An ingrown nail “Tight shoes can compress your toes, forcing the flesh into the nail,” says Jenny Salazar, a nail technician in New York City. Another culprit: Nails that are too short and curved in at the corners can dig into the skin, says Salazar. Soak your foot in a tub of warm water three times a day to help reduce inflammation. If the pain and swelling don’t subside within 48 hours, see a podiatrist,
In the warm summer months, Patricia Davis prefers flat sandals, despite the pain she sometimes suffers. “I love sandals in the summer,” Ms. Davis, shod in open-toe flats and carrying a second pair in her purse on a recent sunny afternoon, said. Her commitment to her shoes is so strong that after heel pain forced a visit to a foot doctor, Ms. Davis received several cortisone shots so that she could continue wearing her shoes.
Slipping on a new pair of flats or heels, it’s safe to assume you’re going to end up with a blister at the end of the day. Runners have the same expectation—that guaranteed foot unhappiness will ensue—after a long run or a few months training for a race. While spending lots of time on your feet in any situation can lead to some nagging pain, there are some special things about running that doom your
The quest to find comfortable sneakers is no walk in the park. The vast array of styles – literally hundreds – makes it easy to get off on the wrong foot. To get the right fit, experts recommend that you consider the type of arch you have and the activity you’ll be wearing the shoes for. “As soon as the weather warms up, everyone comes out of the woodwork and starts doing more exercise,” says
If chemotherapy is part of your cancer treatment, be aware that side effects may include conditions that affect the feet. The two most frequent are hand-foot syndrome (also called palmar-plantar erythrodyesthesia or PPE) and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). Hand-foot syndrome Hand-foot syndrome usually manifests as redness, swelling, and pain on the palms of the hands and/or the soles of the feet. Sometimes it is accompanied by blisters, peeling of the skin, and rashes. Less