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
A good Podiatrist will often recommend insoles. He or she will first ask some basic questions about your feet, your shoes, and your lifestyle before ordering custom insoles. You can also directly buy insoles online. Adding insoles to your shoes can help feet to feel and to function
The wrong bra can exacerbate back pain and lead to restricted breathing and poor posture. The larger your bust, the more likely you are to face problems. “Bras are like suspension bridges,” quotes an article in the UK Independent. “You need a well-engineered bra so y
While the thought of using wax as a health treatment may seem novel, paraffin wax treatments are not a new concept. Paraffin has been used therapeutically dating back to the Roman Empire for its emollient properties, as well as a heat therapy treatment. Paraffin wax is a white or co
We’d all like the regal posture of a ballerina. Not only does good posture look nice, it also eases muscle tension, promotes greater energy, and creates a taller, slimmer appearance. The good news is that you can improve your posture with exercise. A Strong Core WebMD recommends exerc
Heel pain is a very common complaint and plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of chronic pain, comprising 11–15% of foot complaints requiring professional care among adults. In fact, recent research has reported that 1 in 10 people will develop plantar fasciitis during their li
It used to be we’d just buy casual socks and dress socks. Now, modern technology is giving us stretchy knit wonders that go beyond looks to help with foot health. Let’s look at some of the sock categories that have changed. Athletic socks. Today’s top-notch sports socks supply shock
Just as we might cup our hands to shield a flame from a draft or to gently cradle a tiny kitten, so do heel cups provide protection and comfort. Heel cups provide shock absorption for people with heel pain that is especially agonizing when the heel strikes the ground. Heel pain is the
Wedges for every occasion, from a Spring or Summer wedding to a fun day of shopping. Wedge shoes and sandals can elevate any outfit without sacrificing comfort, so you can look cute and feel great, too!
Wake up to healthy feet. Check out the FootSmart Blog for tips on foot health, including exercises to help relieve heel pain, stretches for your toes and more ways to embrace your feet.
On the hunt for new sandals? Every woman needs an animal print style in her closet, like the Tatiana from Vionic with Orthaheel Technology. Or go for cute flats and other casual shoes, all podiatrist-designed to align your body with every step and help relieve plantar fasciitis.
Step into Spring with fresh new sandals from Birkenstock and Papillio by Birkenstock. Whether they're paired with high-fashion looks or your favorite casual outfit, you can count on supportive footbeds with natural arch support. A great choice for a day at your favorite theme park!