Pregnancy and Changing Foot Size

There’s a little-acknowledged fact about pregnancy: all other considerations aside, your feet are in for a wild ride! It’s a topic that isn’t discussed much during pregnancy. There are a number of reasons why, with the topic of foot-size and pregnancy-related health issues being a particularly sensitive area of discussion. But the truth of the … Continued

Research Highlights Importance of Feet Exams for Diabetics

Diabetes increases the risk for a host of other medical problems, but foot complications are among the most common and dangerous. Recent research from Australia demonstrates the tremendous physical and financial impacts of diabetic foot problems. Most diabetes-related foot problems are preventable with proper care, and many can be treated with timely therapy, but it’s … Continued

Standing Desks: Thinking On, and About, Our Feet

Standing desks have become popular over the past few years as increasing research indicates that sitting for extended periods can have adverse health effects and that many people think better on their feet. But are we considering whether standing is good for our feet? Standing at Attention In a study of nearly 300 children in … Continued

What Could be Next for Diabetic Footwear

Unfortunately, foot difficulties are one of the main side-effects of diabetes, and these issues can be a huge concern for both patients and doctors. Neuropathy, lesions and even amputation, in severe cases, can all result from diabetic foot complications. Proper diabetic footwear, preventative care and on-going diabetic treatments are the most effective ways to keep … Continued

What’s the Deal With Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciiitis can be a pain, literally. It’s caused by overwhelming stress on the plantar fascia, the tissue which connects our heels with the rest of our feet. The stress can be brought on by many factors, but the most common culprits are flat feet, improperly supported high-arch feet, overuse (such as with activities that … Continued