Knowing the Risks of a Fall

Well, school is back in session. Summer is in the last days. Now, we’re preparing for the fall season. It is also the start of Falls Prevention Awareness Month. You may not think about the risk of taking a tumble, but the risk increases with age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one out of four older people falls annually.…

Choosing Running Shoes

37952608 Group Of Athletes Runs During The Rainy MarathonGearing up to participate in a running event is no simple task. If you want to do your best, you’ll want to start training months in advance, especially if you are running a long race. Additionally, you’ll want the best gear to support you and keep you safe from injury. What gear could we mean? Your running shoes, of course! To keep your feet supported…

Morton’s Neuroma – Ball of Foot Pain

16911785 Morton NeuromaA neuroma is a condition in which the tissue around a nerve becomes thickened. You might have a neuroma in your foot if you: feel like you want to remove a small stone that you keep stepping on, but when you take your shoes off, it’s never there. feel like you have a pinched nerve in the ball of your foot. have burning pain, numbness,…

Painful Progressive Flatfoot

47839903 Bare Male Foot WalkingAlso known as Adult-Acquired Flat Foot or Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis, this condition results in a flattened arch in the foot. Those affected might experience symptoms such as pain along the inside of the ankle and foot, as well as a foot deformity with a shifted heel bone. Left untreated, it can cause chronic pain and severe deformity, making it hard to find shoes that fit…

Toe Exercises for the Family

40283038 S Feet Blanket Family FeetLooking for another way to spend family time together? It might sound strange, but how about a night of foot fitness? Yep, you read that right. Specifically, we want to focus on exercising the toes. It’s not a body part you usually think about when working out, such as the biceps or abs, but strengthening the toes are just as important. Why should we exercise…

Is Sesamoiditis to Blame for Foot Pain?

47923217 Man's Hand Being Massaged A FootDid you know that you have 2 small pea-sized bones near your big toe joint that are not connected to any other bones? Don’t worry; it’s not as weird as it sounds. They are not just floating around in your feet, but rather, connected to the tendons. Yes, every time you move your big toe up and down and take a step, your tendons are…

Staying Safe While Shoveling

50917434 Shoveling SnowIt’s the season of snow! Snow-covered streets and lawns can be such a wonderful sight to see on a serene weekend morning. But when it’s on a workday, it can be a stressful discovery. Not only do you have to do all your morning routines, now you have to add shoveling the driveway and walkways to the list of things to take care of. Just…

Safety Tips for Raking Leaves

11938963 S Fall Women Boots Leaves TreesWhen the leaves change color and begin to fall, it can really make you feel like fall is here. Seasonal flavors arrive, the scenery changes from green to golden, and the rake that’s been sitting in the garage or shed comes out to play. For some, it’s a chore that sometimes seems never-ending, especially when new leaves fall in the place where you just tidied…