Arthritis pain of the foot and ankle can be reduced by staying active.
Category: Common Foot Conditions
6 Effective Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Falling
During September, Falls Prevention Awareness Month, we want seniors and their loved ones to be aware of the risks and take steps to minimize them.
5 Ways for Men to Take Charge of Their Foot Health
June is Men’s Health Month. We’re putting the focus on all our male patients and the families who love them. Guys, you may not think about your feet much, but they’re the foundation of your body, literally bearing your full weight every day.
All About Orthotic Inserts
Orthotics is the overall term we use at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists for specialized shoe inserts. We prescribe custom orthotics to fix a number of different foot problems. Here’s a rundown of what orthotic shoe inserts are and what they can do, offered by our expert podiatrists, Dr. Heidi M. Christie and Dr. Chanda L. Day-Houts:
Runners: Protect Your Feet with the Right Shoes
The best distance runners in the world will meet in just a few days for one of running’s biggest and most prestigious races: the Boston Marathon.
Plantar Fasciitis: What’s it all About?
Have you seen that meme online that says, “Welcome to your 40’s – if you do not already have a mysterious ailment, one will be assigned to you shortly”? It’s so true that as we get older, some unusual and unexpected things begin to happen to our bodies. One of the ailments that can mysteriously […]
How Practicing Sugar Control Can Save Your Feet
Many studies have shown that the overconsumption of sugar is bad for our health. Too much sugar contributes to heart disease, hypertension, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes. The problem is that sugar is everywhere. It’s added to packaged foods at the grocery store. It shows up at the office in the form of birthday cakes […]
Q&A: Raynaud’s Syndrome
Cold weather’s on its way and with it comes a lot more of a curious medical condition called Raynaud’s Disease. Never heard of it? Then read on. October is Raynaud’s Awareness month, so all of us at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists think it’s a good time to pass along some helpful information. Q: How do […]
How Do You Pronate?
Pronation is a term that podiatrists Heidi M. Christie, DPM and Chanda L. Day-Houts, DPM use to talk about the natural way your foot strikes the ground. It makes a difference what position your foot and ankle are in when they make contact. That position – and how your foot behaves after contact – can […]
What to Do When Your Arch Becomes Your Enemy
Did you know that foot pain can often be traced to a problem with your arch? That natural curve in your foot is a bit of a marvel of nature – but it can become your arch enemy when it’s injured or strained. Anatomy of a foot arch So what’s so marvelous about the arch […]