When you’re preparing for a long road trip or flight, you probably remember essentials like your ID, travel pillow and a good magazine, but what about your compression socks or graduated support hosiery? Find out if you are one of the many who could benefit from added support while tr
Just like everything else for sale in the 21st century, your options for sock buying are vast. There’s no single pick for the perfect sock. The sock you need depends upon the activity you’re about to do, the weather and your health. Wicking 101 To understand the difference in sock fab
When you walk, your feet endure pressure that is twice your body weight. No wonder you feel it when you work on your feet all day. If your job requires lifting heavy items, that pressure can be even greater. Good shoes are always a good idea, but when you’re on your feet all day, they
The insole. It can do so much for your foot, from supporting your arch to cushioning your heel. But sometimes it’s hard to know which one is right for you. First, it may help to start with a very simplified explanation on how your foot should function when you step. Your foot naturall
Finding the right running shoe when you’re flat-footed may feel like a catch-22. Having flat feet means you may tend to overpronate when you run—your foot collapases inward at the ankle too much and overpronation can stress the foot, ankle, knee and hip. Here’s the catch: If a running
Day after day on your feet can lead to aching, tired feet, varicose veins, and pain in your legs, knees, hips, lower back, shoulders and neck. It’s time to take a stand on keeping your feet healthy and preventing painful, progressive problems. The first steps are yours—wear the right
Many shoes are heavy and can take up prime real estate in a suitcase so it can be tempting to shortchange your shoe wear needs on vacation. Stand strong! Having the right shoes to keep your feet happy and pain free makes them a non-negotiable essential. Wear your heaviest, most comfor
Replacing the insoles of your shoes is like having the oil changed in your car. Your shoes will last longer and work more efficiently for you if you change insoles routinely. #1 Check Your Insoles One sign that it’s time to update your shoe’s insole is the way it looks: • Smashed inso
Although very few overuse running injuries have an established root cause, the fact that over 80% of these injuries occur at or below the knee suggests that there may be some common mechanisms. The capacity to prevent such injuries is currently limited, with training advice and footw
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For a quick at home stretch to help relieve foot pain, kneel on the ground, tuck your feet under, and untuck your toes so the tops are on the floor. If this is too rigorous, lean forward. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds to a minute. This stretch will help provide some relief to your feet.
Don't forget to stretch to maintain healthy feet. If you're looking for a quick foot pain remedy, try kneeling down and tucking your feet under so that you're on your toes. Sit back so your hips are on your heels. Stay in this position between 30 seconds and 2 minutes.
Have you received an ankle injury due to running? Follow the R.I.C.E. therapy method the next time you have ankle pain. The R.I.C.E. therapy method is as follows: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.