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Foot Pain relievable for the Elderly with Extra-depth Footwear

According to a new study, adults over the age of 65 who were fitted for new extra-depth shoes experienced reduced pain and improved function. While extra-depth footwear is often marketed for people with diabetic foot conditions, lead author Hylton B. Menz stated that the structure and function of the foot changes greatly with age regardless … Continue reading Foot Pain relievable for the Elderly with Extra-depth Footwear

Elderly and their Feet

While proper foot care is important for everybody, senior citizens have the tendency to be more susceptible to certain conditions and should therefore be well informed about problems that may arise and what they can do to properly avoid or treat them. Some of the most common problems are foot ulcers, ingrown toenails, fallen arches, … Continue reading Elderly and their Feet

Change Socks regularly to help prevent Athlete’s Foot

Regularly changing your socks can help prevent the occurrence of fungal infections in the foot, particularly tinea pedis or Athlete’s foot. At any given time, fifteen to twenty-five percent of people have it. While one method to avoid Athlete’s foot is to wear sandals, the colder months make wearing sandals much more difficult. Changing socks … Continue reading Change Socks regularly to help prevent Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is an extremely contagious infection caused by a fungus that results in itching, burning, dry, and flaking feet. The fungus that causes athletes foot is known as tinea pedis and thrives in moist, dark areas such as shower floors, gyms, sock and shoes, commons areas, public changing areas, bathrooms, dormitory style houses, locker … Continue reading Athlete’s Foot

University of Calgary to Develop New Study

Runners have often chosen footwear that is specifically tailored to their unique biomechanics with the wisdom of sports medicine specialists. However, some modern scientists dispute this notion; believing comfort is the most important attribute of a running shoe. Proponents of the comfort theory maintain that other details, including biomechanics, are rather minor. To try and … Continue reading University of Calgary to Develop New Study

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