How Orthotics Help Your Feet

Orthotics is a device that is put into a shoe to correct an irregular or abnormal walking pattern. Typically, custom-made shoe inserts allow people to walk, run or even stand more comfortably. While over-the-counter orthotics are available, custom-made ones or prescription varieties are made to fit a person’s unique foot structure. A Hastings, Southfield and […]

In The Heat, Protect Your Feet

Skin cancer is common, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Despite these shocking statistics, less than one-third of Americans apply sunscreen regularly to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays—and when they do, the feet are often overlooked. During the spring and summer seasons […]

Outfitting Your Child with Proper Footwear

Backpacks, paper, pencils and clothes are just a few of the things your youngster may need before the start of a new school year. When shopping for your child during back-to-school season and throughout the year, don’t forget to add proper fitting shoes to your shopping list. Your child’s feet are rapidly changing and growing. […]

Common Childhood Foot Injuries and Ailments

Like adults, children and adolescents can experience a variety of foot and ankle problems. Many foot problems, such as flat foot, are congenital, while problems like heel pain are usually the result of an injury. Due to your child’s rapidly growing bones and tendons, many symptoms associated with foot and ankle problems can go unnoticed. […]

When to Visit Your Podiatrist

Whether you suffer from chronic heel pain, are embarrassed by toenail fungus or were recently diagnosed with diabetes, you can benefit from visiting a professional podiatrist. Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for people suffering foot, ankle and lower leg problems such as corns, warts, bunions and sprains. Conditions which damage the feet, such as […]