“Reading” the wear and tear of your shoe can give you valuable information. It can offer clues on how you walk, your current foot problems, and even how you may be able to prevent future injuries. First, grab a few pairs of shoes you wear often and let’s start at the top. Do you see?
We expect a lot from our feet. We want to use them to walk around the mall, run to catch a bus and maybe even dance. Plus, we want it all pain-free. But are you giving your feet the attention they deserve? To keep your feet up for the daily challenges of your life, you need to keep th
From the time you learn to walk, your quality of life depends upon your feet. Standing and walking lets you be self-sufficient. Yet, many of us take our feet for granted. US adults don’t give the same priority to caring for their feet as they do for their heart, eyes, teeth or skin, e
It can take weeks to months to recover after surgery to correct a bunion, of course, you want to do all you can to avoid it. Learn how to keep from making bunion symptoms worse and what to do if they hurt. #1 Buy the Right Shoes Continually wearing shoes with pointed toes and a narrow
Your desire to know how to prevent an ingrown toenail goes up significantly if you’ve had one. A nail growing into your skin is surprisingly painful—especially if you let it go for too long and it gets infected. To keep nails growing painlessly, as they should, learn how to cut your t
When it comes to shoes and plantar fasciitis, the trick is to be able to identify both the shoes that are part of the cause and the shoes that can help. What Goes Wrong Shoes that don’t fit correctly can stretch or strain your plantar fascia. That’s the connective tissue that starts a
Pain in the arch or heel of your foot, most often experienced the second you step out of bed, is a classic symptom of plantar fasciitis. It results when the thick tissue that connects your heel to the base of your toes—the plantar fascia—becomes overworked and inflamed. Reducing the i
When your feet hurt, you feel it all over. But there’s so much you can do to avoid the pain or help relieve it. Start with these 10 tips to feel better on your feet. Thwart Toe Trouble Give them room. Whether you’re buying dress shoes, walking shoes or sandals, pick a wide, deep toe b
Who knew your toes needed a workout? Painful, stiff toes are no joke, and exercising to keep them flexible and feeling good isn’t, either. Whether you’re a power walker, a weekend dancer or just an everyday shoe wearer, your toes will thank you for taking time to give them a tone up.
If your shoes’ smell has made you ban them to a separate room, it’s time for a reunion. Don’t worry, your role is simple. Keep your feet clean, and keep your shoes dry. Here’s how. Separate Your Shoes from Sweat When the sweat from your feet gets absorbed into your shoe, you’ve create