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3 Best Moderate Hikes in the US

3 Best Moderate Hikes in the US

by Scott Anderson • July 29, 2021

Summer is still going strong, and what better way to enjoy the sun than with a hike? The United States is filled with endless beautiful hikes that are well traveled, but I'm sure you would rather go on a hike with less people. Here are some low-key, moderately rated hikes that you might not have heard of that can be enjoyed year round.

Do Cleats Improve Your Performance?

Do Cleats Improve Your Performance?

by Anna Heston • July 15, 2021

Athletic shoes with spikes sticking out from the sole are known as cleats. They are often seen on soccer and football players but are common in several other sports as well. The point of the spiked shoes is to provide traction on the field, which can become slippery after a rain or just be generally unpredictable as a surface since most fields have natural grass.

Athlete's Foot Treatment

Athlete's Foot Treatment

by Anna Heston • July 08, 2021

If you’re an active person who spends a lot of time on your feet and inside of your shoes you may have had the experience of dealing with athlete’s foot. What most people refer to as athlete's foot is actually a fungal infection known as tinea pedis

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.

What Is EVA?

What Is EVA?

by Anna Heston • May 20, 2021

When you buy shoes, do you ever think about what they are made of? Sometimes people pay attention to the material used in the upper, or the top part of the shoe. That is typically made of a material like leather or canvas.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

by Anna Heston • November 19, 2020

Achilles tendonitis is an injury of the achilles tendon, which connects your heel to the muscles in your calf. It's common in runners, especially when the runner ramps up the intensity of the exercise too quickly, and it can also occur more often as you age or if you have high blood pressure.

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.

Foot Stretches

Foot Stretches

by Anna Heston • October 22, 2020

Stretching is a wonderful way to help your feet because it is free, you can do it any time, and it has a low risk of injury.  Studies  have shown that the combination of stretching and shoe insoles can help improve foot health, especially for those suffering from plantar fasciitis.