Understanding the Different Athletic Shoes

Each sport has a shoe specially crafted to offer the players advantages on the game’s standard playing field. You can learn a lot about a sport from its shoes. Running Running shoes are designed to absorb the shock involved in your forward motion. An excellent running shoe protects the front of your foot while also … Continued

Exploring Foot Cramps

Most of the time, foot cramps are only an inconvenience. These come and go quickly from your feet, and then you can move on. However, there are a variety of causes that you may wish to address. Your doctor can supply an individualized plan. The Mechanics of Foot Cramps Every movement in your body is … Continued

Gout in the Feet and Toes

Sometimes, you may experience sudden pains in your joints. These pains seem to have no immediate cause, and nothing seems to work on them. While there are many possible causes, your doctor may find you have gout. What is Gout? Gout is a form of arthritis, in which your body reacts to deposits in the … Continued

9 Common Foot Problems

Feet are one of the most underappreciated parts of the body, and easy to overlook. Unfortunately, many of these problems can get out of control before you feel the need to see a doctor. Your local foot specialist can help in managing all these issues though. Blisters Blisters are fluid-filled pockets that can exist on … Continued

What is a Broken Ankle?

Ankle breaks are a bone injury that can come from a variety of sources. The treatment of your specific broken ankle requires medical supervision to account for the differences in fractures and locations. You could be looking at anything from immobilization for a few months to surgery as part of your recovery. Symptoms The symptoms … Continued

Arch Types: A Brief Guide

You walk on your feet every day. However, it’s probably been a while since you considered those same feet. One of the defining characteristics of your foot is the arch, and your arch can determine how prone you are to various medical conditions. You can examine your feet, ask your doctor, or use a machine … Continued

Dancer’s Fracture

Fifth Metatarsal Fractures: What You Need to Know The fifth metatarsal sits along the outside of your foot and connects to your littlest toe. On account of its position, it is the most common metatarsal to fracture. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent fifth metatarsal fractures on account of how each break happens. Often, … Continued

6 Ways to Treat Diabetic Blisters

Diabetic blisters are a relatively rare symptom of diabetes. These blisters can pop up for a variety of reasons, and experiencing them for the first time is scary. Fortunately, the blisters themselves typically heal in two to five weeks without intervention. That leaves you and your doctor managing the symptoms and warding off potential infection. … Continued

Pros and Cons of Ankle Weights

Ankle weights have been part of training for centuries. These weights make the body work harder, so you can see more strength and cardiovascular gains in less time. However, ankle weights also have a dark side. That extra weight can result in everything from strains to actual injuries. What are Ankle Weights? Ankle weights come … Continued

Ankle Pronation

Pronation, also known as eversion is the term used to refer to the manner of movement of the foot when you are walking or running. Pronation, in itself, isn’t entirely a negative word. Naturally, you can walk, run or stand because of even distribution of your weight around your foot. This is also an aspect … Continued