Compared to other limbs, our feet sure do a lot of work–they carry us around everywhere we go, up and down flights of stairs, across smooth and rough terrain, and take the brunt of our physical activity. In 2014, it was found that nearly 80% of Americans experience foot pain, yet barely one third of […]
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There is an old saying that “pain is beauty,” and nothing comes to mind quicker than the plight of those who live and swear by wearing high heels. In the downtown streets of Houston, high heels are bound to be seen on the feet of many folks. You can’t blame them for being drawn to […]
For children, many decision-making situations can be overwhelming. When it comes to picking the right pair of shoes for your child, there’s no exception to this rule. Children are constantly growing little by little every day, and before you know it, those shoes you bought for them last week won’t fit by this time next […]
Now that we’re in the last legs of summer, we may start to see some changes in our feet. All of this extra activity during the warmer months from swimming, hiking, or playing barefoot in the yard is sure to take a toll on our feet. Sometimes this added activity paired with the exposure of […]
We’re in the hottest stretch of our summer now and what better way to celebrate the heat by enjoying the water! Whether you’re going to the pool or to the beach, white water rafting or kayaking, any podiatrist would recommend adding water footwear to your next adventure. Water footwear is designed to be used during […]
When you hear that someone is going to go get a pedicure, you instantly visualize a relaxing environment that may include a massage chair, hot stones, and soft, calming music. For some, pedicures are an occasional luxury, while others regularly visit their favorite pedicurist monthly, or even weekly! There are pros and cons to getting […]
Our feet, like the foundation of a building, are important to providing structure and stability in our bodies. Improperly fitting shoes aren’t just uncomfortable–they can cause damage in the long term to our lower extremities. Everyone’s feet are different. The shape of our feet will change throughout our lives as we age, and even if […]
In the busy state of Texas, we are always on our feet: commuting to work, going to the gym, running around with the kids, walking the dog, and much more. There are 26 bones in our feet, each one bearing the brunt of our weight every day! For nearly 8 out of 10 people in […]
At McKinney Podiatric Associates we encourage our patients to visually explore their feet from all angles, at several different times throughout each day. Take a note of various temperatures and how the heat and cold will change the size and shape of the veins on the top of your feet, and along both the inside […]
Ingrown nails are a common source of toe pain. Why didn’t the stubborn nail just stop and ask for directions before burrowing, painfully into the outskirts of your poor, throbbing toe? Onychocryptosis is the fancy way of saying Ingrown Toenail. An ingrown toenail is a treatable nail disease. At McKinney Podiatric Associates we explore some […]