Blog Archive

Protecting Your Piggies Nov 1st, 2017

Remember This Little Piggy? That nursery rhyme about your toes?This little piggy went to market,This little piggy stayed home,This little piggy had roast beef,This little piggy had none.This little piggy went… Wee, wee, wee,all the way home! All piggies accounted for! Most of us start taking that for granted soon after...

How to Prepare for Your Surgery Oct 2nd, 2017

Careful preparation before any kind of foot or ankle surgery is crucial to a comfortable recovery. The healing process often requires a cast or brace, so we recommend planning ahead whenever possible. Remember that your day-to-day life will be affected during the recovery time. We’ve put together a list of...

Find the Perfect Fit this September Sep 6th, 2017

September is a busy month in St. Louis for races, so now is the time to find the right shoes if you’re a runner. Proper shoe selection may be the most important thing you can do for your feet. A bad shoe fit can can cause black toenails, pinched-nerve pain,...

Plantar Warts Jul 31st, 2017

Today we’re talking about how to detect, treat and how not to treat the common nuisance of plantar warts. Do not try to pick, cut or grind the wart away. Doing so can cause other warts to appear elsewhere on your foot or fingers. Many plantar warts eventually recede on...

Summer Foot Pain Jul 5th, 2017

Summer is in full swing and as you get back to playing golf, hiking, swimming etc., you may find that foot pain is impairing your movement. Don’t assume relief requires surgery. Some of the most common foot ailments stiffen joints and can cause tissue and nerve damage in your toes,...

Athlete’s Foot Jun 16th, 2017

Summer has finally arrived which means it’s fungus season in St. Louis! While it may not be what you’ve been looking forward to in the warmer months, athlete’s foot is much more common in warm weather. And no, you don’t have to be an athlete to get it. Athlete’s foot...

Our DPMs vs. Orthopedic Surgeons Apr 21st, 2017

At Foot Healers, we get a lot of patients who come in for minor foot ailments but go to an orthopedic surgeon if they suffer a more severe foot injury. They don’t realize our own doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs) can offer the same surgery and likely have more experience...

The Risks of Ignoring Foot Fractures Apr 21st, 2017

Here at Foot Healers we know it’s tempting to put off seeing a doctor about an injured foot. We’ve heard every excuse: “I don’t have the time.” “It doesn’t hurt that bad.” “It’s fine, I have ice at home.” And our personal favorite, “I don’t wanna be stuck wearing that...

The Painful (and Gross) Truth About Ingrown Toenails Apr 20th, 2017

If you or a loved one has ever had an ingrown toenail, you know how painful and miserable it can be. We’re in the business of treating ingrown toenails — which is pretty cool because that means we relieve pain and misery. But as we write this email, we have...

Podiatrist vs. Untrained Vendors Apr 20th, 2017

Not all foot treatment options are the same. At Foot Healers, we staff our stores with DPMs — Doctors of Podiatric Medicine. We meet a lot of patients who come to us after going to another store for foot treatment — the grocery store for Dr. Scholl’s or other stores...

Friggin’ Foot Fungus — Prevention and Treatment Tips Apr 20th, 2017

When it comes to toenail fungus, out of sight should not mean out of mind.  Sure, the cozy wool socks may keep that fungus out of sight, but you have to start treating it now if you want to have fungus-free feet come sandal-season. It can take six months or longer to start...

WordPress Resources at SiteGround Mar 14th, 2017

WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites: Expert WordPress Hosting SiteGround provides superior WordPress hosting focused on...

Symptoms, Causes and Treatments for Heel Pain Jan 1st, 2016

(FAKE) NEW ALERT – JANUARY 2017 President-elect Donald Trump will issue an executive order on his first day in office to declare January National Heel Pain Awareness Month, according to unnamed sources affiliated with his transition team. While we at Foot Healers think this may be fake news, we agree that January...