Footwear

Just How Steady Are You?

By Dr. Jamie Carter / November 15, 2017 / Comments Off on Just How Steady Are You?

Have you ever stopped to think about your balance? Probably not. It’s just a normal part of life-one that changes as we age. From the occasional stumbling or stabilizing yourself with a wall, to the inability to get out of a chair without using your arms for assistance… the changes that occur often happen so…

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Unna Boot

By Dr. Nicole Freels / September 13, 2017 / Comments Off on Unna Boot

Many physicians are afraid of compression. With that being said it is a hidden gem in the medical world!! Frequently, patients are affected with lower extremity swelling and do not realize it is a condition that can be treated easily. There are different options in compression therapy but the #1 option we utilize in our…

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Do Clogs and Nurses Match Up?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 1, 2017 / Comments Off on Do Clogs and Nurses Match Up?

I’m wearing my high heels to work my 12 hour shift…..said no nurse ever! Imagine running to a patient’s room to help save a life. Standing, walking, running up and down stairs for 12 hours straight. Helping people heal, assisting in bringing life into the world as well as performing life saving CPR. All in…

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Don’t Let Your Broken Toe Hold You Back

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Don’t Let Your Broken Toe Hold You Back

If you suspect you have a broken toe, always have it checked out. Not getting the proper treatment or believing that nothing can be done for that broken toe can make injuries worse, such as suffering from arthritis later down the road. For example, Rihanna reportedly stubbed her toe on a chair during her vacation in Cancun.…

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2 Easy Tips for Summertime Feet

By Dr. Nicole Freels / June 30, 2016 / Comments Off on 2 Easy Tips for Summertime Feet

This scorching hot weather means pool days, beach vacations and weekend get-a-ways at the lake. This typically means time spent barefoot. A barefoot approach to summer could lead to an unpleasant summer. Watch out for these summer seasonal foot traps! Pool Days When it comes to community pools and changing facilities, it is important to remember…

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The Duchess of Cambridge Reveals What’s Hiding Under Those Heels

By Dr. Nicole Freels / April 20, 2016 / Comments Off on The Duchess of Cambridge Reveals What’s Hiding Under Those Heels

Corns can be a royal pain. Just ask Kate Middleton. She knows what we’re talking about. In the Duchess of Cambridge’s most recent trip to India, she removed her shoes in respect while visiting the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s death revealing some shocking imperfections on her feet. That’s right, even the royals struggle with poor foot conditions.…

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The Year of the Sneakers

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 27, 2016 / Comments Off on The Year of the Sneakers

This year’s fashion trend is 100% podiatrist approved. High-fashion shoes used to be all about high heels, stilettos, and pumps – until now. This year, sneakers are making a debut on the red carpet. Model Candice Huffine reports in a Cosmopolitan style piece that her leather Nike blazers are her favorite shoes to wear year-round.…

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Treat Your Job as a Sport

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 18, 2016 / Comments Off on Treat Your Job as a Sport

Remember your glory days when you spent hours upon hours playing ball with your friends or on a team representing your school? Your ability to keep going and play game after game is not only attributed to youth, but also attributed to taking good care of your body with a comprehensive stretching plan. Fast forward…

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Five-Star Fungal Rating: Why Hotels and Bare Feet Don’t Mix

By Dr. Nicole Freels / November 1, 2015 / Comments Off on Five-Star Fungal Rating: Why Hotels and Bare Feet Don’t Mix

Before you close that suitcase-throw in an extra pair of shoes! When thinking about hotel cleanliness, most travelers focus on avoiding bringing bed bugs back home with them, but there is another unwelcome guest who could also be lurking in your hotel room: foot fungus. Luckily, foot fungus can be prevented in a much easier…

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The Cute, The Cool, and The Ugly: Fast Foot Facts

By Dr. Nicole Freels / August 25, 2015 / Comments Off on The Cute, The Cool, and The Ugly: Fast Foot Facts

How well do you know your feet? Ever wondered how your shoe size measures up to the national average of shoes sold in department stores? How about why your feet were once extra soft, pink and kissable when you were a baby? Watch this Buzzfeed video to discover amazing factoids you’ve always wondered about your feet,…

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