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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.

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.

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.

How To Measure Feet

How To Measure Your Feet

by Anna Heston • October 15, 2020

It might seem obvious that it is important to know your shoe size but the truth is, many people wear shoes that don’t fit well or only know their correct size for one or two brands.

Calluses On Feet

Calluses On Feet

by Anna Heston • October 08, 2020

Most of us are familiar with calluses. They can form most anywhere of the body but are often found on the bottoms of feet. They feel like thick, rough skin and, though some people don’t really mind them, others would rather they went away.

Toe box

What is a Toe Box?

by Anna Heston • October 01, 2020

The toe box of the shoe is the area of the shoe that houses your toes, or the front section of the shoe. Some shoes have a wide, squared-off toe box and others can have a narrow, pointed toe box.

Cancer And Neuropathy

Cancer And Neuropathy

by Anna Heston • September 17, 2020

Cancer, and often the treatments for cancer, can cause a condition called  peripheral neuropathy (PN) that can affect the extremities and cause numbness and pain.

seated calf stretch

Stretches For Plantar Fasciitis

by Anna Heston • September 10, 2020

The plantar fascia, or the ligament that runs across the bottom of your foot, can cause some major issues if it becomes too tight or torn. If you’re one of the many people who suffer from plantar fasciitis, there are things you can do to ease your pain.

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.

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?