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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.

What is HIIT?

What is HIIT?

by Anna Heston • August 20, 2020

You may have seen the acronym “HIIT” in other articles and not known what it means. The letters stand for High Intensity Interval Training.

Magnesium for Leg Cramps

Magnesium for Leg Cramps

by Anna Heston • August 13, 2020

Leg cramps are a common issue and are associated with a number of different environmental conditions. People can experience leg cramps while exercising, during pregnancy, or just as a chronic condition that seems to be worse in the evening.

Compression Socks for Nurses and Athletes

Compression Socks for Nurses and Athletes

by Anna Heston • July 30, 2020

Compression socks now come in a variety of colors and playful patterns and are a staple in the wardrobe of many healthcare professionals, especially nurses, and athletes young and old.

Shin Splints

Shin Splints

by Anna Heston • July 23, 2020

For runners, shin splints can be very common. Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), shin splints are caused by stress on your shinbone and the tissues that connect the muscles to your bone.

How To Clean Shoe Insoles

How to Clean Shoe Insoles & Inserts

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.

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?

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.