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Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that arises when the tendon in the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed.  There are a few risk factors that might determine how likely you are to suffer from plantar fasciitis. You are more likely to suffer from the condition if you are a female or overweight. Standing or working …

Preeclampsia May Cause Swollen Feet

A woman’s body changes in various ways when she is pregnant. It is very common for pregnant women to experience swelling in their feet, hands and face. However, women who have swollen feet during pregnancy should mention them to their doctor. Alerting a doctor of swollen feet is important in order to rule out a …

DeMarcus Cousins Undergoes Shockwave Therapy

Immediately after the regular season ended, DeMarcus Cousins underwent four sessions of shockwave therapy in order to get rid of a pain he felt in his feet. Cousins stated that he feels much better after receiving the treatment, and hopes to be ready in time for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Cousins also expressed …

Flip-Flops are not Suitable due to Lacking Support

This time of year flip-flops may seem like the more convenient choice of footwear, but over longer periods of time this proves to be untrue. Due to their extreme lack of support, flip-flops can cause pain in the feet over time. Aside from the straps keeping the shoes on the feet, there is no other …

Growing Link between Obesity and Diabetes

“Diabesity” is a term used to describe the link between being overweight and diabetes, especially in America. Obesity “refers[s] to body weight that’s greater than what is considered healthy for a certain height,” which can potentially lead to many different problems such as diabetes, and “it is estimated that 63 percent of Americans are overweight …

Preparing your Feet before a Pedicure

According to podiatrist Dr. Jackie Sutera, there are several tips that women can follow when treating their feet for pedicures. Make sure to properly clean and moisturize your feet, keep your shoes clean through proper maintenance, invest in shoes with efficient support and cushioning, and to occasionally let your toenails breathe in between pedicures, removing …

Tips for Running Safely and Preventing Injuries

According to greatist.com, there are some tips to follow for those who are avid runners, especially for avoiding injuries. If you plan on preparing for a marathon, gradually break into a running routine and make sure to incorporate training into your schedule. Stretching is also important for ensuring that your muscles don’t become too strained …

Treating Your Cracked Heels

As our feet lack oil glands, they are susceptible to dryness. Cracked heels are a condition of the feet in which our feet become prone to dryness and layers of dry skin accumulate over time. Some DIY treatments for curing cracked heels and dry feet include applying a mixture of rice vinegar, olive oil and …