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Exercises to Stretch and Strengthen your Calf Muscles

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 […]

When to See a Podiatrist If Your Feet Give You Grief

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 […]

How do you know if you have Athlete’s Foot?

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, […]

Over a long period of time, high blood glucose levels can cause damage to different areas of your body and this includes your feet and legs.

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 […]

In Women’s Shoes, Pain Does Not Equal Gain

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 […]