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How to Manage Your RA Symptoms (With Custom Orthotics)

If you are one of the 1.5 million Americans suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) today, then you may be relieved to know that there are many options available to help manage your condition! In fact, conservative treatment methods may be all you need to get back to...

Why Aren’t My Orthotics Working Anymore?

If you’ve met Dr. Melhuish, or you’re a regular reader of this blog, you probably already know how we feel about orthotics. But we’ll re-summarize anyway. Simply put, orthotics are among the most versatile and effective treatment options we have for all sorts of...

It Only Takes One: Preventing Falls Before They Happen

Most people don’t start to get serious about preventing falls until after they’ve lost their footing for the first time—or sometimes after falling several times. But here’s the hard truth: It only takes one. One fall is enough to break a hip, cause a traumatic brain...

How Orthotics Can Fix Your Body Biomechanics and Alleviate Your Pain

In our last blog, we talked a lot about our passion for biomechanics—and in particular, why bad biomechanics in your feet and ankles can result not only in significant foot pain, but also pain and injury throughout the rest of the body, too. If you haven’t read it...

The Link Between Biomechanics And Pain

Talk to just about any podiatrist, and you might eventually hear some variation on the following phrase: Feet are your foundation. We don’t say that just because it sounds good, or makes a convincing sales pitch. We say it because it’s the truth. All the physical...

What You Eat Affects Your Feet

How is that new year’s resolution to eat healthier going? It’s okay even if you’ve cheated a bit here and there, but let’s review how important a healthy diet really is to improving and maintaining your overall health. It’s been said, what you get out depends on what...

Ease Your Foot And Ankle Arthritis This Summer!

Summer is a beautiful season in and around Carson City, Lake Tahoe, and the Sierra Nevada. Gorgeous weather, beautiful colors, and all the outdoor activities you could want—swimming, hiking, biking, fishing, camping, or whatever you like best. Of course, if you’re...

Finding The Proper Foot Balance And Alignment

Yin and yang, work and play, day and night: everything needs balance in your life, and that includes your feet! When you have poor foot balance, this can throw your whole body off, causing problems in your feet, knees, hips, and back. These problems can be multiplied...

Tell Stress Fractures To Take A Hike

Have you ever seen a split in a log or tree while hiking? How about a crack in your favorite water bottle before taking a swig? A stress fracture of the bone isn't much different. Stress fractures are small cracks in the bone that will develop from overuse. If you've...

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