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Do Cleats Improve Your Performance?

Do Cleats Improve Your Performance?

by Anna Heston • July 15, 2021

Athletic shoes with spikes sticking out from the sole are known as cleats. They are often seen on soccer and football players but are common in several other sports as well. The point of the spiked shoes is to provide traction on the field, which can become slippery after a rain or just be generally unpredictable as a surface since most fields have natural grass.

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

Hiking In The Heat

Hiking In The Heat

by Anna Heston • June 24, 2021

With temperatures across the country teasing record highs this summer, now is a great time to review some tips for hiking in the heat. From dehydration to heat cramps, a lot can go wrong when you don’t plan ahead but with a little forethought, there is no reason to be stuck inside on hot days.

Hydration Options For Hot Days

Hydration Options For Hot Days

by Anna Heston • June 10, 2021

Now that the days are getting longer and hotter, many of us have found that our usual walks, hikes, and runs require more water. Hydration is important for comfort but is absolutely essential for health on hot days.

Treating Ingrown Toenails

Treating Ingrown Toenails

by Anna Heston • May 27, 2021

Toenails seem simple enough to take care of but sometimes things can go wrong, and the result can be very painful. One of the most common issues that people experience with their toenails is treating ingrown nails. An ingrown toenail is a nail that has grown into the skin of the toe.

When To Replace Your Running Shoes

When To Replace Your Running Shoes

by Anna Heston • May 13, 2021

First, this really depends on how often you run. Because of this, the conventional answer is every 300-500 miles, not a measurement of time. But not everyone tracks their running distance that closely, and 300-500 miles is still a big range, so it’s important to look for the signs.

Hallux Rigidus Treatment

Hallux Rigidus Treatment

by Anna Heston • May 06, 2021

Hallux rigidus is essentially a painful, stiff big toe. This source of the problem is located in the joint at the base of the toe, where the toe meets the foot. Hallux rigidus is a progressive condition, meaning that it gets worse over time. At first the toe might feel painful and difficult to move but over time, it may not move at all.

Peroneal Tendonitis Treatment

Peroneal Tendonitis Treatment

by Anna Heston • April 29, 2021

Although anyone can experience peroneal tendonitis, it is more prevalent among runners. Because these tendons help to stabilize the ankle when it is bearing weight, as well as help to stabilize the arch of the foot, they are well situated for overuse injuries.

Runners And The Issue Of Toenail Loss

Runners And The Issue Of Toenail Loss

by Anna Heston • April 22, 2021

If you’re an avid runner, you’re probably familiar with the issue of losing toenails. It might sound concerning or gross but it is a very real possibility that if you run or play high impact sports, you might end up saying good-bye to a few nails here and there.

Vacations and Exercise

Vacations and Exercise

by Anna Heston • April 15, 2021

Vacation is often seen as a stress management measure; a welcome break from our jobs and routines. So if we typically relieve stress through exercise, this might mean that we will seek that on our vacations as well.

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.

Plantar Fasciitis and Stretching

Plantar Fasciitis and Stretching

by Anna Heston • March 25, 2021

While many people who suffer from plantar fasciitis turn to  corticosteroid  injections and over-the-counter pain medications for relief, there is a growing body of evidence  that strengthening and stretching exercises, along with supportive shoe inserts, are effective in reducing the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.