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Tenacious nail fungus

Vicks Vinegar Tea tree or something else - We see a lot of patients with nail fungus. Yup, we have heard a lot of remedies and we also understand how embarrassing and worrisome it can be. From Lemons to antifreeze…

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Foot care visits during Covid

Many people, for a very good reason, have been staying home. Family and care givers have been doing a phenomenal job keeping themselves and their loved ones safe during this pandemic, and we applaud everyones efforts. We also know that…

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Shoe lacing study

In January, as part of my PhD dissertation work, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with 19 amazing participants and the crew at the UMass gait lab. We were looking at the effect of a shoe lacing intervention on…

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Toes

Not much seems to be written about toes but they are incredibly important little appendages at the end of our feet. The great toe is a lever to help push us forward, and the other 4 toes are for balance.…

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Dear health care professional

I am deeply concerned. I recently saw a patient that has a cancer diagnosis, is diabetic¬† and severely immunocompromised. Your team suggested a skin care product that contains both mineral oil and petrolatum. The WOCN and science does not actually…

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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…

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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.…

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Keeping those ski tips up

We see a lot of patients who are struggling with balance and fear of falling. They may even say something like "I have hammer toes" or "my feet always feel clenched".¬† At FootCare by Nurses, through education, touch, and massage…

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