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The Orthofeet Blog

Lynne Jacques: Shoes With Built-In Inserts Are The Apple of Her Eye

Feb 10 2017 Tags: #Orthofeethero, #OrthofeetStory, foot pain, insoles

At farmers’ markets in central Michigan, everyone loves the apples that Lynn Jacques sells from her orchard. Along with her husband, Gary, she grows 25 different types, from Macintosh to HoneyCrisp (“the ones everybody likes,” she says).

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Alleviate Foot Pain and Discomfort Caused By Bunions

Feb 09 2017 Tags: bunions

Ugh. That large bump protruding out of the base of your big toe? That’s a bunion, my friend.

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Happy New Year, Feet! Here Are Six Resolutions To Take Better Care of You

Jan 05 2017 Tags: #NewYearNewYou

This is the time of the year when you resolve to take better care of your body. We applaud your goals, but also urge you not to forget your feet! We all do it -- when making resolutions, feet often get lost in the shuffle, lagging way behind losing weight, working out, and even flossing. This year, we made foot care resolutions easy for you. All you have to do is keep this simple checklist handy, and regularly check back to our Orthofeet blog for more ways you can be kind to your feet.    Our fingers are crossed that...

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Orthofeet Hero Patricia Mayse Is Still Standing After Long-Term Foot Injury

Jan 04 2017 Tags: #Orthofeethero, #OrthofeetStory

If you met Patricia Mayse twenty-two years ago, you’d see a very athletic and active women. There was no stopping her. She could walk and walk and walk.  After suffering a severe injury to her foot in 1994, Patricia saw her ability to be active slowly go down hill. She could no longer walk like she once had or even stand for very long…. Patricia felt frustrated as she struggled to live with the pain and dysfunction of injured feet. Fortunately, OrthoFeet’s Chattanooga Mary Janes with a two-way strap has significantly improved Patricia’s ability to get around in more comfort...

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Seven Don’ts (and One Do) Before You Get Your Pedicure

Jan 03 2017 Tags: #pedicure

Pedicures are a good experience for your feet, and can aid in overall foot health. However, improperly sanitized equipment and previous customers with foot problems can lead to more issues for you. The hard truth: some salons are better than others about cleanliness and proper procedure. Before you go in feet first, keep these pedicure rules-of-thumb on hand.   Don’t paint or polish over discolored toenails. Discolored toenails usually signify a fungal infection. Nail polish prevents moisture from entering the nail, not allowing it to breathe. Don’t share emery boards. Because these tools are porous, they trap germs. They also...

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Use This Rule of Thumb To Protect Your Toes

Dec 06 2016

Don't ignore your toes when they cry out for help. The world can be cruel to them, especially when they have to face it in ill-fitting shoes. They're actually looking to you for protection. Here's an age-old trick still works like a charm when finding a pair of shoes that protect your toes:  Place down your thumb between your big toe and the tip of the shoe. Your thumb should be able to press down all the way to the bottom of the shoe, without any toes getting in the way. If this doesn’t happen, try a larger size. While standing up,...

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Dr. Steve Gershman Recommends This One Step To Improve Your Feet

Dec 05 2016

According to Maine-based foot specialist Dr. Steve Gershman, DPM, the best and most common solution to improving the condition of your feet is far less complicated than you may imagine.   “Wear the right shoes,” he advises. His advice is based on his experience with the hundreds of patients he’s seen over the years. He says, “When I have a patient with foot pain, the first thing I do is look at their shoes.” In fact, when people with foot issues visit Steve’s practice, he requires that you bring more than just your insurance card. “When patients make an appointment, I...

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Is there a simple affordable solution to help with your heel pain?

Dec 08 2016

Heel pain is normally associated with plantar fasciitis or Heel Spurs conditions, which may be caused by poor foot mechanics, such as an overly flattened or overly arched foot. Over-pronation can cause the plantar fascia to be excessively stretched and inflamed, resulting in pain in the heel and arch areas of the foot. For those who suffer from heel pain the impacts on the heel that occur during walking aggravate the discomfort and affect mobility. Simple, Affordable Solution For Heel Pain Relief Imagine a solution that starts with simply wearing special heel pain shoes - shoes with innovative technology, which...

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