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
Pronation: it’s the inward rolling movement your foot makes as it hits the ground. Runner’s World explains that pronation is your body’s way of absorbing shock, and everyone’s feet have some degree of pronation. Normal Pronation The amount of pronation in your feet varies based on sev
Not all shoes are created equal. You know how important it is to wear supportive athletic shoes, but it’s equally important to find shoes suitable for your specific activities. According to WebMD, one of the biggest mistakes people make when choosing athletic shoes is finding th
What’s the fuss about minimalism and barefoot shoe styles? You may have seen people out on the track or trails wearing shoes that look like gloves. These funny looking shoes are trendy in running circles. With all the hype about barefoot running and minimalist shoes, you may be
If you made a resolution to walk more this year, whether to shed some pounds or promote heart health, before you take your first step you should invest in a good pair of walking shoes. Supportive walking shoes help you walk farther in comfort and protect your feet, ankles, knees, and
Walking is an excellent low-impact exercise. Studies suggest that for every hour of walking, your life expectancy could increase by two hours. Plus, according to the American Heart Association, walking is the most effective exercise for heart health. You can even burn as many calories
Pledging to get in better shape is practically a New Year’s tradition. If you’re one of the millions of people who commit to being more active this New Year, you’re more likely to succeed if you engage in a variety of activities. These low-impact exercises and tips w
Finding running shoes for flat feet can be difficult. In general, shoes that offer motion control and extra stability features may be the best options for people with flat feet. Read more helpful tips here.
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