Soles and Toes-Caring For Elderly Feet

As loved ones age, it is important to pay close attention to their health, helping them to maintain a high quality of life.  Foot care is sometimes overlooked as we care for those who need a little extra help caring for themselves.  Feet are the foundation of our bodies, and healthy f
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What’s wrong with My Toes? (Hammertoes, Overlapping Toes, Crooked Toes)

Photo of feet wearing Happy Feet toe separating socks
You take your shoes and socks off at the end of a long day, and look down at your feet.  Noticing that they’re just not what they used to be? You see they’ve changed over the years.  You’re not quite sure what happened, and you wonder, “What’s wrong with my toes?”  You are certainly n
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What is a Bunion? What is a Bunionette?

Illustration of a normal foot and a foot with a bunion
A bunion is a bony bump on the side of the foot, which is formed when the bones of the big toe shift out of alignment.  Over time, the big toe turns inward, toward the other toes.  A protrusion is formed at the base of the joint of the big toe as the joint is pushed outward.  The join
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What is a Hammertoe?

Photo of feet wearing Happy Feet toe separating socks
A hammertoe is a deformity that occurs when a toe is permanently bent downward or sideways.  The affected toe (often the toe next to the big toe) has an unnatural bend in the middle joint.  The biggest cause of hammertoes is wearing high heels or shoes that are too tight in the toe bo
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