Footwear

Consider Creating a Shoe-Free Home

By Dr. Nicole Freels / July 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Consider Creating a Shoe-Free Home

Your shoes are probably dirtier than you think We all probably know at least one person, whether it is your friend, your sibling, or your mom, who INSISTS that everyone leaves their shoes at the front door. To a lot of people, this probably seems like over-kill, but it turns out they might’ve been right…

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5 Tips to Find the Perfect Running Shoe

By Dr. Nicole Freels / June 20, 2019 / Comments Off on 5 Tips to Find the Perfect Running Shoe

  As the weather has gotten warmer, outdoor running season has kicked in to full swing. No more dusty gyms and noisy treadmills- just you, your feet, and the open road. The start of this new running season also means that you should probably invest in new running shoes. You want to make sure you…

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Award Season Shoes Can Put Unnecessary Strain on Your Feet

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Award Season Shoes Can Put Unnecessary Strain on Your Feet

Award Season Fashion Can Strain Feet Award season is one full of glitz and glamour. Designers and celebrities bring their A-game when it comes to fashion and every year they collaborate to create iconic looks that will be remembered for years to come. No wonder almost everyone’s favorite part of any award show is watching…

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Top 6 Travel Shoe Recommendations

By Dr. Nicole Freels / November 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Top 6 Travel Shoe Recommendations

Dr. Nicole Freels, FACFAOM, C.Ped. was born with wanderlust in her blood. The only thing she loves more than escaping on a new adventure is finding a new travel shoe that won’t slow her down. She’s got energy for days! Here are her top 6 travel shoe recommendations, but remember…most brands make some great shoes and…

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Bunched Up Orthotics In Your Shoe?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / November 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Bunched Up Orthotics In Your Shoe?

Sometimes orthotics and semi-custom insoles need to be trimmed to fit your shoe. It’s a common misconception that a custom orthotic will fit all shoes and this ‘bunched’ orthotic question is one of the most common questions we get. You’re not alone. Custom orthotics are actually casted to mirror the shape, arch, etc of your…

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Your Orthotic Prescription May Need An Adjustment

By Dr. Nicole Freels / October 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Your Orthotic Prescription May Need An Adjustment

If you’ve been wearing your orthotics for years without an adjustment, your orthotics probably aren’t supporting you the same way that they once did. Just like with eyeglasses, you need to regularly check your prescription, because our bodies change as we age. We can count on our eyes getting weaker and we can count on…

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Custom AFO: Expectation vs Reality

By Dr. Amy Barko / September 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Custom AFO: Expectation vs Reality

AFO stands for “ankle-foot orthosis” and can be the difference-maker in many patients lives. While some patients have never considered AFO bracing before, others have done some research and come up with more questions than answers. For example, some people expect that the brace is going to be extremely bulky and obvious. That’s not generally the…

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5 Gross Questions About Hookworms

By Dr. Nicole Freels / August 28, 2018 / Comments Off on 5 Gross Questions About Hookworms

Is The Hookworm Alive Inside Me? Yes, it’s alive. EEK! Cutaneous larva migrans are parasites in the Hookworm family that enter the body through the foot. The parasite can live inside you for a good amount of time (longer than you’d think!) and can cause itching, burning rashes. You can often see a characteristic winding little red trail…

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Drop Foot and How Bracing Can Help

By Dr. Amy Barko / February 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Drop Foot and How Bracing Can Help

  Do you suffer from drop foot? Drop foot is not a medical condition in itself, but a symptom of a cluster of different issues. It is a general problem lifting the front of the foot; thus, if you suffer from drop foot, your leg may drag behind you as you walk. It is a…

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No Such Thing as Perfect Feet

By Dr. Jamie Carter / December 18, 2017 / Comments Off on No Such Thing as Perfect Feet

Think you have perfect feet? Not too wide, not to narrow, no bunions, pain free, moderate arch, and pretty toenails polished in pink? WRONG! There are no perfect feet! Even if you don’t have foot pain, other symptoms you are experiencing may be related to the structure of your feet. Your feet are your foundation.…

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