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Side Effects Of High Heels

Side Effects Of High Heels

by Anna Heston • July 09, 2020

High heels have a bad reputation for being painful. While some claim to be comfortable for all day wear, there is no denying that high heels have their problems. But just how bad are they for our bodies?

What Are Hammer Toes?

What Are Hammer Toes?

by Anna Heston • July 02, 2020

Hammer toe or hammertoe is a deformity that causes the second joint in a toe to point downward instead of straight forward. The affected toes may feel painful and make it difficult to wear shoes normally as the change in the way the toes sit may cause them to rub against the inside of the shoe resulting in corns and calluses.

What Does Diabetic Foot Pain Feel Like?

What Does Diabetic Foot Pain Feel Like?

by Anna Heston • June 25, 2020

Diabetic foot pain, one symptom of peripheral neuropathy, is a result of damage to the nerves caused by long-term elevated blood sugar levels. Because diabetic foot pain can feel mild at times or can come and go, it's important to really pay attention to how often it is happening, if it is recurring, and if it is affecting your ability to go about your normal routine.

How To Clean Shoe Insoles

How To Clean Shoe Insoles

by Anna Heston • June 19, 2020

The insole is in a vulnerable spot for bacteria, wedged between a person’s hot, sweaty sock and the base of the shoe in a dark spot, sometimes for twelve hours at a time. You may have wondered if there is a safe way to wash shoe insoles without ruining them.

Daily Steps

Daily Steps

by Anna Heston • May 20, 2020

As people find themselves spending more time at home, it can be easy to get a bit of cabin fever. One way to combat this is to leave the house for a daily walk. The benefits of daily and consistent physical activity are well known but how much walking is enough?

Things To Do During Self-Quarantine

Things To Do During Self-Quarantine

by Anna Heston • April 27, 2020

There are ways to nourish your body and mind without putting yourself at risk. Here are some ideas from the employees at Protalus…

The Protalus M100 vs the Protalus T100

The Protalus M100 vs the Protalus T100

by Anna Heston • April 22, 2020

We offer several models of insoles but sometimes it can be hard to tell the differences between them just by looking at them online. Today we’re going to take a look at two of our best selling models: the  M100  and the  T100 .

Helping Those Who Sacrifice For Us

Helping Those Who Sacrifice For Us

by Anna Heston • April 10, 2020

Nurses, doctors, surgeons, speech pathologists, physician's assistants, custodians, and many many more healthcare facility employees have been showing up at our hospitals and clinics in the midst of the greatest health crisis our lives.

How Does Kinesiology Tape Work?

How Does Kinesiology Tape Work?

by Anna Heston • March 27, 2020

It’s likely you’ve seen kinesiology tape decorating limbs of the people around you on trips to the gym or just out and about. The often neon colored tape that can be stuck to almost any body part tends to stand out. You may have even considered using it before to recover from an injury. But what is it for and how does it work?

Running For Beginners: One Person's Experience

Running For Beginners: One Person's Experience

by Anna Heston • March 12, 2020

I recently started running and it has been tough. I’m not young anymore, I’m nearing forty. I’m not obese but I am not in shape either. I’m a soft-ish, old-ish, busy mom who decided it was time to take care of her health. Like so many people I talk to, I understand the importance of taking care of myself and how what I do now will impact my health well into the future.

Is Coffee Good for You?

Is Coffee Good for You?

by Anna Heston • March 11, 2020

If you’re one of the 150 million Americans who reach for a cup of coffee on a daily basis, you likely know that pain that can come with skipping your morning cup of joe. From headaches to anxiety to difficulty concentrating, coffee is a hard habit to kick.

What is the Calcaneus Bone?

What is the Calcaneus Bone?

by Anna Heston • March 10, 2020

If you suffer from foot pain, you may have heard the term “calcaneus bone”. But what is the calcaneus bone exactly? In plain English, it is the heel bone. It’s that hard bone in the back of the foot that is closest to the ground. If you’ve ever fractured your heel, you know the pain that comes with it as well as the lengthy down time.