Are Foot and Ankle Problems Worse for Women?

Are Foot and Ankle Problems Worse for Women?

Are foot and ankle problems worse for women? The founder of the Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center takes this question seriously. Far too many medical doctors and surgeons simply treat these conditions without considering the effects of gender. Until now, very little research has been devoted to this subject. Valid studies have proven that […]

What is the Best Footwear for Varicose Veins?

What is the Best Footwear for Varicose Veins?

What is the Best Footwear for Varicose Veins? This is a top question asked by many of my former and current clients. While the type of shoes that you wear does matter, most experts in this field feel that the wearing of high-quality compression stockings are more important to your overall health. A simple consultation […]

Warning: Flip Flops May Be a Hazard to Your Health

Warning: Flip Flops May Be a Hazard to Your Health

Walking basics: It is difficult not to noticeably cringe when I see women walking on hard pavement while wearing fashionable, but dangerously high heels. With the warm weather season upon us, it is even more distressing to spot men and women alike utilizing flip flops as their everyday footwear. I see more and more patients […]

Foot Care for Arthritis Sufferers

Foot Care for Arthritis Sufferers

Various forms of arthritis can affect the joints in the feet. The symptoms from arthritis can make it painful to walk and can be disruptive to your everyday life. If you suffer from arthritis that affects your feet, proper foot care is essential to minimize symptoms and relieve any discomfort. By taking good care of your feet you can also prevent bunions, calluses and other disruptive foot conditions.

Natural Remedies for Varicose and Spider Veins

Natural Remedies for Varicose and Spider Veins

With the warm weather during summer in Boca Raton, you’ll want to outfit your wardrobe with new shorts, skirts and summer dresses. However, if you suffer from unsightly varicose or spider veins, you may feel hesitant when it comes to your summer wardrobe. Vein disorders can be painful, uncomfortable and leave you feeling embarrassed about your legs.

Health Risks Associated with Pedicures

Health Risks Associated with Pedicures

Everyone likes to pamper themselves from time to time. A frequent “go-to” activity for a day of pampering is a pedicure. Pedicures are a great way to relax and get your feet taken care of. However, getting a pedicure at a nail salon could increase your chances of picking up a bacteria, infection or other common foot condition.

Common Skin Conditions of the Feet

Common Skin Conditions of the Feet

Sometimes, it is easy to forget about our feet and how we take care of them. However, without proper foot care you could develop a number of foot conditions. Skin conditions, whether they be viral, bacterial or fungal are very common, can be disruptive and cause discomfort.

Understanding Athlete’s Foot

Understanding Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that begins usually between the toes and causes itching, burning and stinging in the infected area. Athlete’s foot is a contagious infection and can be spread through floors, clothing or towels that are contaminated. This infection is an uncomfortable and disruptive foot condition that can easily spread if not treated.

High Heels without Foot Pain

High Heels without Foot Pain

If you’re like most women, you probably own a variety of shoes dedicated to going out, dressing up and showing off. High heels are a part of just about every woman’s closet, but statistics have shown that high heels are the largest cause of foot problems in women today. Wearing high heels frequently can lead to foot pain and other problems such as:

Going Barefoot; Healthy or Harmful?

Going Barefoot; Healthy or Harmful?

When it comes to our feet, generally we tuck them away in socks and shoes and don’t think twice until the end of the day. But sometimes, it feels nice to be without shoes. To feel the sand or grass between your toes; some people even like to free themselves of shoes in the workplace. Whatever the cause may be, how does going without shoes for extended period affect your health?