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UNDERSTANDING ATHLETE’S FOOT Nov 30th, 2017

What Causes Athlete’s Foot? Several types of fungi, including yeasts, can cause athlete’s foot. Most commonly, dermatophytes — fungi that require keratin for growth and frequently cause skin diseases — cause the foot infection. The fungi grow in the top layer of skin (the epidermis) and first enter the skin...

Any Idea Where your Plantar Fascia Nov 14th, 2017

Any idea where your plantar fascia is? Unless you have injured it you probably don’t. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeonsapproximately two million people seek treatment for plantar fasciitis each year. Your plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue running along...

ATHLETIC CHILDS FOOT HEALTH IS IMPORTANT [SAYS DR. WEHRLI] Nov 7th, 2017

American children everywhere will participate in outdoor and indoor sports this year, from basketball to softball, cycling and swimming. No matter what their sport or whether they play competitively or just for fun, they will have one important thing in common: They’ll need their feet to be pain-free if they’re going...

The Most Common Source of Foot Pain; Wrong Shoes Oct 30th, 2017

Would it surprise you to learn that the biggest culprit for hurting feet is -ill-fitting shoes! Unsupportive and too tight shoes can really do a number on your feet. Here are three common problems that frequently cause foot pain and disasters – especially if you’re over 50! Problem #1: Got...

Understanding Bunions Oct 20th, 2017

A common source of foot pain is bunions – a deformity of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint at the base of the big toe. A bunion develops when the first metatarsal bone of the foot turns outward and the big toe points inward toward the other toes, causing the joint to...