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What is the Purpose of Shoe Insoles?

What is the Purpose of Shoe Insoles?

by Scott Anderson • October 14, 2021

Perhaps the simplest purpose of shoe insoles is to reduce pain from standing and walking around. Many careers require people to be on their feet for dozens of hours per week, carrying additional weight or walking on uneven ground. A good shoe insole can provide extra cushioning that reduces the impact these jobs have on a person’s feet, thereby reducing discomfort.

What is Claw Toe?

What is Claw Toe?

by Scott Anderson • October 07, 2021

Claw toe is a common deformity where the toes bend into a claw like position. The toes bend downward and dig into the soles of the shoe and can lead to blisters or calluses on the tops of tips of the toes.

Heel Blisters while Hiking

Heel Blisters while Hiking

by Scott Anderson • September 30, 2021

Going on a hike can be a really enjoyable activity when things go right, however, nobody has fun when blisters are involved. Heel blisters can stay around for days after the hike, and they make walking a pain. So let's learn about what causes blisters, how to prevent blisters from forming and how to care for blisters before they get too bad.

Leg Exercises in the Gym

Leg Exercises in the Gym

by Scott Anderson • September 23, 2021

With the end of summer, outdoor exercise will be more prohibitive and people will start heading back into the gym, so here are a few leg exercises that may promote muscle growth and strength.

What is Metatarsalgia and how is it treated?

What is Metatarsalgia and how is it treated?

by Scott Anderson • September 16, 2021

Pain in the ball of the foot, which is the spot between the toes and the arch, can be a symptom of metatarsalgia. Its name stems from the five metatarsal bones in the midsection of the feet that connect to the toes. These bones are designed to equally share the weight of walking and daily activities. When their delicate balance is disrupted, metatarsalgia occurs.

Benefits of Treadmills VS Outdoor Running

Benefits of Treadmills VS Outdoor Running

by Scott Anderson • September 02, 2021

Many new runners and seasoned athletes alike have a preference for the way in which they clock up the miles, whether it be outdoors or on a treadmill. While there is no denying that either option is far better than no exercise at all, there are benefits and drawbacks to each of them

No Equipment? No problem. At-home strength workouts to the rescue

Strength Training at Home Without Equipment

by Scott Anderson • August 19, 2021

Adjusting to the new normal of staying home, people also learned they don’t need to invest in an expensive, all-encompassing at-home gym. In fact, many strength workouts can be done in the comfort of one’s own home with no or very little equipment.

Tibial Sesamoiditis

Tibial Sesamoiditis

by Scott Anderson • August 12, 2021

Sesamoid bones are behind the big toe joint hidden under the bone. They are small pea-shaped structures that are embedded in the tendon and it’s name is derived from their small shape and similarity to sesame seeds.

Support for Wide Feet

Support For Wide Feet

by Scott Anderson • August 05, 2021

Having wide feet is more common than you think! Whether you were born with wide feet or if they have broadened as you have aged, it can be a struggle to find that perfect shoe for you.

3 Best Moderate Hikes in the US

3 Best Moderate Hikes in the US

by Scott Anderson • July 29, 2021

Summer is still going strong, and what better way to enjoy the sun than with a hike? The United States is filled with endless beautiful hikes that are well traveled, but I'm sure you would rather go on a hike with less people. Here are some low-key, moderately rated hikes that you might not have heard of that can be enjoyed year round.

Do Cleats Improve Your Performance?

Do Cleats Improve Your Performance?

by Anna Heston • July 15, 2021

Athletic shoes with spikes sticking out from the sole are known as cleats. They are often seen on soccer and football players but are common in several other sports as well. The point of the spiked shoes is to provide traction on the field, which can become slippery after a rain or just be generally unpredictable as a surface since most fields have natural grass.

Athlete's Foot Treatment

Athlete's Foot Treatment

by Anna Heston • July 08, 2021

If you’re an active person who spends a lot of time on your feet and inside of your shoes you may have had the experience of dealing with athlete’s foot. What most people refer to as athlete's foot is actually a fungal infection known as tinea pedis