Calling all Back to School Shoppers and Fashionistas a like! It’s that time again Tax Free shopping. If you are new to the area, Tax Free shopping is a weeklong event that allows all clothing and shoe items less than $100 to be purchases sales tax free!
Working with four female podiatrists we know we’ll be buying all different sorts of shoes. This is the prime time to take advantage of this sale to improve your shoe collection. Whether you’re preparing for the upcoming school years or just taking advantage of the sales it’s always nice to get comfortable shoes for the upcoming season. Here are some tips to buying the perfect shoes to add to your collection!
First of all as you age your foot sizes change, due to growth, activity or even hormone changes. This is not only for children, it goes for adults too, so before you go shoe shopping come into one of your office and we can measure your feet!
Second, don’t select shoes based on their size alone. You need to decide solely based on how the shoes feel on your feet! You must try on the shoe and walk a little bit, in order to secure the best fit!
Third, make sure that when you are standing straight in the shoes there is at least a thumbs with between your longest toe and the end of the shoe. If there isn’t enough space there might be some pinching and pain with walking later on, in this pair of shoes.
Lastly, make sure that your ball of your foot is fitting at the widest part of the shoe. The ball of your foot is the widest part and should be located at the widest area. This gives the ball of your foot the best positioning for push off when walking or running!
If you or know anyone you know still is having difficulties finding the perfect shoes for this upcoming school season students or teachers, don’t be stranger, and visit your local podiatrist, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MDand Urbana, MD. We will be able evaluate and treat your podiatric needs for your next big year!
By Nikki Ho
Did you get a chance to see the ESPYS last night? If you don’t know what the ESPYS are then you are missing out. ESPYS stands for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award; who’s who of sports and Hollywood entertainers comes together to celebrate the best in sports for that year. And last night’s award show was no different than any other Hollywood red carpet event!
Selena Gomez was upon the many entertainers to get the invite to mingle with the cream of the crop athletes. She wore a stunning red dress paired with some sky high black Casadei pumps. She looked amazing but I bet her feet were killing her! I guess mingling with the 6 ‘ plus NBA players, for the 5’5” singer, sky high pumps are the only way to go at these awards!
Also in attendance was Maria Sharapova who wore a black and gold Casadei stiletto! You think being an athlete you would want to avoid all the blisters and the chances of ankle sprains from wearing towering stilettos.
Even Marisa Miller, the ex Victoria Secret Angel wore a daring shear electric blue dress paired with nude peep toe lofty Louboutin pumps! Whether you are a singer/actress, athlete, model all 3 girls need to keep fit for their respective jobs. They don’t have time to deal this excruciating blisters or even a twisted ankle here and there, messing up their exercise routines! They must take advantage of what their handy podiatrist recommend to them to keep them looking and feeling sharp!
If you or someone you know is an athlete who is preparing for a night on the town, but wants to avoid all the setbacks that blisters and other sores from wearing high heels bears, don’t hesitate to come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MDand Urbana, MD. Keep up your training and maybe you we see you out there walking the red carpet one day soon.
How are you and your sweaty stinky feet surviving in this sweltering heat wave? If you have kept inside for the past week, you might not have noticed, but we are under a heat advisory; this stifling heat affecting millions around the country, especially us here in Frederick, MD. It’s so blistering that once you step outside you are instantly forming beads of sweat, and not long after you are soaked… not excluding your feet!
Most people are embarrassed to address this at their podiatrist office, because let’s face it, it’s not very pleasant. There are a multitude of treatment choices that you can do to prevent and/or treat your sweaty feet. Just check out your friendly podiatrist and we would be more than happy to discuss all of your options. In the mean time, make sure you wear socks that have heels, avoid tube socks. Compression socks are mostly recommended because of the sweat wicking material.
To be honest along with patients sweaty feet many people start complaining of blistering. Whether you wear sandals or shoes with socks you are always at risk of developing fluid filled blisters. These are the direct result of your sweaty feet constantly rubbing in your shoes as you walk around all day. They blisters may present as painful or non painful. Either way it is best to be treated by your podiatrist for your blisters and sweaty feet, before you try to take your treatment into your own hands; we wouldn’t want any infections.
If you or someone you know suffers from sweaty feet that have resulted in unsightly blisters, don’t hesitate to come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MDand Urbana, MD.
It’s that time again; award season and of course the best and the worst shoe fashion can be seen parading up and down the red carpet all evening. On award night no matter if the celeb was deemed a musical winner or loser, for the week after the fashion winner and losers will still be up for grabs.
We saw the stunning Christian Louboutin, Giusceppe Zannoti and other high end fashion names donned on the feet of the most famous and successful singers. Extremely gorgeous, but most of the time it means not very comfortable.
Look at Kat Von D for instance, very avant-garde with the inverted red velvet wedged heel (SEE ABOVE). Although our lady podiatrists need to look fashionable too, there are limits! These shoes totally fit the reality TV star’s personality, intimidating and playful at the same time; not to mention painful to watch!
What all these star studded feet are in need of our slim fit custom orthotics. These special made orthotics help offload the added pressure on the forefoot, caused by wearing such high heels. Orthotics are useful in prevention of those ugly corns and calluses. They will also help provide relief from painful ball of foot pain, while fitting in your fashion friendly shoes!
If you or someone you know has experienced this shoe fashion dilemma, form over function, like the stars do, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists and get your custom slim fit orthotic for those fashion friendly shoes. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MDand Urbana, MD. Whether you are walking the red carpet or not; we all deserve comfort that slim fit orthotics provide!
If you don’t already know about the pains of pregnancy, such as achy back, fatigue, nausea and vomiting the list goes on and on; but you can add foot pain into that mix! With the recent announcement of Kim Kardashian expecting a little one with her boyfriend Kanye West, we are all thinking what kind of pains will Kim K be experiencing and how pregnancy will affect her shoe wardrobe!?
Pregnancy can cause a whole bunch of hormonal changes in your body that can effect, smell, taste, mood and also your feet. The most experienced symptoms that occur in pregnancy are painful, swollen feet, arch pain, and foot cramps. A couple of our team members will be expecting little ones soon so they can relate to the different foot pains, luckily for them they work in a podiatry office.
This swelling of the feet stems from extra fluid in the body pooling at the feet, due to the weight or position of the baby. Arch pain can develop with ligament tension and natural arch fatigue that comes along with motherhood. And finally foot cramping is caused by the increased blood volume in the body. With these changes and pains in your feet they may cause you to adjust your activity level during your pregnancy; especially the type of shoes that you choose to wear.
Now with that in mind, I wonder what the fashionista Kim K will be wearing on her feet for the next 9 months! Do you think that she will wise up and wear something reliable or do you think she will continue wearing her sky high diva shoes (Stilettos a no-no!)?
If you or someone you know is pregnancy and are experiencing nagging foot pain, come on into our office Frederick Foot & Ankle Specialists. We would be more than happy to schedule an appointment, at either of our locations in Frederick, MDand Urbana, MD. We will be able access your current foot and overall health and recommend the best way to evaluate and treat your pregnancy foot pains!
By Nikki Ho