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Expensive Running Shoes no better than Cheaper Shoes

Statistics gathered by Danish website RunRepeat have concluded that expensive running shoes are often no better than cheaper running shoes. The information was collected from nearly 135,000 consumer reviews gathered over a year. The biggest surprise the reviews showed was that high-priced shoes often had lower ratings. The 10 most expensive running shoes, averaged at … Continue reading Expensive Running Shoes no better than Cheaper Shoes

Improper Diabetic Feet Care Can Lead to Ulcers

Approximately 29.1 million people have diabetes, and approximately 28% of that population is not diagnosed. Diabetics are prone to experiencing a wide variety of other conditions, some of which include neuropathy and foot ulcers. Diabetic foot ulcers in particular are dangerous for diabetics, and it is important for patients to receive annual examinations by a … Continue reading Improper Diabetic Feet Care Can Lead to Ulcers

Walls of Kindness donate Shoes to Iran’s Homeless

The homeless population of Iran have been benefiting from ‘walls of kindness’ that have been erected throughout the country. The walls—which sport hooks, hangers, and a shoe rack—invite passersby to donate important clothing items such as shoes—a necessity in foot care—to the homeless. Instructions painted next to the donation point state, “If you don’t need … Continue reading Walls of Kindness donate Shoes to Iran’s Homeless

Excessive Sweating of the Feet

Excessive sweating is a medical condition that affects multiple people around the world. There are different forms of hyperhidrosis, with primary focal hyperhidrosis being more common and lacking a medical cause, and secondary hyperhidrosis, which can be caused by medical conditions. Effective treatment for hyperhidrosis involves prescription antiperspirant, medications, surgical removal of sweat glands, and … Continue reading Excessive Sweating of the Feet

Relieve Foot Discomfort during Pregnancy

Pregnant women suffering from the discomfort of foot changes can find relief with several methods. Swelling of the feet can be managed with compression stockings, regular walking, and low-impact exercises. Stretching the calves can also help lower discomfort. It is also important for women to regularly drink waters and keep hydrated to maintain good health … Continue reading Relieve Foot Discomfort during Pregnancy

Short Foot Exercises can increase Foot Strength

The feet are some of the most used and dynamic parts of the body, and due to this title they must be simultaneously strong and stable while also being flexible and malleable. To increase foot strength, short foot exercises such as arch strengthening can help contract the muscles in the feet. Various short foot exercises … Continue reading Short Foot Exercises can increase Foot Strength

Five Benefits of Ankle Foot Orthotics

Compared to drugstore inserts, orthotics tend to have many more advantages; people should consider the following five benefits to ankle foot orthotics. Customized orthotics are designed professionally to ensure they personally fit the user. Any specific modifications or changes needed can also be included in a patient’s orthotics design. Orthotics are especially useful in relieving … Continue reading Five Benefits of Ankle Foot Orthotics