Foot & Ankle Specialty Blog

The Top 5 Health Effects of Wearing High Heels

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Nov 21, 2019 11:10:00 AM

High heels are a wardrobe staple for many fashion-minded women. This particular accessory does have downfalls, unfortunately, including a number of chronic negative health effects on the feet and on the rest of the body.

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Topics: shoes

Top Causes of Stiff Feet

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on May 23, 2019 6:26:17 PM

When you consider that the human foot has more than 100 ligaments, muscles and tendons, along with 33 joints and 26 bones, it’s not surprising that several medical conditions and lifestyle choices can cause stiffness in one or both feet. Sometimes pain or stiffness in the feet is an early indicator of problems in other parts of your body. It’s important to try to determine the cause of foot stiffness and try to remedy the situation rather than working through the pain.

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Topics: shoes, Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Risks You Take by Walking Outside Barefoot

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Feb 21, 2019 2:58:35 PM

Fans of barefoot walking often claim it's best because it's natural. However, human beings put a lot of work into designing comfortable and safe footwear for a reason. Our ancestors suffered from many painful afflictions when they were forced to go barefoot. While going barefoot inside your home isn't likely to hurt you, heading outside without shoes is a different story. Reconsider your plans for barefoot walking or running due to these potentially painful risks.

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Topics: feet, shoes

Shoe Shopping Tips for Parents

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Aug 30, 2017 6:22:25 PM

Now that schools back in session, it's important to make sure your kids have the proper footwear to last them through the school year. One of the most important back-to-school purchases you can make for your child is a pair of good quality, proper fitting shoes. Not all shoe styles and brands are created equal. Just because your child wears one size in a certain style or brand, does not mean that they wear that style in all styles and brands.

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Topics: shoes

Back-to-School Shoe Shopping Tips

Posted by Sweeney Content Team on Jul 26, 2016 2:03:00 PM

One of the most important back-to-school purchases you can make for your child is a pair of good quality, proper fitting shoes. Not all shoe styles and brands are created equal. Your child could wear an 8 in one brand, but only a 7.5 in another brand, or a bigger size in boots than tennis shoes.

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Topics: feet, back to school, shoes

Did You Know?

The human foot has 28 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and numerous tendons that work together to keep you balanced and active. When there’s an injury or pain with any of them, it affects more than just your foot. Foot disorders can prevent you from performing your regular daily activities or enjoying the things you love.

75% of all Americans will experience foot problems at some point in their lifetime. This blog provides helpful information and resources regarding the most common foot problems. If you’d like more information about any of the topics, or to schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist, contact us today.

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