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Runners: 3 Common Causes of Foot Pain

Your foot is an incredible machine comprised of bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles all working in harmony as you run. But, as a runner, you probably have a love-hate relationship with your feet. These feelings can be for several reasons. Maybe you've had countless...

The Ugly Facts about Varicose Veins

When you look at your legs, do you see gnarled, enlarged veins? Or, do you see red or blue, short, jagged lines that look like spider webs? Regrettably, you probably have varicose veins and/or spider veins. Varicose veins affect half of all women – and men – 50 years...

5 Benefits of Walking 30 Minutes Every Day

Did you know that 80% of Americans don’t get enough exercise? Maybe that’s because it’s difficult for people to go from being couch potatoes to participating in (and sticking with) high-intensity workouts. However, walking is a low impact exercise that’s relatively...

Stop Having Leg Cramps (“Charley Horses”)

Have you ever been running or about to fall asleep when the muscles in your calf suddenly tighten and become extremely painful? You’re having a leg cramp. Most people will experience a leg cramp at some point in their lives. If you suffer from muscle cramps, there are...

6 Bad Health Habits You Need to Break

Did you set New Year’s resolutions for healthy living? Often when we create resolutions, we decide to ditch habits that we think are unhealthy. If you haven’t created any health goals for the new year, here are some bad health habits you may want to consider getting...

5 Signs of Children’s Foot Problems

Did you know that the signs and symptoms of children’s foot problems can be subtle? Sometimes, your child may not complain about foot pain or even be unable to tell you what’s wrong. That’s why it’s easy for foot and ankle problems in children to go unnoticed....

Chronic Ankle Instability – Rehab Considerations

Does your ankle repeatedly twist when you’re walking on uneven surfaces or playing sports? Do you have persistent pain, swelling and discomfort in your ankle? Does your ankle feel wobbly and unstable when you walk on it? You may be experiencing chronic ankle...

How to Avoid Winter Weight Gain

Do you always seem to have winter weight gain? A lot of people struggle with gaining a few pounds every winter, too. Do you wonder why that is? And what you can do about it? Why Does Winter Weight Gain Happen? When the temperatures drop and you must bundle up to go...

Boost Your Bone Health to Prevent Fractures

Our bones are an important component of our body. They provide structure for our body and keep our muscles in place. They protect our organs from injury. Plus, our bones are essential to movement and our ability to stand, walk, and run. Therefore, it’s important to...

4 Steps to Strengthen Your Feet

Just like the foundation of a house supports the structure, your feet are the foundation for your entire body. Your feet support your body as you stand, walk, run and jump. Your feet also absorb the shock that enters your body whenever the heels and balls of your feet...

6 Halloween Foot Safety Tips for Kids

For your little ghosts and goblins, Halloween can be an exciting night. After all, kids love to get dressed up in costumes and get free candy. But for all the fun that Halloween promises, hidden hazards can threaten your little ones’ feet, causing foot and ankle...

What Does Your Walk Say About You?

Do you remember the disco song by the Bee Gees, “Stayin’ Alive?” Two of the lines from the lyrics written by the late Robin Gibb said, “Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk I’m a woman’s man, no time to talk.” Robin is right. You can tell a lot about people...

12 Foot Signs You May Have a Serious Medical Condition

Your feet do a lot for you. After all they’re the foundation for your body. They get you where you want to go. But how often do you really look at your feet? Every day? Some times? Only when they hurt? You really need to take a closer look at your feet, because foot...