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Your 10 Biggest Walking Pains, Solved

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in General Foot Care | Comments Off on Your 10 Biggest Walking Pains, Solved

We all know that walking is the safest, easiest form of exercise, so why should you bother reading up on the risks? Because left ignored, an innocent foot pain or leg pain can become a chronic problem. Each year, nearly 250,000 walkers are hobbled as a result of a walking-induced pain or a nagging old exercise injury that walking has aggravated. As bothersome as the initial problem can be, the real damage is what happens next. You stop exercising, misplace your motivation, and soon gain weight and lose muscle tone. To make sure a debilitating walking injury doesn’t prevent you from reaching your fitness and weight loss goals, we asked leading experts for advice on how to avoid aches and treat the 10 most common walking pains. 1. Plantar fasciitis Feels like: Tenderness on your heel or bottom of...

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Don’t Let Foot Cramps and Charley Horses Slow You Down

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in General Foot Care | Comments Off on Don’t Let Foot Cramps and Charley Horses Slow You Down

You’re sound asleep, and then, without warning, you wake up with a paralyzing stiffness in your calf or foot. Whether you call it a foot or leg cramp (aka “charley horse”), it’s a common, somewhat mysterious pain that happens when a muscle gets involuntarily stiff and can’t relax. “They tend to happen more frequently as we age,” says sports and exercise medicine physician Kim Gladden, MD. “While they can be uncomfortable, they are rarely harmful.” Here’s what causes these cramps, as well as tips to help prevent them. To read more click here. If you are suffering from foot pain please contact us...

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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, all types of bone spurs and encourage bunion and hammertoe formation,” said Dr. Jacqueline Sutera, a specialist in podiatric medicine and surgery. “It happens every day that patients come into my office with these problems.” It goes beyond just our feet. To read more click here. If you are suffering from foot pain please contact us today. Image courtesy of...

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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 might assume that the one thing you don’t need to worry about is the way in which you’re strolling around the city. Well, I’m afraid I have some bad news for you: You walk wrong. Look, it’s not your fault. It’s your shoes. Shoes are bad. I don’t just mean stiletto heels, or cowboy boots, or tottering espadrilles, or any...

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Podiatry Team’s Best Summertime Advice for Families

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in General Foot Care, Ingrown Toenails | Comments Off on Podiatry Team’s Best Summertime Advice for Families

Before long, everyone will likely be running off to the beach or some great, vacation destination. And we know that means there will be a lot of bare feet on display. Although it is fun to bare it all from time to time, it can also create podiatry problems for men, women and children. So we wanted to help families out by sharing our podiatry team’s best summertime tips: Don’t forget about what may be lurking on or just underground. After all, in the summertime, it is common to encounter more than just a stray pop-top or foot fungus. There are fire ants, ground dwelling bees, splintered wood and other things out there that can hurt a person’s feet too. With that said, try to keep those summer shoes or sandals on no matter how inviting the alternatives. Do...

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5 Great Things to Do for Your Overworked, Flat Feet Today

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Flat Feet, General Foot Care | Comments Off on 5 Great Things to Do for Your Overworked, Flat Feet Today

Do you have overworked, flat feet that could use a little “me time?” Chances are you do. So, why not take time out and show those tired tootsies that you really do care about them? It’s a lot easier to get started than many overworked Americans think. To prove our point, here are five great things that you can easily do for your overworked, flat feet today: Issue an Independence Day Proclamation Proclaim that it is Independence Day and release your feet from bondage. Once they’re out of your shoes and socks, wiggle them around a bit in the fresh air. Wiggling your naked feet al fresco may seem like a silly act but it’s really helping to do two, important things. First, it will help improve circulation in your lower extremities. And second, it will help get rid...

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