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The Smart Way to Treat a Blister

Foot blisters rarely take us by surprise. You’re out for a hike, and pressure from your new boots turns the back of your heel a troublesome shade of red. You know you’re close to getting a blister. Or you pull off your running shoes at the end of a race and find the source of […]

How to Recognize and Treat Athlete’s Foot

Fungal infections can affect various parts of the body that provide a moist environment such as your underarms and groin. Your feet sweat a lot and are therefore prone to a particular fungal infection called tinea pedis, or athlete’s foot. We typically see this type of infection in athletes and other active individuals who spend […]

A Smartphone Appreciation Moment

Have you ever stopped to think about the myriad ways in which we use our smartphones? We’re willing to bet that you’ve used it in the past couple of weeks alone as a dictionary alarm clock roadmap pedometer calendar notebook library newspaper photo album stopwatch And a telephone, of course – and the list goes […]

What Does a Podiatrist Do?

If you go through life never needing a doctor who specializes in feet, you’re one of the lucky ones. Many, many people experience problems with their toes, foot, or ankles – and the older you get, the greater your chances of running into foot pain.   So who do you turn to when your “dogs” […]

Beware of “Dr. Google”

Searching for medical information on the internet is a risky undertaking – you can get some really unsound advice. To be sure, there are reputable sites, including hospital and accredited foundation websites and our own extensive podiatry education library that serves our patients at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center. There are risks associated with consulting […]

Skin Cancer: Don’t Overlook Your Feet

May is Melanoma Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to think about the ways skin cancer can affect our feet. Feet don’t usually come to mind when we consider the places cancer strikes – and yet, our feet are highly susceptible to melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. Types of skin cancer on […]

6 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

We all know that exercise is essential for feeling and looking healthy but most of us need a little extra nudge to start working out regularly. Here are a few ways to motivate yourself if you’re having trouble meeting your exercise goals! Use a Visual – Take or find a picture of your favorite food […]

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