Posts Categorized: Foot Care

I Have Swelling!

Your feet can tell you a lot about your overall health. One of the ways is if you have swelling without any other explanation, like injury. Swelling can cause heaviness in legs, pain/ achiness and fatigue.Swelling is usually noticed at the end of the day when you take off your socks and a dent is… Read more »

Caring for Aging Feet

On average, a person will walk 75,000 miles by the age of 50 and take up to 10,000 steps on any given day. This creates up to hundreds of tons of foot pressure every day. The podiatrists of Fenton Footcare share that, as we age, proper foot care is essential to maintain good health and to… Read more »

My Feet Feel Funny! Could I Have Neuropathy?

Nerves allow you to know what is going on in every part of your body. The nerves to your feet are the longest, traveling from your back/spinal cord to the tips of your toes. The longer the nerve, the more likely for it to be damaged along the way. Nerves allow you to feel hot and… Read more »

Teens and Foot Health

Most teenagers recognize the importance of regularly caring for their teeth, skin, eyes, and bodies (exercise), but few know to care for their feet. Yet, foot health plays an important role in their overall health and wellness. Teens should be aware that foot pain of any kind is not normal.  Whether they are dealing with… Read more »

Back to School! Children’s Shoe Shopping Advice

One of the most important purchases on any parent’s shopping list should be a pair of proper fitting shoes for their child. The podiatrists and staff of Fenton Foot Care would like to share several important factors that parents should consider while back to school shopping: Children’s Feet Change with Age. Shoe and sock sizes may change… Read more »

Pedicure Advice

Spring/summer marks a busy time for pedicurists. Unfortunately, not all pedicure facilities offer clean and proper foot care and infections and other foot ailments may arise. Fenton Foot Care and Brighton Family Foot Care would like to share the following advice for individuals deciding on a location to receive a pedicure: Make sure that the instruments… Read more »

Tips For Going to the Amusement Park This Summer

Last year I went to Michigan Adventure as well as Disney World and observed people in all different kinds of shoes. Even a well planned out trip through the park puts miles on your feet, knees, hips and back. I know how temping it is to slide on those flip flops for a day in… Read more »

Summer is Here: Avoid Those Stinky Feet and Smelly Shoes

Smelly feet and shoes come from sweaty feet! All the organisms that live in shoes need a dark, warm, damp environment to thrive, and when they thrive they can make some bad odors. Your shoes are the perfect environment for fungus, bacteria, yeasts and all the other little creepy things that live in shoes. Tips to… Read more »

May is Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis is an inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, generally accompanied by an increase in the fluid in the joints. It is a disabling and occasionally crippling disease afflicting almost 50 million Americans. The podiatrists and staff of Fenton Foot Care and Brighton Family Foot Care would like you to know that… Read more »

Preparing for Summer!

Summer is coming, we can feel it! With summer comes a change in activity and a change in shoe gear. Most people feel uncomfortable in how sweaty shoes in the summer and transition to bare feet or sandals. Here are some things to remember about foot health in the warm coming months: Wear something on… Read more »