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Are Safety Shoes Good For You?

Are Safety Shoes Good For You?

by Maya McLeroy • January 27, 2022

If you spend a large part of your day standing and walking on hard surfaces, you know how rough it can be on your body. This time spent standing can lead to lower back and foot injuries. At times, safety shoes are the only things separating hard floors from a person’s feet.

What is IT Band Syndrome?

What is IT Band Syndrome?

by Anna Heston • January 13, 2022

The IT band (iliotibial band) is the name for the connective tissue that runs along the outer thigh from the hip to the knee. The IT band runs over top of these major joints, making it susceptible to friction and injury.

Prepatellar Bursitis

Prepatellar Bursitis

by Scott Anderson • December 16, 2021

The human body has over 140 bursae. Bursae are small sacs of fluid that help tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin glide over bones when we move our joints. These bursae can become irritated and inflamed leading to a condition called bursitis.

Benefits of Walking Barefoot in the Sand

Benefits of Walking Barefoot in the Sand

by Scott Anderson • December 09, 2021

The feeling of taking off your shoes and stepping barefoot into sand is one that many people find comforting. It may feel like your feet are getting a massage with every step. However, walking barefoot in the sand isn’t just about feeling sand between your toes, it has also been shown to have positive health effects.

Plantar Warts

Plantar Warts

by Scott Anderson • December 02, 2021

Plantar Warts are a common skin condition that affects the foot. Though they are rarely malignant, they are unsightly and sometimes painful.

Reasons to Buy Shoe Insoles this Holiday Season

Reasons to Buy Shoe Insoles this Holiday Season

by Scott Anderson • November 18, 2021

The holiday season is upon us and for many people that means it’s time to shop for everyone on their list. However, not everyone is easy to shop for and getting gifts for a large list of people can add up quickly.

Diabetic Ulcers

Diabetic Ulcers

by Scott Anderson • November 12, 2021

A diabetic foot ulcer is an open wound or sore that characteristically appears on the bottom of the feet, near the big toe. Many people with diabetes suffer from these ulcers.

Do You Need Shoe Inserts?

Do You Need Shoe Inserts?

by Anna Heston • November 04, 2021

If you enter any pharmacy, you will see a variety of shoe insoles for sale. One display rack of insoles might have a dozen or more options to choose from with some inserts targeting certain conditions and others mostly just adding cushion. It can be hard to understand if this product is the right solution for what you are experiencing or if it's better to go without them.

Taking Long Spooky Walks: How To Care For Your Feet

Taking Long Spooky Walks: How to Care for your Feet

by Scott Anderson • October 28, 2021

It’s that time of the year again, folks. Time to bring out the mannequin skeletons covered in dusty spider webs. A season of ghouls and ghastly horrors approaches, and it’s time to dress up and go out.

What Shoes Should You Wear in a Gym?

What Shoes Should You Wear in a Gym?

by Scott Anderson • October 21, 2021

Although most gym-goers use just about any shoes to lift weights in a gym, there are shoes that are made for just that purpose. Wearing the wrong type of shoes can do harm.

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.