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Plantar Fasciitis symptoms and solutions

Posted by Jim Leuty on

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition characterized by pain in the heel and arch of the foot, plantar fasciitis affects the plantar fascia, the thick tissue that sits across the bottom of the foot and is responsible for connecting the bone of the heel to the toes. This vital tissue is susceptible to strain, being overworked, underused and everything in between, which can contribute to the condition of plantar fasciitis where the tissue becomes swollen. When your feet are healthy and your plantar fascia tissue is not inflamed or under stress, the tissue normally behaves like a shock-absorbing string that helps to...

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Flip Flops - pros and cons of this simple shoe

Posted by Jim Leuty on

Flip flops used to be a simple, cheap summer shoe that gave you a bit of protection from rough or hot surfaces, but more recently, they have become the footwear of choice for many.  You can't blame them, with all the fancy styles, eye catching shades, and even corporate logos. But these shoes were never meant to be someone's primary shoes.    So what are the pros and cons of flip flops? On the positive side, they do offer some protection for the soles of your feet when walking around on the sand at the beach, or on hot concrete...

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Original Foot Alignment Socks creator interview by Katy Bowman

Posted by Jim Leuty on

Our founder, Eva Nemcik, created the Original Foot Alignment socks based on the yoga practice of spreading your toes with your fingers. She felt that if this simple practice could help relieve the pain she was experiencing from her physical activities, then a sock that could give this experience and be worn for longer periods of time would also be beneficial. Recently Eva was invited to be interviewed by Katy Bowman, an internationally recognized biomechanist, author, and science communicator. Katy has both the skill and passion for reintroducing movement into people’s everyday lives. She has eight bestselling books, an award-winning...

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Forming Bunions... What can I do?

Posted by Happy Feet Co. _ on

If you notice the joint that is responsible for connecting your foot to your big toe has a sore, swollen bump, it is possible that you suffer from bunions. Bunions form on more than one-third of American women, and it generally comes from wearing narrow, tight shoes as well as high heels; however, they can also be hereditary. When it comes to bunions, the base of your big toe grows in size and sticks out from the rest of the foot a bit. The skin that covers this joint may turn red and become tender to the touch. Bunions can...

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Forming a bunion. What can I do?

Posted by Happy Feet Co. _ on

Bunions form on more than one-third of American women, and it generally comes from wearing narrow, tight shoes as well as high heels; however, they can also be hereditary. When it comes to bunions, the base of your big toe grows in size and sticks out from the rest of the foot a bit.

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