Plantar fasciitis is a condition that is known to particularly affect athletes, especially those who run or repetitively place pressure on the feet. Plantar fasciitis is an injury that results from overload. If the recovery time between training sessions is not enough, the plantar fascia will begin to tear. Treatment for plantar fasciitis can include […]
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While boating with her husband and children, Chrissie Frickman was knocked over by a dolphin that had flipped onto the boat and broke both of her ankles. The dolphin was part of a pod that was swimming alongside them. “The dolphin jumped and we thought it was doing a flip and I guess it miscalculated,” […]
World War II veteran Robert G. Mueller was twenty-years-old when he faced the draft that would determine his future as a soldier. Mueller, a fan of their dress uniform, applied to the Marine Corps of the Armed Forces. He ended up being rejected. “They’d made me walk around barefooted and told me I had flat […]
Approximately 78% of women wear high heels daily despite experiencing pain after one and hour and six minutes. New research from South Korea published in the International Journal of Clinical practice, however, suggests that high heels can also change the muscle balance around the ankle joint and cause instability and balance issues. According to the […]
While the myth of cherry juice as a cure for gout was previously thought to be untrue, studies in the past few years do show that tart or black cherry consumption do reduce gout attacks. Uric acid, the main cause behind gout attacks, is said to be reduced after consuming cherries or cherry juice. The […]
Forty female students from South Korea’s Hanseo University participated in a study that had them wear high heels to class over four years. Findings showed that while wearing heels strengthened ankle muscles, over time it weakened them. To protect against injuries in heels, be sure to practice walking in them and to stand up and […]
The now 26-year-old The Secret Life of the American Teenager star Megan Park is raising awareness for rheumatoid arthritis through the educational campaign Joint Decisions, having lived with the condition since she was a child. “It’s empowering people who live with RA to share in the healthcare decisions that are going to impact their life […]
With his step-counting pedometer, 69-year-old Jim Palmquist tracks his daily steps in a log book. He will often favor a hike over his Toyota Highlander if he has a chance to walk the distance. “I’m really convinced that walking is one of the best things you can do for your health,” said Palmquist. “Walking is […]
High heels and other ill-fitting shoes could be a prime cause of Morton’s Neuroma. Neuroma affects the nerves located between the toes, creating a sensation similar to stabbing while walking. It is believed that neuroma stems from compression, injury or damage to the nerve. Therefore women who wear high heels or narrow-fitting shoes are at […]
Warmer weather is usually indicative of bare feet and sandals. After a harsh winter, however, feet are often left chafed and blistered. There are several ways to treat blisters. To safely cure the condition, it is best to place a bandage over the blister and allow it to heal itself properly to avoid infection. Aloe […]