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When To Replace Your Running Shoes

When To Replace Your Running Shoes

by Anna Heston • May 13, 2021

First, this really depends on how often you run. Because of this, the conventional answer is every 300-500 miles, not a measurement of time. But not everyone tracks their running distance that closely, and 300-500 miles is still a big range, so it’s important to look for the signs.

Hallux Rigidus Treatment

Hallux Rigidus Treatment

by Anna Heston • May 06, 2021

Hallux rigidus is essentially a painful, stiff big toe. This source of the problem is located in the joint at the base of the toe, where the toe meets the foot. Hallux rigidus is a progressive condition, meaning that it gets worse over time. At first the toe might feel painful and difficult to move but over time, it may not move at all.

Peroneal Tendonitis Treatment

Peroneal Tendonitis Treatment

by Anna Heston • April 29, 2021

Although anyone can experience peroneal tendonitis, it is more prevalent among runners. Because these tendons help to stabilize the ankle when it is bearing weight, as well as help to stabilize the arch of the foot, they are well situated for overuse injuries.

Runners And The Issue Of Toenail Loss

Runners And The Issue Of Toenail Loss

by Anna Heston • April 22, 2021

If you’re an avid runner, you’re probably familiar with the issue of losing toenails. It might sound concerning or gross but it is a very real possibility that if you run or play high impact sports, you might end up saying good-bye to a few nails here and there.

Vacations and Exercise

Vacations and Exercise

by Anna Heston • April 15, 2021

Vacation is often seen as a stress management measure; a welcome break from our jobs and routines. So if we typically relieve stress through exercise, this might mean that we will seek that on our vacations as well.

Running Shoe Fit Guide

Running Shoe Fit Guide

by Anna Heston • April 08, 2021

Whether you’ve just started running or you’ve been running for a while, finding the right running shoes can feel complicated. While brand reputation can be a big draw, it’s important to remember that the fit of the shoe is your biggest priority in order to avoid injury.

Flat Feet Treatment

Flat Feet Treatment

by Anna Heston • April 01, 2021

Feet that seem to have no arches and make contact with the ground at nearly every point across the bottom are known as flat feet. This is often a result of a loss of arch, sometimes called a collapsed arch, which is formed by tension in tendons of the foot, though sometimes it can be a result of anatomical differences at birth.

Plantar Fasciitis and Stretching

Plantar Fasciitis and Stretching

by Anna Heston • March 25, 2021

While many people who suffer from plantar fasciitis turn to  corticosteroid  injections and over-the-counter pain medications for relief, there is a growing body of evidence  that strengthening and stretching exercises, along with supportive shoe inserts, are effective in reducing the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.

Types Of Insoles, Inserts, And Orthotics

Types Of Insoles, Inserts, And Orthotics

by Henry Zale • March 18, 2021

With so many insoles to choose from, it can be a daunting task to pick the right one. They range in design as much as they do in price, with options available from under $10 to $400+ for custom orthotics.

Corn Treatment

Corn Treatment

by Anna Heston • March 11, 2021

Simply put, corns are the result of repeated friction and pressure on the skin  on the hands or feet. Like calluses, they can feel hard or rough, but corns are different in that they are typically painful and have a hard center.

Neuropathy Treatment

Neuropathy Treatment

by Anna Heston • March 04, 2021

The peripheral nerves send messages from your brain and spinal cord back to your hands and feet. However, when these nerves are damaged, the messages become muddled. A person with neuropathy might feel heat, numbness, or pain when there seems to be nothing there to cause these feelings.

Foot Fatigue

Foot Fatigue

by Anna Heston • February 25, 2021

If you’re a cashier, a runner, or a person who works on concrete all day you might be familiar with the common issue known as foot fatigue. Standing or walking for long periods of time can contribute to this condition that causes the muscles in the foot to cramp and feel painful.