5 Foot Care Myths


Exercise requires motion and that usually means moving from place to place in one way or another. As a former runner who suffered from toe, foot and leg problems, I found this post useful.


Dr. Anthony Weinert's Blog - Stop Feet Pain Fast

Old wives’ tales and myths like that example are fun to laugh at. We believed them as children. “Step on a crack and you’ll break your mother’s back.” But there are other myths that are no laughing matter, especially when they involve your health.

From bunions to broken toes, foot and ankle surgeon Anthony Weinert, DPM, FACFAS, has heard it all. Weinert treats patients at offices in both Warren and his new state of the art facility in Troy. He shares five myths about foot care and the realities behind them.

Myth: Cutting a notch (a “V”) in a toenail will relieve the pain of ingrown toenails.
Reality: When a toenail is ingrown, the nail curves downward and grows into the skin. Cutting a “V” in the toenail does not affect its growth. New nail growth will continue to curve downward. Cutting a “V” may actually cause…

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