If you’ve been outside barefoot or constantly wearing flip flop sandals this summer, you may have dry heels. Give your feet a break from constant exposure, and find ways to treat your dry, cracked heels. John Brust, DPM, a podiatrist on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Killeen sees a number … Continue reading Are your cracked heels causing alarm?
It’s easy to take our feet for granted until certain problems or pain arise. However, foot care shouldn’t be put aside until problems get worse — it should be taken care of on a daily basis with preventative measures. Kushal Patel, MD, an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White … Continue reading 6 ways to tip-toe into healthy foot care
Sweaty feet stuck in shoes all day can be stinky and gross. But even more than smelly feet, this environment is the perfect breeding ground for germs or a contracting a rash known as “athlete’s foot.” Athlete’s foot can be misleading because it doesn’t only plague athletes. In fact, anyone can contract this fungal growth … Continue reading Fighting fungus and athlete’s foot
Your good friend calls you up to invite you for a pedicure. You think of how relaxing it would be to soak your feet in some sudsy water and get pampered. You deserve some time away, but suddenly you remember. You look down at your feet and see that black toenail. Nails can discolor for … Continue reading Truth about discolored toenails
If you’re curious, make a wet footprint by the swimming pool—when the entire outline of the foot is seen, and not just the heel and ball of the foot, you most likely have flat feet. Dr. J. Marshall Devall, a podiatrist at Scott & White South Loop Clinic says this foot structure is fairly common, … Continue reading Figuring out flat feet
Whether you flaunt your feet in summer sandals or hide them away in winter boots, those toes need proper care. When a toenail has become irritated, improperly trimmed, or misshaped, it can be very painful and cause an ingrown toenail. “Ingrown toenails are usually painful areas at either side of a toenail because the edge … Continue reading Is your ingrown toenail too much to handle?
Flip flops have not only become a staple by the pool and in locker room showers, but they have also become a showcased shoe all through the year and at every occasion. They may be comfortable and allow your hot summer feet to breathe, but they may not be the best choice for your foot … Continue reading Should you toss or wear your flimsy footwear?
It’s one season women dread and look forward to at the same time. Summer! We dread the “swimsuit season,” but can’t wait to break out one of the all time favorites – the flip flop! We have so many styles and colors to chose from – the casual, chic look; the hanging by the pool … Continue reading Flip flops – friend or foe?