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Jun
29
Tips for your Aching Feet

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”


Of course, Thoreau was speaking of the beauty of the natural world all around us, the earthly realm under our feet.


However, it isn’t very heavenly when feet are tired and sore.


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Our feet take a beating every day. Studies and walking app data confirm that the average American walks somewhere between 5,000 and 7,000 steps a day. Five thousand steps is about 2.5 miles and equal to about 912 miles per year. Active folks may be walking 5 to 7 miles a day, upping the yearly total to 2,500 miles or more!



During a lifetime, walking, running, dancing, climbing and hiking can take their toll on the delicate, complex structure of the ...


Jun
20
Learn how you can help your Ingrown Toenails

If you have an ingrown toenail, the side border of your toenail — usually your big toe —starts to dig in and irritate the skin. The sharp edge digging into the skin may set a pathway of irritation to inflammation (warmth, redness, swelling) to infection (drainage, pus), all of which cause pain.


More so, ingrown toenails hurt so a lot because the skin near your nail corners is a particularly sensitive area, since it has a high number of nerves.


The big question however is how do they happen in the first place, and how can you get rid of them? Here are several tips that can be of help.



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What causes ingrown toenails?


There’s no straight answer for what causes ingrown toenails. H...


Jun
08
Best Shoes for your Flat Feet

An estimated 20 to 30 percent of the population has flat feet, a condition that occurs when the arches flatten, allowing the soles of the feet to completely touch the floor while standing. Many issues can cause the condition. For some people, it's hereditary. Others develop flat feet because of pregnancy, aging, obesity, or a health condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


Whether or not your flat feet cause you pain, wearing the right shoe is vital. Slipping your feet into the wrong pair can lead to ankle, knee, hip, back, shoulder and even neck problems. And not to mention, the right shoe will provide a comfortable haven ...


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