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 […]
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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 […]
At McKinney Podiatric Associates we offer the most expansive selection of services for all medical issues concerning your feet. Diabetic foot care can seem like a daunting routine, but don’t let your Diabetic foot concerns cause more concern than needed. Living in Texas means you need to know how to care for your feet according […]
Summer Toes should be stylish and sassy, but if you want to make your feet a “Total 10” then all 10 toes need a decent, easy to repeat regimen. Here are the 5 ways to get more gorgeous feet. Modest toes are happy Toes When you are able, keep your toes protected from the extreme […]
While it may be tempting to blame the cramping of your foot muscles on your long work shift, or the bad support from an ill-fitting shoe, your feet may be cramping your style for an entirely different reason. Check out these commons cramp causes. Dehydration It may seem unlikely that a few gulps of water […]
Hallux Abducto Valgus or HAV, is the Latin medical term for a bump on the base of the big toe, commonly known in English as a bunion. Although very common, bunions should not be taken lightly as they are a progressive disorder. A bunion begins with the formation of a bump on the outside base […]
So, I don’t know about you, but I have noticed that kids’ feet seem to be bigger these days than in past years. In fact, when I see children/adolescents, their average shoe sizes are higher than some adults! Why is this? Is there something in the milk/food/air/water? Just for fun, I did a little research […]