Common Foot Problems for Women

For many women, shoes serve as the centerpiece of their wardrobe. However, while shoes are fashionable and fun, they can also damage the foot, causing foot and heel pain or worse.


In this video, you can learn about common foot problems in women. You’ll also learn how the shoes many women choose can cause or exasperate these problems. Often, women will experience foot pain caused by shoes after the age of 30. By ignoring foot pain and continuing to wear the same ill-fitting shoes, some women suffer from bunions and other serious foot issues later in life.


To learn more about choosing the right shoes and avoiding painful foot conditions, such as ingrown toenails and hammertoes, call (718) 767-5555 to talk to a podiatrist at Family Foot Center.

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How to Take Care of Your Feet When Playing Sports

Sports can be a great source of fun, competition, and exercise. However, sports can also be hard on the feet. The running, jumping, and other actions associated with sports can cause foot pain or injury. Here are some ways you can take care of your feet, whether you’re out on the field, court, or track.

  • Wear Appropriate Footwear

Failure to wear the right shoes when playing sports can cause blisters, heel pain, and other issues. When choosing sports shoes, it’s important to choose the right type of shoe for the sport you intend to play. For instance, if you play basketball, you’ll want to use a good basketball shoe. Stop by a local specialty sports shoe store, browse their shoe selection, and ask them which type of shoe will meet your needs best. Once you have been wearing your sports shoes for some time, frequently check for wear and other defects.

  • Maintain Good Hygiene

Caring for your feet after exercise and physical activity is important. Since moist and wet conditions provide the ideal conditions for the growth of bacteria and fungus, you should always remove your socks and shoes immediately after physical activity. Place your shoes in a place where they can air dry and wash your socks. Afterwards, clean your feet and toes thoroughly with soap and then dry them with a clean towel. If you use a public shower or locker room to wash up, wear sandals to protect your feet from fungal infections and other contagions, such as plantar warts.


  • Protect Sensitive Areas

Your feet can easily be injured when playing sports. So, in addition to wearing a high-quality sports shoe, you should also wear shoe inserts, which can protect your heels, metatarsal bones, knees, and back from the frequent impact of sports-play. If your feet are sore from a long day on the track, field, or court, a nice soak in the bath or a massage can alleviate pain and soreness.


There are many ways people can take care of their feet when playing sports. Visit Family Foot Center on the Web or call us at (718) 767-5555 to learn more foot care and remedies. Our podiatrist, Dr. Stanley J. Zawada, can treat a variety of foo

t ailments, from plantar warts to bunions.

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Foot Odor, Foot Fungus, and More

Protect your foot health by properly washing your feet and maintaining your footwear. The following links offer more information on foot fungus and protecting your feet from foul odors.

  • The Institute for Preventative Foot Health explains the dangers of foot odor in this informational page.
  • Avoid signs of infection from inflicting your toenails by using these foot fungus prevention tips.
  • In this article, learn about some of the factors that can cause foot odor.
  • If you suffer from toenail fungus, prevent the condition from continually afflicting your feet with this treatment advice.
  • Get rid of your foot odor with treatment from Family Foot Center and these prevention tips.

For treatment for bunions, hammertoes, and other foot ailments, schedule an appointment at Family Foot Center by calling (718) 767-5555 today.

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Tips for Preventing Foot Fungus

If you want to enjoy beautiful, comfortable feet, then take the following steps to prevent foot fungus. Seek professional treatment from Family Foot Center if you do see signs of foot fungus; the sooner the fungus is treated, the easier and quicker treatment will be.

  • Maintain Good Hygiene

To prevent fungus from growing on your toenails, it’s essential to maintain a foot hygiene routine. When toenails become too long and wet, fungus can begin to grow. Reduce your risk for foot fungus by trimming your toenails regularly. After showering or taking a relaxing bath, make sure to thoroughly dry every area of your feet. Keeping your feet dry and your toenails trimmed can help prevent toenail fungus growth.

  • Wear Proper Footwear

Your socks and shoes also play an important role in your risk for foot fungus. Always wear socks—those who wear shoes without socks expose their feet to damaging bacteria. Invest in synthetic socks that resist moisture; this will protect your toenails from becoming damp and vulnerable to foot fungus. Be sure to change your socks regularly to prevent sweat buildup, which can encourage bacteria growth.

  • Avoid Going Barefoot

Wear shoes whenever you are outdoors to protect your feet from cuts and unnecessary exposure to germs and bacteria. If you shower in public places, such as at the gym, bring appropriate shower footwear to protect your feet from these moist places where bacteria and fungus thrive.

  • Seek Professional Treatment

To recognize the growth of foot fungus and prevent an infection from occurring, leave your foot care to the professionals. Only schedule pedicure appointments with professional nail technicians. Regularly seeing a podiatrist will also help to identify early signs of foot fungus.

If you suspect that you may have foot fungus, call (718) 767-5555 to schedule an appointment with a Family Foot Center podiatrist today. We specialize in treatment for plantar warts, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, and more. Contact us for your foot health consultation today.

2017-06-07T23:31:35+00:00 September 6th, 2012|