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A Podiatrist: When and Why to See One

Podiatrist WPS Blog

That lingering, subtle pain in your heel might be more than just overworking it. Your continuously achy arches have become a normal part of your life, but maybe they don’t have to be. There might be some sort of underlying cause for your discomfort, so it’s important to seek assistance from a podiatrist. Podiatrists are doctors that specialize in the treatment of foot disorders, along with ankle and lower extremity issues. There’s a good chance they can help you improve the way your feet feel. Just think of a podiatrist as the “chiropractor for your feet.” Continue Reading…

The APMA Approves Select Blundstone Footwear

The APMA Approves Blundstone Work Boots

The APMA Approves Blundstone Work Boots

The health of your feet is a very important factor when thinking about your work. Uncomfortable work boots and shoes can be a pain in the butt, and in the foot, especially if your job requires you to be on your feet for several hours a day.  No one wants to suffer from tired, achy feet day in and day out, but how do you know what types of footwear won’t cause foot pain and discomfort?  Luckily, the American Podiatric Medical Association’s (APMA) Seal of Acceptance Program does the homework for you and finds the best in footwear – shoes and boots that are not only comfortable, but also promote good foot health if worn long term. Continue Reading…

Foot Anatomy: What You Need to Know

Foot Anatomy

The human foot and ankle are complex organs that work together to provide strength and flexibility. The ankle serves as a foundation that provides shock absorption. The foot can sustain enormous pressure and provides flexibility and resiliency. The foot and ankle contain:

  • 26 bones (one-quarter of the bones in the human body);
  • 33 joints;
  • more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments; and
  • a network of blood vessels, nerves, skin, and soft tissue. Continue Reading…

Foot Ailments: Causes, Prevention, Advice

Healthy Feet

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. Continue Reading…

Corns: What Causes Them and More

Corns

When tight or narrow work shoes are worn, the body reacts to the pressure and friction by trying to protect the skin and the structures beneath it by forming hard and circular areas just like a kernel of corn. The areas can also become inflamed or ulcerated from the constant friction when they rub against each other. Of the two common types the wearing of improper-fitting shoes while working and/or toe deformities causes hard corns. One type usually develops on the tops and tips of the toes and along the sides of the feet; the other type (soft corn) develops between the toes and is sometimes referred to as a “kissing corn,” usually the result of bone abnormalities in the toes. Continue Reading…

What is Hammer Toe?

Hammer Toe

The toes may seem small and relatively insignificant, but they are vital to walking and working. There are at least six sets of muscles that control each toe. Two tendons join on the dorsal aspect (top) of the toes, and insert into the middle and distal phalanges of each toe. On the bottom (plantar aspect) of the toes are two more muscles that, instead of joining like the extensors, remain separate. Each muscle stabilizes one of the bones in the toe. The flexor digitorum longus muscle attaches to the bone at the end of the toe (distal phalanx) and the flexor digitorum brevis attaches to the middle phalanx. The lumbrical and the interossei muscles stabilize the proximal phalanx (inner toe bone). Continue Reading…

Ingrown Toe Nails and How to Care For Them

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are common, painful conditions that occur when the skin on the side of a toenail grows over the edge of then nail, or when the nail grows into the skin. Ingrown toenails can develop for many reasons: toenails that are too large; toes that curl (congenitally or from disease such as arthritis); trauma to the toes, such as stubbing a toe or having a toe stepped on; frequent running; incorrectly trimming the nails causing them to re-grow into the skin; by wearing excessively tight socks; or by footwear with narrow toe boxes. Bedridden patients may develop ingrown toenails from bedsheets that are tucked in too tightly.

Signs of this condition include when the skin is red, painful, or swollen on the sides of the nail. The warm, moist environment of socks or shoes may provide a convenient entry for germs that can cause infection. At first, the skin around the nail may be mildly red or inflamed. Untreated, the nail can grow under the skin, causing a severe infection. Continue Reading…

What is Athlete’s Foot?

Athletes Foot

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. Continue Reading…

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