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Nursing Clogs

Nursing Clogs

by Anna Heston • June 17, 2021

Nurses are often associated with utilitarian shoes that put function before fashion. Years ago nurses would be seen in heavy shoes with large soft soles and a short tie on the top. Nowadays nurses are often seen in clogs that are either made of EVA (such as Crocs) or in clogs with hard polyurethane soles (such as Dansko brand).

Gait Assessment

Gait Assessment

by Anna Heston • June 03, 2021

Your gait is the manner in which your body moves when you walk, including the way your feet strike the ground. For example, if you tend to walk on the outside of your feet, that is part of your gait. A gait assessment is simply a professional observing your gait and drawing conclusions about the manner in which you walk.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Foot Overpronation

Foot Overpronation

by Anna Heston • August 27, 2020

One of the most common issues that people run into is called overpronation. Overpronation is when the arch of the foot collapses downward toward the ground causing the foot to roll inward.