Thin, Brittle Toenails? What May Be Causing This And What You Can Do About It

If your toenails are thinning or breaking apart easily, there could be a few things to blame. Brittle nails can make clipping your nails a pain, and thin nails may easily break if you stub your toe on something, which may also lead to injury to your toes. If your toenails are brittle, peeling, or thinning, you need to do something about it. Read on for what may be the problem and what you can do about it. [Read More]

3 Tips To Reduce Pain From Toe Deformities

With several types of toe deformities and different underlying causes, there is no simple method of reducing pain. Using several tactics to reduce pain can make it easier to perform daily tasks. Use Padding There are many types of padding that can be purchased at stores to help with different types of deformities. If you have bunions, where there is overgrowth of bone along the side of your big toe and the toe begins to point toward the second toe, pads made specifically for bunions might help. [Read More]

Watch For These Signs That Indicate You Need New Orthotics

Getting shoe orthotics made after having your feet assessed by your local podiatrist can greatly improve your quality of life, especially if each step you were previously taking was causing you pain. Your orthotics should last you for years, although runners and people who are active can often wear through these inserts more quickly than those who have a sedentary lifestyle. When your orthotics approach the end of their useful life, it's important to schedule an appointment at the local podiatry clinic to have your feet measured for new orthotics, as continuing to wear orthotics after they're worn out could cause you pain. [Read More]

Runners: Follow These Dos And Don'ts When Dealing With A Black Toenail

Run long enough, and you're almost certain to develop a black toenail at some point. Many runners see black toenails as a badge of honor. But while they are usually rather harmless, they are caused by bleeding under the nail -- and, therefore, you will want to deal with them properly to avoid consequences like infection and more extensive skin damage. Adhere to these dos and don'ts of dealing with a black toenail, and you should be in good shape. [Read More]