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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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What to do for foot pain caused by overuse

Posted by Jim Leuty on

Many times general foot pain is caused by general overuse and as you are probably well aware, it is important that you are wearing the right footwear. This includes the proper inserts to give your feet the support they need. If foot pain is severe, it is best to visit a doctor or podiatrist. But there are many options to help you relieve those annoying foot aches and pains.

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Nonsurgical Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Alex Stiehl on

Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis from a doctor typically comes in the form of using a heel insert, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories which can be useful for the swelling and pain. They may also recommend that you consider surgery which, along with the resulting follow-up, can be quite expensive. Before considering surgery, you should consider other treatment options for at least a while. If under a doctors care, they may even encourage you to try other treatments for up to 12 months. If you are an athlete or highly active, there are a few things you can consider doing to encourage the...

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Hammertoe and Foot Pain

Posted by James Leuty on

A hammertoe is when the foot is deformed along the second, third or the fourth toe. The deformity occurs when the toe becomes crooked and bent in the center joint which causes it to resemble a hammer in shape. Hammertoes are still flexible in the beginning stages.

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 Guide to Foot Pain: Part 2

Posted by James Leuty on

Continuing our Guide to Foot Pain (for Part 1, click here) While injury and general activity such as excessive walking or playing sports can cause foot pain, sometimes it can be linked to medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis or poor blood circulation. Whatever the cause, you may consider seeing your doctor for the following if you have any of the following foot conditions: Being unable to feel hot or cold sensations Changes in the nail or skin color Foot cannot be touched without tenderness or pain Foot starts to look misshapen or deformed Limping Pain area gets hot Pain...

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