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How To Choose The Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

Oct 30 2019 Tags: orthopedic shoes, orthotics, plantar fasciitis

How To Choose The Best Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a common foot condition that is known for the tremendous foot pain it causes, most often occurring when a person gets out of bed in the morning. It is widely referred to as joggers’ heel, and tennis heel, but is sometimes miscommunicated as heel spurs. Plantar fasciitis occurs in approximately 10% of the US population and this number is probably conservative as many people find solutions to treat it on their own without seeking medical advice. And because its symptoms can often be minimized without too much medical intervention, a few lifestyle changes such as wearing the...

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Diabetic Socks - What are they, and why are they needed?

Oct 15 2019

Diabetic Socks - What are they, and why are they needed?

Why does someone with diabetes need special socks? While not all diabetics are required to wear diabetic socks, people with diabetes have sensitive feet and suffer from various foot conditions and need to protect their feet more than others. Diabetic socks have unique design features, not found in regular socks, that safeguard the diabetic foot from developing additional problems and help keep it comfortable and healthy. Wearing the appropriate pair of socks is just as important as wearing diabetic shoes! The majority of people with diabetes suffer from diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disease. Neuropathy causes one to lose feeling...

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What is special about diabetic shoes?

Sep 09 2019

People who suffer from Diabetes know too well that their health is affected and can sometimes limit their physical activities and even day to day lives. Specifically, living with Diabetes has a direct effect on the feet and legs and special attention is required. How Diabetes Affects the Feet: Diabetic neuropathy occurs in 60-70% off people with diabetes and tends to damage the nerves in your legs and feet causing you to lose feeling in them. This means you might not feel cuts or sores on your feet and when your feet get too hot or too cold, all which...

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Tips for Avoiding Fallen arches and How to Buy Footwear for Them

Aug 14 2019

Tips for Avoiding Fallen arches and How to Buy Footwear for Them

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is one of the main causes for fallen arches. The tibialis posterior is a muscle in the lower leg. The tendon from this muscle runs behind the inside bone on the ankle, across the instep and attaches to the bottom of the foot. The tibialis posterior helps hold the arch of the foot up and stops the foot from rolling over. Sometimes the tendon becomes stretched and inflamed. This condition is called Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) or Acquired Adult Flat Foot. Most people refer to this condition simply as fallen arches. Shop Now for Shoes...

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What are the Best Shoes For Sore Feet?

Jul 01 2019

What are the Best Shoes For Sore Feet?

How to Relieve Foot Pain Caused by Standing All Day If you’re one of the many people who must stand for extended periods of time, you already know that standing all day or for long periods of time makes your feet hurt! And standing all day doesn’t just affect your feet; it can also cause significant and long-lasting muscle fatigue in the lower-limbs as well as an increased risk for long-term knee and back pain. However, the immediate discomfort and pain you are likely to feel after standing for long periods will be in the feet. Foot pain as a...

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Wide Width Shoes

Jun 26 2019

Wide Width Shoes

Wearing shoes that are too narrow for your feet can cause painful foot conditions such as ingrown toenails, Morton’s neuroma, corns, calluses, and metatarsalgia. If you’re experiencing any of these conditions, switching to wide or extra-wide shoes can provide an amazing level of relief and comfort. However, it’s not always easy to find wide-width shoes as most shoes are developed for the average foot, which requires a medium width shoe. Medium-width shoes, unlike wide-width shoes, can be purchased at conventional shoe stores. Wide shoes, however, can be found at orthopedic shoe companies, which design and develop shoes that can accommodate...

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3 Benefits of Sandals with Arch Support

Apr 04 2019

3 Benefits of Sandals with Arch Support

After the long, cold winter months, it’s always a bit of a relief when we can slip on a pair of sandals rather than a pair of thick, warm socks and a pair of thick, warm winter shoes or boots. However, most sandals have a serious drawback: They lack sufficient support for the feet, which can lead to painful foot conditions, such as plantar fasciitis or low-back pain, or they can exacerbate the foot pain that you already experience from these conditions. Shop Now for Orthopedic Sandals Problems Caused by Sandals without Arch Support: Wearing sandals without arch support can...

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Choosing Walking Shoes for Seniors

Mar 25 2019 Tags: adaptive shoes for seniors, comfortable shoes for seniors, orthopedic shoes for seniors, seniors walking shoes, shoes for seniors, velcro shoes for seniors

Choosing Walking Shoes for Seniors

Choosing Walking Shoes for Seniors Like other parts of our body, our feet are not immune to the changes that come with getting older. As the body ages, physiological changes take place that make seniors more susceptible to foot pain and foot problems. In fact, one out of every three people over the age of 65 suffers from aching feet. Furthermore, additional health conditions that are more common as we age, including diabetes, arthritis and vascular disease, can compound these issues. Sadly, people who suffer from foot pain can find that it interferes not just with their daily activities, but...

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