Those Unfortunate Days

Do you Remember Those Unfortunate and painful days of your life??? When your foot hurts and your career as a sports person is at stake, don’t let sports injuries get you down… At RNV Podiatry, We can fix that. Never let anything ruin your dreams or your ability to compete. For more information, Logon to



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The cure for high heel hangover

Sometimes a pedicure is not enough to ease your high heel hangover. Visit RNV Podiatry for best ankle treatment. Be pampered, get cured.

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Good news: You can get rid of diabetes foot problems!

More than 50% of diabetic foot amputations can be avoided according to podiatric research. This is great news considering that till just recently, there were few alternatives to amputation. A leading podiatrist (physician who treats feet, ankle and leg problems) says that the most common cause that sends diabetics to a hospital is their feet and it is also the easiest to prevent.

There’s lot more cheer for people suffering from diabetic feet. Small lifestyle changes can bring big advantages to diabetics, provided they get out of the denial mode and stop being defeatist.

Why diabetic feet are at high risk?

Some 25 million Americans, infants to sophomores to seniors suffer from diabetes. Most of them yield to sluggish laid-back lifestyle, a major mistake. The already low blood supply, particularly to feet (they are farthest from heart, remember?) gets even slower and deadens sensation in feet and toes. Medically the condition has an alarming name ‘neuropathy’ and the sufferers fail to detect early red flags like injuries. One foot being warmer by about 4 degrees than the other is another warning sign that an ulcer is on way.

Given that altered blood circulation is adding its own mischief, the foot can’t fend off infection easily, a reason why it’s imperative to get early medical care.

Get back on your feet:

Minor lifestyle changes have put many people back on their feet. What happens is this: diabetics gradually reduce walking or can’t exercise because of swollen feet that ache or have developed ulcers. This is giving the disease extra handle. Reduced exercise pushes up body weight which in turn increases the ill-effects and that’s how patients reach hospital stage.

Merely limiting to spinach omelets and smoked Solomon doesn’t help you to get over the issue. Get back on feet.

Foot care:

If you give the feet proper attention, you can become active once again and in turn fight diabetes far better. Wear comfortable and medically advised footwear. Take extra care when paring nails, working with tools, cooking, walking barefoot and avoid walking on rough surfaces. Don’t neglect even small injuries, blisters or chaffed feet. Keep the feet washed and clean.

Some of the podiatrists specialize in diabetic feet problems. They suggest suitable physical therapy and give you medically supervised exercise. While in severe cases a minor surgery may be necessary to repair joints damage, medication and treatment give relief from pain and inflammation in most cases.

If feet are back in action, life can be back to being lively.

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Effective ways to get rid of feet swelling and pain

Get rid of feet swelling and pain“My feet are killing me, swollen, and painful,” almost half of American women say that many times over the course of a few years. The other half says the same thing at least sometime or other. Why do women’s feet hurt more? Pregnancy, long hours of standing, sprains, household chores, carrying the children… well, the reasons are endless and painfully familiar to female feet. On top of those reasons, certain drugs like the ones for osteoporosis cause bone crushing aches.

It’s not that men are luckier? Wrong type of footwear, injuries and workplace activities don’t play favorites; they attack both men and women. Neglected sprains and injuries tend to become chronic and more difficult to manage later.

Then, is it necessary for everyone to rush off to a podiatrist whenever feet play aches and pains in their tootsies?

When the doctor is necessary:

Let’s first see when it’s better to visit a podiatrist, the specialist in ankles, feet and legs. As a rule of thumb, if you don’t know the reason and the problem keeps nagging, it’s a good idea to visit the podiatric physician. Let her examine your feet and make sure that it’s not something serious.

Bunions (lump like growth on the side of your big toe) plantar warts, flat feet, ganglion cysts, tarsal tunnel (compressed/ squeezed nerves in the ankle region) are conditions that do need medical help.

When you know that it’s just a wrenched ankle, worn-out shoes, awkward posture at work, try to manage these issues at home, but if the agony doesn’t go away even after a few days, get medical attention.

Here are 6 tips to get rid of swollen, painful feet:

1. Pregnancy is a wonderful time and a bit of body-pampering is very much in order. It’s normal for feet and ankles to swell slightly and the back of legs to hurt a bit. Wear comfortable footwear, sit as often as possible (easier said than done,) and soak feet in warm saline water. Change walking posture after a consultation with the gynaecologist/ Podiatrist.

2. Footwear is the guilty party in most foot/ ankle conditions. ‘Wrongly fashionable’ shoes squeeze the nerves and are capable of doing permanent damage. People prone to bunions should choose shoes wisely.

3. If shoes are wearing out more on one side, walking gait may be the problem. Correct how you walk and try specially made shoes.

4. Injuries naturally force you to favor one leg, which in turn puts more pressure on the other. Take rest but alternate properly with sufficient movement.

