Pretty Pedicures Can Lead to Pesky Problems Later On: What You Need to Know

We know that your natural reaction during the summer is to dash to the nail salon to get the dingy digits on your feet primped and polished the moment they’re less than perfect. But, did you know that this beautification ritual may potentially be harming your feet? Let’s take a look at some of the ways consistent pedicures may be … Read More

5 Simple Ways to Avoid Athlete’s Foot This Summer

With summer in full swing, you’re likely spending a lot of time at the local pool or beach. However, lurking just below the surface of all of that fun in the sun (and humidity) lies an invisible enemy: athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a highly-contagious fungal infection that develops on the skin of the foot. … Read More

Dr. Haller Provides Pro-Tip on Wearing Heels

Dr. Haller of Essex Union Podiatry was recently called upon by Prevention to offer her expert opinion on the best heel to wear to avoid foot pain. Check out the full article here.

Summer Feet: Steer Clear of the 3 Summer S’s

Sun’s out, bunions out, as they say. After spending the winter hibernating in boots, your feet are ready to make their debut in a fetching sandal. Unfortunately, with summer comes heat, which can be the cause of the sad summer S’s: swelling, stinky, scratchy. So, let’s take a look at these sizzling issues bumming out your feet and what can … Read More

Ingrown Toenails Make Summer a Bummer

Why This Pesky Condition Is More Prevalent During Summertime An ingrown toenail—also known as onychocryptosis—can be a hassle any time of year. In fact, over 7.1 million Americans report having the condition annually. But, did you know it occurs more often in the summer months (ironically when your toes are the most exposed)? Let’s take a more in-depth look as … Read More

Flip-Flop Fiasco: 8 Reasons to Avoid This Fun and Flirty Footwear

It’s just about flip-flop season. Time to expose those toes and prep your feet for fun in the sun, right? Wrong. Although flip-flops are so easy to slip into and super cute, have you ever considered what they might be doing to your feet? Bet not. Below are eight reasons flip-flops could be damaging your foot health: 1) You’re exposed … Read More

5 Excellent Exercises to Keep Foot Pain at Bay

Every day, our feet take a serious beating. They bear the weight of the body and are usually forced into unsupportive, restrictive footwear such as heels and flats. Then, they are slammed into hard surfaces for hours on end as we walk, run, jump, etc. Pain is typically the result of such abuse and makes everyday activities difficult to accomplish. … Read More

5 Funky Foot Wound Myths Debunked

The internet is both a blessing and a curse. It is the information highway that we all rely on to give us the answers we’re looking for (with a little amusement along the way). Unfortunately, old wives’ tales and misinformation have woven their way into our lives under the guise of sound medical advice.

7 Bumbling Bunion Myths Debunked

Bunions are bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe, typically forcing the big toe to protrude toward the second toe. They are a common ailment that currently affects approximately 5.2 million Americans.

With so many people living with this deformity, it’s easy to see how misinformation about bunions can spread like wildfire across the internet. Thankfully, we’re here to help.