Foot Rehabilitation

A Comprehensive Approach to Common Foot Problems

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


The need for natural and conservative alternatives to conventional foot and toe treatments has never been greater. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, approximately 43.1 million Americans have foot problems, and the cost of foot surgery to correct problems associated with improper footwear—bunions, hammertoes, corns and calluses, among others—is about...
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Are You Ready to Train?

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


Here’s a common scenario some of you may find yourself in: It’s been a few months since you last pulled on your athletic shoes, and you’ve been wearing conventional shoes at work that meet the office dress code but are kind of constricting. There is a big annual walking or running event coming up in the not-too-distant future that you always participate in, or you’ve... Read more

Big Toe Stretch

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


In this informative video, Dr. Ray McClanahan—a sports podiatrist at Northwest Foot and Ankle and the inventor of 
Correct Toes—discusses (and demonstrates!) a helpful manual technique for stretching and releasing the soft tissues associated with a bunion deformity. This technique can be used by healthcare providers for their patients, or it can be used by patients as a self-care technique at home... Read more

Correct Toes & Natural Foot Health

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


What if there was a way to reduce your chances of 
knee osteoarthritis and numerous foot and ankle problems? What if this approach was simple, logical, and cost-effective? What if it could address a wide variety of conditions, from joint pain to bunions to neuromas to ingrown toenails, as well as prevent these conditions from occurring? What if the philosophy was completely rational... Read more

Exercises for Foot Pain

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


There are many common causes of foot pain, especially in runners—
plantar fascia problemssesamoiditis (irritation of small bones under the base of the big toe), heel spurs, and Achilles tendinosis among them. Ingrown toenails and bunions may also cause foot pain. Fractures and other traumatic injuries can cause foot pain, too. The exercises described below may help rehabilitate your foot... Read more

Feet & Footwear Myths

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


If you look at the foot of a young child, you will notice that his or her toes are spaced well apart. The foot of a young child is naturally designed for optimal balance and gait, and if the 
foot maintains this shape, optimal stride is preserved through old age: a finding observed in barefoot populations the world over. In industrialized societies, however, people spend a lifetime wearing shoes... Read more

Foot Circulation Tips

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


In this video, Dr. Ray McClanahan, a sports podiatrist at Northwest Foot and Ankle and the inventor of Correct Toes, shares helpful tips on how to improve foot circulation (and offers suggestions on how to avoid common causes of poor circulation). Dr. Ray also highlights the importance of using products, such as warm and cool therapy gels, to enhance foot and toe circulation. Circulation is... Read more

Guidelines for Using Natural Foot Products

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


Products offered by Natural Footgear are intended to improve your quality of life, reduce your likelihood of experiencing common foot and lower extremity problems, and address the underlying cause of your foot pain or discomfort. Many people derive significant benefit from our products and information, but the use of these things does not guarantee a favorable health outcome... Read more

Hammertoe Stretch & Mobilization

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


In this video, Dr. Ray McClanahan, a sports podiatrist at Northwest Foot and Ankle and the inventor of Correct Toes, demonstrates a two-part stretch that can be used to help rehabilitate hammertoes. Hammertoes are caused by an imbalance between toe flexor and extensor tendons. The stretches shown in this video help restore tendon balance and realign the toes to the position... Read more

How to Keep Your Feet Healthy at Work

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


This insightful video offers several simple and effective techniques you can perform to keep your feet healthy while you're at work. These techniques include going barefoot in your office as often as possible, bringing flats or sandals into your workplace, keeping some foot massage tools under your desk, and performing the Big Toe Stretch and Toe Extensor Stretch and other exercises that help strengthen... Read more