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Reading Your Shoes

Everyday the average American walks 8,000 steps a day, so it’s no surprise that our shoes and feet can get worn down. Looking at the soles of your shoes can tell you a lot about your individual feet, like how you walk.   When you walk, the weight of your body naturally shifts from the […]

Exercising With Joint Pain

When you experience pain in your joints, it can be challenging to motivate yourself to keep up with exercise, but research shows that regular exercise can decrease inflammation, fatigue, and pain while increasing blood flow, muscle strength, and quality of sleep. You may not be able to run or play sports like you used to, […]

How to Prevent Nail Problems

Did you know that nails can be an indicator of your overall health? Deficiencies and health problems can often result in abnormalities in your nails, so paying attention to your nail health and preventing nail issues are important! The most common nail problems are ingrown toenails and nail fungus, which can be especially problematic for […]

Preventing Common Baseball Injuries

The start of spring coincides with the start of baseball season, and many athletes young and old are participating in this popular sport. Compared to a contact sport like football it may not seem dangerous, but there are many common foot and ankle injuries that can result if proper prevention and care are not taken. […]

What’s This Bump On My Heel?

If you’ve noticed a painful bony bump on the back of your heel, there is a chance you have developed Haglund’s Deformity, also commonly called “pump bump.” With proper treatments provided by an experienced foot care specialist, you can find relief from heel pain! What causes Haglund’s Deformity? This condition often results from repeated pressure […]

Damaging Effects of High Heels

It’s no surprise that high heels cause pain and discomfort, but that doesn’t prevent people from wearing them for style, fashion, and special occasions. But how bad are they for our bodies? How do they affect your feet and ankles? The following areas are most affected by wearing high heels: Feet – Excessive pressure on […]

Walk on Your Wild Side Day

Did you know that today is Walk on Your Wild Side Day? It is a day to embrace your inner wild streak and do something totally unexpected. Maybe you’ve always wanted to take dance classes, or maybe you want to challenge yourself to a marathon, a fitness competition or a new exercise routine? Whatever your […]

Preparing for a Marathon

There are many reasons why people sign up for marathons. Often for a personal challenge, a healthier lifestyle, from inspiration by friends or family, or for an important cause. No matter what the reason, preparing for a marathon may seem like a daunting and challenging task, especially if it’s your first. Luckily, there are many […]

Choosing the Best Basketball Sneaker

With the NCAA’s March Madness well under way, there is currently a lot of focus on basketball! Many fans not only like to watch the game but also participate in the sport themselves. Like all sports, it is important to have the proper footwear to minimize injuries, so here is a guide to choosing the […]

Tips for Running Outdoors

Are you thinking about starting up running, or are you an indoor runner ready to venture outside? Running as a beginner can seem daunting, but with these tips you can overcome the initial challenges of running outdoors and avoid injuries and unrealistic expectations! Go slow – Whether you’ve been running on treadmills or running for […]