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16th Feb

2017

Have you felt a sudden change in the the condition of your feet lately? Foot problems can indicate bigger health issues elsewhere in your body. In fact, the feet are one of the first areas to show signs of serious medical conditions such as diabetes or ...

1st Dec

2016

On the hiking trail, foot health is central to an enjoyable trip. The constant pressure from impacting terrain for miles on end makes your feet vulnerable to blisters and sore feet, slowing you down and causing discomfort. Blisters form where skin has ...

22nd Aug

2016

If you watched any coverage of this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, chances are you saw images of the French gymnast who broke his leg during the vault competition or of the Dutch cyclist who lost control on a curve and flew off her bike. While ...

28th Jun

2016

Do you have a bump on the back of your foot that is accompanied by pain, redness and/or swelling? It could be Haglund’s deformity, a bony enlargement also known as “pump bump,” and one of the most common causes of heel pain. Although there isn’t ...

14th May

2016

Whether you will be visiting a lake, beach or water park this summer or enjoying outdoor activities close to home, it is important to keep your feet healthy. Here are four foot care tips you can follow to prevent foot problems that can put a cramp in ...

18th Apr

2016

If you’re starting a new sport, changing activity, or rapidly increasing the amount of exercise that you normally do, pressure can start to build up in the muscle compartments around the shin, resulting in shin pain. Shin splints and stress ...

17th Mar

2016

New shoes, old shoes, and poorly fitting shoes can all cause foot pain – whether it is a mild issue like an occasional blister, a more long-term annoyance like a corn or callus, or even chronic heel pain. But how can you be sure that the foot pain ...

17th Feb

2016

Athlete’s foot is one of the most common fungal infections. It occurs when the tinea fungus, which thrives in warm and moist environments, grows on the top layer of skin on the feet. The contagious nature of the infection means that it can easily spread ...

16th Jan

2016

Stretching and exercising your feet is a good way to prevent foot and ankle injuries and ease discomfort. To start taking better care of your arches, heels and toes, incorporate these five simple stretches into your daily routine. 1. Get Rolling Sit on a ...

22nd Dec

2015

What you eat affects many different aspects of your life. This is especially true for people with diabetes. For diabetics, a poor diet can lead to a number of health-related issues, including foot complications and problems affecting the heart, kidneys, ...