Blog Archive

The Consequences of Poor Foot Arch Support Feb 1st, 2020

The arches are important to your foot and body function. Three arches, the medial, lateral, and metatarsal, help you bear your body’s weight and propel you forward when you walk, run, or jump. If these arches have poor support and have flattened as a result of genetics, aging, wear-and-tear, or...

I Have a Bunion: Is It Serious? Jan 1st, 2020

When the joint at the big toe (the metatarsal bone) turns outward and the big toe leans inward toward your other toes, you have a bunion. Bunions may start mild and with time, develop into a greater and greater protrusion. They come in a variety of sizes: small, medium, large,...

What Is Diabetic Neuropathy (And What Can I Do About It)? Dec 1st, 2019

Diabetic neuropathy is the numbness, pain, and weakness that develops in your feet because of nerve damage. When the nerves that travel to the feet are no longer sending or receiving adequate messages from the brain, neuropathy develops.  In diabetes, uncontrolled high blood sugar interferes with your nerves’ ability to...

Most Common Sports Injuries Nov 1st, 2019

For people who play sports, injury to the foot and ankle is a real possibility. Even swimmers, cyclists, and rowers are at risk. The answer isn’t to quit doing the activities you love. Rather, you should be aware of the possible injuries so if you experience symptoms, you know to...

Living With Plantar Fasciitis Oct 1st, 2019

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the thick band of connective tissue that connects your toes to your heel. It helps absorb shock as you run or walk, but can become stretched or injured. When the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, you feel stabbing pain that’s worst in the morning and...

Here's How Bunions Affect Your Overall Health Sep 1st, 2019

If you have a bunion, you know the inconvenience they cause. These bumps at the base of the big toe form when the first metatarsal bone turns outward and the big toe points inward. As a result, your joint pushes out to the side in a deformity clinically known as...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle from Becoming Chronic Instability Aug 1st, 2019

Chronic ankle instability is diagnosed when the outer side of your ankle continually gives way, leading to frequent missteps, strains, and sprains. With chronic instability, your ankle may give out suddenly when walking or even just standing. Chronic instability can develop in people who’ve sprained their ankle and rushed the...

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Feet? Jul 1st, 2019

Diabetes is a disease of your metabolism, but it can have systemic effects on your whole body. Your feet are commonly compromised. People with diabetes sometimes require amputation due to foot problems. Your feet suffer because consistently high blood sugar inflames your system. The best way to keep your feet...

Recovering from a Foot Injury? You May Want to Consider Custom Orthotics Jun 1st, 2019

A foot injury is not something you can ignore. You don’t realize how it limits daily activity and keeps you from doing the things you love until you feel the pain. Plus, a foot injury can affect the way you walk and stand, putting stress on parts of your body...

How MLS Robotic Laser Therapy Can Help Relieve Pain May 1st, 2019

MLS (multiwave lock system) laser therapy offers an innovative way to help heal foot, ankle, and lower leg pain. At Go Feet, we provide this breakthrough therapeutic device to help alleviate issues such as plantar fasciitis, tendon and ligament injuries, muscle sprains, and more. Learn how MLS laser therapy works,...

3 Great Tips for Keeping Your Feet Healthy and Avoiding Athlete's Foot Apr 1st, 2019

It may surprise you to know that athlete’s foot has the power to strike anyone – you don’t have to be a jock to contract this common fungal infection. Although its name stems from the fact that it’s easily spread in locker rooms, you can acquire it from just about...

Why Proper Fitting Shoes Are Important for Maintaining Healthy Feet Mar 1st, 2019

When your feet ache, it can make doing the things you love a chore and even prevent you from easily getting around. Although many factors can cause poor foot health, you can often resolve them with a supportive, well-fitting pair of shoes. At Go Feet, we can help you understand...

How Orthotics Can Help Treat a Variety of Foot Conditions Feb 4th, 2019

Biomechanical foot issues can cause aching, painful feet. These foot issues can also result in referred pain in your back, hips, and leg muscles as your body adapts to a dysfunctional foot pattern. Sometimes, over-the-counter inserts offer relief, but they aren’t really designed for you and can’t offer long-term relief....

5 Reasons Why Physical Therapy Could Drastically Help Treat Plantar Fasciitis Dec 8th, 2018

When you have inflammation or a tear in the band of tissue that connects your heel to the ball of your foot, it’s known as plantar fasciitis. You may be familiar with its serious tightness and tenderness that passes on the underside of your heel, right along with your arch....

Your Painful Heel Could Mean a Visit to the Podiatrist Nov 13th, 2018

Pain on the bottom of your foot, whether sharp or dull that lingers for days or weeks deserves a visit to the podiatrist. Heel pain can interfere with your ability to do the activities you love and become chronic, making simple tasks such as standing or walking uncomfortable or impossible....

7 Best Treatment Options for Your Sprained Ankle Nov 13th, 2018

When you stretch or tear one of the ligaments on the outside of your ankle, it results in the injury commonly known as an ankle sprain. Whether you stepped oddly on an uneven surface or twisted it during a soccer or football game, you know the signs: pain, swelling, and...

Shoes or Your Parents: What Causes Bunions Sep 18th, 2018

Shoes or Your Parents: What Causes Bunions A large bump emerging from the base of your big toe is likely a bunion, or hallux valgus. Bunions form as a result of bone or tissue at the joint of the big toe that’s moved out of place. Bunions can be painful...

5 Reasons Custom Orthotics May Benefit You Aug 27th, 2018

When your feet hurt, it’s hard to concentrate on anything else. Maybe you’ve avoided going to the podiatrist because you’re afraid you’ll need surgery with a long recovery period, and you just don’t have the time. After all, you’re an active, busy person, and you need your feet to get...

Learn How Nonsurgical Robotic Laser Therapy Can Repair Tendon and Ligament Injuries Jul 31st, 2018

Laser technology isn’t necessarily new, but thanks to recent refinements, the medical field is just beginning to scratch the surface of its applications. In the perfect marriage between robotic and laser technologies, we’re able to tackle soft tissue injuries without resorting to invasive surgical procedures.Here at Go Feet, we understand...

Your Summer Guide to Preventing Athlete’s Foot Jun 27th, 2018

Athletes foot is a common fungal infection caused by growth of the tinea fungus on your foot. This fungus is especially prevalent in moist, warm environments. It often feels like you have an itch that you just can’t scratch beneath the surface of your skin. While it can be embarrassing,...