Prevention and Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body, located in the back of the lower leg and connecting the heel bone to the calf muscle. This tendon is crucial as it facilitates walking and running by helping to raise the heel off of the ground.  While the tendon can withstand immense force, it’s also surprisingly vulnerable. Injuries to the Achilles tendon…

6 Things You Need to Know About Nail Salons

Pedicureart2Based in part on a campaign performed in Washington State involving the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Licensing, these are recommendations to follow regarding infection control and other safety issues: 1.    Ask if the salon and operator are licensed. 2.    Do Not get a manicure or pedicure if you have cuts, sores or a skin infection on your hands or…

5 Ways To Soothe Tired, Aching Feet

29. 5 Ways To Relieve Aching FeetIt’s not uncommon to experience foot pain after a long day of work or a vigorous sport activity, especially as we age. A long day of shopping or yard work can leave feet tired, heavy, swollen and achy- a problem we can all relate to at one time or another. Achy Feet Factors: Age Gender Dehydration Causes When you are constantly on your feet, a…