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Compression Hosiery

15 Mar 2017 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Preventive Healthcare

Although it may look like any other type of sock or stocking, compression hosiery provides subtle but significant medical benefits compared to its conventional counterparts. How compression hosiery helps Movement of the legs during walking and other forms of exercise helps ensure that the blood…

Running Shoes: The Fit Factor

28 Feb 2017 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Shoes

Whether you are a casual or serious runner, it’s important to make sure your shoes fit properly. Conditions such as shin splints, blisters, plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, corns and a host of other ailments can be avoided by taking the time to select shoes that…

What To Do About Ingrown Toenails

15 Feb 2017 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

Ingrown toenails occur when the corner or the side of your toenail begins growing into the soft flesh of your toe. This usually occurs on one of your big toes rather than your other, smaller toenails. An ingrown toenail can become reddened, swollen, and be…

Bunion Surgery – What to Expect

31 Jan 2017 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

Deciding on a surgical treatment can feel like a big step. When it comes to bunion surgery, make it a big step in the right direction: a little preparation can go a long way to finding the surgical team that will meet and exceed your…

What Causes Foot Fungus

30 Nov 2016 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Problems

You may have seen the cartoon character ‘foot fungus’ created by advertisers of antifungal creams. While this paints a colorful picture of the frustration that can be created by a fungal infection, it falls short of explaining how this incredibly common and sometimes chronic condition…

Types of Foot Therapy

11 Nov 2016 Posted by American Foot and Leg in Foot Care and Health

Today, there are numerous types of foot therapy available. Fortunately, with most specialists, the type of foot therapy can be tailored to your condition. Depending upon your ailment, there are numerous options to choose from for your condition. MLS Laser Therapy MLS Laser Therapy is…