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Foot Health: The 4 Differences between Walking and Running Shoes

Both running and walking are great exercises, but should a person wear the same shoes for running and for walking? The answer is no, because there is a difference between the way that a person’s feet hit the ground when they are walking and when they are running. Therefore, the shoes for each activity are … Continue reading Foot Health: The 4 Differences between Walking and Running Shoes

Flat Shoes cause woman to develop Plantar Fasciitis

Many fashion-forward women are aware of the painful consequences that come with wearing high heels for extended periods of time. What women often forget, however, is that flat shoes—especially those with little to no foot support—can cause just as many foot problems as heels. 41-year-old teaching assistant Michele Crow learned this the hard way after … Continue reading Flat Shoes cause woman to develop Plantar Fasciitis

New Treatment Helps Relieve Heel Pain Caused by Plantar Fasciitis

Recently, a groundbreaking study concluded that their treatment combining ultrasound with steroid injections was 95% effective in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a foot problem affecting the plantar fascia, a connective tissue in the heel. This condition is treatable, but in many cases can take up to a year to be effective. … Continue reading New Treatment Helps Relieve Heel Pain Caused by Plantar Fasciitis

Woman Discovers Shockwave Therapy After Eight Years of Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Rosemary Smith was a full time carer from London when she started to feel shooting pains through her feet. She states she would even feel the pain while standing in her office making photo copies. Smith would often miss out on invitations to parties, exercising, and even found a new job where she could sit … Continue reading Woman Discovers Shockwave Therapy After Eight Years of Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Queensland Study Shows Foot Muscles Play Important Role

Scientists at the University of Queensland conducted research that proves the plantar fascia is not the only muscle that provides arch support. To test this theory, an experiment involving weights being tied to the knees of two test subjects was conducted. The scientists monitored the responses of the muscles in their feet. A second experiment … Continue reading Queensland Study Shows Foot Muscles Play Important Role

Cure Cracked Heels with Simple Remedies

Cracked feet often occur due to not only improper foot care, but cold weather, shoes that don’t fit well, or even standing for extended periods of time. If not properly treated, cracked heels can create discomfort and even bleeding. Fortunately cracked heels can be eased with the help of several simple remedies. As cracked feet … Continue reading Cure Cracked Heels with Simple Remedies

Solutions for Cracked Heels

Cracked heels can be embarrassing, and can make life frustrating when sandal season comes around. But not only are they an aesthetic problem – they can also tear stockings, socks and even wear out shoes faster at the back, and when severe may cause pain and infection. Cracked heels are a problem for many who … Continue reading Solutions for Cracked Heels

How to Keep Your Feet Healthy while on the Job

If you have an occupation as a worker that is always on his or her feet, you are probably very familiar with experiencing soreness and pain at the end of the day. Endurance can easily be maintained by considering several important tips. Shoes should be checked to ensure that they offer support, as ill-fitting shoes … Continue reading How to Keep Your Feet Healthy while on the Job