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Foot and Ankle Injuries Prevalent in Overweight and Obese Children

A study conducted in Denmark found that children who are overweight or obese are more susceptible to develop foot, ankle, and leg injuries during engagement in physical activity as opposed to children at lower weights. Researchers studied 632 overweight children who went to physical education classes for an hour and a half each week for … Continue reading Foot and Ankle Injuries Prevalent in Overweight and Obese Children

NFL Player Plays In Spite of Foot Injury

Colin Kaepernick’s foot injury had landed him a place on the 49ers’ injury report last year. Despite this injury, Kaepernick played through the injury, even joking about it. Kaepernick would say his injury was just a hangnail and nothing to worry about. Now Kaepernick says otherwise—a chipped bone on his forefoot and a ruptured capsule … Continue reading NFL Player Plays In Spite of Foot Injury

Hiking Enthusiast Looks to Aid Others in Getting Proper Shoes

Kate Behney has an intimate relationship with hiking and the outdoors, and most of her life has been spent exploring and hiking the mountains of her backyard in Beacon. Behney believes that “with an outdoor activity, you have to look at your clothing and footwear as equipment, and having the right equipment is going to … Continue reading Hiking Enthusiast Looks to Aid Others in Getting Proper Shoes

Proper Shoe Fitting

Proper shoe fitting is one of the most common concerns people have when it comes to the health of their feet. To some this may not seem like a major issue, but the reality is that improperly fitted shoes account for a tremendous amount of injuries to the foot. Because our feet, our posture, and … Continue reading Proper Shoe Fitting

Debate Circulates Over Running Habits and Shoes

There is a continual debate in the running community about whether minimalist or maximalist running shoes can better prevent running injuries. However, some researchers say that the probability of getting hurt lies less with one’s footwear and more with each runner’s individual habits. “The best shoe for a runner is highly individualized,” Allison Gruber, a … Continue reading Debate Circulates Over Running Habits and Shoes

Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

While running seems like a simple activity, it is actually a complicated movement that puts a lot of stress on the joints, bones and ligaments of the body. Consequently, choosing the right shoe is an important step in increasing performance and decreasing injury risk. You should select running shoes based on your foot type. While … Continue reading Choosing the Right Running Shoe for Your Foot Type

Georgia Teens give Shower Shoes to prevent Athlete’s Foot

A new charity project formed by six Georgia teenagers is equipping Georgia’s homeless population with shower shoes. Flip Flop Drop, their culminated effort, is in particular assisting Savannah, Georgia’s Inner City Night Shelter.“As simple as it is, it’s just not in the budget,” says ICNS Executive Director Yvonne Pryor. “You don’t want to just go … Continue reading Georgia Teens give Shower Shoes to prevent Athlete’s Foot