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Flat Feet Treatment

Flat Feet Treatment

by Anna Heston • April 01, 2021

Feet that seem to have no arches and make contact with the ground at nearly every point across the bottom are known as flat feet. This is often a result of a loss of arch, sometimes called a collapsed arch, which is formed by tension in tendons of the foot, though sometimes it can be a result of anatomical differences at birth.

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. 

Fallen Arches

Fallen Arches

by Anna Heston • November 26, 2020

Everyone’s feet are shaped a bit differently. You can have a small foot with a high arch or a wide, flat foot or any other combination of a number of other factors that shape the foot.You might not realize, though, that the shape of the foot is important for your health.

Hiking Insoles for Shoes & Hiking Boots | Protalus

Hiking Insoles

by Anna Heston • November 12, 2020

Hiking is a unique activity that not only involves repetitive impact to the foot (and therefore shin, knee, and up the kinetic chain) but it also requires the foot to bear weight on uneven, and inconsistent terrain.

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.

What Causes Bunions?

What Causes Bunions?

by Anna Heston • July 16, 2020

Bunions are a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. It is not a callus on the toe, but it is the result of the big toe turning in toward the other toes.

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.