Tag Archive 'feet'

What Type Of Inserts Are Recommended?

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com Insert: An insert is any device which will fit into a shoe. This can be a soft, cushioned insole you find at the drug store for $10, or it can be a custom made orthotic costing a couple hundred dollars at your doctor’s office. Soft insoles are flexible and add comfort and [...]

Superfeet Insoles

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com A variety of Superfeet insoles for athletic shoes, snowboard and ski boots, everyday shoes, flats and high heels.  Superfeet’s firm, contoured shape provides support, balance and comfort that soft insoles cannot achieve. Superfeet combines the best materials with the best design and support to help keep the foot in it’s ideal functioning [...]

Superfeet Blue Orthotics

Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcare.com Superfeet Premium Blue Insoles are multi-purpose prefabricated inserts designed to offer full arch support. Superfeet has a unique two component design to help provide lasting comfort & support. Factory made insoles just don’t compare. Superfeet Insoles help reduce the cause of foot, knee and back problems by maximizing comfort and improving shock [...]

“Knocking Socks Off” Saves Limbs and Lives

Amplify’d from www.apma.org During Diabetes Awareness Month, the American Podiatric Medical Association encourages patients to see a podiatrist for regular foot examinations. Bethesda, MD—The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes continues to rise toward record levels, with an estimated one in three adults predicted to have the disease by the year 2050, according to the [...]

Five Tips For Holiday Healthy Feet

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org Don’t let sore, achy feet ruin your holiday season. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers five tips to healthy holiday feet. 1. If the shoe fits, wear it—When hitting the dance floor or the shopping malls during the holiday season, don’t compromise comfort and safety when picking the right [...]

Shopping for New Shoes

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Wearing shoes that don’t fit can contribute to a long list of foot problems. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests how to choose the right footwear and keep your feet happy: Always measure both feet each time you go shoe shopping. Try on shoes late in the day, when the feet [...]

Alert a Podiatrist About Foot Problems

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov HealthDay Problems with your feet shouldn’t be ignored. They can get worse over time, and can signal trouble elsewhere. The American Podiatric Medical Association mentions these issues that should be discussed with a podiatrist: An open sore or ulcer on the feet, as they can indicate problems such as high blood pressure, [...]

Keep Feet Healthy

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Your feet have a weighty responsibility, so treat them right to help keep them healthy. The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these suggestions for taking care of your tootsies: Make sure your shoes fit correctly and comfortably; those that have a soft upper area and a sturdy sole are best. Go shoe [...]

Footcare Tips for Hikers

Amplify’d from northcoastfootcare.com Choose the right pair of boots: The boot should have a stiff shank and some flexibility at the toes. To test this, grab the heel of the boot and place the toe of the boot on the floor. Hold the heel and press down. If the boot collapses on itself, it is [...]

Easy Steps to Happy Hiking Feet

Amplify’d from www.gorp.com Many hikers lace up their boots and go for miles without foot problems. Others can put on the same type of socks and boots, and have all kinds of problems. No two hikers’ feet are the same and how they react to the stresses of hiking will vary. You’ll enjoy hiking more [...]

Study:Freezing Therapy Works Best For Common Warts

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov When it comes to ridding yourself of common warts, freezing — also known as cryotherapy — works better than applying salicylic acid, another common treatment, a new Dutch study finds. No one treatment cured more than half of cases, however, and better treatments for the stubborn skin malady are needed, experts say. [...]

Drug Halts And May Even Reverse Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy In Mice

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com A drug developed at the University of Kansas has the potential to stop a debilitating condition of diabetes that often leads to pain in the extremities and even amputations, KU researchers have found. The researchers recently published an article showing that KU-32 can stop and even reverse diabetic peripheral neuropathy, or DPN, [...]

Arthritis and the Feet

Amplify’d from www.apma.org Arthritis is a frequent component of complex diseases that may involve more than 100 identifiable disorders. If the feet seem more susceptible to arthritis than other parts of the body, it is because each foot has 33 joints that can be afflicted, and there is no way to avoid the pain of [...]

Take Precautions To Keep You on the Trails This Fall

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org Even the most avid outdoorsmen don’t realize just how much stress and strain they put on their feet and ankles during autumn hikes. Those long, vigorous walks on uneven terrain may be fun, but without proper care, they could lead to damage to their feet and ankles. Poor choice in footwear and [...]

Tight Fitting Shoes Can Damage Feet

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov You may sacrifice comfort for fashionable shoes, but you could be damaging your feet. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says the following problems can result from wearing shoes that are too snug: Hammertoes. Bunions. Calluses. Corns. Read more at www.nlm.nih.gov See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/9ihv Information on choosing shoes. Foot care [...]

Starting a Walking Program: Foot Tips

Walking is an easy, affordable form of exercise and is associated with numerous health benefits. Those who walk have a lower incidence of cancer, heart disease, stroke, depression and diabetes. Walking can add disease-free years to your life by improving aerobic fitness, lowering bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol. To get started on a walking [...]

Foot Tips During Pregnancy

Foot pain can be easily overlooked during pregnancy. During this time, the body releases a hormone called relaxin, to relax the ligaments in the birth canal. Relaxin also relaxes the ligaments elsewhere in the body and one of the most noticeable areas is in the feet. Due to the relaxation of the ligaments, the feet [...]

Flatfeet In Children: Are Orthotics Necessary?

Many individuals have flatfeet and never have foot problems. In fact, all of us are born with flatfeet and some of the greatest athletes have flatfeet. But, flatfeet are a problem when complete arch collapse is combined with excess inward rotation of the foot and ankle (pronation). This type of flatfoot causes excess stress on [...]

APMA Foot Pain Survey ~ 2009

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) conducted a National Survey on foot ailments in January and recently released the results. There were 1,082 respondents to the survey which was a nationally representative sample of the U.S. population. Americans spend a lot of time on their feet: Almost 25% of Americans report spending 6 hours or [...]

Orthotics for Treatment of Heel Pain

Orthotics are devices designed to control abnormal motion in the foot. Custom orthotics are made by taking a mold of the foot, while prefabricated orthotics are based on foot size. Orthotics are a common treatment for patients with plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain. The research to support the use of orthotics [...]

Lacing Shoes For High Arch Feet

The most common complaint with shoe fit in a person with a high arched foot, is too much pressure on the top of the foot. This can cause numbness or nerve impingement. The technique shown on the left will relieve pressure to a large area on the top of the foot. The draw back of [...]

Guidelines For People with RA

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions, a specialty health authority in the UK, will issue guidelines on February 25, 2009 to help identify, manage and treat rheumatoid arthritis. Around 400,000 people in the UK and about 2.5 million Americans have rheumatoid arthritis. Social Bookmarking [...]

Interactive Foot Pain Finder

Do you have foot pain, but you are not sure exactly what might be the cause? Start by using our interactive foot pain finder tool to help locate your foot pain. The foot pain finder will give you information with images, diagrams and links to common foot problems. Interactive Foot Pain Finder Tool. Social Bookmarking [...]

Cleansing Toxic Feet

There have been ads running for quite some time now for an all-natural way to cleanse your body and energize you while you sleep. If it sounds to good to be true, it generally is. The Kinoki Detox Foot Pads claim to detoxify your system while you sleep. They claim to remove toxic chemicals from [...]

Fall Hiking – Not So Cold Feet

It is easy to mourn the loss of those long, warm summer days as we move into the Fall season. Cold, crisp mornings make winter seem just around the corner and many will put away their hiking boots until next Spring. But, Fall is one of the best times for hiking. The colors are vibrant [...]