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Working on Your Feet

Overworking your feet can put stress on your entire body, so taking care of your feet is an absolute priority for overall good health. Standing all day can cause a myriad of different conditions such as bunions, callouses, and plantar warts. These conditions are all very painful but can be avoided with proper foot care, … Continue reading Working on Your Feet

Wearing the Proper Shoe Size becomes More Important with the Growth of Feet

For shoe retailer Stuart Weitzman, manufacturing shoes in size 12 is not a rarity. In the past, the average shoe size for the retailer was size 7. Now, however, the new average has become size 8. With the rapid growth of foot size over recent years, the making of shoes in larger and larger sizes … Continue reading Wearing the Proper Shoe Size becomes More Important with the Growth of Feet

Corns and Other Podiatric Issues Can be Aided by Mother Nature

Natural wisdom suggests nature can cure just about anything. For example, you might suffer from corns on your feet. To treat these foot corns, submerge willow tree bark in warm water for thirty minutes and soak your feet in the created solution. If you are dealing with ingrown toenails, acorns can actually help. Grind the … Continue reading Corns and Other Podiatric Issues Can be Aided by Mother Nature

The Correct way to Trim an Ingrown Toenail

 In a recent study physicists of the University of Nottingham in England took a closer look at the mechanical forces that act on fingernails and toenails—particularly the outward growth of the nail. Researchers have found that ingrown toenails form because of an imbalance in the forces acting on them from nail growth. Nails that grow … Continue reading The Correct way to Trim an Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown Toenail Care

An ingrown toenail is caused when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain and swelling. Sometimes this can become infected causing drainage and may become serious. There are many risk factors that can predispose a person to this common condition. Cutting your nails too short, participating in sports, diabetes, being … Continue reading Ingrown Toenail Care

Gout Condition Can Be Aided by Cherries

A study published in Arthritis and Rheumatology suggests that cherries can reduce flare-ups of gout.  Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis caused by an overproduction and crystallization of uric acid, which produces episodes of severe pain and swelling in joints.  Anti-inflammatory drugs are generally proscribed to gout sufferers, but perhaps cherries and cherry extracts … Continue reading Gout Condition Can Be Aided by Cherries

What is Gout?

Gout is a form of arthritis that is unusually painful. A slight touch can send shooting pain. The most common area for gout to occur is in the metatarsal phalangeal joint of the big toe. Other areas of the body frequently affected by gout are the knees, elbows, fingers, ankles and wrists.  Gout occurs when … Continue reading What is Gout?
Shoe makers are now creating foot-shaped running shoes that follow the foot’s natural anatomic shape to allow room for the toes to stretch naturally. In the past, some hardcore runners have gone as far as removing their toenails to avoid the damage created from repetitively slamming their toes into the front of their narrow shoes. … Continue reading