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Should Skateboarders Use Shoe Insoles?

Should Skateboarders Use Shoe Insoles?

by Maya McLeroy • February 10, 2022

Ollies and kickflips and wallrides, oh my! Skateboarders have extensive lists of tricks in their back pockets. All of these tricks can lead to harsh impact and overuse,  which can in turn lead to various types of foot injuries. Fractures (broken ankles, broken toes, and injured heels) can be the result of bad falls.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.