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. […]

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 […]

How Can I Keep My Athlete’s Foot from Spreading to My Partner?

Athlete’s foot (also known as tinea pedis) is a common fungal infection that typically develops as a rash between the toes, causing burning, itching and dryness. Because it is contagious and is commonly spread in shared spaces and communal areas like showers, bathroom floors and gym locker rooms, it can be fairly easy for athlete’s […]

Expert Corn Removal: Finding the Best Treatment for Painful Corns

Corns are thickened areas of skin that develop in response to excessive pressure and friction. This can occur when one toe rubs repeatedly against another or when the toes rub against ill-fitting footwear.  Typically hard and circular, corns are usually not a serious problem, but can be quite painful if untreated, especially when wearing shoes. […]