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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.

Side Effects Of High Heels

Side Effects Of High Heels

by Anna Heston • July 09, 2020

High heels have a bad reputation for being painful. While some claim to be comfortable for all day wear, there is no denying that high heels have their problems. But just how bad are they for our bodies?

What Are Hammer Toes?

What Are Hammer Toes?

by Anna Heston • July 02, 2020

Hammer toe or hammertoe is a deformity that causes the second joint in a toe to point downward instead of straight forward. The affected toes may feel painful and make it difficult to wear shoes normally as the change in the way the toes sit may cause them to rub against the inside of the shoe resulting in corns and calluses.

What Does Diabetic Foot Pain Feel Like?

What Does Diabetic Foot Pain Feel Like?

by Anna Heston • June 25, 2020

Diabetic foot pain, one symptom of peripheral neuropathy, is a result of damage to the nerves caused by long-term elevated blood sugar levels. Because diabetic foot pain can feel mild at times or can come and go, it's important to really pay attention to how often it is happening, if it is recurring, and if it is affecting your ability to go about your normal routine.

Helping Those Who Sacrifice For Us

Helping Those Who Sacrifice For Us

by Anna Heston • April 10, 2020

Nurses, doctors, surgeons, speech pathologists, physician's assistants, custodians, and many many more healthcare facility employees have been showing up at our hospitals and clinics in the midst of the greatest health crisis our lives.

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.

The Effects Of Standing All Day

The Effects Of Standing All Day

by Anna Heston • March 03, 2020

But is standing just as bad as sitting? Hairstylists, nurses, cashiers, warehouse employees and so many more people not only stand all day, but they often stand on hard concrete. Many people in these professions have reported lower back discomfort, sore legs, and aching feet among other issues.