The Miami Herald recently ran an informative piece that’s aimed solidly at Floridians and their feet. Understanding that living in the sunshine state means that many of us will be “showing more skin” (at least on our feet) than the average mainlander, the publication asked a local dermatologist to fill in its readers about ways to maintain the cosmetic appeal of their feet (and coincidentally boost their foot health). Read all about ways to avoid calluses, reduce rough skin, stay clear of cracked heels and keep nail fungus at bay.
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Common Foot Injuries in Runners
The Podiatry Institute in Palm Harbor sees many patients who are seeking relief from foot pain caused by running. Dr. Fine is an expert in diagnosing and treating all manner of foot injuries, and can get you back on the road in no time. Often, he can also help athletes to avoid further injuries to their feet via orthotics and advice about workouts and foot apparel. That said, one of the best ways to ensure that you are treating your feet right is to understand what causes them pain in the first place, and how the complex mechanics of the foot are affected by various disorders. Here’s a good article from Active.com that tells you all about the top four causes of foot pain in runners – read up on plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, tendonitis and muscle strains.