Footwear

Top 3 Cheapest Ways Factory Workers Can Make Their Feet Feel Better

By Dr. Nicole Freels / July 8, 2015 / Comments Off on Top 3 Cheapest Ways Factory Workers Can Make Their Feet Feel Better

There’s no question that factory work is physically exhausting, and extended periods of time spent on your feet in steel-toe boots take their toll. We treat many hardworking individuals from various local factories, including Toyota Georgetown, Square D, Osram, Meritor, Jiff and more. Top 3 Cheap Ways To Decrease Factory Foot Fatigue  1. Foot Stretches…

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Your Shoes Could Make You Sick…Here’s Why

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 6, 2015 / Comments Off on Your Shoes Could Make You Sick…Here’s Why

Be Cautious Of The Bacteria Your Shoes Carry Whether you like it or not, bacteria is everywhere and usually in massive numbers. It’s important to understand what the biggest transporters of bacteria are, as well learning to take measures to prevent acquiring and spreading bacteria. Some of the biggest transporters of bacteria are feet and…

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Get The Facts: Debunked Myths About Bunions

By Dr. Nicole Freels / April 3, 2015 / Comments Off on Get The Facts: Debunked Myths About Bunions

A bunion is defined as a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. Bunions are one of the most common foot problems among people in the United States of America. In fact, studies show that one quarter to one third of Americans have bunion deformities. However, myths about…

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Ballet Flats Are Not Great For Your Feet

By Dr. Nicole Freels / March 25, 2015 / Comments Off on Ballet Flats Are Not Great For Your Feet

Yes, it’s true. So many of my female patients are shocked to hear I don’t approve of their flats. Listen, they can often be the lesser of two evils when compared to sky-high stiletto heels, but that doesn’t mean that all flats are created equal. Not all flats are BAD. Take a look at this…

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Don’t Be Wild, Treat Your Feet With Care

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 10, 2015 / Comments Off on Don’t Be Wild, Treat Your Feet With Care

Imagine, if you will, taking off your shoes to find that your feet are swollen, blistered, bloodied, and have lost multiple toenails. This became a daily reality for Cheryl Strayed. The bestselling author recounted the state of her feet in her first-person, true-life memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Not…

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Cheerleading And Foot Health

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 27, 2015 / Comments Off on Cheerleading And Foot Health

If you believe that cheerleading is a dainty sport; think again. According to the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, 65% of all youth sports injuries occur in cheerleading. In fact, ankle and foot injuries account for the most cheerleading-related injuries. Common injuries acquired during cheerleading range from blisters and bruises to shin splints,…

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Orthotics DON’T help?? But I thought…

By Dr. Nicole Freels / January 14, 2015 / Comments Off on Orthotics DON’T help?? But I thought…

I love to see patients’ faces when I tell them orthotics can’t help their issue. Their jaws drop and the look of incredulity is priceless. I then explain that orthotics can’t possibly help you if you’re not WEARING them. We recommend that they are worn approximately 75% of the time. However, I’m not blaming the patient.…

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Remembering Louis Zamperini and WWII Military Shoes

By Dr. Nicole Freels / December 9, 2014 / Comments Off on Remembering Louis Zamperini and WWII Military Shoes

Unbroken is the tale of an Olympic runner who joined the United States armed forces during World War II and was later taken prisoner by the Japanese navy. Affectionately known as “Luckie Louie,” Louis Zamperini was drafted into the United States army in 1941. But his luck was soon to come to an end. After…

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Fungus and Fur Babies

By Dr. Nicole Freels / July 17, 2014 / Comments Off on Fungus and Fur Babies

We have heard of crazy cat ladies and the things they do with their cats, but have you heard about the dog owners these days? There is a myth floating around that dogs can cure your Athlete’s Foot with their saliva! Yes, you read that right. Some “fur baby” owners have credited their cured Athlete’s…

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How Do Runners Cope With Achilles Tendinitis?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / May 20, 2014 / Comments Off on How Do Runners Cope With Achilles Tendinitis?

With warmer weather finally upon us, we are throwing on our tennis shoes and going outside for longer runs in the sunshine. Hitting the pavement with the air under your feet is a great feeling when you’re a runner, but there are a few issues we must keep in mind when it comes to running…take…

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