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 […]
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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 […]
Plantar fasciitis, often characterized by heel pain when you stand or walk, is often treated with drugs or surgery. A new treatment, however, may completely remove pain and restore function to the feet. The new Art Robotic M6 Cold Laser therapy is a cold laser that penetrates the surface of the skin without a heating […]
Over 400,000 people in England live with diabetes and do not go for their annual foot checkups, reports new research. The research, based on data from National Health Service England, suggests that diabetics that do not go for their checkup are at greater risk for getting amputated. Extended exposure to high blood glucose levels can […]
Over 4,000 diabetics in the UK are at risk of having an amputation because they do not go for their annual National Health Service (NHS) checks. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) advises that everyone with diabetes should be tested each year. Diabetics are at risk for high blood-glucose levels that can […]
Despite the warm weather, many women choose to cover up their feet during the spring and summer due to hard, dry skin, cracked heels, and discolored nails that had developed over winter. Summer prep is easy, however, and a few simple steps can solve many foot problems. Corns and calluses can be buffed away with […]
Amazon has recently bought startup company Shoefitr to help customers struggling to select the right shoe size while shopping online. The Pittsburgh-based startup uses 3D technology to help people virtually choose the correct shoe size without trying on the footwear. Amazon sells millions of shoes in its website and through Zappos, an online shoe retailer. […]