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  • Stockings

    Women who always wear nylon pantyhose expose themselves to a host of foot problems. Nylon doesn’t breathe and the heat that it generates and traps can lead to excessive perspiration. A warm, damp area is an ideal place for fungal infections such as Athlete’s Foot. Inexpensive nylon pantyhose can also cause forefoot problems, because they

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  • Pregnancy

    Pregnant women need to observe good foot health to prevent pain and discomfort. Since the body undergoes changes and acquires a new weight-bearing stance, women should wear shoes with broad-based heels that provide support and absorb shock. Additional body weight also calls for more support, to prevent foot “breakdown.”The expectant mother often experiences more than

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  • High Heels

    Women invite foot problems by wearing high heels. High heels may contribute to knee and back problems, disabling injuries in falls, shortened calf muscles, and an awkward, unnatural gait. In time, high heels may cause enough changes in the feet to impair their proper function. Most women admit high heels make their feet hurt, but

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  • Foot Self Exam

    What should you look for to make sure your feet are healthy? Here are some general guidelines: Balance. A good test for balance involves standing on one foot, with your arms out to the side and your eyes closed. If you are less than 30 years old, you should be able to balance for 15

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  • Pedicures

    Increased media attention has heightened awareness for the spread of infections from shared instruments and unhygienic practices in many salons. One way to avoid any exposure is to do pedicures for yourself at home. Here are some easy steps to follow that will make sure to keep your feet safe: 1. Soak your feet in

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  • Treating Foot Odor

    Persistent foot odor can indicate a low-grade infection or a severe case of hereditary sweating. In these cases, our practice may prescribe a special ointment. You apply it to the feet at bedtime and then wrap your feet with an impermeable covering such as kitchen plastic wrap.Soaking your feet in strong black tea for 30

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  • Prevention

    Smelly feet generally can be controlled with a few preventive measures: Always wear socks with closed shoes. Avoid wearing nylon socks or plastic shoes. Instead, wear shoes made of leather, canvas, mesh or other materials that let your feet breathe. Bathe your feet daily in lukewarm water, using a mild soap. Dry thoroughly. Change your

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  • Osteoporosis

    Your feet may be one of the first places to see the effects of osteoporosis. A stress fracture in the foot is often the first sign. There is a lot you can do throughout your life to prevent osteoporosis, slow its progression and protect yourself from fractures. Include adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D

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  • Prevention

    Follow basic foot care guidelines and you more than likely can head off most common foot fungus problems.

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  • Other Tips

    Wear dry cotton socks, and change them two or three times a day if necessary. Wear dry shoes that allow air to circulate around your feet (tight, enclosed, moist shoes contribute to fungal toenail infections). Wear shower sandals or shower shoes when you are at a public pool or shower. Don’t share shoes or socks

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