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9 Tips From Top Foot Doctors on Getting the Most Out of Custom Orthotics

9 Tips From Top Foot Doctors on Getting the Most Out of Custom Orthotics

Imagine walking on the shore of a beautiful beach, warm water lapping at your feet, as the sand cradles your foot with each step. Nice! How about the image of stepping into a shallow basin of warm, freshly puffed marshmallow fluff…okay, maybe too sticky. Here it is. Imagine the sweet breath of 1,000 angels, gently lifting your feet off the read more »

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Overpronation: What Is It and How Can You Correct It?

Overpronation: What Is It and How Can You Correct It?

The shape of the human foot and its mechanics are designed to minimize the stress of walking or running. When your foot pushes off, it propels you forward by rolling outward, or supinating. When it strikes the ground again, it absorbs the shock of impact by rolling inward, or pronating. This process is normal and healthy. In fact, it’s crucial read more »

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What’s Plantar Tendonitis and Why is it Still a “Medical Mystery”?

What’s Plantar Tendonitis and Why is it Still a “Medical Mystery”?

“Plantar tendonitis” is the cause of severe foot pain that is sweeping the nation. It’s debilitating millions of Americans, people are complaining about it a lot and it’s interfering with patients’ ability to even stand and walk. It’s keeping even the most athletic among us away from the activities they love most. So why aren’t most doctors talking about it? read more »

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Can Waiting to See Your Foot Doctor about a Bad Ankle Today Bring on Arthritis Tomorrow? YES!

Can Waiting to See Your Foot Doctor about a Bad Ankle Today Bring on Arthritis Tomorrow? YES!

Growing up in my house, listening to Dad complain about his latest aches and pains was the family pastime I’d least like to repeat. The pain kept him from doing a lot around the house, but we were a family, so we did what we could to help out. “Go get your father the remote,” he’d say. “I’ve got a read more »

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Don’t Fall Behind When You “Fall Back”! Attack the Night with these Six Tips for Running in the Dark

Don’t Fall Behind When You “Fall Back”! Attack the Night with these Six Tips for Running in the Dark

Daylight savings ends tomorrow, November 5. As we prepare to “fall back,” keep in mind that the earlier sunset and chillier weather will have an impact on your winter exercise routine. In low-light conditions, running can be a tad bit more dangerous than usual. Hazards along the road or trail could lead to missteps and possible injury. You’re not afraid read more »

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