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How to Avoid Winter Foot Woes, Tips From our Doctors

How to Avoid Winter Foot Woes, Tips From our Doctors

It’s November. Daylight decreases and nights become longer. The weather begins to cool (even in California) and we see the change of seasons. Leaves change color, clothing stores trot out sweaters, jackets and boots, and orange pumpkins crop up around the neighborhood. It’s a season marked with change. Your body also takes notice of the changing weather. Especially your feet, read more »

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A Podiatrist Tells Us What to Look for (AND AVOID) when Getting a Pedicure

A Podiatrist Tells Us What to Look for (AND AVOID) when Getting a Pedicure

Want a pedicure? There’re so many salons, how do you choose the right one… or a safe one? If you are using Yelp or other consumer review sites to determine where to go, the selection can be overwhelming.  Just in the Los Angeles area alone, there are over 6,000 salons listed! As podiatrists, we see the aftermath of when pedicures read more »

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Treating Athlete’s Foot with Garlic? Prepare to Be Burned, Literally! 

Treating Athlete’s Foot with Garlic? Prepare to Be Burned, Literally! 

Here’s how a woman got burns and blisters on her foot after trying a home remedy. When it comes to home remedies for athlete’s foot, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing A 45-year-old English woman suffering with a stubborn case of athlete’s foot read somewhere that garlic can help eliminate fungal infections. So, naturally enough, for the next read more »

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What To Do When Your Toenail Is Falling Off

What To Do When Your Toenail Is Falling Off

Toenails!!!…huh…yeah. What are they good for? Absolutely nothing!!! (Apologies to Edwin Starr, the Temptations, and Bruce Springsteen). But it’s true, we don’t do much with our toenails. Our fingernails are still essential. Itches demand scratching. Our fingernails enable us to pick up small objects, and folks with a creative bent can paint them up like 10 tiny blank canvases on read more »

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How to Treat Stubborn Toenail Fungus, 5 tips from a Real Expert

How to Treat Stubborn Toenail Fungus, 5 tips from a Real Expert

What’s worse than unwelcomed guests? Rowdy unwelcomed guests that refuse to leave! That’s the frustration that most people feel once toenail fungus has infected their foot. Toenail fungus can affect the skin and nails of your feet and has a reputation for stubbornly sticking around. It can persist for decades if not managed appropriately. The following recommendations are ways in read more »

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Watch NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders Show Off His Funky Football “Turf Toe” (video)

Watch NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders Show Off His Funky Football “Turf Toe” (video)

“(My toe) is numb right now, but it hurts.” Way back in 1998, Deion Sanders, a defensive back for the Dallas Cowboys, was riding high, as in the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. Then he suffered what seemed to be a fairly innocuous injury to his left big toe. But it ended up described as a “rare and unusual read more »

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16 Tips to Help Prevent Gout or Better Deal with its Symptoms

16 Tips to Help Prevent Gout or Better Deal with its Symptoms

Gout is a type of arthritis that’s aggravated by high levels of uric acid in the blood. With an accumulation of uric acid in the bloodstream, it then crystallizes in the joints, and results in what’s known as “Gout”. Often affecting the big toe, gout has moderate to intense joint pain, swelling, redness, and limited range of motion. The pain read more »

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Nail Fungus Got You by the Toe? What Causes It and How to Cure It – for Good!

Nail Fungus Got You by the Toe? What Causes It and How to Cure It – for Good!

Fungal nail infections are one of the most common foot ailments and they can happen to the best of us. From unsightly symptoms to a high recurrence rate, you should learn the signs of a toenail fungus infection. No one wants a long-term, debilitating and painful bout with this foot condition. It’s especially true for seniors. Only about 7% of read more »

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