Foot Health

The health of your feet affects your entire body. Your foot health plays a role in your posture, and making sure your arches are supported properly can determine whether or not you’ll suffer from foot fatigue – or worse. Some people pronate or supinate, and others have injuries that need attention. Keeping your feet clean and dry can improve your overall foot health, too. Strengthen your ankles, arches, and even your toes to improve your balance and posture.

You are on your feet, working most of the day, so naturally your feet require specialized care. A doctor specializing in foot care is a podiatrist. He can contribute to your total health, starting at the feet. Whether you need regular preventive care or surgery to correct a deformity, information is the strongest weapon against foot ailments. In order to keep your feet healthy, be familiar with the most common ills that affect them. Be aware that self-treatment can often turn a minor problem into a major one, and is generally not advisable. See a podiatric physician when any of the following conditions occur or persist. Athlete’s foot is a skin disease, usually starting between the toes or on the ottom of the feet, which can spread to other [...]

A microscopic fungus causes athlete's foot. It lives on dead tissue of the hair, toenails and outer skin layers. Most commonly found in men from the teenage years to the early 50's, it thrives in warm, moist environments such as footwear and socks. The fungus may also be fostered in the floors of public showers, locker rooms and swimming pools. It can be transmitted through contact with a cut or abrasion on the bottom surface of the foot. The infection causes raised, circular pimples or blisters that resemble ringworm lesions. Athlete's foot most often just takes the form of persistent itching of the skin on the sole of the foot or between the toes. If the infection worsens, the skin grows soft and inflamed with the edges of the infected [...]

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