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How to Prevent the Thanksgiving Burn Out

How to Prevent the Thanksgiving Burn Out

Everyone is excited for Thanksgiving. Family in town, amazing food, and a time to give thanks. You are so excited in the festive mood, however by the time you get to great festive feast your legs are tired and  aching and you are purely exhausted from standing in the kitchen cooking. Hopefully, at least everyone […]

Cushioning a Callus

Cushioning a Callus

Isn’t it amazing that as a kid you had no calluses on your feet and now you have painful corns and calluses? Once you have them removed why do they keep coming back? They’re getting more painful as you age making it difficult for you to walk run and be active. A callus is a […]

Symptoms of a Broken Ankle

Symptoms of a Broken Ankle

A broken ankle is often referred to as a fracture. There are several ways this can occur, including dropping a heavy object on your foot or twisting your ankle which commonly happens during a fall. Typical symptoms that can occur are bruising on and around your ankle, in addition to pain and swelling. It may […]

Home Remedy for Cracked Heels

Home Remedy for Cracked Heels

It is easy to forget to pay special attention to the heels of your feet when moisturizing. If there is an insufficient amount of moisture in the heels of our feet, they can crack easily. You may be prone to cracked feet if you are often dehydrated, take very hot showers, or excessively scrub your […]

How Do Heel Spurs Develop?

How Do Heel Spurs Develop?

A heel spur is a regeneration of a bone that forms on the sole of the foot. Additionally, the development of this ailment can appear in the area where the Achilles tendon connects to the heel and may produce severe pain. In most cases, a heel spur will gradually develop, and is often caused by […]

Symptoms and Causes of Gout

Symptoms and Causes of Gout

If you are experiencing severe pain in the joints surrounding the big toe, you may have a condition referred to as gout. It’s considered to be a form of arthritis, and the symptoms include redness, swelling, and extreme tenderness. Gout is the result of a buildup of excess uric acid in the body, and typically […]

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

If you have the experience of something heavy falling on your foot, you may have what is referred to as a broken toe. Common signs from this occurring will be swelling and bruising affecting the toe and surrounding area, accompanied by severe pain. If the bone protrudes from the skin, this is typically known as […]

The Differences Between a Break and a Sprain

The Differences Between a Break and a Sprain

Research has shown the foot consists of 26 bones. If you have endured a fall resulting in severe pain in your foot, one of these bones may have been fractured, and this is often referred to as a broken foot. General symptoms of a sprain and a fracture typically include swelling and pain, so it’s […]

What are Orthotics?

What are Orthotics?

Corrective inserts that are designed to be used in shoes are often referred to as orthotics. There are several benefits to using orthotics, including providing comfort, stability, and additional support that the foot may need. They are typically used to correct certain foot abnormalities, including high arches, flat feet, or foot structures that may originate […]

Are the Feet Affected by Obesity?

Are the Feet Affected by Obesity?

Recent research has suggested there’s a strong connection between obesity and medical concerns involving the feet and ankles. Typically, the additional weight may alter the structure of the foot, allowing ailments such as plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and fallen arches to occur. These conditions affect the feet, which can hinder the daily routine and activities. Additional […]