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These stories are an example of those that will be offered on the site on an on-going basis. You can open a story by clicking on the "Read More" links, or by using the "Foot Articles Links" to the left - which are regularly updated .

Summer Footcare Advice

The warm days of summer are almost upon us.As we break out the summer wardrobe and footwear here is some foot care advice for the summer months. [Read more]

Seniors Need Regular Podiatric Check-Ups

Older people can develop systemic conditions like diabetes or vascular disease that cause problems in the extremities. [ Read more ]

Put Your Best Foot Forward with the Right Shoes for Back to School.

The new school year is around the corner and parents are frantically checking items off their school shopping list. [ Read more ]

Frequently Asked Questions

Children's Footwear and Their Feet [ Read more ]

Flip Flops Lack Necessary Support for Everyday Use

During May the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine wants everyone to think feet! Foot Health Month calls attention to the importance of healthy feet. [ Read more ]

Small Cuts Can Create Big Problem in Diabetics

Just a little cut on the foot can become a big problem for a person with diabetes. Diabetics are much more susceptible to developing infections on the feet that, if left undetected, can lead to amputation, according to doctors. [ Read more

New Year’s Footwear Resolutions

Every year, we draft resolutions and then we break them, every one, because we set ourselves up for failure. Let’s resolve to be realistic this year. [ Read more ]

Stem Cell Injections May Help Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers

An on-going clinical research trial using adult stem cells may help to improve blood flow and heal chronic sores for millions of people with diabetes who develop peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and critical limb ischemia (CLI). [ Read more ]

Symptomless Foot Most Likely to be Problematic

Peripheral neuropathy, which affects the feet, legs, and, less commonly, the hands, is dangerous because its symptoms can be so subtle. In fact, the "symptomless" foot is most likely to have a problem. "Pain is what takes most people to the doctor's office," says John B. Perry, D.P.M., a podiatrist in Portland, ME, who specializes in diabetic foot care. "If it doesn't hurt, you don't come in. [ Read more ]

Back to School

In the next week or two schools begin for cottage and university students. Students should ensure that they do everything they can to prevent contacting a fungal infection or wart virus. Both warts and fungus are easily transmitted in warm moist environments such as shared bathrooms and commercial showers at health clubs. [ Read more ]

Painful Feet are Never the Norm

"Painful, achy feet should never be the norm," says Keith Rosenthal, D.P.M., a podiatrist on staff at Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood. "When patients experience foot pain that impacts their mobility or quality of life, it's an indicator that something is wrong and needs to be addressed, and the sooner the better," he adds. [ Read more ]


Your Feet Are For Living

CFPM Tips to Keep them Healthy for Life: Don’t ignore foot pain – it’s not normal. Inspect your feet regularly. Look for changes in color, temperature, cracks or growths. [ Read more ]

Re-Heeling Shoes Helps Walking

Your worn-out shoes can affect your health from the soles of your feet up, says Phoenix podiatrist Arlene Polakof, medical director of specialty care for CIGNA Medical Group. "If the heels or soles are worn out, there's a shift in how you walk," she says. [ Read more ]

Tips for Recovering Feet for Spring

Cold weather does not merely dry out hands, hair and lips – it also dries out feet. Though they are not often exposed, thick socks and boots can cause drying, itching and rough heels and toes, issues that take time and effort to correct. [ Read more ]

Barefoot Airport Security Checks Pose Risks

Barefoot stuff is a health hazard. We went to one of the busiest airports in the country, Dallas-Fort Worth, to find out. Even a doctor doesn't mince words. "It's disgusting," said podiatrist doctor Dana Giacalone. [ Read more ]

Natural Materials Best For Winter Boots

"During the winter months, the feet tend to sweat more because shoes are enclosed with thick socks or hosiery," said American Podiatric Medical Association podiatrist Marlene Reid. [ Read more ]

Obesity Acclerates Effects of Aging on Feet

Heavier people amplify the hobbling effects of age by putting more pressure and stress on each foot with every step. "Obesity causes the same issues as aging, only accelerated," Dr. John Mozena said. [ Read more ]

