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Working 4 You: Pain of high heels

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in General Foot Care | Comments Off on Working 4 You: Pain of high heels

SPOKANE, Wash.  For a lot of women, high heels are a must, no matter how much our feet ache at the end of the day. Now, podiatrists say there’s a middle ground to allow the aesthetic of high heels without the long-term damage. Studies show 42% of women will wear shoes they like, even if they hurt their feet. Even more already have foot injuries and pain associated with wearing high heels. “High heels can cause stress fractures, tendonitis,...

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You Walk Wrong

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in General Foot Care | Comments Off on You Walk Wrong

Walking is easy. It’s so easy that no one ever has to teach you how to do it. It’s so easy, in fact, that we often pair it with other easy activities—talking, chewing gum—and suggest that if you can’t do both simultaneously, you’re some sort of insensate clod. So you probably think you’ve got this walking thing pretty much nailed. As you stroll around the city, worrying about the economy, or the environment, or your next month’s rent, you...

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What’s Causing Your Ankle Pain? Is It a Sprain, a Fracture– or Something Else?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Ankle Injuries | Comments Off on What’s Causing Your Ankle Pain? Is It a Sprain, a Fracture– or Something Else?

At its mildest, ankle pain is uncomfortable. In its most severe cases, ankle pain can be debilitating, rendering the sufferer unable to walk. Most often, ankle pain is described as a dull, persistent ache that occurs when the ankles bear weight or when they are in motion. Ankle pain can occur in anyone, regardless of age or gender. However, it’s most common in athletes and men under the age of 24. In women, ankle pain is more prevalent over...

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Ankle Sprain Study Released: Warning Issued to Women Who Love High-Heels

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Ankle Injuries | Comments Off on Ankle Sprain Study Released: Warning Issued to Women Who Love High-Heels

In May 2015, The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery® published a study that confirmed what podiatrists have known for decades. High-heel shoes may potentially cause wearers to experience ankle sprains as well as a cavalcade of other injuries. The study looked at foot and ankle injuries over a span of 10 years, starting with 2002. But one doesn’t have to go back that far to see what kind of damage wearing high-heels can do to the ankle. In...

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You can Fix your Corns & Calluses on your Feet

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Foot Corns & Calluses | Comments Off on You can Fix your Corns & Calluses on your Feet

Corn and calluses are thick layers of dead skin that normally develop on your feet and toes. They are caused by excessive friction or pressure often from ill-fitting, tight shoes. Another cause is due to frequent, repetitive motions such as running that cause friction between the bones, skin and shoes. There are different ways to treat these embarrassing foot conditions. Here are just some of the proven methods at treating them. One method is investing in surgery. This is...

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Plantar Warts and Foot Wart Removal are Best Handled by Licensed Podiatrists

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Plantar Warts | Comments Off on Plantar Warts and Foot Wart Removal are Best Handled by Licensed Podiatrists

Human papilloma virus has long been associated with a number of skin growths, including mosaic and plantar warts. Unlike some other warts commonly attributed to the virus, they are potentially hard to treat because of where they are located. Think about it. As humans, we are on our feet every day and that added pressure can not only irritate plantar warts but make it difficult to treat them. So, when homegrown or over-the-counter treatments don’t work, people should seek...

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Bunion Treatment Tips

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Bunion Treatment | Comments Off on Bunion Treatment Tips

A bunion is a bony bump that grows on the joint at the base of your big toe. It forms when your big toe pushes against your next toe and forces the joint of your big toe to enlarge and stick out. Treatment options vary according to the type and severity of the bunion and a surgical procedure is the most invasive method. Below are some helpful bunion treatment tips. Surgery: This operation is also known as a bunionectomy....

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