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Sport Specialization May Risk Severs Disease

Severs disease is an inflammation of the heel’s growth plate, often affecting physically active children and teenagers. The risk of Severs Disease has grown since children are attempting specialization in a single sport at younger ages. Because of this risk, it is generally advised to wait until adolescence to begin any sort of athletic specialization. … Continue reading Sport Specialization May Risk Severs Disease

Managing Kids Foot Odor

Parents who contend with their kids having foul foot odor in their kids’ feet can address this problem in several ways. Using antibacterial soap when cleaning your children’s feet can address bacteria, which is a common cause of odor. Be sure for your kids to alternate shoes and wear fresh socks daily as this can … Continue reading Managing Kids Foot Odor

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

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

Risk of Gout Flare-Ups Rises as Temperature Increases

A study conducted by Dr. Tuhina Neogi and colleagues at the Boston University School of Medicine revealed that excessive humidity and warm temperatures might increase the likelihood that people who have gout will experience flare-ups of their condition. The researchers collected data using an online survey of 619 individuals with gout diagnosed by their doctors. … Continue reading Risk of Gout Flare-Ups Rises as Temperature Increases

Risk of Gout Flare-Ups Rises as Temperature Increases

A study conducted by Dr. Tuhina Neogi and colleagues at the Boston University School of Medicine revealed that excessive humidity and warm temperatures might increase the likelihood that people who have gout will experience flare-ups of their condition. The researchers collected data using an online survey of 619 individuals with gout diagnosed by their doctors. … Continue reading Risk of Gout Flare-Ups Rises as Temperature Increases

The Average Shoe Size is Getting Bigger

The company of shoe retailer Stuart Weitzman makes shoes that go up to a size 12. Weitzman has reported that, in the past, the average shoe size of the company was a size 7. Recently, however, size 8 has become the new average. As shoe sizes become larger and larger, so does the demand for … Continue reading The Average Shoe Size is Getting Bigger

Nurse Struggled with Morton’s Neuroma for Four Years

Wendy Desbrow, 60, a nurse from Bruntingthorpe, starting feeling pain in her foot one day while she was doing repair work on her house. As time went on the pain grew intense, eventually becoming so agonizing that it gave her trouble with activities like driving and walking. Desbrow tried to get help from several doctors, … Continue reading Nurse Struggled with Morton’s Neuroma for Four Years

Trying on Shoes Can Lead to Plantar Warts or Foot Fungus

Although they may not be worn regularly, shoes on sale at stores and boutiques can still sometimes be breeding grounds for harmful bacteria and viruses. Trying on new footwear without wearing socks could cause you to develop an unpleasant fungal infection or growth. For instance, if the shoes contain excess sweat or are kept in … Continue reading Trying on Shoes Can Lead to Plantar Warts or Foot Fungus

Athlete’s Foot Can Spread Through Water

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises people to watch out for recreational water illnesses (RWIs) while enjoying themselves at the pool and beach this summer. An RWI is a disease that spreads through the consumption of or contact with contaminated water. One of the most common RWIs is athlete’s foot, which is … Continue reading Athlete’s Foot Can Spread Through Water