Are Flip Flops or Bare Feet Better in the Summer?

There is much debate whether it is better for you to be going barefoot in the summer, rather than wearing flip flops.  There are many advantages and disadvantages to both, here is a list that could help you decide! Walking barefoot has been known to reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, lower stress, improve energy and […]

How to Keep Your Feet Looking Pretty All Summer

During the warm summer months, your feet are constantly on display. From open-toed shoes to flip flops, your feet will be exposed to the outdoor elements for most of the day. The constant exposure to the sun, sand and hot concrete will leave your feet dry and rough. Here is a list of 7 tips […]

Tips for Healthy Summer Feet

Summer is here, which means flip flops, and bare feet. Here is a list of seven tips that are sure to keep your feet healthy all summer long. Blisters – Buying a new pair of sandals for the summer may seem harmless, but think of the aftermath. Many new shoes such as fitted sandals create […]

Winter Skin Treatment

The cold air from winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin, leaving it dry, cracked and irritated. Here is a list of tips from a dermatologist on top tips for treating your skin during the winter months. Keep Moisture in the air – Our skin is like a barrier that holds water inside of […]

The Importance of Exfoliation

Your daily skin routine may consist of cleansing, moisturizing and applying sunscreen- but what about exfoliating? Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. It can be performed manually through the use of an abrasive facial scrub, or chemically by using scrubs that contain acids that dissolve and remove […]

Lotions vs. Creams vs. Ointments

Dermatologists have recommended using a moisturizer on your skin daily, especially in the winter when dry skin is promenant. It is important to match your skin type to whatever moisturizer you buy. But how do you know what moisturizer is the best? Do lotions, creams and ointments all work the same? Lotions Moisturizing lotions are […]

Dry Skin Care

Following a set skin care routine is a great thing; but the same routine may not work as well in the winter as it does in the summer. The dry, cold air that the winter brings can make fine lines and wrinkles more noticable- it  also can make your skin itch, flake, crack and even […]

Nail Care

It many not seem like it, but your nails are very important on both your feet and hands; So it is a good rule of thumb to take the best care of them. Here are some Do’s and Dont’s of nail care that you should be following. Do: Keep them short and clean. Every week […]

Winter Feet Treatment

Winter is here, which means cold, wet weather. Snow can look picturesque during the winter, but the harsh affects from the snow are taking a toll on your feet. Here is a list of tips you should follow to keep your feet looking summer-shoe ready all winter long. Remove nail polish to allow your toenails […]

How to Find Out If Your Wearing The Wrong Shoe Size At Home

By now, you should know what size shoe you wear- its been engrained in your mind for so long that its second nature. But what if what you’ve been told has been wrong this whole time? According to a study done by the College of Podiatry in the U.K., most people are walking around in the […]

How to Pick the Perfect Running Shoe

Using the correct running shoes for your feet is the difference between night and day. Buying the wrong shoes can lead to injury, discomfort, or even end your running career before it begins. Here are some key points you should know before buying a new pair of running shoes. Foot Type and Gait – No ones […]

7 Habits That Are Hurting Your Feet

In the human foot, there are 38 muscles (which make up approximately 25 percent of the muscles in your entire body) that absorb up to 1,000 pounds of force each day. With all of that extra pressure, having bad feet habits can really take a toll. Here is a list of habits that you may […]

How to Combat Smelly Feet

Whether it be warm and humid or cold and wet, our feet are always subjected to moist environments that breed bacteria. It’s no surprise that shoes can start to develop odors, with all the bacteria and sweat inside your shoes. Did you know that our feet not only sweat in order to cool our bodies, […]

Party Season Foot Survival Guide

The holiday party season is upon us, this means long glamorous nights in equally glamorous outfits (and shoes!) But all that glamour comes with a price- your feet. High heels usually last long enough to take pictures before they start taking a toll on your feet. Burning sensations, bunions and hammertoes are just a few […]

9 Reasons Your Feet Hurt

Everyone knows the obvious reason why our feet can hurt from time to time. These culprits include bunions, plantar warts and too many hours walking in high heels. But there is a plethora of other reasons why your feet may be ailing you. Here is a list of 9 ways you might be putting extra […]

Peeling Skin On My Feet! Help!

Many people suffer with the annoyance of having their skin peel off the bottoms of their feet. But what causes it? Several causes for your peeling feet include dry skin, dead skin buildup, sunburn, fungal infection or other skin conditions. While many people can’t help but peel the flakes, it is best to leave them […]

Should I Be Soaking My Feet In Epsom Salt?

