Skin Health

Skin is one of the important natural barriers that works along with our immune system to defend the body against organisms that can cause infection. The skin on our extremities – hands and feet – are the most vulnerable and require additional attention to remain healthy during the cold, dry months of winter. The podiatrists of Ryan Foot & Ankle Clinic recommend the following to...

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Boot Buying Advice

The doctors and staff at Ryan Foot & Ankle Clinic have this boot selection advice to share: Be sure boots are insulated and waterproof. Even if the boot maker says the boots are waterproof, still treat the pair with a waterproofing product. The body has to work harder to compensate for moisture, so try to minimize as much foot moisture as possible. Select natural material, like leather,...

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Children’s Shoe Shopping Advice

One of the most important purchases on any parent’s shopping list should be a pair of proper fitting shoes for their child. The podiatrists and staff of Ryan Foot & Ankle Clinic would like to share several important factors that parents should consider while back to school shopping: Children’s Feet Change with Age. Shoe and sock sizes may change every few months as a...

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Summer Foot Health

This is the time of the year when our feet tend to be frequently exposed to the elements as we wear sandals, flip flops and are often barefoot. The podiatrists and staff of Ryan Foot & Ankle Clinic have some advice to share that can help keep your feet healthy this summer. Limit walking barefoot as it exposes feet to sunburn, as well as plantar warts, athlete’s foot, ringworm, and...

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April is National Foot Health Awareness Month

Special attention is given to foot health each April as Foot Health Awareness month is observed. The podiatrists and staff of Ryan Foot & Ankle Clinic would like to remind you and your loved ones that this is the perfect time to determine what shape your feet are in. Examining our feet can help identify early symptoms of other serious disorders such as vascular disease and diabetes. Foot...

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Pedicure Advice

Spring/summer marks a busy time for pedicurists. Unfortunately, not all pedicure facilities offer clean and proper foot care and infections and other foot ailments may arise. Ryan Foot & Ankle Clinic would like to share the following advice for individuals deciding on a location to receive a pedicure: Make sure that the instruments used are clean and sterilized. Make sure foot tubs or...

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