Ben Wehrli, DPM and his team at CVFA Institute treat a range of foot and ankle injuries. Foot pain can be caused by a variety of issues such as sports injuries or disease but often the cause is related to everyday stresses we inflict on our feet. Here is a list of common factors that […]


Athlete’s Foot is a contagious fungal infection commonly associated with locker rooms and public showers. Athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis, is a type of fungal infection of the feet. The infection is very common, and nearly 70 percent of people will have athlete’s foot at some point in their lives, according to the American College of Foot […]


American children everywhere will participate in outdoor and indoor sports this year, from basketball to softball, cycling and swimming. No matter what their sport or whether they play competitively or just for fun, they will have one important thing in common: They’ll need their feet to be pain-free if they’re going to play their best and […]


Summer is here, and everyone is running to the nearest nail salon hoping to get perfect looking toenails for sandals and other opened toed shoes! In this post we would like to take the opportunity to give you some ‘spa smart’ tips that will assist you in selecting a spa or nail salon that’s clean so you receive a perfect […]


Any idea where your plantar fascia is? Unless you have injured it you probably don’t. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons approximately two million people seek treatment for plantar fasciitis each year. Your plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue running along the arch of […]


Would it surprise you to learn that the biggest culprit for hurting feet is -ill-fitting shoes! Unsupportive and too tight shoes can really do a number on your feet. Here are three common problems that frequently cause foot pain and disasters – especially if you’re over 50! Problem #1: Got Plantar Fasciitis? Here’s What You […]


Heel Pain Cramping Your Lifestyle? Let Us Explain Why… And HOW To Feel Better! If you have heel pain, you know how every step can cause throbbing and sharp sensations. Just the thought of getting up and moving to the next room can make you wince with anticipation. You may have even gotten help before, […]


A common source of foot pain is bunions – a deformity of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint at the base of the big toe. A bunion develops when the first metatarsal bone of the foot turns outward and the big toe points inward toward the other toes, causing the joint to jut out, and most shoes […]


Common Mistakes when Trimming Toenails – and How to Do it Right   Picking and peeling, cutting and digging – toenail trimming is a real dangerous sport! Trimming your toenails may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how often people do it wrong way — and end up damaging their toenails.