Tag Archive 'foot problems'

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, [...]

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 [...]

Proper footwear can reduce foot problems

Amplify’d from www.apma.org From ancient Egyptian times down through the centuries, footwear has been designed to meet mankind’s real and perceived needs—protection, support, comfort, sturdiness, and stylishness. Feet endure tremendous pressures of daily living. An average day of walking brings a force equal to several hundred tons on them. They are subject to more injury [...]

Avoid kids’ foot problems with the right shoes

Amplify’d from www.foothealthfacts.org Before you head to the store to buy your kids shoes, follow these helpful guidelines to prevent or minimize foot problems from poorly fitting or worn out shoes. Shoes should fit Your child’s feet can grow up to two sizes in six months, so you need to account for growth when buying shoes. [...]

Why Gardening May Cause Foot Pain

Most people would consider gardening a relaxing, low impact activity. Yet, gardening can result in chronic foot and ankle conditions. The type of gardening, the size and slope of the yard and the types of shoes worn are the key factors in the development, or avoidance, of potential foot problems. A flat, well manicured yard [...]

Type 2 Diabetes

According to the CDC, close to 24 million Americans have diabetes. Forty percent of those with diabetes are age 65 and older. Most of the diabetics over the age of 60 have type 2 diabetes. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Cause of Common Foot Problems

Heel pain, arch pain and ball of foot pain are the most common complaints from individuals about their feet. Although each foot is unique, many foot problems are caused by faulty foot mechanics. The combination of tight calf muscles and over-pronation contributes to the development of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, posterior tibial tendonitis, midfoot arthritis, [...]

Shoes: Tips for Runners

1. Consider buying your shoes at a specialty running store. The shoes may be a little more expensive, but you should be able to talk with a trained professional who knows about shoes, socks and foot types. 2. Have your feet measured while standing with your socks on. Socks can change the size of your [...]