Posts Categorized: Foot Care

Welcome Dr. Holdren-Otis!

We at Fenton Foot Care are excited to welcome Dr. Holdren-Otis!  We made sure her first day was as festive as possible, complete with an unexpectedly balloon filled office!  Dr. Holdren-Otis grew up in Portland, MI and completed her undergraduate studies at Albion College.  During her four years as a Briton, she competed in varsity… Read more »

How To Protect Your Feet This Summer

Now that the weather is warmer, our feet are much more exposed to the elements.  When we wear sandals, flip flops, or go barefoot, we expose ourselves to many more opportunities for foot problems.  Sandals and flip flops don’t offer much support, and pool areas and public showers can breed infections such as plantars warts… Read more »

Pedicure Advice From Dr. Hirt

Summer is officially here, and for a lot of us that means pedicures.  Unfortunately, not all pedicure facilities offer clean and proper foot care, which can cause infections and other foot ailments.  “It’s important that you take the time to find salon that has good procedures to prevent infection” says Dr. Hirt, “if you follow… Read more »

Are Your Kids Wearing the Right Shoe for the Sport They Play?

It’s important to choose the right footwear for your children’s activities. Sneakers made for tennis players will provide different support and traction than cleats made for football players.  Below is a list that will help you make the best shoe choices for your little athlete, or even for yourself! BASKETBALL, TENNIS, VOLLEYBALL: A thick, stiff… Read more »

Foot Health Awareness Month True or False

April is Foot Health Awareness Month, so here is a true/false quiz to help you be sure your feet are as healthy as they can be! 1. “IT CAN’T BE BROKEN BECAUSE I CAN MOVE IT.” False. You can walk with certain kinds of fractures.  Common examples include breaks in the smaller, outer bone of… Read more »

Toenail Fungus Home Remedies?

In our office we hear of many home remedies for toenail fungus. Toothpaste, Vicks VapoRub, vinegar, bleach, Listerine, and ammonia just to name a few.  The problem with all of these is simple: they don’t work.  While products such as Vicks VapoRub do contain trace amounts of ingredients that can work as an anti-fungal, there… Read more »

Winter Boots are out and High Heels are in!

Now that the winter boots have finally been put away for the season (hopefully, this is Michigan after all!), it’s time to consider how your shoes are impacting your feet.  This handy chart shows that high heels are the #1 cause of foot pain, and includes some tips for making your feet a little happier… Read more »

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month!

The doctors and staff of Fenton Foot Care would like to remind you and your loved ones that this is the perfect time to have your feet checked to determine what shape they’re in. Examining our feet can help us identify early symptoms of other serious disorders like vascular disease and diabetes. Foot issues can… Read more »