This Common Sneaker Mistake Could Be Upping Your Risk for Foot Fungus

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20
Jan 2021

Once you get a foot fungus, it can be really hard to get rid of—especially if it spreads to your toenails. And while there are a handful of reasons why the condition can come about in the first place—from walking barefoot in public areas to sharing a yoga mat without sanitizing it first—there’s one common mistake podiatrists […]

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Achilles Tendon Strain: Road to Recovery

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14
Jan 2021

Your Achilles tendon serves as the connection between your calf muscle and the bones in your foot, which means you use it every day, all day long. It is also the thickest and strongest tendon in your entire body, which makes injuries like an Achilles tendon strain so much worse. Most people injure their Achilles […]

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Top Home Remedies To Relieve Ankle Pain

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22
Dec 2020

Your ankles are the key to running, jumping and just about any physical activity that involves movement. They support your body in unimaginable ways. In fact, your ankles have the ability to carry forces equivalent to several times your body weight. However, that’s not all your ankles can do. Your ankles bring virtue to movement […]

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5 Tips For A Balanced Shoe Fit

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03
Dec 2020

Your feet are the window to your sole and the foundation of your entire body. On average Americans walk 4,000 steps a day, which is about 1.5 to 2 miles. At the forefront of each springing step are your feet and, often overlooked, your supportive shoes. Poorly designed or ill-fitting shoes can cause pain and […]

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Why A Medical Pedicure Is The Key To Healthy, Happy Feet This Sandal Season

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24
Nov 2020

A few weeks ago, I arrived at a close friend’s apartment with the unthinkable: freshly tended-to feet. “How?” she asked—or, really, begged—as she curled up her own toes, which still bore the traces of the polish from her last pre-quarantine pedicure. Much to her surprise, I hadn’t snuck into my neighborhood salon prematurely but rather paid […]

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Keys To Achieving Better Outcomes With Shin Splints

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23
Nov 2020

I love the academic challenge that shin splints pose to figure out what is wrong and what muscle or tendon is contributing to the issue at hand. I break down shin splints into medial, lateral, anterior and posterior shin splints. Medial shin splints involve the posterior tibial tendon, flexor hallucis longus tendon or the flexor digitorum […]

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5 Moves to Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

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16
Nov 2020
Plantar fasciitis is a runner's recurring nightmare. It's a notoriously stubborn injury that strikes when the thick band of fibers that runs along the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed. It often starts as a minor irritation but can advance and develop into a sidelining injury, especially if it's not treated promptly or properly. While [...]
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