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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

by Anna Heston • December 03, 2020

Plantar fasciitis, or the inflammation of the plantar fascia that runs along the bottom of your foot, is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Many factors can contribute to this condition including age, long hours on your feet, obesity, high impact exercise, or just the natural structure of your feet.

Fallen Arches

Fallen Arches

by Anna Heston • November 26, 2020

Everyone’s feet are shaped a bit differently. You can have a small foot with a high arch or a wide, flat foot or any other combination of a number of other factors that shape the foot.You might not realize, though, that the shape of the foot is important for your health.

Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

by Anna Heston • November 19, 2020

Achilles tendonitis is an injury of the achilles tendon, which connects your heel to the muscles in your calf. It's common in runners, especially when the runner ramps up the intensity of the exercise too quickly, and it can also occur more often as you age or if you have high blood pressure.

Hiking Insoles for Shoes & Hiking Boots | Protalus

Hiking Insoles

by Anna Heston • November 12, 2020

Hiking is a unique activity that not only involves repetitive impact to the foot (and therefore shin, knee, and up the kinetic chain) but it also requires the foot to bear weight on uneven, and inconsistent terrain.

Heel Spur Treatment (How to Get Rid of Heel Spur Pain) | Protalus

Heel Spur Treatment Options

by Anna Heston • November 05, 2020

A heel spur is a bony growth that occurs on the bottom of the heel bone. Anyone can get heel spurs but this condition especially affects athletes and those with plantar fasciitis.

Smelly Feet

Smelly Feet

by Anna Heston • October 29, 2020

Foot odor is a common complaint for people of all ages ranging from young kids to the elderly. Many people assume that foot odor is caused by sweat or poor hygiene.

Foot Stretches

Foot Stretches

by Anna Heston • October 22, 2020

Stretching is a wonderful way to help your feet because it is free, you can do it any time, and it has a low risk of injury.  Studies  have shown that the combination of stretching and shoe insoles can help improve foot health, especially for those suffering from plantar fasciitis.

How To Measure Feet

How To Measure Your Feet

by Anna Heston • October 15, 2020

It might seem obvious that it is important to know your shoe size but the truth is, many people wear shoes that don’t fit well or only know their correct size for one or two brands.

Calluses On Feet

Calluses On Feet

by Anna Heston • October 08, 2020

Most of us are familiar with calluses. They can form most anywhere of the body but are often found on the bottoms of feet. They feel like thick, rough skin and, though some people don’t really mind them, others would rather they went away.

Toe box

What is a Toe Box?

by Anna Heston • October 01, 2020

The toe box of the shoe is the area of the shoe that houses your toes, or the front section of the shoe. Some shoes have a wide, squared-off toe box and others can have a narrow, pointed toe box.

What Are Antioxidants?

What Are Antioxidants?

by Anna Heston • September 24, 2020

You’ve likely heard that certain foods are high in antioxidants and probably know that antioxidants are a good thing but most people have no idea what they really are.

Cancer And Neuropathy

Cancer And Neuropathy

by Anna Heston • September 17, 2020

Cancer, and often the treatments for cancer, can cause a condition called  peripheral neuropathy (PN) that can affect the extremities and cause numbness and pain.