November 19, 2012
Hammertoe is a deformed, claw-shaped toe, usually the second toe, that results from permanent flexion (bending) between one or both phalangeal joints. It is a progressive problem that could appear on one or all of the toes, hammertoe must be corrected early if sufferers hope to avoid surgery.
Keywords: foot disorders hammertoes nail diseases
November 3, 2012
This year, the Institute for Preventive Foot Health (IPFH) sponsored it’s second broad-based survey of the state of foot health in the United States. The survey found 78% of U.S. adults age 21+ report they have had one or more problems with their feet at some time in their lives.
Keywords: feet foot disorders foot pain
September 17, 2012
The 25-minute Gait Analysis service at Canyon Ranch includes video analysis of a person’s gait by a foot expert using a specially equipped treadmill, and a precise, computerized assessment of the biomechanics of the feet as she walks across an orthotics mat.
Keywords: foot care foot disorders
February 28, 2011
Although definitive treatment of bunions and hammertoes most often requires surgery, there are several self-treatment steps your clients can take to lessen their pain and enjoy an evening out.
Keywords: bunions client health foot disorders hammertoes
January 13, 2011
This common infection of the feet is most often characterized by cracked, flaking, and peeling skin between the toes.
Keywords: athlete's foot foot disorders
December 1, 2010
Anyone who has walked in high heels for any length of time can imagine the origin of Haglund’s deformity.
Keywords: foot disorders Haglund's deformity
April 1, 2010
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) affects more than eight million Americans and can be an early sign of blocked arteries in the body that can lead to heart attacks. Find out how you can spot PAD in clients and how you should advise them.
Keywords: client health foot disorders
November 1, 2009
When the weight of the body lands on a swollen nerve, it can be debilitating. Learn the symptoms and alert clients to this common problem that develops in the nerves of the foot.
Keywords: bunions foot disorders neuromas
August 1, 2009
Foot-related injuries due to flip-flop wear are on the rise, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. “There are many flip-flops on the market that offer little to nothing in terms of arch support, stability, and shock absorption,” says the APMA’s Dr. Ross Taubman. “Opting to wear a pair of cheaply constructed flip-flops puts the wearer at risk for injuries such as arch pain, tendinitis, and sprained ankles.”
Keywords: educating clients foot disorders
December 1, 2008
Cryosurgery treats foot pain by using very cold temperatures.
Keywords: foot care foot disorders neuropathy plantar fasciitis
September 1, 2008
Often thought to be caused by poor footwear, bunions are most often the result of inherited foot structure. With good care and careful precautions, bunions can not only be treated, they can also be prevented from developing in the first place.
Keywords: bunions elderly clients foot care foot disorders
May 1, 2008
Somewhat unsightly and decidedly painful, plantar warts are an annoying, persistent nuisance. But early, consistent treatment could be all it takes to eliminate this common virus.
Keywords: foot disorders skin conditions
November 1, 2006
This all-too-common condition is often attributable to poor filing. You may not be aware of it, but if you are an experienced nail tech it’s likely your keen eye and meticulous work have prevented clients from the pain of pincer nails.
Keywords: foot disorders pincer nails
April 1, 2006
Bunions are one of the most common foot ailments, with women suffering from them at a higher rate than men. Although they don’t disappear once they form, there are ways to alleviate the pain and swelling, including surgery in some cases.
Keywords: bunions foot disorders
February 1, 2006
Corns can cause even the most confident person to hide her toes in shame, so it’s good to know that these pesky toe calluses can be eliminated. Nail professionals can do their part in the salon by helping to smooth down these sometimes-painful hardened areas of skin.
Keywords: corns foot disorders