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 […]