Foot Health Information & Foot Care Articles

This series of helpful and instructive articles are provided by Dr. Hurless, other podiatrists, professional journals, and professional organizations involved in the treatment, care, and proper maintenance of feet and feet problems. Please feel free to write us with any comments, questions or suggestions via email (contact us)

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Not sure where to start? Check out our guides and tips to learn about common foot problems, what causes them, and how to treat them. Learn about the top brands, styles and features that can help relieve the foot problems you didn't realize you have.


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  • Orthopedic Shoes For Kids
    Thanks to a continually expanding selection of high quality therapeutic and orthopedic children's shoes and boots, the Healthy Feet Store is committed to helping children with unique foot care needs. ( read more )
  • Kid's Feet - A Podiatrist's Perspective
    Many adult foot ailments, like other bodily ills, have their origins in childhood and are present at birth. Periodic professional attention and regular foot care can minimize these problems in later life. ( read more )

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Learn More About Foot Conditions

Looking to learn more about your specific foot condition? Check out the articles below to find treatments and therapies for everything from bunions to diabetes. If you have a foot condition that you can't find answers about, let us know! We are dedicated to finding solutions for your problems.


    AFO stands for Ankle Foot Orthotic. An AFO is a brace used to help the lower leg and foot function in an improved way... ( read more )

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  • Best Shoes For Arthritis | Arthritis Shoes & Sandals
    As you shop for the right arthritis shoe to relieve arthritis discomfort in your feet or knees, we recommend you read the list of features of the arthritic feet shoes that interest you and think about whether each shoe would make a good match for your unique symptoms. ( read more )
  • Arthritis of the Big Toe Joint
    One of the most common problems that I see is arthritis of the big toe joint. Arthritis is a joint disorder that is caused by the thinning or absence of cartilage in the joint… ( read more )
  • Arthritis - Big Toe Joint
    Big toe joint pain can be caused by many reasons but arthritis is one of the most common causes. Arthritis occurs when cartilage in the joints wears down and exposed bone rub against each other. This bone to bone interaction causes inflammation and then pain. ( read more )
  • Common Changes In The Aging Foot
    We get older. Our bodies get older. There is nothing we can do about it but accept it and become knowledgeable about the changes that happen in our bodies, including our feet ( read more )
  • Treatments Keep Seniors Active and Pain Free
    Senior citizens with foot pain can do something about it. Instead of abiding by the faulty but commonly accepted notion that muscle and joint discomfort is a natural consequence of aging ( read more )

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  • Morton's Neuroma - Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment
    A Morton's neuroma is a benign (noncancerous) swelling along a nerve in the foot that carries sensations from the toes. The reason the nerve starts to swell is unknown. But once swelling begins, the nearby bones and ligaments put pressure on the nerve, causing more irritation and inflammation... ( read more )
  • Let's Talk About Neuromas
    You’ve heard the word, but until you actually have one, you may not know what they actually are. According to the APMA ( American Podiatric Medical Association ), a neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor.... ( read more )

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  • Heel Pain Shoes | How To Prevent Heel Pain | Support For Heel Pain
    Most common in active people 40 years old and older, heel pain often becomes more severe when there is an irritation in the ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot to the heel ( read more )
  • How Plantar Fasciitis is Caused and Treated | Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
    This type of injury typically results from a sudden increase in strain and tension on the plantar fascia, which is the tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot from the toes to the heel bone. ( read more )
  • Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis | Plantar Fasciitis Specialized Shoes
    Sufferers feel pain in their heel because when the foot's arch starts to collapse, the plantar fascia muscle band (which starts at the heel and fans out to the toes) stretches and gets micro-tears. ( read more )
  • 5 Most Common Foot or Ankle Injuries
    Did you know that foot and ankle issues bring millions of Americans into their local podiatrist's office each year? ... ( read more...)
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Heel Pain
    There are many causes of heel pain, but unquestionably the most common is Plantar Fasciitis. The Plantar Fascia is the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot. Plantar Fasciitis occurs when this tissue is torn or inflamed. This tear or inflammation normally includes swelling, pain and/or difficulty walking... ( read more...)
  • Why Does My Heel Hurt?
    Do you have a sharp pain on the bottom of your foot near your heel when you first step down in the morning? The number one cause of heel pain in the US is a condition called Plantar Fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a soft tissue structure in the bottom of all of our feet that connects from the the heel bone to the bottom of all five toes. The plantar fascia works like a bowstring to help stabilize the arch... ( read more...)
  • Common Reasons For Plantar Fasciitis
    According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, 77 percent of Americans over 18 suffer from foot pain at one time in their life. Approximately 2 million people in the United States will suffer from one of the most common foot pains called Plantar Fasciitis... ( read more...)

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  • How Do I Deal With Foot Pronation?
    Pronation is the word used to describe a normal motion that we all have in our feet. Pronation occurs in the rearfoot when we land with walking or running and is essentially our built in shock absorber. The foot during pronation tends to lean inward towards the big toe side and sometimes it's associated with the arch dropping or falling.. ( read more...)

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  • Shin Splints | How Shin Splints Are Caused
    Shin splints are very common for athletes, runners and dancers. This condition is marked by a throbbing or aching pain along the inner edge of the shinbone. The pain is often felt both during and after physical activity or exercise, and often hurts more when touching the sore area. ( read more )
  • How Shin Splints Happen | Shin Splints Prevention
    If you think you have shin splints, put your workout on hiatus. Shin splints, otherwise known as tibial stress syndrome, are basically a symptom of an underlying problem, whether it's flat feet, shoes with insufficient support or another issue. ( read more )

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