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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everyday Foot Care in Rainy Weather

Fall comes with unpredictable weather, such as sudden rain showers. Keeping the feet clean during wet weather is important, as continuous exposure to moisture and water can cause bacterial growth on the feet. Washing and scrubbing cracked feet can help remove dead cells. The space between toes should be cleaned regularly. Toenails should be kept … Continue reading Everyday Foot Care in Rainy Weather