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Overweight and Working Out: 6 Top Shoe Choices From the Experts

Overweight and Working Out: 6 Top Shoe Choices From the Experts

We recently discussed the various ways that being overweight can affect your podiatric health. To recap, it’s not surprising that carrying around surplus weight leads to foot and ankle problems. Being overweight exerts extra pressure on your feet and ankles, and this leads to serious difficulties such as flat feet, plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, bone spurs, arthritis, gout, diabetic damage to read more »

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Plastic Shoes Are Back in Style and Our Foot Experts Predict What’s Going to Happen Next (It’s Not Pretty)

Plastic Shoes Are Back in Style and Our Foot Experts Predict What’s Going to Happen Next (It’s Not Pretty)

The silly side of fashion often shows up on our feet. Okay, certainly not on your feet. But iconic trendsetters such as Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Kristen Stewart are flooding Instagram with images of their very influential feet encased in clear plastic footwear. Some of these plastic high heel shoes are even created by top-line designers like Jimmy Choo and read more »

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How to Choose Shoes That Won’t Make Your Bunions Mad (Even High Heels)!

How to Choose Shoes That Won’t Make Your Bunions Mad (Even High Heels)!

For centuries people have been wearing shoes for comfort and protection – and quite often they’ve been not so comfortable. High heels, we’re talking about you!   Women have willingly traded pain for glamour by choosing to wear high heels. The glamour: You become taller and your legs look longer and more graceful. The pain: You are 10 times more likely read more »

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5 Best Tips to Prevent Varicose Veins

5 Best Tips to Prevent Varicose Veins

It is difficult to promote healthy circulation in many individuals due to lifestyles that require long stretches of time spent standing and health issues that compound themselves over time. These factors, when combined with other potential risks, can lead to varicose veins. Also referred to as spider veins, this condition occurs when the body is unable to properly cycle blood read more »

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Saddle Up and Cycle On: How to Combat Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain While Shredding the Road

Saddle Up and Cycle On: How to Combat Plantar Fasciitis Heel Pain While Shredding the Road

Since 1995, Americans’ interest in biking has been on the upswing. With the wind whipping through your hair, and nothing but the trail ahead of you, it’s easy to see why biking is becoming more popular than ever. And though almost every age demographic has seen significant hikes in bike rides per year, one population is clearly at the front read more »

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Sever’s Disease and Why One Type of Athletic Shoe Virtually Guarantees Your Kid Will Get It.

Sever’s Disease and Why One Type of Athletic Shoe Virtually Guarantees Your Kid Will Get It.

Colin, 11, isn’t like the rest of his family. While his sister and brother are happy to read a book or play indoors on the iPad, Colin is always on his feet.  Between flag football, soccer, and field hockey, “there’s no sport he won’t play,” says his Mom. Even the nagging pain in his heels can’t slow him down. “Doctors read more »

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