The best way to choose the right slippers

The best way to choose the right slippers

Slippers…a common holiday gift and for good reason. Who doesn’t love a new, cozy pair of slippers each year, especially when they wear out so quickly? But slippers provide more than just comfort, especially for chronic pain sufferers, such as diabetics, folks with plantar fasciitis or those with back problems. Podiatrists recommend slippers over barefoot … Read more

Preventing Foot Pain

Preventing Foot Pain

They propel us, steady us and, in many ways, dictate our level of physical health, but most of us take our feet for granted until something goes wrong. Elliot Udell, DPM, president of the American Society of Podiatric Medicine and a practicing podiatrist and foot pain management specialist in New York, wants to change the … Read more

Selecting Shoes When You Have Pain in Your Feet

If wearing pain-free clothing can help you cope better with fibromyalgia, CRPS/RSD or other pain conditions, is there footwear that can help with foot pain? We had to ask! Whether you have chronic foot pain or a pain condition that affects your feet, wearing shoes can hurt.  So, we reached out to Dr. Elliot Udell, DPM, DAAPM, FASPM, FASPD, to … Read more

Lou THE HULK Ferrigno

Lou THE HULK Ferrigno

Although The Incredible Hulk went off the air in 1982, Ferrigno is still recognized as the man behind the green super-human with bulging biceps. And while he doesn’t routinely don body make-up anymore, Ferrigno continues to focus on physical prowess as a fitness trainer and consultant, a passion that was derailed when one of the … Read more

Time to Ditch the Flip Flops … For Good!

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Last summer we suggested that flip flops may not be the best choice of summer footwear in an online article. This year, sports medicine doctor, Dr. Joseph Tauro offers many reasons to forget about these popular summer sandals and provides some good advice for making better footwear choices. PP: Does wearing flip flops damage feet and if so, why? … Read more

Managing Gout

Managing Gout

I have a name men dread and loathe to hear; They call me GOUT, a fearsome scourge to men;I bind their feet in sinew-knotting cords, When I have swept unseen into their joints.FROM Lucian (Greek playwright, c. 125-190A.D.) Gout, the most common inflammatory, arthropathy (joint) disease, currently affects over eight million Americans, with the number of cases … Read more