Heel pain is fairly common, and can be a result of many different issues or conditions. Nonetheless, regardless of what is causing the pain, here are three techniques that can be used to alleviate or prevent future heel issues.
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Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. If you’ve ever had pain in the bottom of your foot with the first few steps out of bed in the morning, you’ve probably had some experience with this painful, and common, condition.
While there are some very interesting and advanced treatments to help get rid of your discomfort, there are some simple things you can do at home to help prevent and possibly reverse plantar fasciitis. Here are four easy tips for helping you deal with your plantar fasciitis –
Your nails are a reflection of your overall health, which is why proper nail care is so important. Below are a few simple and easy tips to make sure that your nails stay looking great and healthy –
- Keep Nails Clean and Dry
Keeping your nails clean and dry will reduce the possibility of fungal growth.
Having properly fitting footwear is important for everyone, and especially important for a developing child. Boy's feet typically stop growing between the ages of 15-17 years old and girls approximately 13-15 years old.
With that in mind, the most important piece you can remember about fitting your child with the proper footwear is to know that they are not mini adults. Children are children. They are growing and changing all the time. This means that they need shoes that will allow them to adjust to those sporadic changes. The more physically active that you are as a child, the more you reduce the chance of having muscle and bone related lower extremity problems later on in life.
Topics: Foot Care
Even after an awful start to spring here in the Midwest, it appears summer is upon us. With summer comes a lot more outdoor exercise, especially running. Below are a few tips to prevent injury while running during the summer.
Purchase Properly Fitting Running Shoes
Invest in a decent pair of shoes and make sure they fit properly. One foot may be longer than the other, so make sure you have enough space in each shoe. You should have at least a half inch of empty room in front of the longest toe of each foot. In addition, the toe box should be nice and roomy so that your toes have space to spread out. Wearing socks when running can also help prevent blisters. Those that pronate or supinate might benefit from a pair of orthotics. Try some of the over-the-counter inserts first. If those don’t help, you can ask your podiatrist if custom orthotics might be worthwhile.
Summer tends to be one of the busier times for the year in terms of people traveling. One thing you may have noticed while flying is how your feet and hands can swell up as you increase in altitude. It’s important to take proactive measures to reduce this swelling as it can lead to blood clots and other potential issues. Below are eight steps to prevent swelling during your flight:
Today we are going to talk about something I frequently suffer from…heel cracks. Heel cracks are something that are relatively painful, and annoying!
Before I give you my remedies, let’s take a look at how heel cracks occur in the first place. Cracks in the heels are generally caused by insufficient moisture. When the feet become too dry, heel fissures can develop quite easily. The heel pad wants to expand outward, but the skin is not pliable enough to expand with it, so it cracks.
I’ve talked before about how to care for your feet, and the importance of going to a Podiatrist on a regular basis (especially when you have diabetes). Nonetheless, it’s equally important to be regularly checking your feet yourself. Below are 4 tips to help you check your feet yourself.
Historically, custom orthotics/inserts were made by taking a slipper cast or foam impression of a patient’s foot. Plaster would then be poured into the cast or foam to create a hard mold of the patient’s foot. The custom insert would be made by heating up a material and vacuum sealing it over the plaster cast; thus, matching the shape and contours of the foot. This way of making custom inserts/orthotics is old-school, inefficient, and out-dated. Nonetheless, there are many people and companies that still swear by this method.
There are a ton of opinions and misconceptions when it comes to fitting shoes. Well, here is your undisputed guide on how it should be truly done.
Shoe fitting is more of an art than it is a science and should not be taken lightly. Unless you have already been properly fitted by a Certified Shoe Fitter, Certified Pedorthist, or Podiatrist, there’s a good chance that you’re wearing ill-fitting shoes