Don’t Ignore Flat Feet

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Treatment and prevention of adult flatfoot can reduce the incidence of additional foot problems such as bunions, hammertoes, arthritis and calluses, and improve a person’s overall health, according to research published in an issue of the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. Overweight males are most likely to suffer from adult flatfoot disorder, a progressive […]

Fallen Arches: Are They Real and How to Know If You Have Them

Are fallen arches a real foot problem, or just a label for chronically sore feet? Foot and ankle surgeon Frank Oware, DPM, says fallen arches — or flat feet— are a legitimate medical condition affecting five percent of Americans. “Flat feet can be present at birth, or develop over decades of walking, running and overall […]

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 […]

Keep Your Feet Safe At The Gym In The New Year

In the New Year, don’t forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit. Foot and ankle surgeon,  Taral Shah, offers tips for foot safety while at the gym.  Don’t let foot injuries keep you from your fitness resolutions! Start new workouts gradually— Increase your stamina and the […]

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 […]

Are Fallen Arches a Real Foot Problem?

Are fallen arches a real foot problem, or just a label for chronically sore feet? Foot and ankle surgeon Robert Warkala, DPM, says fallen arches, or flat feet, are a legitimate medical condition affecting five percent of Americans. “Flat feet can be present at birth, or develop over decades of walking, running and overall time spent […]