When your foot strikes the ground, the functional stability of the whole kinetic chain relies on a strong and agile base. Yet that base is often neglected in training routines. And while calf strength is important, stretching and mobility are critical as well. “The whole complex needs to work together all the way up the […]
Not all aches and pains are equal. Our feet are arguably one of the least cared-for parts of our body, yet are the most hardworking. Many of us spend day after day on our feet, often wearing less than comfortable shoes while we’re at it. Here are 7 tips on knowing when to seek medical […]
How are your feet affected by arthritis? Any joint in your ankles, feet and toes can be affected by arthritis. Many different types of arthritis can affect the feet and cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. Arthritis in your feet can make standing and walking painful. You may find your feet and/or toes change shape, […]
The feet bear the weight of the whole body when we stand or walk so it’s no surprise that the feet can reveal about the condition of the rest of the body. From foot cramping and spasms to cold feet, here are 10 conditions that can be signalled by our feet.
What is the Foot Push Up Test? It’s a quick way to check to see if your arches are performing their important functions. It’s quick, easy and you can perform the test anywhere. Healthy, strong arches are a crucial part of having healthy, pain-free and injury-free feet. It is important not to underestimate pain and […]
Everything is connected in life—even in our bodies. That means we shouldn’t overlook any part of our bodies when it comes to health, including our oft-neglected feet. In fact, our feet could be considered the foundation of our physical wellness, particularly as we age.
You don’t quite realize how important your feet are until they develop pain or dysfunction of some sort, and suddenly it’s difficult to walk. Many times, acute foot and ankle problems go away with time, rest, ice, anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS), and shoe gear changes. But when they don’t, the care of a podiatrist can get you an […]
Athlete’s foot is a rash mostly confined to the sole, but may also spread to the side or top of the foot. Mostly, it involves the skin between the fourth and fifth toe. The affected skin has an itching and burning sensation which later starts peeling off in small flakes. As the infection gets worse, […]
One of the main problems that high blood glucose levels can lead to is damage to your nerves. This happens for two main reasons. Firstly, high blood glucose levels can directly cause damage to the nerves themselves. Secondly, they can cause damage to the small blood vessels that supply your nerves with the nutrients and […]
High heeled shoes can cause pain, deformities, and damage to the feet that can last a lifetime. High-heeled shoes crowd the toes, force the body’s weight onto the ball of the foot and disrupt the body’s alignment. They can lead to a laundry list of problems for women and their feet, but there are steps […]