Key to Shoe Buying is Fit

The key is in the fit, says Thomas Bembynista, a Kansas City podiatrist. A mistake many people make is not having their feet measured before they buy shoes. As we age, our feet get longer and wider. “You should always double-check your shoe size,” he says. [ Read more ]

Foot Pain Can Warn of Major Problem

Contrary to what many of us think, our feet shouldn't hurt. If they do, they're probably trying to tell us something. Perry Julien, a Georgia podiatrist who specializes in sports-related injuries, says foot pain can sometimes even warn us of a more major problem. [ Read more ]

Orthotics Can Benefit Golfers

While golf is not considered a rigorous sport, the physical act of repeatedly swinging a golf club in practice and on the course can cause problems for our feet. Orthotics can easily be made for golf shoes. [ Read more ]

Dry, Cracked and Callused Feet? The CFPM can help.

Do you suffer from dry, cracked and callused feet? The CFPM has developed three exclusive new foot care products to aid you with this problem. The exclusive new products include a skin softening foot spritz, an enzyme foot cream and a skin softening foot cream. [ Read more ]

Who Needs a Chiropodist or Podiatrist

Obviously everyone needs the services of a chiropodist or podiatrist. Even Tony Soprano from the TV series “The Sopranos” visited a chiropodist ... [ Read more ]

When Should Running Shoes be Replaced

Your kicks will cushion for only about 200 miles, says Lance D. Barry, D.P.M., a Georgia podiatrist who has completed 21 marathons. "After 200 miles, the midsole has lost enough impact cushioning to make you more prone to heel pain and carpal tunnel-like symptoms." [ Read more ]

Nike Makes Shoes That Talk To iPods

Nike Inc. announced it is making a running shoe that can send data about the wearer’s workout to an Apple iPod using a new wireless system called Nike iPod. [ Read more ]

Foot Health Tips

Do not use salicylic acid on cracked heels. Heal the cracks first, then present calluses with a salicylic-infused cream. ... [ Read more

Keep On Running with Wearable Tech

Of all items of clothing, the shoe presents a logical choice for wearable technology. According to experts, unlike articles of clothing that must be washed or cleaned, shoes ... [ Read more ]

Origins of Foot Washing and Foot Kissing

What may surprise you dear reader is Christians protected their feet by the patronage of the holy. Two Saints championed the legs and feet, St Peter ... [ Read more ]

Pensioner Picks Toenail Dispute

A pensioner, Mr Bochel aged 82, claims he was advised to have his toenails removed rather than wait for a chiropody appointment. [ Read more ]

Toeing the Line for Cash

Two hundred women prance into the limelight for a shot at becoming foot model for... [ Read more ]

Clinic Save Diabetics' Feet

A clinic in New Delhi is offering hope to the thousands of people in India who would otherwise need to have a foot amputated.[ Read more ]

When the Shoes Don't Fit

As many as 10% of high-school girls now wear shoes bigger than size 10, according to...[ Read more ]

Seniors Need Regular Podiatric Check UPs

Older people can develop systemic conditions like diabetes or vascular disease that cause problems in the extremities. [ Read more ]

Put Your Best Foot Forward With the Right Shoes for Back to School

The new school year is around the corner and parents are frantically checking items off their school shopping list. [ Read more ]

New Year footwear resolutions

Every year, we draft resolutions ... [ Read more ]

Flip Flops Lack Necessary Support for Everyday Use

In recent years, flip-flops have become the norm for so many people ... [ Read more ]

Stem Cell Injections May help

An on-going clinical research trial using adult stem cells may help to improve blood flow and heal chronic sores for millions of people with diabetes who develop peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and critical limb ischemia (CLI). [ Read more ]

Summer Foot Care Advice

Those strappy shoes you love so much can have a downside. [ Read more ]

Small Cuts Can Create Big Problem in Diabetics

Just a little cut on the foot can become a big problem for a person with diabetes. [ Read more ]


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