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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.

What Are Antioxidants?

What Are Antioxidants?

by Anna Heston • September 24, 2020

You’ve likely heard that certain foods are high in antioxidants and probably know that antioxidants are a good thing but most people have no idea what they really are.

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.

The Benefits of Hiking

The Benefits of Hiking

by Anna Heston • September 03, 2020

There is something intrinsically calming about being surrounded by nature, even a short trip to a park can change the pace of the day. While there are many outdoor activities to choose from, hiking has its own unique benefits.

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 is HIIT?

What is HIIT?

by Anna Heston • August 20, 2020

You may have seen the acronym “HIIT” in other articles and not known what it means. The letters stand for High Intensity Interval Training.

Magnesium for Leg Cramps

Magnesium for Leg Cramps

by Anna Heston • August 13, 2020

Leg cramps are a common issue and are associated with a number of different environmental conditions. People can experience leg cramps while exercising, during pregnancy, or just as a chronic condition that seems to be worse in the evening.

When to Change Your Protalus Insoles

When to Change Your Protalus Insoles

by Anna Heston • August 06, 2020

Like most other things we wear, Protalus insoles need to be replaced once in a while. It might be obvious when it's time to get a new pair of shoes but understanding when to change your insoles can feel a bit trickier.

Compression Socks for Nurses and Athletes

Compression Socks for Nurses and Athletes

by Anna Heston • July 30, 2020

Compression socks now come in a variety of colors and playful patterns and are a staple in the wardrobe of many healthcare professionals, especially nurses, and athletes young and old.

Shin Splints

Shin Splints

by Anna Heston • July 23, 2020

For runners, shin splints can be very common. Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), shin splints are caused by stress on your shinbone and the tissues that connect the muscles to your bone.

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.