Your Feet Rock: Using a Pumice Stone

Posted by on Monday, February 6th, 2012

Remember when your feet were all soft and smooth? Yeah, I don’t remember that either. I’m sure there’s photo evidence around somewhere, though, maybe from when I was about six.

However, at some crazy point in my life I got the idea that running many, many miles as often as possible was a really awesome thing to do. Once I started on that road, it was goodbye smooth, soft feet; hello rough, calloused feet.

So now my feet can best be described as Sock Worthy, as in, “Please, cover those things UP!!” However, I’ve never really done anything about it. I know I could, though. I know about…the Pumice Stone.

Put on Your Walking Shoes

Posted by on Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Traipse through the airport, check your bags, and arrive at the security screening. Remove your salt stained shoes and place them in the tray. Pad in stocking feet through the x-ray machine. Bend over, tie your shoelaces and get on the plane. You are on vacation!

Some Feet are Just Born This Way

Posted by on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Maybe a career in foot modeling is out. I wasn’t blessed with elegant, high arches, and symmetrical toes. I have a drawer full of thick wool socks that do a good job of hiding my imperfections. You know what I mean.

Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer: Foot Care After Surgery

Posted by on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Your podiatrist has done the hard work, fixed what was broken, and taken away your pain. Now it is up to you to make sure you don’t undo his handiwork. Surgery is usually the final option, when less invasive treatments aren’t effective. Many patients don’t prepare for surgery, or follow their doctor’s instructions. In order to have the best outcome, don’t rush your recovery.

 

Finding the Soul in your Sole

Posted by on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

If your body is a temple, your feet are the foundation. They are also the most neglected part of your body, like the basement of your house. Look down, connect with your feet, pamper them, and your feet will hold you high.

Ten Reasons to Stash Those Stilettos

Posted by on Monday, January 30th, 2012

There is no denying that stilettos are seductive, but limping, catching your heel in grates, and suffering, is not sexy. Think outside the shoebox. Replace those high heels and stilettos with other trendy choices. Dance, run barefoot, swim, give your feet a well deserved vacation.

This Little Piggy: First Steps to Foot Care in Children

Posted by on Friday, January 27th, 2012

Ten fingers and ten toes. They place your newborn in your arms, you kiss that sweet face, and then you count those lovely digits. When you take your baby home, you can’t get enough of those chubby little feet. You nibble on those toes, kiss and tickle, dress them in cute little booties, make impressions in clay, and capture them on film.

 

 

 

Pointe Blank: Targeting Foot Trauma in Ballet Dancers

Posted by on Thursday, January 26th, 2012

A music box with a twirling ballerina sits on the dresser of a young girl. She dreams of wearing pink satin pointe shoes. If she has the grace, athletic ability, and talent, those pointe shoes will lead her in the direction of the corps de ballet of a major ballet company. One day, if she is extraordinary, she may be dancing to the strains of Tchaikovsky, as the principal dancer in Swan Lake. She will discover that beneath those glamorous satin shoes, it is not a pretty picture…

The Painful Truth About High Heels

Posted by on Monday, January 23rd, 2012

If you wear high heels all day long, and are on your feet, you know they can take their toll. That’s why it’s not uncommon to see women walking barefoot with their designer shoes stuffed in a handbag or stashed under their desk at the office. And one group of working professionals knows the pain of high heels better than anyone, auto show models.

Run Your First 5K Injury-free

Posted by on Saturday, January 21st, 2012

If you’ve got your sights set on getting in shape to run a 5K race, you’ve made a great decision. Setting a goal to lose weight  and exercise more is a great way to start the New Year. Once you’ve made a commitment to get fit, it’s easy to be revved up to start running. And that’s great. But if you’re overzealous about ramping up your running, you could get injured, and need medical care and time to recover.