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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.

Turf Toe Treatment

Turf Toe Treatment

by Anna Heston • February 18, 2021

Turf toe might have a funny name but it can be a real pain. This injury of the big toe gets its name from the artificial turf that many sports are played on, particularly American football. However, turf toe does not just affect football players but soccer players, baseball players, ballet dancers, or anyone who stubs, jams, or overextends their big toe.

Heel Lifts For Achilles Tendonitis

Heel Lifts For Achilles Tendonitis

by Anna Heston • February 11, 2021

If you have been diagnosed with Achilles tendonitis, you are probably familiar with the concept of heel lifts and may have even tried them. But to understand why heel lifts might work for you, let’s first take a deeper look at the causes of Achilles tendonitis and what is actually happening in the body.

High Arch Treatment

High Arch Treatment

by Anna Heston • February 04, 2021

The arch of the foot is the part that curves up off the ground when you put your foot down. For some people this arch is low and almost flat. A flat arch can cause a lot of issues and an arch with a gentle curve is considered to be more healthy.

Are Ugg Boots Worth The Cost? (2021)

Are Ugg Boots Worth the Cost?

by Anna Heston • January 28, 2021

These are the coziest things I have ever put on my feet. I have worn them most days since I got them and they keep me warm and comfortable. I have not had any issues with sweaty feet because the real wool lining wicks away any moisture, keeping my feet dry and happy.

Haglunds Deformity Treatment

Haglund's Deformity Treatment

by Anna Heston • January 21, 2021

One of the lesser discussed causes of foot pain is Haglund’s deformity. Haglund’s deformity, also sometimes called ‘pump bump’ is an enlargement of the bony part of the heel where the Achilles tendon is inserted.

Heel Cups

Heel Cups

by Anna Heston • January 14, 2021

One of the most common products that people pick up is a pair of heel cups. A heel cup looks a bit like a shoe insole that only covers the heel. It is typically made of plastic, sometimes with a gel core, and it comes in varying thicknesses and with different built-in inclines.

Mortons Neuroma Treatment

Morton's Neuroma Treatment

by Anna Heston • January 07, 2021

Morton’s Neuroma is a condition that causes pain in the ball of the foot. It typically occurs between the third and fourth toes. It is caused by a thickening of the tissue around the nerves that lead to your toes.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

by Anna Heston • December 31, 2020

At Protalus, our message has never been that you need to change to be your best self. Most of us just want the freedom to be able to be ourselves as we are without added injuries or stress weighing us down. We have always been here to help you "do what you love".

Basketball Insoles

Basketball Insoles

by Anna Heston • December 24, 2020

Playing basketball means constant and intense impact on the feet. The form and position in which the feet land when jumping, running, falling, and coming into contact with other players affects the daily comfort and health of the feet.

Foot Pain in Children

Foot Pain in Children

by Anna Heston • December 17, 2020

Foot pain in children is not uncommon and it can be the result of a variety of injuries or conditions. Sometimes the foot pain can be mild and sometimes it can be so bad that the child has difficulty walking. Below are some of the most common causes of foot pain and discomfort for children.

Snowboard Boot Insoles

Snowboard Boot Insoles

by Anna Heston • December 10, 2020

Just like hiking boots, snowboard boots can range widely in quality. Oddly, even the most expensive boots sometimes come with thin and unsupportive factory insoles. You may be familiar with the concepts of arch support and pressure distribution for running but snowboarding requires your body to work differently than running does.