Category Archives : Featured

Corns & Calluses Issues

Some people want to show off their pedicures or fashionable footwear while others are simply interested in sharing a particularly beautiful view from a different perspective. Regardless of your reason, don’t let corns and calluses ruin your social media fun. These thickened areas of skin are not only unattractive, but can be quite painful if […]

Runners Shin Splints

Most runners will have experienced that sharp pain in the front of their shin, commonly known as shin splints, at some point in their running career. Shin splints can affect anyone – regardless of experience level or fitness. Healthy Steps has compiled a list of five tips that should help prevent and effectively treat shin […]

Feet Type & Foot Shapes

What your foot shape reveal? Your two feet combined contain one-fourth of all the bones in your body. The human foot consists of 3 arches, 20 muscles, 24 ligaments, 26 bones, 33 joints, and 7,800 nerves. Our feet come in a wide variety of shapes, types, and sizes. If you are suffering from chronic foot […]

The facts about flat feet

Flat feet, or fallen arches, is a condition which affects approximately 40 percent of the population. There are two different types of flat feet – flexible and rigid. Flexible flatfeet are considered normal in children because often our arches are not fully developed until we reach a certain age -ranging from seven to thirteen. While […]

How to Remove Plantar Warts!

Did you know that practically everyone will have a wart pop up somewhere on their bodies at some point in their lifetime? Plantar warts, also known as verrucas, are particularly common in pre-teen children, before their immune system has had a chance to fully develop. Plantar warts specifically appear on the bottom of the foot […]

Stock up on socks! Keep your feet covered!

While some may find it trendy to wear their loafers or boating shoes with no socks, this can be harmful for the overall health of your feet. Other than the obvious; stinky shoes and horrible foot odour that goes along with going sockless, there are various health benefits to wearing socks that many people are […]

High Heels And Osteoarthritis

Guess what? A whole new reason NOT to wear high heeled shoes extensively… New research published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research suggests that killer heels could also kill your knees. As you’ve probably noticed, I’m not a huge fan of high heels. I’ve written extensively about the problems caused by high heels in the […]

Step Into 2015 On Healthy, Happy Feet With Healthy Steps Podiatry.

Despite the fact that they are responsible for keeping us independently mobile, feet don’t receive nearly as much love and attention as they deserve. Take a minute to look at your feet. Go on—kick off your shoes, peel off your socks and pay some attention to those undervalued and unsung heroes. They may be a […]

Getting To Grips With Hammertoes – Understanding The Basics

What Are Hammertoes? A hammertoe occurs from a muscle and ligament imbalance around the toe joint which causes the middle joint of the toe to bend and become stuck in this position. The most common complaint caused by hammertoes is the rubbing and irritation that occurs on the top of the bent toe – which […]

The Dangers Of Wearing Jandals Or Open-Toed Sandals – Care For Your Feet This Summer

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break; and if you’re one of the lucky ones still enjoying the good, old long Kiwi summer break – enjoy! So, it’s a brand new year and we are at the height of our summer. I know I’ve written at […]