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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.

Benefits of Walking Barefoot in the Sand

Benefits of Walking Barefoot in the Sand

by Scott Anderson • December 09, 2021

The feeling of taking off your shoes and stepping barefoot into sand is one that many people find comforting. It may feel like your feet are getting a massage with every step. However, walking barefoot in the sand isn’t just about feeling sand between your toes, it has also been shown to have positive health effects.

Plantar Warts

Plantar Warts

by Scott Anderson • December 02, 2021

Plantar Warts are a common skin condition that affects the foot. Though they are rarely malignant, they are unsightly and sometimes painful.

Diabetic Ulcers

Diabetic Ulcers

by Scott Anderson • November 12, 2021

A diabetic foot ulcer is an open wound or sore that characteristically appears on the bottom of the feet, near the big toe. Many people with diabetes suffer from these ulcers.

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 the Purpose of Shoe Insoles?

What is the Purpose of Shoe Insoles?

by Scott Anderson • October 14, 2021

Perhaps the simplest purpose of shoe insoles is to reduce pain from standing and walking around. Many careers require people to be on their feet for dozens of hours per week, carrying additional weight or walking on uneven ground. A good shoe insole can provide extra cushioning that reduces the impact these jobs have on a person’s feet, thereby reducing discomfort.

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.

What is Metatarsalgia and how is it treated?

What is Metatarsalgia and how is it treated?

by Scott Anderson • September 16, 2021

Pain in the ball of the foot, which is the spot between the toes and the arch, can be a symptom of metatarsalgia. Its name stems from the five metatarsal bones in the midsection of the feet that connect to the toes. These bones are designed to equally share the weight of walking and daily activities. When their delicate balance is disrupted, metatarsalgia occurs.

Tibial Sesamoiditis

Tibial Sesamoiditis

by Scott Anderson • August 12, 2021

Sesamoid bones are behind the big toe joint hidden under the bone. They are small pea-shaped structures that are embedded in the tendon and it’s name is derived from their small shape and similarity to sesame seeds.

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

Nursing Clogs

Nursing Clogs

by Anna Heston • June 17, 2021

Nurses are often associated with utilitarian shoes that put function before fashion. Years ago nurses would be seen in heavy shoes with large soft soles and a short tie on the top. Nowadays nurses are often seen in clogs that are either made of EVA (such as Crocs) or in clogs with hard polyurethane soles (such as Dansko brand).