5. Tea made of coriander seeds helps swollen feet.

6. Delicately massage swollen feet/ ankles with warm mustard oil.

Theses home care tips normally give relief in 2-3 days.

Contact Us today for any foot problems.

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Win Numbs Pain

Seahawks star, Richard Sherman suffers ankle injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Super Bowl.

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High Heels

The average height of high heels have increased from three to five inches.
It’s all about moderation ladies! For those heel addicts please refer to Achilles Tendonitits and Plantar Fasciitis.

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10 easy foot care tips while hiking. Including ingrown toenail prevention along with treatment of corns and calluses.

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Olympic Figure Skater Returns After Foot Injury

Yuna Kim returns and wins her first competition after suffering a probable metatarsal injury.  Treatment for these injuries varies greatly depending on your diagnosis, xray findings and activity level.

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24 Karat Gold Shoes – Would You Wear Them?

So let us know – Is this something you would wear?

Alberto Moretti is going for the gold with the creation of the first wearable pair of 24-karat gold shoes. For the ladies, there’s a pair of heels, and for the guys, loafers. Each is covered in velvet and drenched in 24-karat gold. But expect to fork over some serious coinage for these shoes as prices start at $2,650 (or 2,000 euros).

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According to the brand’s Facebook page, the shoes were created in collaboration with HORO, a brand that has also made gold leaf T-shirts. The footwear will be available for purchase exclusively at five places around the world: Barneys in New York, Fred Segal in L.A., the Swank in Hong Kong, Level Shoe District in Dubai, and Harrods in London.

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Strip away the gold, and there’s really not much more to these shoes. Both the heels and loafers are very plain designs, which begs the question: Are they really worth the big bucks? Are the pumps magically painless? Can you click your heels and have them take you back to Kansas?

“Both models are simple with essential lines, the importance of the material that covers the entire surface of the shoe makes it unnecessary to any kind of decoration,” the brand said in a statement to the Daily Mail. Forgive us, but when you’re shelling out over two grand for a pair of shoes, you’d expect more of a wow factor. Some sexy straps, eye-catching jewels… give us something!

Golden loafers, anyone?

Just one scroll through Moretti’s spring/summer 2013 look book proves he has gold on his mind. While there are designs of snakeskin and confetti, the bulk of his shoes feature a gold-laced texture. Unsurprisingly, wealthy celebrities flock to Moretti for fancy, attention-grabbing footwear. Lady Gaga, Cameron Diaz, Jessica Chastain, and even Ryan Gosling have all been snapped by the paparazzi wearing the designer’s creations.

While Gaga could definitely (and probably has) worn heels made of expensive metals, how realistic is it for your average fashionista to wear a shoe covered in pure gold and crushed velvet?

“I don’t care how loaded a lady is, who wants to get caught in a rain storm wearing shoes worth 2,000 euros?” Aly Walansky, of, told YAHOO! Shine after checking out the pair online. We’d have to agree – these shoes would look better sitting in a display case than pounding the dirty pavement. We reached out to Alberto Moretti for a comment on his gold shoe creation, but had not heard back as of press time.

For those obsessed with all gold everything, like the rapper Trinidad James, heels and loafers aren’t your only options these days. How about the 24-karat gold Nike sneakers, or even a pair of $19,000 gold shoelaces? The price tag comes with absolutely no guarantee that you’ll jump higher or run faster, and they’re impossible to keep clean. But that insatiable urge to blow money on useless fashion items will be fulfilled. Whew!


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4 Foot Exercises to Keep Your Feet in Shape

Like the rest of your body, your feet need exercise to stay in great shape. Try these moves, from New York City podiatric surgeon Jacqueline Sutera, morning and night.

  • Toe grip (to strengthen the foot muscles to improve balance): Drop a sock on the floor and use your toes to grip and lift it off the floor. Hold for 10 seconds, then release. Repeat five times with each foot.
  • Toe extension (to strengthen and support the muscles, which in turn will protect the bones of the feet): Wrap an elastic band around all five toes. Expand your toes and hold for five seconds; release. Repeat five times on each foot.
  • Calf raise (to strengthen the feet and the calves and improve balance): Stand near a counter or a doorway and hold on lightly for balance. Balance on one foot and rise up onto your toes. Hold for 10 seconds, then lower. Repeat 10 times on each foot.
  • Calf stretch (to keep the Achilles tendons and the plantar fasciae from getting tight): Sit with one leg stretched out in front of you and wrap a towel around the ball of the foot. Pull the towel back gently until you feel a stretch in the arch of the foot and the calf. Hold for 10 seconds; release. Repeat five times on each leg.

Once you’ve finished these exercises, reward your hardworking feet with a frozen-golf-ball massage. “The icy, textured hard ball can get into the tiny muscles of the foot and give you a deep massage,” says Sutera. Simply pop a ball in the freezer for a few hours, then roll under each foot while sitting down.


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