Plantar Fasciitis symptoms and solutions

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

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

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 a bunion. What can I do?

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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What to do for foot pain caused by overuse

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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