Foot care is important no matter what the calendar says, but it’s especially crucial to your health and comfort during the colder months of fall and winter. For people with circulation problems and/or diabetes, it’s imperative that you pay attention to your feet and set yourself up for maximum comfort.
The health of your feet had a direct impact on your mobility, and ultimately, the quality of your life. Your feet absorb shock as you walk, adjust to uneven surfaces, and support your forward movement.
When your feet aren’t in good shape, simple activities such as walking to the bathroom, standing on a step stool, and stepping up stairs become difficult. Here are some down-to-earth tips to manage foot pain and address potential challenges before they worsen.
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There are all kinds of reasons people need walking aids. Surgical recovery, a broken bone, nerve damage, back pain, sprains, and arthritis are just some of the reasons people use walking aids.
Walking aids are generally affordable and readily available at just about every drug store across America, but the people who need them don’t always know how to use them.
It’s important to use the right size walking aid, or use an adjustable aid on the correct setting. It’s equally as important to have the knowledge of how to properly walk with it.
Here are some tips for properly using crutches, canes, and walkers so you can speed up your recovery time, and avoid further injury:
Problems with feet and ankles don’t necessarily cause pain in childhood. It often takes a lifetime of stress for problems to come to the fore, by which time it may be too late for effective treatment. That is why it is important to identify foot and ankle problems in early childhood.
Foot and ankle surgeons are in a unique position of having seen the effects of degenerative foot and ankle problems up close and personal. One list, from The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, is particularly useful for identifying early signs of foot and ankle problems.
There is a lot of discussion among researchers and podiatrists on the effect of going barefoot on a regular basis. In order to establish credible evidence that walking around in …
Whether you work out at home or go to the gym, it is important to get into good habits. One of the areas that many weightlifters neglect is the foot …
Running is great exercise, but it can have serious impact on the feet. When you run your feet are affected by the kind of surface, the level of the ground, …
Nearly 80 percent of our day is spent on our feet. Combine this amount of time with over a hundred different tendons, ligaments, and muscles in the feet and ankles …
Running has always been a great source for aerobic exercise. The benefits of aerobic exercise are no secret among committed runners and hobbyist alike. Benefits include strengthening of the bodies lean muscle composition as well as the diaphragm. Running reduces the risk of heart problems, in addition to being a great tool in a weight loss program. All of these reasons are centred on changes we can see, changes we can notice by the physical look of our bodies. But does strengthening our muscles mean they become healthier? What is considered “healthy muscle”?