health Advice

The holidays are over, but most regions of the country face a few more months of winter. Whether you’re slogging through deep snow and sub-zero temperatures in the north, or contending with dampness, chill, and muddy conditions in the south, it’s important to take care of your feet all winter long. You’ll want them to […]

Fix Feet For Weight Loss Success

Many of the estimated 70 million obese Americans are trapped in a life-threatening vicious cycle: Obesity aggravates foot problems, like heel pain and flat feet; sore feet make it hard to exercise and lose weight; and without exercise, obesity worsens and exacerbates progression of diabetes, heart disease and other serious health threats. Today we urge obese adults […]

Children’s soccer linked to ingrown toenails

Snug cleats, repeated kicking can contribute to a painful problem Toes and feet can take a beating, especially from sports. Foot and ankle surgeon Frank Oware, DPM, says he treats many soccer-playing children for ingrown toenails. He blames improper toenail trimming, snug soccer cleats and repetitive kicking for creating this painful problem. “Many kids wear hand-me-down cleats […]