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Toenail Fungus

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


Toenail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, occurs when fungi invade the toe’s nail bed and other structures. Toenail fungus can be difficult to treat, and some infections may require the use of anti-fungal medicines. Fungi, including the fungi that invade the toenails, thrive in moist, dark, and humid environments—common conditions found in many types of footwear. People of all ages may...
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Toes & Foot Health

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


Healthy toes are straight, evenly spaced, and free of the many problems that plague so many people in shod, or shoe-wearing, populations. Most 
conventional footwear, including running shoes, possesses tapering toe boxes that force the toes into a wedge-like position. This design characteristic, along with heel elevation and toe spring, causes many foot problems and toe deformities over time... Read more

Top Exercises for Feet & Toes

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


Appropriate foot exercises, along with key natural foot health products, can help rehabilitate your feet (including your toes) by stretching tight muscles and strengthening weak ones. Helpful foot exercises restore a dynamic balance between your foot and toe flexor and extensor muscle groups as well as integrity to the tissues (i.e., muscles, tendons, fascia, etc.) that act upon... Read more

What Causes Foot & Toenail Fungus?

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


Several factors may cause or contribute to 
foot and toenail fungus, including conventional footwear, decreased immune function and circulation, and trauma. Fungal toenail infections, also called onychomycosis, are common in adults and typically follow fungal infections of the feet. Fungal foot and nail infections can be difficult to treat and may recur even after successful treatment. Here are some additional... Read more

What Causes Foot Cramps?

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

What Causes Foot Cramps?
In this video, Dr. Ray McClanahan, a sports podiatrist at Northwest Foot and Ankle and the inventor of Correct Toes, examines foot cramps and discusses the most common medical reasons for this foot health issue, including electrolyte abnormalities, poor circulation, medication side effects, and various nerve problems. Dr. Ray also notes that the most common cause of foot cramps... Read more

What is Natural Arch Support?

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


The idea that the foot’s main arch—the medial longitudinal (ML) arch—needs to be propped up and supported is a long-held belief in the foot care world and the footwear industry. In fact, propping up the ML arch with 
conventional arch orthotics is a common approach used by physicians to help treat certain foot and ankle disorders and “resolve” inherent foot flaws. Arch support is also a common design... Read more

Who Should Use Orthotics?

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, discusses a very common question: Who should use orthotics? Dr. Ray explains why conventional arch orthotics are prescribed by many foot care professionals and presents an alternative view on how best to stabilize the foot and ankle using natural (i.e., non-arch orthotic) means...
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