At some point in your life, you have probably heard someone mention the use of Epsom Salt. For years it has been an at-home-remedy to relieve aches and pains, decrease inflammation, improve circulation and soften and deodorize feet. But what is it exactly? Epsom Salt is a type of bath salt that is derived from […]

5 Tips to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Individuals who have diabetes are at a higher risk of infection and necrosis that can lead to amputation in the lower extremities (feet.)  International Diabetes Federation was cited saying that people with diabetes may be as much as 25 times more likely to require amputation than those without the metabolic condition. The increased likelihood of infection is caused by […]

Why Barefoot is Best For Children

While most parents believe that children should have shoes on their feet at all times to avoid any hazards on the ground, studies have shown that no shoes- may be the best shoes. Tracy Byrne, a podiatrist specializing in podopaediatrics, believes that wearing shoes at too young of an age can actually hinder a child’s […]

Should I Worry That My Childs Foot …?

Children begin to walk anywhere between the ages of eight and eighteen months of age. Most toddlers are flat-footed when they first start walking, or tend to turn their feet inwards, because muscle strength and ligament stiffness needs to catch up to other development. These symptoms that your child may have are nothing to worry […]

The Importance of Shoes for Toddlers

The human foot is a complex structure of 26 bones and 35 joints, held together by a plethora of ligaments. Between the ages of eight and eighteen months, most toddlers begin to walk. When children first begin to walk they are flat footed or their feet turn inwards. This is due to the muscle strength […]

Athlete’s Foot

What is Athlete’s Foot? Athlete’s Foot is a common fungal infection that can occur in boys, girls, men and women of all ages. You don’t have to be an athlete to contract it. The majority of athlete’s foot cases are caused by a variety of fungi derived from the ‘dermatophytes’ group (this group is also […]

Hammertoe

What are Hammertoes? Hammertoes occur when there is a muscle and ligament imbalance around the toe joint. This causes the middle joint of the tow to bend and become stuck in that position. The most common complaint that occurs with hammertoes is rubbing and irritation along the top of the bent toe. The three middle […]

Dr. Win’s Fungal Nail Therapy

Dr. Berlin was recently quoted in an article for Podiatry Management. The article is about Dr. Win’s Fungal Nail Therapy, and how it is a ‘Historic Revolution in Fungal Medicine.’ Dr. Berlin has become the first national on-line retail distributor for Dr. Win’s product. In the article, Dr. Berlin has been quoted talking about the […]

10 Tips to Protect You from Diabetic Nerve Pain

Diabetes is no ‘walk in the park’ when it comes to your feet. Diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet which in turn deprives your feet of oxygen and nutrients. This makes the healing process for blisters, sores and cuts much more difficult. Diabetic nerve damage which is also referred as Peripheral Neuropathy can […]

Fungal Nail Infection

What is a Fungal Nail Infection? Nails that are infected with a fungus may become discolored (yellowish-brown or opaque,) thick and brittle, and may separate from the rest of that nail. In some cases, the nail may crumble. The dark, moist and warm environment of shoes can promote fungal growth. In addition, injury to the […]

How to Get Rid of ‘High Heel Hangover’ in 6 Steps

It’s no secret that wearing high heels for extended periods of time can cause damage on your feet. But, we are here to talk about the day after a long day of wearing heels. Major feet pain, swelling, the inability to walk- this is the ‘High Heel Hangover.’ Everyone experiences the discomfort at different levels, […]

Ingrown Toenail

What are Ingrown Toenails? An Ingrown toenail occurs when the edges of the nail grow into the skin. They cause pressure and pain along the nail edges. The edge of the nail may cut into the skin, causing redness, swelling, pain, drainage, and infection. The most common cause of ingrown toenails is pressure from shoes. […]

Bunions

What are Bunions? A Bunion forms when your big toe angles in towards the second toe. Often, the spot where your big toe joins the rest of the foot becomes red and callused. This area also may begin to stick out and become hard. Bunions can form on one or both feet. They may run […]

Calluses

What are Calluses? A callus is a build-up of hard skin, usually on the underside of the foot. Calluses are caused by an uneven distribution of weight, generally on the bottom of the forefoot or heel. Calluses also can be caused by improperly fitting shoes or by a skin abnormality. Keep in mind that some […]

Plantar Warts

What are Plantar Warts? Plantar Warts look like calluses on the ball of the foot or on the heel. They may appear to have small pinholes or tiny black spots in the center. The warts are usually painful and may develop singly or in clusters. Plantar warts are caused by a virus that infects the […]