Tag Archive 'shoes'

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Causes Of Corns

Amplify’d from www.nlm.nih.gov Corns are painful calluses that form on the toes from friction, making walking or wearing shoes uncomfortable. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these common causes of corns: Wearing shoes that are too tight or too loose. Having an abnormality of the toe, such as a claw toe or hammer toe. [...]

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 [...]

What Are Orthotics?

Amplify’d from www.apma.org Orthotics are shoe inserts that are intended to correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern. Orthotics are not truly or solely “arch supports,” although some people use those words to describe them, and they perhaps can best be understood with those words in mind. They perform functions that make standing, walking, and [...]

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. [...]

Motion Control Shoes May Decrease Fatigue in Runners with Excess Pronation

In a study published this month in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University evaluated motion control shoes in recreational runners with excessive rearfoot pronation. Running patterns of twenty female runners were evaluated over a two day period. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Stress Fractures: Prevention & Treatments

A stress fracture is an incomplete break or crack in the bone due to repetitive stress. Stress fractures in the foot are most commonly caused by overuse. Running on a hard surface, increasing speed, duration and intensity of training abruptly and over-training are all common causes in athletes. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Do Running Shoes Causes Knee Arthritis?

A recent study in PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation found running in shoes (shod running), compared to running barefoot, increased torque on both the knees and hips. The authors concluded that runners experiencing increased rotational forces at the knee may be more prone to the development of knee osteoarthritis. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Shoes To Firm Your Backside?

Reebok’s EasyTone Walking Shoe is designed to tone leg and buttock muscles when walking. Most shoes are designed to stabilize the foot and promote balanced walking, but EasyTone shoes are designed to create the opposite effect. The shoes are called “muscle-activating” because they create instability, forcing the muscles to work harder to balance the body [...]

Metatarsalgia: Cause of Ball of Foot Pain

Metatarsalgia (MET – tuh   tar – SAL – juh) is a catch-all term used to describe a number of conditions which cause pain in the ball of the foot. “Metatarsal” is the name for the long bones in the foot and the suffix “algia” means pain. This term appropriately describes the condition of pain [...]

Tips for Winter Running

Run in a trail shoe, even if you don’t run on trails. Trail running shoes offer more protection and tread and are better for slippery surfaces. More on shoes Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Foot Pain Linked to Shoe Type

Shoe gear has always been assumed to be associated with foot pain, but very few studies have explored the relationship. A new study in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism collected data from the Framingham Study to examine the association between shoe gear and foot pain. Between 2002-2008, 3,378 individuals were evaluated for foot pain and [...]

Running Shoes in High & Low-Arched Feet

The effect of the type of running shoe on high-arched feet compared to low-arched feet was evaluated in a recent study. The researchers set out to determine how the type of shoe affected plantar pressure (pressure on the bottom of the foot) and contact area, during walking. Measurements were taken in 35 high-arched participants and [...]

Walking Reduces Age Related Weight Gain

A new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports the more you walk, the less likely you are to gain weight as you age. Almost 5,000 men and women were followed for 15 years. The average weight gain was 1 kg per year. The individuals who walked at least 30 minutes a day, [...]

Barefoot Running: Pros & Cons

Running is one of the most popular sports in the United States. Almost 30 million Americans run at least once a week and almost 10 million Americans run twice a week, with close to 2 million Americans running at least 5 times a week. Even in a down economy, running related athletic gear is big [...]

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 [...]

National Running Day – Tips to Avoid Foot Injuries

Today is National Running Day and many organizations from across the country within the running industry are joining forces in an effort to promote running as an easy, affordable, healthy and accessible form of exercise. It’s easy to join the effort, even without taking part in an official running event. Just take out your running [...]

Orthotic Sandals: A Reasonable Flip-Flop

As summer approaches, it becomes more and more difficult to choose supportive athletic footwear over a pair of comfortable flip-flops. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

High Heels: How To Avoid Foot Problems

Part III of a Three Part Series on High Heels Not all high heels cause foot pain or contribute to foot problems. In fact, shoes with at least an inch are recommended for individuals with flatfeet, tight calves and arch pain. The inch at the heel helps decrease arch stress and tension on the Achilles [...]

How Fit Are Your Hiking Boots?

Spring time is here, the snow is melting and the trails are starting to dry out. It’s time to pull out those hiking boots and hit the trails. Although hiking is a fairly easy and affordable sport, many people are plagued with foot pain from improper footwear. Blisters, heel pain, arch pain, tendonitis and ankle [...]

Walking Tips For Seniors

Exercise has an important role in the general health, well-being and the quality of life of everyone, but especially in seniors. Seniors who stay active and engage in regular exercise, tend to look younger, sleep more soundly and have fewer visits to their physician. Walking is an easy and affordable form of exercise. Walking for [...]