Painful feet

While 1 in 3 Americans say their feet hurt often, At FootCare by Nurses we know that feet don’t have to hurt, and the solution to those hurting feet doesn’t have to be expensive. Given that a pair of custom orthotics can cost north of $300, and a good pair of shoes is easily $100, … More Painful feet

lacing your shoes

A 2015 article in Popular Mechanics talked about what that last hole in your sneakers lacing pattern is about. Turns out if you feed your lace back in, you can anchor your lace so that it does not come untied. Sadly though, the article did not discuss many other things that lacing can do for … More lacing your shoes

Watch out for those sandals – Weak feet can lead to painful feet

All winter long we tend to walk around in quite substantial shoes. As the days warm up though, most of us are looking at those sandals and flip flops and counting the days until we can comfortably slip into them. Most flip-flops and sandals have little support, so our feet have to adjust. Now is … More Watch out for those sandals – Weak feet can lead to painful feet

Keeping feet happy this winter (As seen in Greenfield recorder 12/16/17

By Kate Clayton-Jones MSN RN PhD(c) CFCN CFCS As the weather begins to cool down, to keep feet warm and comfortable winter behaviors start happening including snuggling into slippers or warmer, thicker socks. From a foot care nurse perspective, this is also a time when we see an increase in painful corns and calluses. These … More Keeping feet happy this winter (As seen in Greenfield recorder 12/16/17

When to Epsom

By Kate Clayton-Jones MSN RN PhD(c) CFCN CFCS When to use Epsom salts – Epsom salts are useful when trying to draw toxins or infection out. Often an Epsom salt soak is suggested for softening the skin around an ingrown toenail. It has its purpose and is very good at it. However, it should not … More When to Epsom

Please, no petroleum

By Kate Clayton-Jones MSN PhD(c) RN CFCN CFCS Here is my appeal to you all. Please don’t use Vaseline or petroleum-based creams or salves on feet, especially on the feet of diabetics or the elderly. Why… you ask? What’s wrong with using it? Vaseline is a petroleum-based product and petroleum-based products are occlusives. This means … More Please, no petroleum