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Women, Shoes and Foot Problems

Women, Shoes and Foot Problems

Do women have more foot problems than men? Yes, especially as they age. Years of frequent high heal wear, tight fitting and other high-end fashionable shoes can cause permanent damage. The price we often pay to look good. So it is important for women, especially if they are shoe conscious, to... Read More


5 Steps to Healthy Feet for Women

5 Steps to Healthy Feet for Women

We often take our feet for granted - women included. Only when we get an injury or a bunion or heel pain do we realize that we rely on our two feet for just about everything, and virtually can't do without them. So, as with every other part of our bodies from which we want to get peak and lo... Read More


New Shoe Fashions Are A Podiatrist's Nightmare

New Shoe Fashions Are A Podiatrist's Nightmare

The latest shoe fashions from the runways of Milan, London and New York perch a woman so precariously that she's in constant danger of losing her balance and taking a nasty and embarrassing fall. Not to mention the fact that her feet and toes, painfully flexed by the shoes for hours on end, c... Read More


"Electric" Foot Bandage May Help Diabetics

A patented bandage with tiny batteries that run micro-currents through a wound to kill bacteria may hold promise for healing the stubborn foot ulcers that plague so many diabetics. "This electrical activity kills bacteria, keeps the wound clean and, in the studies we've had so far, has shown ... Read More


Most Neuromas Don't Need Surgery

Most Neuromas Don't Need Surgery

Anyone who has experienced the shooting pain, and occasional burning, numbness and pins-and-needles sensation, of a neuroma of the foot remembers how he would have eagerly submitted to any kind of surgery to relieve the torture. But nowadays, surgery is only the most extreme intervention afte... Read More


Nailing Toe Fungus

Nailing Toe Fungus

When toenails, or even fingernails, become thick, yellow or white, and crumbly, it's likely you have a nail fungus. Such a condition is not only unsightly, but, if left untreated, can spread to other nails or surrounding skin and can make it uncomfortable or even painful to wear shoes, walk, o... Read More


Expert Commentator: Dr. Carlos F. Smith - 03/07/2010

Expert Commentator: Dr. Carlos F. Smith - 03/07/2010

Fungal Nail also medically known as Oynchomycosis or Tinea Unguium is perhaps the most common disorder of the toenail. It is estimated that 22% of the United States population may have fungal nail. It is a very common disorder that is routinely seen by podiatric physician. Once patients seek t... Read More


High-Heels Linked to Long Term Ankle Pain

High-Heels Linked to Long Term Ankle Pain

The types of shoes women wear, specifically high-heels, pumps, and sandals may cause future hind-foot (heel and ankle) pain, according to researchers at the Aging Research Institute of Hebrew SeniorLife. Nearly 64 percent of women who reported hind-foot pain regularly wore these types of shoes... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Jeffrey J. Betman 11/24/2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Jeffrey J. Betman 11/24/2009

Wearing high heels on the streets of Chicago often provide women with a feeling of empowerment and image boost; however, those fashionable pumps, stilettos or spikes may contribute to various foot, knee and back problems. Read More


Chronic Heel Pain Eases After Radiofrequency Therapy

Chronic Heel Pain Eases After Radiofrequency Therapy

Applying a special radiofrequency treatment to patients with chronic heel or tendon pain significantly reduces or even eliminates their discomfort, according to a recent study. The results are important because this condition, often caused by repetitive activity such as running, drives an esti... Read More


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