Our Podiatry Blog Offers Tips on Your Foot Condition

There’s no need to try home remedies that don’t work. Our blog offers foot care protection, injury prevention, and other tips from a certified South Carolina podiatrist, helping you to see real results and lasting relief.

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  • Gel Shoe Inserts Shoe inserts are everywhere. You’ve seen them at the grocery store or mall and have probably seen them on TV. These non-prescription shoe inserts claim to fix all of your foot pain.
  • Avoid Wedding Day Foot Pain The best day of your life does not need to include foot pain. It is important to match a good shoe with that perfect wedding dress to ensure you’ll be dancing the night away.
  • What Are Plantar Warts? Warts are one of several skin conditions that can be very painful. They are caused by a virus which can enter the skin through small or invisible cuts and abrasions on the foot. They can appear anywhere but when found on the sole of the foot are called plantar warts.
  • You and Your Flip Flops It’s the time of the year when flip-flops and ice cream cones create an excellent combination. The same reasons people enjoy the foot freedom of flip-flops also lead to a podiatric nightmare. While poor flip-flops offer little arch support, heel cushioning, or shock absorption, all give little protection.
  • Before You See The Doctor Feeling nervous about seeing a new doctor is not out of the ordinary. However, don’t let this reluctance keep you away. The doctors and staff are extremely friendly and will make you feel at home.
  • Treating Your Blister A blister is a small pocket of fluid found in the outer layers of the skin. The pocket of fluid forms as two layers of skin become separated.
  • Overusing The Body's Strongest Tendon The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body and located in the rear of the foot. Since it is part of the foot, it is placed under great amounts of stress every day and prone to injury.
  • What Is A Foot Ulcer? Foot ulcers are the most common reason that people with diabetes are hospitalized. Foot ulcers are sores on feet that may involve just the skin’s surface or they can develop into more serious wounds, which may lead to bone infections.
  • The "Ugly" Toenail Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail. This infection has a distinctive change to the toenail’s quality and color over a few months’ time. Typically, the nail plate will become thickened with a yellow or cloudy appearance.
  • Improve Your Training with Foot Exercises When people think about getting into shape and hitting the gym they often look past their feet. People like working on areas of their body people can see. Your feet won’t be noticed on spring break, but keeping them in mind can increase your running or walking speed and endurance.