summer

Plantar Fasciitis – Terrible Heel Pain and What You Can Do

Got Heel Pain? Do you have terrible heel pain and/or arch pain when you step on your feet after resting, or when you wake up in the morning? You may have plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a soft tissue structure that connects the heel bone to the toes. It can also be continuous with the Achilles […]

Summer Vacation Hazards and Da Vinci Tips

Blisters, Swelling and Foot Pain Oh My! Many of you have been planning your summer vacation (or stay-cation at the Lake) for some time now. Sadly, far too many foot and ankle injuries occur on vacation due to being in an unfamiliar environment or being ill-prepared for the everyday aches and pains that are bound […]

Goal Crushing Set-Backs and How to Stay on Track

You’ve just completed your first full month of consistent exercise and BAM you sprain your ankle or break your toe. This is a goal–crushers greatest set-back. But what happens when you begin your long journey of recovery? Stagnation, muscular atrophy and a dwindling desire to accomplish your pre-set goals. While most people would use their […]

7 Ways to Avoid Athlete’s Foot

This month summer officially begins and with warmer temperatures comes less protection for our feet. With many of us visiting public beaches, pools, gyms and more frequently walking around barefoot, there is a greater chance of contracting a nasty fungus, namely: athlete’s foot. What is Athlete’s Foot? Athlete’s foot is a highly contagious fungal infection […]

Dangers of Flip-Flops: America's Favorite Summer Shoe

With temperatures rising, our wardrobes change significantly, and footwear is no exception. Before you grab your flip-flops, we urge you to take caution when choosing your every-day “shoes” this summer. Long term flip-flop use can not only be bad for your feet, but can also effect other parts of your body from your ankles and […]